Season 4: Episode #110

Podcast with Anish Sebastian, Co-Founder and CEO, Babyscripts

“Virtual maternity care can help address access to care and health equity”

paddy Hosted by Paddy Padmanabhan
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In this podcast, Anish Sebastian, Co-Founder and CEO of Babyscripts, shares how they are reinventing the standard of prenatal and postpartum care by enabling improved virtual and remote maternity care. Babyscripts focuses on the delivery of pregnancy care through the power of technology and remote patient monitoring and addresses the critical shortage of obstetrical providers in the U.S. 

Anish calls the pandemic ‘a watershed moment’ for telemedicine and digital health adoption. He highlights how technology presents an interesting dynamic for pregnancy, and how connected devices can improve access to care at a central level, thereby impacting maternity care in the country.  

The digital health landscape is a chaotic marketplace today. Anish concludes with advice for digital health start-ups who want to make a mark in the industry. Take a listen.

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Show Notes

00:36Tell us about yourself and how you came to start Babyscripts?
02:59What you consider as some of the milestones you've had as a company? Also, tell us how the pandemic impacted your business?
06:24You and your co-founder are both men in a women's health business. Does anyone ever ask you about that?
08:42 What kind of demographic do you mainly serve? Who’s paying for your customers – plans, providers, or employers?
11:54What are the big elements of your platform that go towards providing this comprehensive care?
14:12 What are some of the big challenges you encounter when you're aggregating the data from a large population and trying to make sense of it?
16:06 Is your product or solution embedded in a clinical workflow or is it a separate standalone app?
17:23 Interoperability is an unfinished business. Is it getting better?
19:46 What is the hardest part for you as a start-up with an innovative solution, but also one that is not a part of the core technology and applications infrastructure for health systems today?
22:59 What has been your experience in the last several years and what would you advise to someone who's looking at starting a digital health company today?
26:47 For your peers and other digital health founders, can you share few things that you've learned?
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Anish Sebastian co-founded Babyscripts in 2013 with the vision that internet enabled medical devices and big data would transform the delivery of pregnancy care. Since the company’s inception, they have raised over $37M.

As the CEO of BabyScripts, Anish has focused his efforts on product and software development, as well as research validation of their product.

About the host

Paddy is the co-author of Healthcare Digital Transformation – How Consumerism, Technology and Pandemic are Accelerating the Future (Taylor & Francis, Aug 2020), along with Edward W. Marx. Paddy is also the author of the best-selling book The Big Unlock – Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-based Care Era (Archway Publishing, 2017). He is the host of the highly subscribed The Big Unlock podcast on digital transformation in healthcare featuring C-level executives from the healthcare and technology sectors. He is widely published and has a by-lined column in CIO Magazine and other respected industry publications.

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