(Innovative Data and Analytics Transformation, Population Health, Quality — Course Level: Beginning)
UPMC will share how it is using remote monitoring and telehealth, especially important during the pandemic, to improve the management of hypertensive disorder in the postpartum period. Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy complicate 10-15% of pregnancies in the U.S. Hypertension is the leading cause of postpartum hospital readmissions, and among the most important contributors to prematurity and serious maternal morbidity and mortality. They are enabling ongoing connections to the healthcare team for 42 days after hospital discharge from delivery, improving maternal outcomes.