In the news this week, more research on the impact of COVID-19 and maternal health, including disturbing links between the coronavirus and a decrease in prenatal care, resulting in poor outcomes such as premature birth and stillbirth. The industry considers the digital health divide across incomes and geographies, and a look forward to digital health's future in 2021.
9/18, STAT News: How the CDC and others are failing Black women during childbirth
9/17, Becker's Hospital Review: How tech disparities affect America's digital health: 6 things to know
9/17, New York Times: Coronavirus may increase premature births, studies suggest
9/16, Becker's Hospital Review & AMA: The telehealth strategy playbook for 2021 and beyond: 4 key articles for health system execs
9/15, Nature: Stillbirth rate rises dramatically during pandemic
9/15, Washington Post: At D.C. maternal health summit, focus on coronavirus impact
9/11, HIT Infrastructure: UAMS Receives $3.8M to Study Digital Health in Rural Areas