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In this week's news, new policies from the FDA mark strides toward a more comprehensive approach to digital health technology as the industry considers delivery of care outside traditional office settings, and payers weigh the benefits of virtual care. In maternal health, new initiatives continue to emphasize the importance of remote patient monitoring for better outcomes, particularly monitoring of blood pressure. Plus, two bills introduced to help improve access to vaccines for pregnant mothers. 

10/1, Patient Engagement HIT: Coronavirus Discourages Access to Care for 4 in 10 Patients

9/30, Kaiser Family Foundation: Effects of the ACA Medicaid Expansion on Racial Disparities in Health and Health Care

9/29, Contemporary OBGYN: New Digital Health Center of Excellence from FDA

9/29, STAT News: As insurers move this week to stop waiving telehealth copays, patients may have to pay more for virtual care

9/29, PR Newswire: Global Social Impact Organization, Reach, Spearheads Campaign to End Maternal Mortality Crisis, Beginning with US

9/29, The 19th: Many pregnant people aren’t getting flu shots, but these bills could help

9/28, Fierce Healthcare: Industry Voices: 6 Ways of reimagining healthcare in the wake of COVID-19

9/25, Health Payer Intelligence: Payer Strategies For Home Healthcare, Remote Patient Monitoring

ICYMI, two recent podcasts with the co-founders of Babyscripts: 

Startup Health NOW: Anish Sebastian and Babyscripts Are Showing the World that a Connected Pregnancy is a Healthier Pregnancy

Common Sense Pregnancy, Parenting, and Politics: DC Digital Health Mandate and the Importance of Digital Tools for Maternal Health

 

 

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