Lorestry Announces Maternal and Child Health – Mapping for Two
The extended version of the app was released at a critical time for maternal and child health.
- In 2020, the CDC reported that U.S. maternal mortality rates had risen to 24%, an increase of 4% from 2019 figures. (Maternal mortality rates are deaths per 100,000 live births.)
- Nearly one in five pregnant women is over 35. According to the CDC, maternal mortality rates increase with maternal age. For women aged 40 and over, the maternal mortality rate in 2020 was almost 8 times higher than for people under 25.
Lorestry, the first app that collects and maps real-world data for consumers, includes daily tracking of maternal feelings, documentation of conditions that can be diagnosed in utero, and social/environmental conditions that impact mother-infant outcomes. Access to air conditioning, to cite just one example, has a serious impact on maternal health and infant prematurity. In July 2021the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) published new clinical guidelines on heat and environmental risks and emphasized “that climate change is an urgent concern for women’s health as well as a major public health challenge”. Additionally, ACOG states that “there is emerging evidence linking exposure to toxic environmental agents to adverse reproductive and developmental health outcomes.”
Lorestry provides a way to capture social determinants of health (SDoH) and environmental determinants of health (EDoH) variables that can be shared with health systems, community health, and early education providers. Capturing this information privately in real time and outside of the clinical setting reduces geographic barriers and should help expedite urgent interventions that have been shown to improve life outcomes. The app simultaneously creates a longitudinal record of early life experiences and developmental progression.
Lorestry is a top-ranked pregnancy and baby app in 14 countries, and available on the App Store.
Lorestry is the world’s first and only app that maps data for healthcare consumers in the language of healthcare and humanity. The free Lorestry app creates a private health data asset that is meaningful, useful, and readable (by humans and computers). Designed to be used from pregnancy to age 6, Lorestry is the first inclusive app for all children, including those with special health care and record collection needs. Follow @Lorestry on Twitter.
Alea Diagnostics, creator of the Lorestry app, provides employers with family-friendly benefits solutions to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and that support underserved populations. Alea works with hospitals and health systems interested in health equity for newborns and children. Follow @AleaDx on Twitter.
SOURCEAlea Diagnostics, Inc.