Nuvo Group announced today that it completed the first phase of a collaboration agreement with Sheba Medical Center’s “Sheba BEYOND.”
The first phase of the partnership included a pilot program centered around gestational diabetes management. The program shifted necessary non-stress tests (NSTs) to home-based, remote monitoring using Nuvo’s 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 the 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 through the INVU app while the provider garnered more detailed fetal and maternal surveillance that OB/GYNs are accustomed to receiving during in-office visits, according to a news release.
According to the companies, the pilot program also featured the use of other telemedicine offerings alongside INVU, including a remote ultrasound device, glucose monitoring, and home urinalysis kit. They said 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 workday,” 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.”
The next phase of the partnership will look to integrate the INVU platform into the hospital’s standard of care protocols. The companies also plan to utilize data collected from the pilot program to develop new AI tools with the goals of advancing pregnancy care management, improving outcomes, and lowering costs.
“It is an honor to collaborate with a leading medical center like Sheba to bring Nuvo’s INVU technology to expectant mothers in Israel,” said Kelly Londy, CEO of Nuvo Group. “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.”