Virtual care platform for obstetrics Babyscripts has teamed up with the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, a not-for-profit regional medical center in Towson, MD, and member of the 13-hospital University of Maryland Medical System. As a result, expectant mothers who receive care at UM St. Joseph will now have free access to the Babyscripts app and remote monitoring support throughout-and beyond-their pregnancies.
Babyscripts monitors expectant mothers throughout pregnancy and sends pertinent health information to soon-to-be mothers and their physicians. Available in English and Spanish, the Babyscripts app provides gestational age-appropriate content, mother and baby health tips and information, 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 mobile app, UM St. Joseph will offer their pregnant patients remote monitoring experiences powered by Babyscripts. Using an internet-connected blood pressure cuff and weight scale, mothers can monitor their levels from the comfort of their home, potentially reducing office visits while still capturing vital data that can lead to life-saving interventions.
“Our partnership with UM St. Joseph holds a special significance for us, as it allows us to deliver leading-edge pregnancy care to mothers in our own backyard,” Greg Silvey, Executive Vice President of Babyscripts, said in a statement. “UM St. Joseph shares our passion for maternal and child health and healthcare innovation, and we are thrilled to see our vision for pregnancy care brought so close to home.”
Mothers will be able to use the Babyscripts app and devices to stay connected to their care team and 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.
“Babyscripts represents the culmination of mother-baby care at UM St. Joseph,” added St. Joseph President and CEO Thomas B. Smyth, MD. “By using the most current and relevant technology to enhance communication among our experienced and caring OB/GYN providers and their patients, we are giving expectant mothers and their babies the two most valuable things they need for their best health: access and convenience.”