The well-being of a mother positively impacts the development and psychological, social and emotional health of the child. 11-20% of new mothers have postpartum depression each year resulting in healthcare costs of approximately $6 Billion dollars annually. Only 15% seek medical help. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), key factors include the costs of treatment (54.8%), stigmatization (26.3%) and lack of screening, engagement in care through medication and psychotherapy (18.9%). This puts thousands of women and infants at risk as lack of treatment results in chronic depression, psychosis and even harming oneself and/or the baby. This condition can be exacerbated by a substance abuse problem that results in babies being born to opioids and can drive the new mother to overdose/relapse during the postpartum period. Most of these mothers also need community support/social services. The costs to Government and healthcare are significant — $17 Billion annually.
To solve this complex issue, Vital Start provides a Patient Informed Care Management healthcare platform & mobile app that comprises of:
- Care plan management for disease management, screening, intervention activation and control
- Patient informed interactive care for personalized goal setting, real-time feedback and incentives tracking for positive behavior outcomes
- Virtual Psychological support using Augmented Reality (AR) for hands-free immersive therapy with anonymity, security and safety
Our solution embodies Evidence, Experience and Expertise to drive the Right Treatment to the Right Patient at the Right Time.