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New York Launches Telehealth Initiative to Improve Perinatal Care

Source
mHealthIntelligence
Date
Feb 20, 2019
Summary
Details a new telehealth initiative in New York state designed to improve access to perinatal care, particularly in rural areas. Part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2019 Women's Justice Agenda, the initiative calls for the creation of a Perinatal Telehealth Workgroup, up to $5 million in funding to regional perinatal centers and other providers to expand telehealth programs in rural areas, and the development of a telemedicine program based on the Project ECHO model. It also encourages rural hospitals participating in the Rural Health Care Access Development Program to launch or expand perinatal telehealth services.
Tagged as
Access · Funding · Prenatal care and obstetrics · Telehealth · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women · New York