Remote Pregnancy Monitoring
Home Health Care Agencies can use the system to collect clinical health data from pregnant women at home or in remote locations. The fetal monitoring health data is can be visualized on the CENSON® Care web portal. Based on clinical review, an intervention may be decided by the responsible doctor.
Home Health Care Agencies aim to:
- Increase remote and virtual access to quality care for pregnant women
- Alleviate barriers to quality care
- Improve communications among patients, providers and/or broader support networks
- Empower pregnant women with knowledge and tools to monitor their health and care
- Benefit women who live in rural and medically underserved areas who have limited access to on-site prenatal care
Why Remote Pregnancy Monitoring Matters
Many women who are low income in both rural and urban communities face barriers in accessing prenatal care, as well as postpartum care for up to 3 months post-birth. These barriers include:
- Personal barriers: Work, childcare, transportation, education, culture, language
- Health system barriers: Limited hours of operation, lack of services
- Environmental barriers: Location and connectivity or cell phone coverage
The current paradigm for prenatal care includes 15 face-to-face visits with providers. The content of those visits includes critical medical services, risk assessments, patient education, and building of trusting patient-provider relationships. Women facing these barriers miss out on these critical opportunities for monitoring and understanding their health and the health of their newborns.
The goal of CENSON® Care is to use technology to allow women to experience the benefits of an ongoing relationship with a health-care provider to keep them and their children healthy.