Pregnant woman using telemedicine appAs the use of telehealth continues to rise through and post-Covid, policy makers and healthcare systems consider implications around security, privacy, and reimbursement, and raise questions around health inequity and accessibility for low income populations. Plus, new studies on the effect of Covid-19 on reproductive health and family planning decisions.    

6/26, STAT News: Unless it’s done carefully, the rise of telehealth could widen health disparities

6/25, Healthcare IT News: Telehealth privacy and security: Investment and education are key, attorney says

6/25, Modern Healthcare: CMS: Permanent changes coming to home health

6/24, Kaiser Family Foundation: Potential Impacts of Delaying “Non-Essential” Reproductive Health Care

6/24, New York Times: Study Raises Concerns for Pregnant Women With the Coronavirus

6/22, MedCity News: Telehealth’s next big hurdles: integration and payment

6/19, Forbes: Moms Are Not Okay: Pandemic Triples Anxiety And Depression Symptoms In New Mothers

6/19, Wall Street Journal: Covid-19 Research Opens to Little-Studied Group: Pregnant Patients

June Issue, Guttmacher Institute: Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from the 2020 Guttmacher Survey of Reproductive Health Experiences

June Issue, Health Affairs: Improving Birth Outcomes And Lowering Costs For Women On Medicaid: Impacts Of ‘Strong Start For Mothers And Newborns’

 

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