Maternal Health In the U.S – A Mounting Crisis


Among the many maternal health challenges facing the U.S., some are high-risk pregnancies, barriers to proper care, gaps in the prenatal to postnatal care cycle, and glaring disparities in mortality and morbidity rates among key populations. Leading factors in maternal deaths are clinician, facility and systems factors, according to the CDC. Some of these factors include inadequate training, missed or delayed diagnosis of complications, poor communication and a lack of coordination between clinicians. These issues are further exacerbated by a continued shortage in resources and a siloed approach to maternity care that leaves patient populations increasingly vulnerable.

Recent advancements in technology and telehealth protocols have the potential to transform traditional maternity care. With proper integration, virtual care can start immediately addressing the leading factors in maternal deaths as identified by the CDC.

As we conducted research to bring together the ideas and concepts for this whitepaper, our team pulled information from recent healthcare news as well as interviewed a series of telehealth specialists, maternity care providers, and women who recently experienced high-risk pregnancies. As a telehealth solution provider, we are actively looking for ways to increase access to care, improve patient outcomes, manage healthcare costs and address gaps that have long created barriers in healthcare. Together we have created the potential for solutions that can almost immediately address the challenges facing present and future families in the U.S.

Augmenting Traditional Maternity Care with Virtual Care:
 
  • Close gaps in the care cycle from prenatal to postnatal and newborn care
  • Increase collaboration between healthcare providers to help identify and mitigate high-risk pregnancy conditions
  • Streamline provider collaboration while reducing cost of care for patients and providers
     

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