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Telemedicine companies will tell you the pandemic has ushered in a new era of connected health across America. But the Biden administration wants a closer look at whether technology is the thing making the strongest connection.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Thursday launched a roundtable series to examine which pandemic-driven innovations are worth keeping and which may only reinforce the divide between the haves and have-nots.


“Our health care system in many ways turned on a dime to embrace digital health technologies and telemedicine,” said Carrie Wolinetz, the office’s deputy director of health and life sciences. “We also learned a lot about community-based health care in a very people-centered way.”

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