New Role Established to Help Providers and Managed Care Organizations Leverage Technology to Transition into Value Based Agreements with Payers
Babyscripts, the leading prenatal app and the first mobile clinical tool to allow OB/GYNs to remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress and health, today announced that Nirmal Patel, M.D., M.P.H., is joining the Babyscripts leadership team as Chief Clinical Transformation Officer. In this role, Patel will lead the overall clinical vision and impact at Babyscripts, helping current Babyscripts customers best leverage technology to transition into value based agreements with payers and also lead the company’s managed care (MCO) strategy.
Dr. Patel joins Babyscripts with more than two decades of experience in developing high-performing primary care delivery systems and digital health solutions, which are outcomes focused.
“We are very excited to bring on Dr. Patel,” says Juan Pablo Segura, President of Babyscripts. “Her experience and knowledge will be critical as Babyscripts continues to work with both providers and managed care to improve the delivery of perinatal care.”
Patel joins Babyscripts from UnitedHealthcare, where she served as vice president in population health. Previously, she served as chief medical information officer at Teledoc, Inc. She also held executive positions with Morgan Stanley, Cisco, and the Norwalk Hospital Corporation, among others. A respected thought leader and spokesperson for the businesses she represents, Patel is also an accomplished researcher and public speaker. She has participated in numerous nationally renowned boards and leadership councils, and is often in the media sharing her expertise.
“Digital health applications have the capacity to profoundly change the clinical paradigm and to impact patients in the most meaningful ways,” says Dr. Patel. “This opportunity did not exist prior to IOT and remote patient monitoring, and the time is now to engage patients and providers early with improved connectedness to drive improved outcomes. Low birth weight and maternal morbidity are some of the leading areas of concern in healthcare today and it is my pleasure to be working with Babyscripts to have this opportunity to disrupt U.S. healthcare.”