January 3, 2020
About the author: Anish Sebastian co-founded Babyscripts in 2013, which has partnered with dozens of health systems for its data-centric model in prenatal care. As the CEO of the startup, Anish has focused his efforts on product and software development, as well as evidence-based validation of their product. Prior to this, he founded a research analytics startup and served as a senior tech...
September 30, 2019
Cutting-edge technologies often serve as the drivers of innovation, and within healthcare can inspire pioneers to devise new means of spotting illnesses or streamlining patient care. But it’s vital for digital health entrepreneurs and innovation-minded providers to look beyond the patients who would hardly blink an eye at yearly device upgrades or $1,000+ smartphones, and remember that there are...
April 16, 2019
Text-based primary care platform 98point6 will be providing 24-7 access to Arizona-based health plan Banner|Aetna’s members thanks to a new deal between the two groups. The deployment will begin handling consultations, assessments, prescriptions and lab test orders in July of this year.
“With 98point6, we are pioneering a new approach to primary care that will further differentiate Banner|Aetna...
March 19, 2019
Washington, DC-based Babyscripts has entered into a partnership with Inova Health System. The agreement includes a $500,000 investment from Inova, which will be tacked onto the $6 million round led by Philips in January.
Inova will deploy Babyscripts’ platform, which offers providers a digital patient management dashboard for pregnancy with data collected through connected devices such as scales...
February 26, 2019
Yesterday Babyscripts, a virtual obstetrics care management platform, announced that it is teaming up with Penn Medicine on a new initiative designed to improve postpartum health.
The pair plan on combining Babyscripts’ remote monitoring system with the knowledge gleaned from Penn Medicine’s Heart Safe Motherhood (HSM) program, a text-based intervention for pregnancy-related hypertension.
January 7, 2019
Virtual obstetrics care management platform Babyscripts has raised an additional $6 million in a strategic funding round led by Royal Philips, with participation from StartUp Health and NueCura Partners.
Of note, Philips’ investment comes with a minority stake and plans to package Babyscripts’ provider and patient platform alongside the international health tech company’s other obstetrics-focused...
December 12, 2018
Ride share company Lyft has brought on Megan Callahan as its first VP of healthcare to advance its business as a non-emergency medical transportation supplier for hospitals. Callahan’s resume includes a chief strategy officer position at Change Healthcare and an SVP of corporate strategy and business development role at McKesson.
“During this time of incredible growth, we have a unique...
October 3, 2018
Babyscripts announced today that its prenatal app has become available to mothers and doctors at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Later this year the network will also enable mothers to opt into the service’s data sharing component to allow remote patient monitoring tool for OB/GYNs.
“Expectant patients are now able to access evidenced-based education anytime to...
June 25, 2018
Babyscripts, a virtual care platform specializing in obstetrics management, announced today the acquisition of the provider-delivered pregnancy app iBirth in an effort to flesh out its enterprise offering and further drive patient engagement.
As part of the deal, the iBirth team will be joining Babyscripts’ team with the app’s CEO and cofounder Judith Nowlin taking on the new role of chief growth...
January 2, 2018
MedStar Health announced that it will begin offering expectant mothers a “Mommy Kit” containing an iPhone app, wireless weight scale, and wireless blood pressure cuff.
The not-for-profit health system in Maryland and the Washington, DC area, said it joined forces with startup Babyscripts .
The kit can be used to generate patient data that, in turn, is captured and transmitted automatically to...