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Pregnancy-related deaths are rising in the US. Geisinger among 30 health systems testing digital tools to stop the trend

Pregnancy-related deaths and maternal morbidity continue to rise in the US. A major factor is large areas of the country, 'maternity deserts' have little or no proper maternity care, officials say.

So 30 health systems are teaming up to implement digital tools and new care models to help close gaps in care for mothers and infants. Those digital solutions include screening tools to identify pregnant women with comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension to intervene earlier and using telehealth to connect expectant mothers to doulas. 

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Source: FierceHealthcare, 12 September 2019


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