Remote Maternity Care

Remote Maternity Care is a solution for safely monitoring a baby’s heart rate and uterine contraction activity at home. Using mobile devices, patients can perform non-invasive CTG tests at any time and in any place. Data are automatically transferred to the dedicated e-Care Remote Maternity Care Center for a detailed analysis. Medical staff interpret the test results within the framework of dedicated procedures, and take action where any risk to the health or life of patient or baby is identified.

Advantages

  1. Early detection of risks
  2. CTG tests allow early recognition of any risks to the baby’s life. Cardiotocography is the fundamental and most popular non-invasive method for monitoring the baby’s health during the pregnancy and in the perinatal period. The solution is intended for women between the 36th and 42nd weeks of single pregnancies. Before entering the Remote Care mode, each patient needs a consultation with their obstetrician for qualification purposes.
  3. Continuous Monitoring
  4. Patients perform their CTG tests according to the instructions of their doctor or midwife, at recommended intervals and times, and under recommended conditions. The monitoring is dedicated to women with a history of pregnancy problems, with coexistent illnesses, or of a certain age.

    Patients perform their CTG tests individually. Recording takes 30 minutes, and the result is automatically transferred to the Remote Medical Care Center for interpretation and description. After each measurement, the patient receives information on the result. Where any irregularities occur, medical staff take appropriate action.
  5. Complete Care
  6. A patient monitors the health of their baby within their perinatal prophylaxis. In this way pregnant women are being taken care of between appointments with their doctor or midwife. Recordings are taken at times selected by patients, or whenever alarming symptoms occur. In addition to the medical aspects and the ability for swift action to be taken in the event of an emergency, Remote Maternity Care allows a woman to listen to her baby’s heartbeat at any time, which positively affects their emotional and mental well-being.

    The e-Care platform supports medical staff’s work and helps automatically qualify cardiotocographic examination results based on algorithms that describe:
    • Baseline Fetal Heart Rate (BFHR)
    • Bradycardia and tachycardia
    • Decelerations
    • Accelerations
    • Long-term variability (LTV)
    • Short-term variability (STV)

Early detection of risks

CTG tests allow early recognition of any risks to the baby’s life. Cardiotocography is the fundamental and most popular non-invasive method for monitoring the baby’s health during the pregnancy and in the perinatal period. The solution is intended for women between the 36th and 42nd weeks of single pregnancies. Before entering the Remote Care mode, each patient needs a consultation with their obstetrician for qualification purposes.

Continuous Monitoring

Patients perform their CTG tests according to the instructions of their doctor or midwife, at recommended intervals and times, and under recommended conditions. The monitoring is dedicated to women with a history of pregnancy problems, with coexistent illnesses, or of a certain age.

Patients perform their CTG tests individually. Recording takes 30 minutes, and the result is automatically transferred to the Remote Medical Care Center for interpretation and description. After each measurement, the patient receives information on the result. Where any irregularities occur, medical staff take appropriate action.

Complete Care

A patient monitors the health of their baby within their perinatal prophylaxis. In this way pregnant women are being taken care of between appointments with their doctor or midwife. Recordings are taken at times selected by patients, or whenever alarming symptoms occur. In addition to the medical aspects and the ability for swift action to be taken in the event of an emergency, Remote Maternity Care allows a woman to listen to her baby’s heartbeat at any time, which positively affects their emotional and mental well-being.

The e-Care platform supports medical staff’s work and helps automatically qualify cardiotocographic examination results based on algorithms that describe:
  • Baseline Fetal Heart Rate (BFHR)
  • Bradycardia and tachycardia
  • Decelerations
  • Accelerations
  • Long-term variability (LTV)
  • Short-term variability (STV)

Beneficiaries

Remote Maternity Care is applied widely in the medical market, as it complements and supports the existing system of health care services. The solution is dedicated to hospitals, out-patient clinics, antenatal classes, and individual doctors’ and midwives’ consulting rooms. It can also be customized for regional platforms or transformation projects that develop or modernize hospitals’ medical infrastructures.

Cooperation Models

The models for introducing Remote Maternity Care and its functional scopes are tailored to the needs and coverage of particular business partners. Depending on their specific operations, various models can be applied:

Hire model

Hiring CTG devices and providing remote monitoring services as well as test result descriptions performed by staff at the Remote Medical Care Center

Service model

Providing remote monitoring services and test result descriptions performed by staff at the Remote Medical Care Center

Other

Other customized models can be tailored to individual needs

Comarch e-Care Platform

The provision of Remote Maternity Care services is possible thanks to the Comarch e-Care platform, which enables the patient’s life parameters to be monitored constantly on a remote basis. The platform allows medical data to be received from measuring devices that record heart activity and cardiac events. It also supports medical staff in the performance of pre-determined procedures.

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