MSDC Partners With Babyscripts To Empower Physicians And Address Maternal Mortality In The District And Beyond November 6, 2020
Written by MSDC Staff
MSDC Partners With Babyscripts To Empower Physicians And Address Maternal Mortality In The District And Beyond
Partnership with local maternal health start-up empowers physicians with innovative technology
The Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC), the largest medical organization in the District representing metropolitan Washington physicians, is pleased to announce a partnership with Babyscripts. The partnership aims to improve maternal health outcomes and address maternal mortality through a turnkey virtual maternity care solution that delivers digital education, remote management and care collaboration.
Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, has some of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the United States, with a particularly high incidence of preterm births. Rates of preterm birth are highest in Wards 7 and 8, east of the Anacostia River and home to some of the poorest and most vulnerable citizens in the city. As the primary health champion in the nation’s capital, MSDC is a staunch advocate for access to care in all eight wards. MSDC supports technology and innovators, such as Babyscripts, that empower physicians to better treat their patients. Read about MSDC’s advocacy on women’s health and on health equity for more information.
Dr. Susanne Bathgate, chair of the MSDC Board of Directors, said “MSDC is pleased to partner with Babyscripts, an innovative, DC-based company that uses technology to improve prenatal care and address maternal mortality. Babyscripts’ solutions are easy-to-use and especially helpful in treating the city’s most vulnerable and at-risk patients. The Babyscripts team genuinely cares about the health of our nation’s capital.”
The partnership between MSDC and Babyscripts builds on past collaboration including a joint webinar on July 29 titled “Innovation, Advocacy, and Maternal Care”, which highlighted challenges and solutions related to maternal care in the District of Columbia.
Babyscripts exists to increase access to prenatal and postpartum care and improve maternal health outcomes, offering comprehensive virtual maternity care that delivers better pregnancies to all mothers via a mobile application and remote monitoring devices and managing the various risk-levels of a maternal health population to address some of the largest drivers of cost and complications in perinatal care. Babyscripts’ three-tiered approach to virtual maternity care allows providers to deliver risk-specific care to pregnant mothers at any time, in any place. For more information on Babyscripts Virtual Maternity Care and to schedule a demo, visit www.babyscripts.com.
Medical Society of the District of Columbia
About the Medical Society of the District of Columbia
With over 3,000 members, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC) is the largest medical organization representing metropolitan Washington physicians in the District of Columbia. The Medical Society, founded in 1817, is the leading voice of medicine and public health advocate on issues impacting the diverse population of our Nation’s Capital. MSDC is dedicated to ensuring the well-being of physicians and their patients in metropolitan Washington. For more information, visit msdc.org.
Babyscripts is delivering a new model for prenatal and postpartum care that is transforming the way expectant mothers use technology to work with their healthcare providers. We’ve spent the last six years delivering the most-implemented mobile clinical solution for remote monitoring in pregnancy, with the mission to eliminate maternal mortality and improve access to care for all mothers. Babyscripts was named to the 2020 Digital Health 150, CB Insights’ annual ranking of the 150 most promising private digital health companies in the world. For more information on our virtual care solution and to request a demo, visit www.babyscripts.com.