In a 2015 survey of 1,501 U.S. consumers by consulting firm Accenture, about three-quarters of respondents noted they would use virtual services to track health indicators. But only 21 percent were actually receiving care online or using digital healthcare tools widely.
How would that percentage change if the respondents had better online access?
A 2012 Digital Media Literacy Index indicated that nearly 20 percent of Charlotte does not have internet in the home or the resources to take advantage of it.
In June, Livable Meck and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Digital Inclusion Steering Team will host “Engagement Cafe: Digital Inclusion and Healthcare,” an event focusing on the intersection of digital inclusion and healthcare.
“Livable Meck is dedicated to bringing people together to enhance the quality of life across our community,” said Rebecca Herbert, community engagement and strategy manager for Livable Meck. “The Engagement Café will bring community voices into the room and help us all better understand the various aspects of this topic.“
The Engagement Café will serve as a listening session for providers, for residents, and community-wide outcomes. We will invite partners to collaborate on actions that will support our community’s desire to be more inclusive, innovative, and healthy.
The event is scheduled for 8-10 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203. Individuals and organizations interested in participating in the event should RSVP below or click this link: http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/3d047025c4e12c76d06d.
Please RSVP by Thursday, June 8th, 2017, as space is limited.