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8/14/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Aug 14, 2020 12:23:05 PM / by The Babyscripts Team

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Telehealth and its reimbursement continues to be a major topic in the healthtech space, as innovators present its benefits, particularly for rural and underserved populations. Providers and policy-makers weigh the purchase of telehealth in a world without a Covid-19 vaccine. The pandemic has accelerated the public health crisis of maternal mortality, which has come back into the spotlight as the CDC recently released an initiative for combatting the US' shockingly high rates. 

8/13, News Medical: Study finds increase in support for telehealth and mobile health monitoring since COVID

8/12, CNN: Pregnant Amid the Pandemic: The Highs and Lows

8/11, Self: Coronavirus Might Make Black Maternal Mortality Even Worse

8/11, Newsweek: Congress Must Catch Up on Telehealth

8/11, Healthcare IT News: Expanding access to telehealth is a 'hundreds-of-billion-dollar question'

8/11, The Lancet: Inclusion of pregnant women in COVID-19 vaccine development

8/10, Vox: COVID-19 is Making America's Maternal Mortality Crisis Worse

8/9, Penn Watch: Innovation Key to Improving Prenatal, Postnatal Care Access

8/7, Becker's Hospital Review: CDC Launches "Hear Her" Campaign on Maternal Mortality

Plus, in policy news, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) introduced the following to Congress:

Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act of 2020