Coordinated and Integrated High-risk Pregnancy Care
When Johanna found out that she was expecting, it was one of the most joyful and stressful times of her life. Johanna's pregnancy was considered high-risk, and the care she needed wasn't available near her home in Grande Prairie, but rather, hours away in Edmonton. Though Johanna was grateful for the care she was able to access at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women; it was unnerving to think that her care providers back in Grand Prairie may be unable to provide the same level of care when she needed it most.
Patients like Johanna deserve the best and most seamless care available today. High-risk pregnancies often come with complications that dictate that a matter of days, hours or even minutes can be the difference-maker for a positive outcome.
Imagine a world where health care professionals can see the likelihood of an adverse change before it happens or one where threats to the pregnancy are identified before they become a critical risk to either mother or child.
The Obix Perinatal Interface System is a tool that allows for centralized digital fetal monitoring from both bedside and remote medical locations. The system is designed to integrate a mother's medical documentation with fetal surveillance. Obix helps clinicians both in the Lois Hole Hospital and external medical sites deliver integrated and informed care to all patients, whether are they are in or out of the hospital.
Rural or more remote medical facilities do not always have full obstetrics teams on staff, though they are often the teams responsible for day-to-day care for mothers like Johanna. Multiple medical teams mean a higher likelihood of confusion for both patients and care providers if there is no centralized care system present; a problem Obix solves.
Coordinated and integrated care plans through Obix means uncertainties like, what if my doctor doesn't get my results, did my doctors talk before my appointment, what if my home care provider isn't aware of the details surrounding my pre-existing conditions, will no longer exist thanks Obix.
Once installed, Obix can connect with multiple devices - including smartphones - and health care systems, either at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women or another integrated location and provides the ability to monitor the baby and view clinical documentation on one screen. These reports save in real-time to the mother's file and allow all members of her care team, no matter their location access to her most current health information, even from a mobile device.
Suddenly, Johanna has gone from having two separate medical teams to one cohesive care unit that can make the split-second decisions when those seconds count the most. Whether she is at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women or closer to home in Alberta's north, Johanna will know that she is receiving the best care possible.