Views Archive of: Health Innovation

Time for a Truce: To Radically Improve Maternal Health Outcomes, We Must Embrace Coopetition Among Institutions and Innovators

The healthcare perils facing women in this country are unsustainable and unacceptable, specifically when it comes to giving birth. We’ve known this for years. As an industry, as a country, we’ve tried for years to change it. And we’ve yet to succeed. That's why it's time to call a truce on competition in favor of coopetition. Here's how healthcare institutions and innovators can work better together to improve maternal health outcomes.

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Gaining Ground: How We Improve Maternity Care Access for Rural Medicaid Beneficiaries

In our latest ebook, we examine two major access issues for maternity care among rural Medicaid beneficiaries, and we explore solutions to address them. Learn how maternity care deserts and low reimbursement rates are negatively impacting care and the models required for positive change.

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Value-Based Care is Currently a Boy’s Club. We Need to Make Sure Women Can Join the Party.

Value-based care is a compelling model for improving the delivery of women's health and addressing maternal health outcomes specifically. The problem is that value-based models are currently leaving a majority of women on the sidelines. What can we do to ensure more women are actively engaged via value-based care?

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No More Patience, No More Pilots. A Call to Action for How We Approach Maternal Health in the United States

The National Center for Health Statistics recently reported a 40 percent increase in maternal deaths in the U.S. in 2021. Wildflower founder Leah Sparks reflects on these heartbreaking results and issues a call to action to the healthcare industry to improve maternal health outcomes. The time for patience is over. Progress is no longer enough. What we need now is transformation.

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Four Myths, One Truth and the Way Forward for Addressing Maternity Deserts with Technology: Highlights from an Expert Maternal Health Panel

During a recent webinar organized by Thinc, an expert panel dispelled myths and shared best practices for using technology to close gaps in maternity care access. Here's a summary of the session and a link to the full recording.

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Overcoming SDoH Needs to Support Healthy Mothers and Babies: Key Priorities for the Future of Maternal Health

The recent Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies (TCHMB) 2023 Summit offered insights and opportunities for addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) as a key strategy for improving maternal and neonatal health outcomes. Here is a summary of themes and thoughts from the meeting.

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