5.27 Roundup

Health systems turn to digital health partnerships as they confront problems of labor and staff shortages, and the healthcare "retail revolution" threatens to siphon patients away from hospitals. The use of virtual care solutions has risen in some underserved populations, as has the US birth rate -- but racial disparities in these rates raise questions about safety and equitable distribution of care. 

5/25, Contemporary OBGYN: Rural obstetric care continues to operate at financial loss

5/24, Fierce Healthcare: Surgeon general issues landmark report with new solutions to combat crippling worker burnout issue

5/24, Wall Street Journal: U.S. Births Increase for First Time Since 2014

5/19, mHealth Intelligence: Use of Virtual Care Tools in Some Underserved Populations is Rising

5/19, DigitalHealth: Digital health execs on health system reluctance: ‘Partnering with people isn’t a bad thing’

5/19, Patient Engagement HIT: 96% of Nurses Lack Tools Needed for Patient Engagement, Education

5/18, Med City News: Providers must choose their words carefully when pushing for telehealth expansion.

5/16, Healthcare IT News: Telehealth can be a safe technique in high-risk pregnancies, study shows

5/16, Becker's Hospital Review: Hospitals cutting services over staffing shortages

5/13, Healthcare IT News: Providers' best weapon against the 'retail revolution'? Digital health transformation

 

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