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Telemedicine is exploding. Should health systems be building virtual solutions?

Jun 4, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Market Intelligence

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Long before Covid hit, healthcare professionals were being confronted by the limitations of PHRs and EMRs. A study on patient portal use published in JAMIA found that use of a patient portal in the inpatient setting produced no discernible improvements in outcomes. A survey of hospital C-suite leaders showed that, in a group traditionally committed to EMRs, nearly 60% would look outside their EMR vendor to other health IT vendors to provide new tools.

Then the pandemic happened, and the need for solutions that could do more than simple administrative and storage tasks could not be ignored any longer. 

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The Landscape of Maternal Health: Part II

May 13, 2021 2:32:09 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Market Intelligence

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For Women’s Health Week, we’re releasing a two-part analysis of the current state of maternal health. Read Part I here.

The modern mom is facing different challenges than her mother did, and she’s looking for maternal health care that reflects that individual experience. As we transition to an ever more data-driven world, we’re also learning more about the pregnancy journey in general — things that have always been true about the pregnancy experience but deprioritized or under researched in the past — and we need to change care to reflect that knowledge.

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3 Imperatives for Health Systems to Compete in a New Healthcare Landscape

Jan 25, 2021 1:27:33 PM / by Anish Sebastian & Juan Pablo Segura posted in Market Intelligence

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Throughout this difficult year, we’ve been committed to helping our health system clients weather the challenges and threats presented by the pandemic. We’ve offered flexible pricing structures, shared resources, accelerated onboarding and implementation timelines, and come up with innovative workarounds like our BYOD program for remote monitoring. 

We're committed to the success of our clients and the larger goal that we are all striving for: accessible and better quality prenatal and postpartum care for all moms. 

With that in mind, we’re also tracking the opportunities and threats presented by our clients’ competitors — threats that have existed for some time, but now have been heightened by COVID and its disruption of traditional models of care.

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10/2/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Oct 2, 2020 11:27:57 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Market Intelligence, In the News

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In this week's news, new policies from the FDA mark strides toward a more comprehensive approach to digital health technology as the industry considers delivery of care outside traditional office settings, and payers weigh the benefits of virtual care. In maternal health, new initiatives continue to emphasize the importance of remote patient monitoring for better outcomes, particularly monitoring of blood pressure. Plus, two bills introduced to help improve access to vaccines for pregnant mothers. 

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Interview with Sarah Carroll, Director of Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA

May 26, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Virtual Care, Market Intelligence, COVID-19

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AVIA has always been a leader in the field of digital healthcare transformation, and Babyscripts has been privileged to partner with them both in a financial and innovative capacity for several years. As the nation’s leading digital health transformation partner, working with over 50 healthcare organizations, AVIA has a finger on the pulse of the digital health market — pre-, during, and post-Covid. 

President and Co-founder Juan Pablo Segura sat down with Sarah Carroll from AVIA to talk about the current landscape of virtual care. As the director of AVIA’s Medicaid Transformation Project, she has a unique insight into the role that virtual care will play for vulnerable populations, and what the future holds for health systems struggling to recuperate financial revenue lost through the pandemic. 

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4/10/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Apr 10, 2020 1:18:13 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Virtual Care, Market Intelligence, COVID-19

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In the news this week: The medical community continues to adapt to the demands of the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual care solutions are on the front line of the outbreak, with some still holding reservations and others anticipating virtual care as the new standard. Plus, a new study on pregnancy and COVID-19.

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3/27/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles this Week

Mar 27, 2020 9:49:33 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Market Intelligence, In the News, Clinical Guidance

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Based on the conversations we are having with OBGYN practices, information being published in the media, and guidance delivered from professional organizations, it is clear that practices are quickly rolling out reduced prenatal visit schedules to keep patients outside of the clinic. Providers are able to stay connected with patients between visits by leveraging telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and telephonic visits, with reimbursement codes to bill for those technological touch points. Take a look at some of the top articles referencing these topics in this week's roundup! 

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Up to Date Industry Guidance on COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020 4:25:24 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Market Intelligence, Clinical Guidance, COVID-19

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Due to the dynamic nature of COVID-19, best practices and protocols are changing every day. We've compiled a one-stop resource page for up to date industry guidance on COVID-19 and pregnancy care that we'll be updating as new information presents itself.
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3/20/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles on COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Mar 20, 2020 3:56:39 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Market Intelligence, In the News, COVID-19

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As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news cycle, we're taking some time every week to highlight the most relevant articles for our industry.

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What Women Want: How Women Choose Their Pregnancy Care

Sep 19, 2019 12:27:00 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Virtual Care, Market Intelligence, Babyscripts

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Women are the most active consumers of healthcare: 90% are the primary-healthcare decision makers in their families, 80% of household healthcare spending is done by women, and women spend 27% more on healthcare per capita than their male peers — and because many women encounter healthcare for the first time at the obstetrician’s office, their experience in childbirth can often determine their future household healthcare decisions to stay within a certain health system or hospital.

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