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.