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The USA is in a Maternal Health Crisis: Investment Banking Company Wants to Change that

Quick Summary: As per the maternal mortality crisis stats, “In 2020, 861 women were identified as having died of maternal causes in the United States, compared with 754 in 2019”.

Maternal mortality

It is crucial to note that the maternal mortality crisis rate in the USA is several times higher compared to other developed nations.

Black women maternal health

Moreover, black women’s maternal mortality rate is three-time higher than white women.

And racism and discrimination are the primary reason behind that.

So, in this blog, we’ll explain how maternal health startups and investment banking companies are paying close attention to this maternal health crisis.

What are the primary reasons behind this maternal health crisis in the USA?

The causes of maternal mortality vary as it depends on several factors such as the well-being of the women and care solutions.

Top reasons for maternal health crisis in the USA are:

  • The shortage of maternity care providers compared to the number of births
  • The primary care system for maternal health is not so effective
  • Lack of access to postpartum care services compare to other countries
  • Poor mental health condition of the mothers
  • The USA is the only developed country that doesn’t guarantee paid leave to mothers after childbirth

Now more than ever, the US government and the entire healthcare system must act to end this critical maternal health crisis by addressing those primary maternal health concerns.

A California-based maternal health startup recently raised $9.2 Million with the same vision.

So, let’s discover about it in more detail.

What is Mahmee?

Mahmee is a maternal health and infant health solution provider in the USA.

Mahmee believes that in the USA, maternity care providers are not able to connect efficiently with pregnant women as of the outdated care management system and lack of technology infrastructure.

But, Mahmee is closing those gaps between the patient and care providers with its patient-centric care services, result-driven technology, and big data.

In addition to this, it also offers a maternal and infant digital health toolkit for clinicians and healthcare professionals.

What maternal and infant health solutions does Mahmee offer?

1. For the women:

In maternal health, the most critical aspect is to provide a patient-centric approach with flexible solutions.

For that Mahmee have a maternal health specialist team of doulas, lactation consultants, midwives, obstetricians, pediatricians, and nurses.

Women can easily connect with the specialist in three ways: virtual care, in-home visits, and office visits.

Using Mahmee’s digital health platform, women can find care providers as per their conditions such as,

  • Family mental health concerns
  • LGBTQ+ families
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Medicine advice
  • Single parenting and co-parenting concerns
  • Infant care concerns

2. For care providers:

Mahmee offers ultimate maternal and infant health digital solutions for the care providers.

Its HIPAA secure telemedicine platform is specially designed to enable healthcare providers and the entire healthcare system to focus on the quality of care experience.

Here are the highlights of their platform.

  • Telehealth platform for nurses, physicians, and healthcare professionals
  • Analyze, manage, and share patients information with the other care team members
  • Can integrate with the different EHR system
  • Insightful patient portal feature
  • Automated care coordination

How does Mahmee deliver a patient-centric approach to women’s maternal health?

Maumee’s telemedicine platform supports women from pregnancy to childbirth.

Here is the entire guide for it.

First Trimester: Learn about early-stage pregnancy from an expert guide.

Second Trimester: Build a care team for regular appointments with care providers and other support groups

Third Trimester: Maternal care expert monitors important health conditions such as blood pressure and mental health to develop an ideal postpartum care plan to prepare for childbirth.

Fourth Trimester: Regular follow-ups for postpartum care solutions.

Parenthood: Community-based program to get advice on nutrition and pediatric care.

How healthcare startups and investment banking company can solve this maternal health crisis?

The most significant concern in a maternal health crisis is the shortage of care providers.

us healthcare labour shortage

Moreover, lack of access to postpartum care played a substantial role in the same as the care providers’ shortage.

Maternal health deaths

You can clearly see that 52% of pregnancy deaths occur during postpartum care.

But, what is the reason behind the primary care providers shortage?

In one sentence, healthcare providers are suffering from burnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, maternal health startups must focus on postpartum care with the help of digital healthcare solutions such as telemedicine apps.

With the same vision as Mahmee, they can easily improve maternal care solutions.

Here are the benefits that showcase that developing a digital health solution such as a telemedicine app can entirely help maternal health startups and most importantly women’s maternal health concerns.

  • Improves access to care and patient outcomes
  • Real-time health tracking which is most important in maternal health
  • More supportive and effective postpartum care solutions with virtual care
  • Cost-effective solution for the women
  • Reduced live-in patient visits which reduce the burnout among the primary care providers

Solving the maternal health crisis in the USA is not only limited to healthcare startups.

Investment banking companies also can support this current maternal health crisis with funding.

Providing funds to the maternal health startups can be beneficial for the entire healthcare ecosystem, care providers, and patients.

If you are still confused about the telehealth maternal health solutions, here are the case studies you should read.

Explore the case studies of – telemedicine for maternal health

Case study #1:

Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University conducts a research study on the effectiveness of telehealth in OB/GYN.

After completing the research, they found that telehealth is the way to improve overall patient outcomes during and after the pregnancy.

Explore the entire case study: Telehealth Interventions to Improve Obstetric and Gynecologic Health Outcomes

Case study #2:

Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation conducts complete research on telemedicine use cases in maternal health.

In their case study, they also mentioned the maternal health crisis in the USA.

Moreover, they stated that a telemedicine platform can be beneficial in every stage of pregnancy care, especially in postpartum care.

Explore the entire case study: Telemedicine and pregnancy care

However, starting a telemedicine platform for maternity care is not only limited to the coding part.

Maternal health startups and investment banking companies must have to meet the compliance laws to avoid hefty fines and crucial patient data breaches.

Furthermore, business strategy is also an important aspect as many healthcare organizations and startups are adopting digital healthcare solutions for women’s maternal health and beyond.

In one sentence, you need technical, compliance, and business expertise in one place for digital maternal health solutions.

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