Despite their critical role in population health, FQHCs face many challenges to care delivery. Babyscripts offers FQHCs the opportunity to address these challenges:
With 24/7 access to personalized health information and support
To help manage conditions like preeclampsia
remote data capture
To ensure continuous care for those who might experience gaps due to missed appointments or systemic inequities
Webinar: Maternal Digital Health at FQHCs
Babyscripts and Variety Care, an Oklahoma-based FQHC, discuss the strategies, challenges, and opportunities in maternal digital health at federally qualified health centers; including engaging a diverse patient population and driving enrollment across sites.
Challenges & Opportunities
Patient Access & Demand
Meeting the high demand for healthcare services in underserved communities can be challenging. FQHCs may struggle to accommodate the volume of patients seeking care.
Care Coordination & Integration
Coordinating care across different providers and services can be challenging, especially when patients have complex healthcare needs that require collaboration among various healthcare professionals.
Social Determinants of Health
FQHCs often serve populations with higher rates of poverty and other social determinants of health. Addressing these factors, such as housing instability, food insecurity, and lack of transportation, is essential for holistic healthcare.
Cultural Competency & Language Barriers
FQHCs often serve diverse populations with varying cultural backgrounds and languages. Providing culturally competent care and overcoming language barriers can be crucial for effective healthcare delivery.
FQHCs often rely on a combination of federal grants, Medicaid, and other funding sources. Securing and maintaining adequate funding can be a constant challenge.
Impact & Expertise
In an RCT published in a special equity edition of ACOG’s Green Journal, Black patients logged BP at rates 30 points lower than White patients in-office. When BP was measured at home through Babyscripts, rates of ascertainment for both groups jumped to nearly 95%, eliminating the racial gap. This was a primarily Medicaid population.
Babyscripts users were more than twice as likely to attend a postpartum visit within the first 30 days and nearly 40% more likely to attend one within 60 days.
Care coordination through Babyscripts improved attendance at prenatal care visits and provided a reliable and efficient system that was successfully implemented within an underserved, urban obstetrical population.
Virtual Care Resource Center
Ready to learn more about Babyscripts?
Solve for the challenges facing FQHCs in maternal health by increasing patient access to care and care coordination, and addressing cultural competency and social determinants of health. Schedule a demo to learn more about how Babyscripts works with FQHCs.