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Establishing Better Evidence on Remote Monitoring for Postpartum Hypertension: A Silver Lining of the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • September 23, 2020

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, with funding from CRICO, are taking advantage of a unique opportunity posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to study the impact of postpartum remote blood pressure monitoring on maternal outcome and disparities.

Given the concurrent crisis of increasing maternal mortality rates, postpartum women are an important population who stand to benefit from the innovative transformations in health care service delivery during COVID-19, said the authors.

Citing current early evidence, this report indicates that “Remote monitoring technology should be incorporated as a standard component for the comprehensive management of postpartum hypertension during COVID-19.” The authors also say that a silver-lining of the pandemic is it “presents a rapid care redesign opportunity to establish telehealth protocols that if carefully monitored for equity and quality may improve care for postpartum women in the long term.” 


Citation for the Full-text Article

Sawyer MR, Jaffe EF,  Naqvi M,  Sarma A,  Barth WH, Goldfarb IT. Establishing Better Evidence on Remote Monitoring for Postpartum Hypertension: A Silver Lining of the Coronavirus Pandemic. American Journal of Perinatology Reports. 2020 Sep; 10(03): e315-e318. DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715169.