Healthcare IT News February 24, 2021
Kat Jercich

“If we don’t learn from COVID how telehealth can help save lives, then we’re in trouble,” said Becerra during a Senate confirmation hearing this week.

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services signaled his support for telehealth during a Senate confirmation hearing this week.  

Xavier Becerra, currently attorney general of California, highlighted the effects of inequity on the health of vulnerable communities and noted the role digital health can play in addressing that inequity.

“We know we need the data,” said Becerra during the Tuesday hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “We know we have work to do to fill those gaps.”  

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