In the news this week, recent events have put a spotlight on the inequities in maternal healthcare. While new evidence shows how COVID-19 has widened racial disparities in maternal health, policy-makers and researchers are also looking at the effect of opioid use and structural racism on maternal outcomes.
This month, Million Hearts 2022, an initiative that focuses on improving the nation’s cardiovascular health, hosted a forum to explore innovative solutions for hypertension in pregnancy and postpartum.
In the news this week, providers and patients weigh in on the benefits of virtual care while policy-makers debate the future of reimbursements and regulations for telehealth. Questions of health equity continue to dominate the conversation around access to digital health tools and maternal health. Plus, new research on coronavirus and pregnancy shows that infected mothers can pass the virus onto their children in the womb.
In recent years, patients have become increasingly open to using digital tools for their health. They've come to expect the same technological conveniences from their healthcare provider that permeate every other part of their day to day life.
In this week's news, the future of telehealth is still uncertain as reimbursement codes are rolled back post-COVID and policy-makers debate how and what solutions should be paid for, while many in the field are considering telehealth a non-option in the new normal. Plus, new findings on the effects of coronavirus on pregnant mothers and an increase in maternal mental health problems during the pandemic.
As the economy continues to emerge from social isolation, industries are evaluating the strength of their pandemic strategies in a post-pandemic world.
It’s obvious that the path back to normal is a forward-looking one — systems have changed too much to fall back into their former lines, and the world’s massive inadequacy to manage a pandemic has shown that they shouldn’t.
Reading Health, an early customer of Babyscripts, has long been committed to delivering cutting-edge innovation to its patients. Now as a part of Tower Health’s integrated healthcare provider/payer system, they are part of a collaboration that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people in Pennsylvania. Collaboration across Tower Health enables their hospitals, providers, leadership and staff to leverage best practices across the health system and stand out as a leader in healthcare transformation.
As the use of telehealth continues to rise through and post-Covid, policy makers and healthcare systems consider implications around security, privacy, and reimbursement, and raise questions around health inequity and accessibility for low income populations. Plus, new studies on the effect of Covid-19 on reproductive health and family planning decisions.
In this week's news, policy makers weigh in on the future of reimbursement for telehealth, telemedicine, and other virtual care strategies adopted during the coronavirus pandemic. Negotiations about reimbursement raise questions about health inequities and disparities in access to virtual care solutions, particularly for the Medicaid population. Plus, new research on the connection between social determinants of health and health outcomes and the meaning of virtual care for maternal health.
In these times of uncertainty and ever-evolving policies and practices, Babyscripts is committed to sharing the benefit of our long experience in the field of innovation, specifically virtual maternity care. We’re keeping our clients and others abreast of the latest in clinical guidance, best practices, market intelligence, and other topics through our virtual care resource center (subscribe here) as well as through a webinar series with some of our large health system partners (register for our June 24 webinar with Dr. Mark B. Woodland of Tower Health System).