UTHealth offers Babyscripts mobile app, “Mommy Kit” to patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. [06/28/2016] — The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will begin offering Babyscripts™ mobile app and “Mommy Kit” to patients as part of a pilot project to enhance obstetric patients’ knowledge, experience and clinical care.

“This technology is designed to improve patient compliance with prenatal care, educate patients about pregnancy, provide easier communication with physicians and allow us to remotely monitor patients’ weight and blood pressure,” said Dr. Sean Blackwell, chair and professor of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. “We have been looking for ways to combine our commitment to innovation and best practices with new and proven technology.”

Babyscripts™ is working to improve the quality of pregnancy care beyond the OB-GYN office visit. The agreement with UTHealth extends the Babyscripts™ network of providers to UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Babyscripts™ uses insights and advice approved by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to support patients.

The Mommy Kit is composed of an iPhone app, wireless weight scale and wireless blood pressure cuff. Mothers can use these devices to send health data remotely and securely to their health care provider, providing additional flexibility and transparency between moms and clinical teams. The Babyscripts™ app also delivers evidence-based guidelines approved by the patient’s obstetrician in the form of daily nutritional, medical and lifestyle action items.

Juan Pablo Segura, co-founder/CFO of Babyscripts™, said, “We’re excited to extend the reach of Babyscripts™ into the UT Physicians’ network. We look forward to working with UTHealth physicians to use new technology to serve the diverse needs of their expectant moms.”

Anish Sebastian, co-founder/CEO of Babyscripts™, said, “We’re pleased to have an agreement with UTHealth given that we share a research-driven focus and passion for enhancing OBGYN care in a way that is only possible with the power of technology.”

Dr. Brian Heaps, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UTHealth who sees patients at UT Physicians Women’s Center at Sugar Land, said, “I am enthusiastic about offering a technology to my patients that we believe will enhance their experience in meaningful ways.”

Babyscripts™ is a new model for prenatal care that is transforming the way expectant mothers use technology to work with their OBGYN practice. It’s the first mobile, clinical solution to provide remote monitoring of an obstetrician’s patient population while directly improving patient satisfaction and practice reimbursement.

For more information about Babyscripts™, contact Lee Schneider, communications director at Red Cup Agency: lee@redcupagency.com; 424–265–6047.

For more information about UT Physicians, contact Deborah Mann Lake, media relations manager at UTHealth: deborah.m.lake@uth.tmc.edu.