For over 25 years, the disconnect between health professionals, healthcare systems, research organizations, and payors has created substantial health disparity especially within the uninsured, under-served, and minority populations. Although many point to poverty and the inability to acquire insurance as the primary causes of health disparity, significant contributors are due to environmental, location, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, disconnect among health professionals, and multiple chronic diseases across all age groups in the Caribbean These factors create an environment where the disparate population accounts for a disproportionate amount of healthcare costs associated with treating and managing chronic diseases due to the risks compounded by their background and lifestyle.
EMED has the ability to connect and serve this community by building a nationwide sub-internet driven by health information exchange. This network would include community health centers, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and programs developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The health disparity population requires interventions to bridge the gap in quality care resulting from resource limitations, such as inadequate physician access and financial burdens. EMED has developed solutions to directly address these issues. To supplement this effort, EMED has developed low-cost information technology solutions that address this specific cohort in the areas of home health care and mobile applications to promote patient-driven prevention, management and awareness of diseases.