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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in applying generative AI, novel therapeutics and vaccines, and the changing dynamics in the medical and healthcare environment. One focus is on how providers, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are empowering patients.  In addition, conversations are often about how providers, care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are being empowered by technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce friction across the healthcare landscape.

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Empowered Patient Solutions

Mar 31, 2022

Anish Sebastian is the CEO and Co-Founder of Babyscripts, which is focused on improving prenatal and postpartum care for mothers and their newborns.  Using remote monitoring and a robust digital environment, low and high-risk pregnancies are supported with virtual care as well as in-office appointments.  Babyscripts works with care teams, providers, healthcare providers, OBGYNs, nurse midwives, nurses, and the whole care continuum to improve access to and quality of care.

Anish explains, "So this was sort of our moment to provide the market with tools that could really help improve access. One of the things that we do is remote patient monitoring for blood pressure for high and low-risk moms. And that is such an important and pivotal thing in prenatal and postpartum care. So providers across the nation, a lot of our practices that we work with said, Hey, Babyscripts, how can we work together to still give good quality care and maintain access, but handle some of the shortages that we knew were going to come."

"Highly compliant, fully engaged patient, in the old way of doing things, would show up to an office appointment 12 to 14 times. So, over the course of that pregnancy, we're looking at 12 to 14 data points, blood pressure data points."

"Compare that to us collecting that data from home. We're shipping them a blood pressure cuff, it's Bluetooth enabled, and they can take it, in certain instances, every single day. Or at least every single week. So there is a much higher order of magnitude difference of data that we're collecting, and also creating more and more real-time instances to identify risk and ultimately intervene. We're catching things quicker and allowing care teams to intervene quicker."

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