In the news, rising rates of chronic and pregnancy-related hypertension drive support for remote management of blood pressure, shown to reduce complications and adverse outcomes. Froedtert & MCW share their success implementing the AIM Safety Bundle for Hypertension with the help of Babyscripts. States are increasingly looking to use Medicaid to cover health-related social needs and alternate models of care like doulas. Plus, two podcast episodes highlight the challenges and opportunities for digital-health in pregnancy, with insights from providers on how to get health systems and doctors on board with tech.

6/21, USA Today: Chronic hypertension has soared among pregnant women. Treatment is not keeping pace

6/13, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy: State Use of Section 1115 Demonstrations to Support the Health-Related Social Needs of Pregnant and Postpartum Women, Infants, and Young Children

6/12, JAMA: Postpartum Ambulatory Blood Pressure Patterns Following New-Onset Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

6/12, Froedtert & MCW: Reducing the Rate of Severe Maternal Morbidity Among Perinatal Patients With Hypertension

6/12, Modern Healthcare: Lawmakers eye Gilded Age laws to tame healthcare consolidation

6/10, WBNJ: NYS Health Department issues standing order for doula services

6/6, SSRN: Racial Disparities in Maternal Health: The Role of Preexisting Health Conditions

🎧 Podcasts We're Listening To:

Charting a New Course: Care Collaboration & Coordination

Episode summary: Are there sexier words in the English language than "mid-funnel patient engagement"? In this episode we discuss Remedy Health, Prevent Scripts, Babyscripts, and Glooko. We explore the integration of electronic health records (EHRs), the need for personalized behavior change strategies, and the role of coaching and affinity groups in patient engagement

PSQH The Podcast: Working to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Episode summary: Loral Patchen, a senior faculty midwife attending at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and Anish Sebastian, CEO of Babyscripts, talk about ways to reduce maternal mortality.

 

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