Technological advances are making the practice of medicine more efficient. In addition to cutting down on the amount of time it takes to get the care that is needed, many advances are aimed at determining which patients need care in the first place. With every branch of medicine, there are inventors that are pushing boundaries to come up with new devices, medicines and applications that can help to ensure patients receive the medical care they need.
One such niche area involves devices that focus specifically on prenatal care.
What are some advances that help with prenatal care? Innovators in the tech industry are developing products that can help track the health of both an expectant mother and the developing fetus. Some apps provide this information directly to the mother, but one specific app is gaining the attention of medical professions.
This new form of tech, as noted in a recent piece in MedCityNews, is designed to track a pregnant mother’s vital statistics. It will monitor things like the mother’s blood pressure and weight in an effort to better ensure any variation outside of acceptable measurements does not go unnoticed. Unlike other apps, this one also lets the mother know she should schedule an appointment and is set to notify a medical provider if an issue arises.
The makers of the device are also taking a unique approach to marketing. Other similar items are sold directly to the consumer, the concerned parent. This is marketed instead to the physician. Ultimately, the designers behind the product hope that it will reduce the overall cost of prenatal care by allowing physicians and mothers to schedule visits when necessary.
What about those who are the victims of birth injuries? Whether using a medical device to help reduce the risk of injury or not, those who suffer an injury during the birthing process have options. One of these options is to hold medical care providers responsible if the care provided does not meet the acceptable standard of care in the field.
Those who are in this situation are wise to seek legal counsel. An attorney can review your situation and provide guidance, helping to better ensure your legal rights and remedies are protected.