A HIMSS Event | SANTA CLARA, CA | SEPT. 16-18, 2019
By Heather Munro, freelance writer focusing on emerging technology.
Gone are the days when pregnant women simply picked up a copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting to stay on top of their health between OB/GYN visits. Today, a slew of startups are introducing digital health tools that empower patients to manage their pregnancy care.
With apps for monitoring fertility, tracking pregnancy development week by week, and even choosing baby names, there are plenty of opportunities for patient engagement. For disadvantaged populations, who often struggle to get access to healthcare—for themselves and their newborns—new digital health tools are also poised to help identify which patients may require intervention or follow-up care.
Babyscripts, a tech-enabled prenatal and postpartum care platform, offers providers a digital patient management dashboard to do just that. The platform collects data through connected devices such as scales, blood pressure cuffs, and a patient mobile app—tools that can improve care for patients while they’re out of the office, and potentially help lower rising U.S. maternal mortality rates.
To learn more about how Babyscripts plans to expand its reach to more providers and patients, read “Babyscripts raises $6M strategic investment, aligns with Royal Philips” on MobiHealthNews.