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
9/28, 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:
Common Sense Pregnancy, Parenting, and Politics: DC Digital Health Mandate and the Importance of Digital Tools for Maternal Health