LCMC Health offers remote pregnancy care to over 1,200 mothers through Babyscripts

What you should know:

Babyscriptsa virtual care platform for obstetrics management, announced a one-year partnership with LCMC Healtha non-profit healthcare system based in New Orleans.

– The partnership has provided more than 1,200 mothers with equitable access to care through the Babyscripts virtual maternity care platform and has been shown to increase patient compliance with important maternal care guidelines.

LCMC Health offers remote pregnancy care to over 1,200 mothers through Babyscripts

The partnership has provided more than 1,200 mothers with equitable access to care through the Babyscripts virtual maternity care platform and has been shown to increase patient compliance with important maternal care guidelines. Pregnant and postpartum mothers receiving care through LCMC Health have access to Babyscripts my journey, a mobile app that offers provider-approved educational content, gestational age-appropriate information, reminders, and notifications to improve engagement and adherence to quality metrics, weight tracking, and site-specific resources. the practice. In addition, patients at risk for high blood pressure are enrolled in Babyscripts myBloodPressurewhich enables home monitoring of prenatal and postpartum blood pressure to aid in the diagnosis and management of complications such as preeclampsia and postpartum hypertension.

All but one southern Louisiana parish falls into the highest category of the March of Dimes Social Vulnerability Index, a scale that determines areas where pregnant women are more likely to experience poor maternal or child health outcomes. Sustained blood pressure management and timely postpartum care are key factors in improving these outcomes. Since the partnership began, mothers enrolled in Babyscripts receiving care through LCMC Health have demonstrated the following improvement:

– Mothers enrolled in Babyscripts receiving care through LCMC Health were more than twice as likely to complete a 30-day postpartum visit as the control group.

– At 60 days postpartum, 64% of Babyscripts users had completed a postpartum visit, compared to 44% of the control group.

– Overall remote monitoring compliance exceeded LCMC Health’s target goals, in some cases by up to 30%.

why is it important

Together, LCMC Health and Babyscripts provide mothers receiving care at East Jefferson General Hospital, Touro and West Jefferson Medical Center with the support and solutions needed to meet their needs. As Louisiana strives to improve its national maternal and child health rankings, LCMC Health continues to seek opportunities to adopt more advanced measures for maternal and postpartum care.

“The ability to access adequate prenatal and postpartum care is one of the strongest predictors of maternal and child health outcomes,” said Juan Pablo Segura, president and co-founder of Babyscripts. “With Babyscripts, LCMC Health is able to streamline the maternal health experience across its system, opening up opportunities for access and providing consistent, high-quality pregnancy care to all patients, regardless of race, income, geography or risk.”

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