Nuvo Group, the company behind INVU, an FDA-approved remote pregnancy monitoring platform, and Israeli Sheba Medical Center have partnered to evaluate a new virtual care regimen for the management of gestational diabetes.
The first phase of the collaboration has now been completed. As part of the pilot program medically necessary non-stress tests (NSTs) were shifted to home-based, remote monitoring using INVU rather than conducting traditional monitoring in a medical facility. Participating physicians prescribed INVU to expectant mothers, who wore the sensor band from home during virtual visits. During these virtual visits anchored by the hospital’s Sheba BEYOND, virtual hospital platform, a live reading allowed the expectant mother to access simplified data and insights via the paired INVU app, while the provider received more detailed fetal and maternal surveillance that OB/GYNs are accustomed to receiving during in-office visits.
To provide a comprehensive virtualized care regimen, the pilot program also included the use of several other telemedicine solutions alongside INVU, including a remote ultrasound device, glucose monitoring, and home urinalysis kit. In addition to offering a safe and proven regimen for managing gestational diabetes, the program aimed to help patients and providers save time and ultimately improve the overall care experience.
“Our long term goal is to provide pregnant women with the best possible maternal-fetal surveillance wherever they are – in our clinics, at the comfort of their home or during their work day,” said Dr. Avi Tsur, high-risk pregnancy expert and director of Sheba’s Women’s Health Innovation Center and Sheba BEYOND’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Beyond tele-health platform. “The INVU fetal monitoring solution has the potential to be a catalyst of transformative care in an area of medicine that has been lagging in innovation and new approaches for decades. I hope this pilot is only the beginning.”
Nuvo Group CEO Kelly Londy adds: “It is an honor to collaborate with a leading medical center like Sheba to bring Nuvo’s INVU technology to expectant mothers in Israel. The INVU platform is particularly beneficial for high-risk pregnancies that would otherwise require frequent in-office visits, which we know can become burdensome on all sides. We look forward to the next phase of our partnership as we continue to work with Sheba to help deliver safe and reliable remote care to even more patients.”