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Myth: Digital Health Will Marginalize Populations Who May Not Have Online Access


23 May 2017


Myth: Digital health will marginalize populations who may not have online access.

Fact: Canada is one of the most connected nations in the world and 90% of Canadians have Internet access. Additionally, many Canadians face barriers to accessing care — and virtual care helps reduce those barriers.

Digital health can also reduce marginalization for people living in remote communities or with mobility issues. For example, some Canadian initiatives and programs support access to certain populations by providing smartphones or remote monitoring equipment to participants.

Source: 2018 Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Factbook, For more information, see: and

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