The New York Times published an article this week titled “Prenatal Care May Look Very Different After Coronavirus.” The title is spot on. Coronavirus is forcing OB-GYNs to deliver care out of the clinic and into the home, and in the course of the transition providers have discovered a value in virtual care that extends far beyond the needs of a pandemic world.
Coronavirus is pushing the racial disparities at the heart of the maternal health gap into the spotlight, as the challenges of the economically and geographically vulnerable are exacerbated by the outbreak. It's also exposing the benefits of telehealth and remote monitoring as a possible solution to these disparities. Plus, the longterm effects of COVID-19 on telehealth and virtual care: are we looking forward to a new standard of care?
Babyscripts myJourney is the product of a year’s worth of close listening to our patients, our clients, IT teams, and others. We took their feedback and used it to create the best pregnancy solution for and with the community that we serve. As the coronavirus pandemic has shown us, the need for virtual maternity care is more pressing than ever, and we’re proud to offer our clients what we consider to be the best product on the market for delivering it.
As the economy cautiously emerges from social isolation, the healthcare industry is looking at a post-pandemic landscape that will involve virtual care in some respect - the question is, to what extent? Plus, new guidance and research.
As state and federal governments begin discussions on how to reopen the economy, practices are looking toward the future too -- how to get patients back into the office, and how to integrate pandemic workflows in a post-pandemic world [see our interview with Dr. Sylvia Romm for a firsthand account of the questions facing practices post-Covid]. In the news this week, the healthcare industry debates whether the use of telehealth in meeting an outbreak might herald a new standard of care. Plus, how virtual care is being used to fight the ongoing public health crisis of maternal mortality.
Congress is expanding reimbursement for telehealth as virtual care becomes the new standard response to the demands of the coronavirus pandemic. Babyscripts virtual maternity care solution meets the eligibility requirements for many of these funding opportunities, and we are available to help our customers understand and take full advantage of these reimbursements.
It doesn’t take an emergency field hospital in Central Park to prove that the coronavirus pandemic is dramatically changing the face of medical care in the U.S.
Every news cycle brings with it fresh examples of overwhelmed hospitals, inadequate workflows, and overburdened providers, as COVID-19 continues to sweep through the country. But it also carries news of solutions — the innovative steps that the healthcare industry is taking to ensure that people are still receiving care.
In the news this week: The medical community continues to adapt to the demands of the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual care solutions are on the front line of the outbreak, with some still holding reservations and others anticipating virtual care as the new standard. Plus, a new study on pregnancy and COVID-19.