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4/24/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Apr 24, 2020 8:02:22 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in In the News, COVID-19

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As state and federal governments begin discussions on how to reopen the economy, practices are looking toward the future too -- how to get patients back into the office, and how to integrate pandemic workflows in a post-pandemic world [see our interview with Dr. Sylvia Romm for a firsthand account of the questions facing practices post-Covid]. In the news this week, the healthcare industry debates whether the use of telehealth in meeting an outbreak might herald a new standard of care. Plus, how virtual care is being used to fight the ongoing public health crisis of maternal mortality. 

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Interview with Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer at Atlantic Health Systems

Apr 22, 2020 1:07:54 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Virtual Care, COVID-19

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Everyone in the digital health space seems to have a personal experience that drives them to the frontier of innovation. Dr. Sylvia Romm is no exception. After residency, she was working as a pediatric hospitalist, pregnant with her second child, and staring down the face of months of unpaid maternity leave.  She started looking for ways that she could keep seeing her patients from home, and that vision has brought her from the clinical world to digital health and the startup life and now to the innovation space. President and co-founder of Babyscripts, Juan Pablo Segura, (virtually) sat down with her to discuss her journey and vision, responses to coronavirus, her opinions about digital health in a post-pandemic world, and her own personal experience with COVID-19. 
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4/17/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles This Week

Apr 17, 2020 1:21:26 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in In the News, COVID-19

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate the news cycle, Black Maternal Health week serves as a reminder of a longer running public health crisis that demands attention: the United States' abysmal performance on maternal mortality rates, particularly in the black community. 

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CARES Act Funding and Support for Virtual Care

Apr 15, 2020 12:01:16 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Reimbursement, COVID-19

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Congress is expanding reimbursement for telehealth as virtual care becomes the new standard response to the demands of the coronavirus pandemic. Babyscripts virtual maternity care solution meets the eligibility requirements for many of these funding opportunities, and we are available to help our customers understand and take full advantage of these reimbursements.

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COVID-19 and the Insurer: How Payers are Responding to the Challenges of a Pandemic

Apr 13, 2020 3:17:11 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in COVID-19, Customer Story

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It doesn’t take an emergency field hospital in Central Park to prove that the coronavirus pandemic is dramatically changing the face of medical care in the U.S. 

Every news cycle brings with it fresh examples of overwhelmed hospitals, inadequate workflows, and overburdened providers, as COVID-19 continues to sweep through the country. But it also carries news of solutions — the innovative steps that the healthcare industry is taking to ensure that people are still receiving care.

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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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Virtual Maternity Care: A Complete Playbook

Apr 7, 2020 5:49:19 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Virtual Care, Babyscripts, COVID-19

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The coronavirus pandemic is driving a need for virtual care, and subsequently posing a lot of logistical questions to healthcare providers around implementation, reimbursement, and standing up virtual solutions. Babyscripts can help navigate these new challenges.

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4/03/2020 Weekly Roundup: Top Articles this Week

Apr 3, 2020 11:46:47 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in In the News, COVID-19

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In the news this week: As the lack of information around the novel coronavirus and maternal health continues, providers find new ways to support pregnant women, and adapt to the shifting needs of their patients and overwhelmed hospitals through new protocols, policy changes, and reimbursement codes. Plus, a look at the long-term effects of the pandemic on women's health.

 

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OB Virtual Care On the Front Lines of COVID-19

Apr 2, 2020 2:20:29 PM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in COVID-19, Customer Story

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Interview with Mark Rosing, MD, MPH, FACOG, Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology, SBH Health System

Dr. Mark Rosing received his medical degree and a masters in public health from Columbia University. He’s spent a career focused on patient safety and has led the charge on advancing the delivery of obstetric care through technology. He’s an avid skier and loves a good IPA. And right now, he’s on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. 

We asked him a few questions about the state of maternal health during COVID-19, and the role that virtual care is playing to help OBs stem the tide of the pandemic. Here are some of our key takeaways and full video interview. 

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Calculating new reimbursements for your practice

Mar 31, 2020 10:50:32 AM / by The Babyscripts Team posted in Reimbursement, COVID-19

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As the nation learns to navigate the realities of a pandemic world, traditional healthcare structures are proving insufficient for the current crisis. Providers are responding to the demands of a quickly spreading virus and an overburdened hospital system by changing the way they interact with patients — not in the office, but virtually.

In the field of obstetrics specifically, practices are adapting by completely revising the prenatal visit schedule, with some reducing in-person visits to as low as five. [For more on this, read New Prenatal Schedule enhanced with technology to deal with COVID-19: Best Practices from Cone Health]. To stay connected and manage patients in between visits, providers are leveraging technological touch points like video visits, remote patient monitoring, mobile apps, and telephone visits. 

Additionally, there have been changes in reimbursements to respond to these necessary changes.

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