MedArrivea care management platform merging telehealth and in-person care, partners with Ouma Health, a maternity telehealth platform, to expand its maternal and fetal home care offerings to women on Medicaid.
Ouma offers maternal health care services including antenatal and postpartum visits, counseling on perinatal risk stratification and mitigation, behavioral health screenings and counselling, remote patient monitoring , chronic care management and lactation support.
The MedArrive provider network of paramedics, paramedics and other health care providers visit patients on behalf of their health insurance plan, providing home health care services, health assessments , diagnostics and preventive health measures. They also help with transportation, nutrition, and mobility.
Through this partnership, MedArrive will add Ouma Health’s maternal healthcare services to its offerings for members of the Medicaid-managed health plan.
“The MedArrive team of on-the-ground providers already provide important in-home care services to vulnerable people, and it is through this bridge to the home that we can integrate Ouma’s virtual MFM. [maternal fetal medicine care]“, said Dan Trigub, CEO and co-founder of MedArrive. MobiHealthNews in an email.
“A combination of the MedArrive care team and Ouma providers can now provide holistic care for mother and baby from the prenatal period to one year postpartum. After working with our health plan or our provider partners to identify women at risk, our outreach providers will visit their home during our regular visits, meeting many preventive and social care needs, but can also arrange for them to see a specialist Ouma who can provide all the necessary care to families before, during and after pregnancy.
THE GREAT TREND
Maternal mortality rates have increased significantly in 2021 compared to previous years, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report found that 1,205 people in the United States died of maternal causes in 2021, a substantial increase from the 861 deaths reported in 2020. Maternal mortality rates among black women were 2.6 times higher than those white and Hispanic women.
Other companies aiming to improve maternal health care through digital health include a virtual obstetric care platform Babyscriptsmaternal health startups Mahmee And Cayaba treatmentand technological maternity clinic Millie.
Erica Dhawan will offer more details during her HIMSS23 presentation “Executive Summit Keynote: Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence.” It’s scheduled for Monday, April 17 from 8:45 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. CT at the Marriott Marquis Chicago, Level 4, in the Grand Horizon Ballroom.