Deloitte March 26, 2024
Kulleni Gebreyes, Heather Nelson, Margaret Punch, Jay Bhatt, Mani Keita, Christine Chang

Digital tools can empower the maternal health ecosystem, but there is a need for better cultural tailoring and increased ease of use.

Maternal health is a worldwide issue, and the United States is no exception. In fact, it has the highest maternal mortality rate of all developed countries.1 Racial disparities exist across all US income and education levels, with maternal mortality among Black women occurring three times more often than among White women,2 due to inequities in access and care.3 The maternal health ecosystem can do more than just ensuring that women survive pregnancy.4 However, substantial challenges remain in identifying and addressing patient needs efficiently and equitably. While not a silver...

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