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Providers, payers & startups are all looking for key pieces to solve the maternal care puzzle – MedCity News

America’s abysmal record on maternal care outcomes and equity has spurred the rise of startups as well as innovative strategies from providers and payers, each…

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Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world and one which famously spends a large chunk of its GDP on healthcare the United States has a dismal record on maternal health outcomes. In 2018, the U.S. maternal death rate was 17.4 per 100,000 pregnancies placing the U.S. last overall among industrialized countries. 
The issue is complex, with various factors contributing to poor performance in this arena, including the chasm between how racial minorities, especially Black women, and white…

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