How AI Could Help Doctors Reduce Maternal Mortality
Cesar Padilla, Gillian Abir, Mark Zakowski, and Brendan Carvalho
The high level of maternal mortality continues to be a major problem in the United States — one that has only been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Research suggests that it can be reduced by a strategy consisting of three elements: 1) using electronic health records and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict which pregnant women are at high risk of experiencing complications while giving birth; 2) employing digital technology to better monitor patients during their pregnancies and improve their access to both routine and high-acuity care (i.e., more specialized and more frequent care) during their pregnancies; and 3) following the guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and referring them to hospitals that offer higher levels of maternal care. Implementing this strategy quickly will require academic medical centers and health systems, technology companies, and state and federal institutions to work together.
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