We are giving expectant mothers and their babies the two most valuable things they need for their best health: access and convenience.
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) August 20, 2019
Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for obstetrics, announced today that they are entering into a partnership with University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, a not-for-profit regional medical center in Towson, MD, and member of the 13-hospital University of Maryland Medical System. Expectant mothers who receive care at UM St. Joseph will now have free access to the Babyscripts app and remote monitoring support throughout—and beyond—their pregnancies.
Babyscripts is an innovative digital health tool that monitors expectant mothers throughout pregnancy and sends pertinent health information to soon-to-be mothers and their physicians. Available in both English and Spanish, the Babyscripts app provides gestational age-appropriate content, mother and baby health tips and information, appointment reminders and weight monitoring. The Babyscripts app also delivers evidence-based guidelines approved by the patient’s obstetrician in the form of daily nutritional, medical and lifestyle action items.
In addition to the use of the mobile app, UM St. Joseph will offer their pregnant patients remote monitoring experiences powered by Babyscripts. Using an internet-connected blood pressure cuff and weight scale, mothers can monitor their levels from the comfort of their home, potentially reducing office visits while still capturing vital data that can lead to life-saving interventions.
“Our partnership with UM St. Joseph holds a special significance for us, as it allows us to deliver leading-edge pregnancy care to mothers in our own backyard,” says Greg Silvey, Executive Vice President of Babyscripts. “UM St. Joseph shares our passion for maternal and child health and healthcare innovation, and we are thrilled to see our vision for pregnancy care brought so close to home.”
Mothers will be able to use the Babyscripts app and devices to stay connected to their care team and informed about their pregnancy, and send health data remotely and securely to their health care provider, providing additional flexibility and transparency between moms and clinical teams.
“Babyscripts represents the culmination of mother-baby care at UM St. Joseph,” says St. Joseph President and CEO Thomas B. Smyth, MD. “By using the most current and relevant technology to enhance communication among our experienced and caring OB/GYN providers and their patients, we are giving expectant mothers and their babies the two most valuable things they need for their best health: access and convenience.”
“We are proud of our history of innovation and loving service at UM St. Joseph,” says Dr. Smyth. “Babyscripts will help us continue this legacy for the very best of purposes: improving the health and caring of moms and babies.”
Babyscripts has spent the last four years building a clinically validated, virtual care platform to allow OB/GYNs to deliver a new model of prenatal care. Using internet-connected devices for remote monitoring, Babyscripts offers risk-specific experiences that enable providers to manage up to 90% of pregnancies virtually, allowing doctors to detect risk more quickly and automate elements of care.
Babyscripts is a new model for prenatal and postpartum care that is transforming the way expectant mothers use technology to work with their OB/GYN providers. We have developed the first mobile clinical solution that provides remote monitoring of an obstetrician’s patient population while directly improving patient satisfaction and practice reimbursement. For more information, visit babyscripts.com.
About UM St. Joseph Medical Center
UM St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC), founded in 1864 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, is a 218-bed Catholic, not-for-profit regional medical center in Towson, Maryland. A member of the 13-hospital University of Maryland Medical System, UM SJMC is located in suburban Baltimore County, and offers a wide range of superb clinical programs and centers of excellence, including the Cancer, Heart and Orthopaedic Institutes, Women and Children’s services and Emergency Medicine. Our mission: To provide loving service and compassionate, leading-edge care to all. For more information, visit umstjoseph.org.