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11/13/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Nov 13, 2020 10:59:19 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in In the News

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A constantly-evolving understanding of COVID-19 and its implications for pregnant women has kept the pandemic at the top of the maternal health news cycle. With the onset of colder months and a predicted second wave, industry leaders weigh the benefits of virtual care for maternal health and new pathways for reimbursement. New studies reveal an increase in hypertension complications in pregnancy and barriers of access to care.


PLUS, a conversation with Sean Chen of Philips about digital health investment, including why Philips invested in Babyscripts. 

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Funding Babyscripts through the CARES Act

Nov 11, 2020 11:18:45 AM / by The Babyscripts Team

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As we’ve discussed at length on this blog and elsewhere, the silver lining to COVID-19 has been an increased awareness of the importance of digital health from the people that are in a position to help pay for it.

In the first wave of the pandemic, the FCC published an order in the Federal Register opening applications for funding to support eligible health healthcare providers in the purchase and provision of connected care services in response to COVID-19.

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11/6/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Nov 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by The Babyscripts Team

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In the news this week, the onset of colder months has raised concerns about an inevitable second pandemic wave, putting questions about Covid and pregnancy back in the spotlight. Healthcare professionals weigh the effects of digital health on health systems and questions of reimbursement reach Capitol Hill. 

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Payers should be investing in digital health for care coordination

Nov 3, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by The Babyscripts Team

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Care silos have long been a headache for the healthcare industry. Fragmentation and interoperability across care providers fuels inefficiencies and redundancies, and decreases the chances for timely interventions at heavy financial and operational costs, not to mention poorer outcomes.

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10/30/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Oct 30, 2020 11:40:11 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Reimbursement, In the News, Medicaid

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In the news this week, industry professionals weigh the benefits and barriers of digital health and discuss opportunities for reimbursement. The FDA moves forward with its plans for advancing digital health, and new guidelines are released to manage pregnancy and the opioid crisis.  

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10/23/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Oct 23, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by The Babyscripts Team

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Virtual care dominated the news cycle this week, even as office visits rebound. Healthcare executives weigh the role of digital health in their strategic plans, as consumer demand for mental health tools and others increases. Health equity and racial disparities in care continue to be prime considerations for the industry, as the upcoming election and civil rights protests have keep them in the spotlight.

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Roche and Babyscripts Partner to Collaborate on Holistic Digital Health

Oct 21, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by The Babyscripts Team

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Babyscripts is excited to announce a commercial partnership with Roche Diagnostics, a division of the world’s largest biotech company and a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. This new collaboration will support development of the next generation of digital and diagnostic combinations in women’s health.

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10/16/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Oct 16, 2020 10:17:30 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in In the News

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In the news this week, women are pushing through stigmas to speak up about the realities of miscarriage, loss, and depression during and after pregnancy. The barriers of social determinants of health are in the spotlight as questions of health equity continue to occupy the industry. Plus, concerns over Covid and how it is continuing to change the industry.

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Hypertension Control is a Public Health Priority

Oct 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Remote Patient Monitoring, Virtual Care

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In case you missed it:

Last week, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a national Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a public health priority. The report summarizes the recent data on hypertensive disorders, identifies and promotes various strategies for improving outcomes, and provides recommendations for targeted areas of focus where resources are limited. 

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10/8/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Oct 9, 2020 12:07:57 PM / by The Babyscripts Team

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In the news this week, industry leaders discuss reimbursement for digital tools and value-based care for telemedicine. Questions of health equity and the role of policymakers in improving maternal care continue to dominate the news cycle as the election approaches. The role of digital health in reducing care disparities is considered, and the definition of "maternal health" continues to expand to include considerations of social determinants of health and mental health. 

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