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In the news this week, more research on the impact of COVID-19 and maternal health, including disturbing links between the coronavirus and a decrease in prenatal care, resulting in poor outcomes such as premature birth and stillbirth. The industry considers the digital health divide across incomes and geographies, and a look forward to digital health's future in 2021. 

9/18, STAT News: How the CDC and others are failing Black women during childbirth

9/17, Becker's Hospital Review: How tech disparities affect America's digital health: 6 things to know 

9/17, New York Times: Coronavirus may increase premature births, studies suggest

9/16, Becker's Hospital Review & AMA: The telehealth strategy playbook for 2021 and beyond: 4 key articles for health system execs

9/15, Nature: Stillbirth rate rises dramatically during pandemic

9/15, Washington Post: At D.C. maternal health summit, focus on coronavirus impact

9/15, The Hill: Black maternal mortality rates and the implicit biases — how can we address them?

9/11, HIT Infrastructure: UAMS Receives $3.8M to Study Digital Health in Rural Areas

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