Health care cannot be great if it is not fair. We hope that with this advanced technology and remote monitoring, unwanted outcomes can be avoided and ultimately save the lives of mothers in our region. “
July 13, 2021
University hospitals and Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for midwifery management, works together to provide pregnant women with access to the myJourney Babyscripts app during their entire prenatal journey and beyond. The effort aims to bridge the digital divide, reduce inequalities in maternal health, and target maternal mortality and morbidity rates by enabling obstetrics-gynecology and midwifery practices across the health system UH to offer virtual care experiences during pregnancy and postpartum.
“Maternal mortality and morbidity rates in Ohio are only slightly above the national average, which is shockingly high, and women of color suffer the most,” said Patti DePompei, IA, MSN, President, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and UH MacDonald Hospitals for Women. “We are committed to providing the highest quality prenatal and postpartum care to all of our expectant mothers and their babies, and this technology can help us bridge that gap. “
Through the Babyscripts platform, UH patients have access to the myJourney app, which provides gestational age-appropriate educational content, email campaigns, satisfaction surveys and weight monitoring; as well as evidence-based guidelines approved by the patient’s caregiver in the form of daily nutritional, medical and lifestyle actions. The application follows the patient until their child’s first birthday.
This program reflects the shared commitment of teaching hospitals and Babyscripts to reducing systemic racial and ethnic inequalities in maternal and child outcomes in Ohio. Black women in Ohio are 2.2 times more likely to die in childbirth than their white peers, are more likely to have severe maternal morbidity and have a preterm birth at a 48% higher rate than their white peers. Additionally, the pandemic has dramatically altered the landscape in which pregnant women seek broader care and support during pregnancy, exacerbating existing barriers to care for minority women.
“The data tells us it was more dangerous to give birth in 2019 than in 1999, especially for black women. Health care cannot be great if it is not fair, ”said Nancy Cossler, MD, OB-GYN and Head of System Quality in Obstetrics for Teaching Hospitals. “We hope that with this advanced technology and remote monitoring, side effects can be avoided and ultimately save the lives of mothers in our region. ”
“We have long known about the benefits of technology in providing equitable care, but the pandemic has given stakeholders the necessary impetus for widespread implementation,” said Juan Pablo Segura, president and co-founder of Babyscripts, “University hospitals see the opportunity to provide high quality pregnancy care to all of their patients, especially the underserved, and we are delighted to support them with our technology.”
Babyscripts has spent the past six years creating a clinically validated virtual care platform to enable OBGYNs to deliver a new model of prenatal care.
Babyscripts offers a new model of prenatal and postpartum care that is transforming the way pregnant women use technology to work with their health care providers. We have spent the past six years providing the most implemented mobile clinical solution for remote pregnancy monitoring, with a mission to eliminate maternal mortality and improve access to care for all mothers. Babyscripts was named to the 2020 Digital Health 150, CB Insights’ annual ranking of the 150 most promising private digital health companies in the world. For more information on our virtual care solution and to request a demo, visit http://www.babyscripts.com.
About Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital University Hospitals
Internationally renowned, the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a full-service children’s hospital and pediatric academic medical center with experts in 16 medical divisions and 11 surgical specialties that provide nationally classified care not available in other areas. other institutions in the area, including a dedicated center for cancer treatment in adolescents and young adults and Northeast Ohio’s only single-site provider of advanced maternal fetal medicine and neonatal services. As an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the only Level I pediatric trauma center in the region, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital provides access to new therapies, advanced technologies and clinical findings long before they were available nationwide. Rainbow Pediatric Specialists – who are also part of the faculty of the Faculty of Medicine – are engaged in today’s most advanced clinical research and are widely regarded as the best in the country – and in some specialties, the best. in the world. Learn more about UHRrainbow.org.
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