In the news, the White House and CMS are rolling out initiatives to address issues around maternal health, including accreditation for "birthing friendly" hospitals. Rural maternity wards struggle to keep their doors open in the face of competitive rates for labor and diminishing births, and health systems consider the need for a digital ecosystem to retain patients and provide an "all-inclusive" care experience. Plus, rising preeclampsia rates drive conversations around remote blood pressure management.   

8/17, FierceHealthcare: Chartis: Rural hospitals losing 'arms race' for nurses amid major staffing crunch 

8/12, The New Yorker: Why a Life-Threatening Pregnancy Complication Is on the Rise

8/11, USA Today: Inside America’s rural maternal health care crisis: Why are women of color most at risk?

8/09, The Washington Post: America has a maternal mortality crisis. Biden push aims to change that.

8/09, Providence Digital Innovation Group: This is Why Healthcare Needs a Flywheel 

8/08, Healthcare Finance: Bridging Medicaid, WIC programs could improve maternal health

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