UT Physicians Expands Partnership with Babyscripts

Leading Prenatal App Now Available to All UT Physicians Prenatal Patients

Babyscripts, the leading prenatal app and the first mobile clinical tool to allow obstetricians to remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress and health, has announced an expansion with UT Physicians after a successful pilot program. UT Physicians is the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

The Babyscripts mobile app will now be offered to all obstetric patients to enhance their knowledge, experience and clinical care. Babyscripts™ improves the quality of pregnancy care beyond the OB-GYN office visit. The app uses insights and advice approved by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to support and educate patients throughout their prenatal journey.

During the initial pilot program, the Houston area was hit by Hurricane Harvey, which was a critical time to provide expectant mothers with up-to-date information regarding care. UT Physicians obstetricians, in addition to the Babyscripts team, were able to leverage the real-time communication ability of the program to push out important information to patients during the disaster. Over the course of three days, patient engagement in the mobile app increased 430 percent, driven by multiple sessions per day.

“Most of our patients are using online platforms now throughout their pregnancy through social media and apps on their phones,” said Brian Heaps, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. “Incorporating Babyscripts, an app that uses information approved by ACOG, is a great way to combine the usefulness of current technology with accurate and local information about our clinical practice and the hospital. It gives us another way to provide the best care to our patients during their pregnancies.”

“Expanding pregnancy resources for our patients with the addition of Babyscripts enhances the patient experience with evidence-based information available at their fingertips,” said Joey England, M.D., assistant professor at the medical school and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. “We wanted to offer a modern tool to improve access to care and patient satisfaction. It has provided helpful knowledge to patients during their pregnancy, often inspiring additional questions during their office visit.”

“We are excited to continue on this journey with UT Physicians,” said Anish Sebastian, CEO and co-founder of Babyscripts. “We believe that we can create a far more dynamic and convenient experience for moms-to-be, while allowing for providers to care for their patients in a real-time manner.”

Babyscripts is a virtual care platform for obstetrics that allows physicians to deliver a new model of prenatal care. The platform is powered by a suite of mobile apps that drive better patient decision-making, internet-connected devices for remote monitoring, and a host of population health tools to give providers access to patient data in real time. When using these tools, patients experience increased engagement and satisfaction, while OBGYNs are able to identify patient risk more quickly and improve clinic workflow.