Baystate Health to provide patients access to top remote pregnancy care through Babyscripts Utilizing CARES Act funding
Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, announced today that they are entering into a partnership with Baystate Health, one of New England’s leading and not-for-profit health systems. The partnership provides pregnant patients who receive care with the physicians at Baystate Health access to the Babyscripts myJourney app and remote monitoring solutions during the entirety of their prenatal journey and beyond. The delivery of Babyscripts virtual maternity care will be funded in part through the CARES Act.
The Babyscripts program offered through Baystate Health involves the delivery of the Babyscripts myJourney app, fully customizable by practice, to every Baystate Health pregnant patient. Babyscripts myJourney enables access to gestational age appropriate content, email campaigns, satisfaction surveys, appointment reminders, and weight monitoring. The 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 Babyscripts myJourney app, Baystate Health will offer their pregnant patients maternal health monitoring experiences powered by Babyscripts across the five-hospital system. Using an internet-connected blood pressure cuff, mothers can remotely monitor their BP levels from the comfort of their home, potentially reducing office visits while still capturing vital data that can lead to life-saving interventions. Remote BP monitoring will also be available to Baystate mothers in the postpartum period to monitor for and manage postpartum hypertension, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality. Through a unique trigger alert system, abnormal BP readings are communicated back to the provider, enabling management and intervention.
“We are very excited to have Baystate Health as a valued partner,” said Greg Silvey, Executive VP of Sales. “Their prestigious innovation team at TechSpring has demonstrated time and again their commitment to empowering their patients through the most cutting-edge solutions on the market. The addition of the CARES act funding is an exciting look-ahead to the future of technology delivery — a future where stakeholders come together to ensure that cost will never be a barrier to delivering safe pregnancies to moms with the most up-to-date technology out there.”
Mothers will be able to use the Babyscripts myJourney app and devices to stay connected to their care team, be 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. Patients will be kept abreast of changing policies and emerging protocols around COVID-19 and beyond through custom campaigns delivered by Baystate Health via the myJourney app, to ensure that patients are receiving the most up-to-date information available.
Babyscripts has spent the last six years building a clinically-validated, virtual care platform to allow OBGYNs to deliver a new model of prenatal care. Using internet-connected devices for remote monitoring, Babyscripts offers risk-specific experiences to allow providers to manage up to 90% of pregnancies virtually, allowing doctors to detect risk more quickly and automate elements of care.