Dr Joseph Biggio Discusses Ochsner Health's Connected MOM Program, COVID-19 Pregnancy Challenges

September 15, 2020

SAP Partners | <b>Ochsner</b>

At Ochsner Health, the largest nonprofit academic health care system in Louisiana, providers are leveraging the system’s Connected Maternity Online Monitoring (MOM) digital medicine program to minimize expectant mothers’ risks of contracting COVID-19.

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the country, practices and health systems are transforming care to limit exposure to those who may be at greater risk of severe complications. At Ochsner Health, the largest nonprofit academic health care system in Louisiana, providers are leveraging the system’s Connected Maternity Online Monitoring (MOM) digital medicine program to minimize expectant mothers’ risks of contracting COVID-19.

To learn more about this program, we spoke with Joseph Biggio Jr, MD, MS, the system co-chair of Women’s Services and system chair for Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Ochsner Health. Dr Biggio, an obstetrician gynecologist, specializes in provision of high-risk pregnancy care and has been involved with provision of care related to women with medical complications, obstetric complications, and fetal complications in pregnancy.

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, Dr Biggio explains how the Connected MOM program functions and lays out the challenges expectant mothers face during a pandemic.

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