Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a common pregnancy and postpartum complication, affecting more than 16% of women.
Black women of childbearing age are more than twice as likely to suffer from hypertension than their white peers.
A Case Study in Remote Monitoring for Obstetrical Care
Detection and Intervention of Postpartum Hypertension
Postpartum hypertension is a particularly dangerous condition, as it can affect women with no prior diagnosis of hypertension or historic issues with blood pressure.
Sarah didn’t meet her provider’s criteria for Babyscripts’ remote monitoring because she didn’t have a hypertensive diagnosis, but her care team looked at her elevated BP readings and decided she would be a good candidate for the solution anyway.
It was a small decision that made a huge difference for Sarah.View Case Study
Impact of RPM on Maternal Health Outcomes
Blood Pressure Whitepaper
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends blood pressure monitoring in the prenatal period and up to 6 weeks following childbirth to manage the risks associated with chronic hypertension and gestational hypertension; including preeclampsia, eclampsia, preterm birth, hemorrhage, and other complications. View published research utilizing the Babyscripts solution.
Babyscripts remote patient monitoring solution can increase postpartum blood pressure ascertainment within 10 days of discharge for patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
How the Babyscripts remote patient monitoring solution facilitates earlier risk identification and intervention for hypertension by detecting asymptomatic, elevated blood pressures in pregnancy.
Task Force Recommendation
The US Preventative Services Task Force recently released a recommendation for screening HDP (hypertensive disorders of pregnancy). The task force recommends:
- BP measurement throughout pregnancy for patients with chronic hypertension or a known diagnosis of HDP
- Counseling for postpartum patients at hospital discharge regarding signs and symptoms of preeclampsia, and subsequent BP checks for patients with HDP
- The use of telehealth and remote monitoring in prenatal and postpartum care, among other approaches, to mitigate racial disparities in HDP
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