Mobile Technology Combines with Community Health Worker Support to Reduce Preterm Births
October 17, 2018 (Asbury Park, New Jersey) – GoMo Health, a leader in personalized patient engagement, announced results of a pilot study that explored a new approach to reducing preterm births. The study was conducted under the direction of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and included funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.
In Nebraska, nearly half of the counties on average – mostly rural – have a higher percentage of preterm births than the March of Dimes national average of 8.1%. Access to care and resources are barriers in rural Nebraska that contribute to preterm births.
In collaboration with Drs. Amy Ford and Mary Cramer from UNMC, GoMo Health developed a Prenatal Personal Concierge program with content focused on helping reduce preterm births.
During the length of the study, the intervention group received standard prenatal care, a smartphone preloaded with the Prenatal Personal Concierge, and weekly contact with the Community Health Worker. Their results were compared to a control group that received only standard prenatal care and printed educational materials.
The intervention results provide evidence for extending prenatal care to improve birth outcomes. By blending human and mobile care coordination into one patient engagement solution, the study results are impacting these critical areas:
- Readmission reduction
- Population health
- Transition management
- Remote care coordination
- Employee Joy in Practice
- Process improvement
Bob Gold, Behavioral Technologist and Founder of GoMo Health, says, “The impact of our technology on prenatal health is clear, and will lead to sustainable change in the delivery of health care solutions to rural communities.”
Titled, “The feasibility and promise of mobile technology with community health worker reinforcement to reduce rural preterm birth,” this study details the objectives, intervention, measurements, and results of the program conducted through UNMC.
Download a complimentary copy of the study: https://gomohealth.com/unmc-study/
About GoMo Health:
GoMo Health® is a leader in population health management and patient engagement solutions that support the continuum of care, improved patient satisfaction and MACRA incentive-based reimbursements. GoMo Health Concierge Care® personalizes patient interactions using our proprietary science, BehavioralRx®, The Science of Population Health, building trust and credibility to motivate higher levels of reciprocity and action.