The idea of tapping into technology to expand delivery of medical care to a wider base of American citizens is not new. Many in the industry, including insurance companies, have understood the potential benefits of creating such infrastructure.
Gender bias is not acceptable. Unfortunately, it exists and the healthcare industry is not immune to its effects. Myriad surveys have shown that even as more women are becoming doctors, they continue to suffer pay inequity compared to men. They also suffer bias within their professional ranks, with research finding that female surgeons more likely than male surgeons to see referrals decline after a single negative patient outcome.