Maternity Newborn Program - “Tomorrow’s Child”
Improves mother and child outcomes while reducing costs associated with complicated pregnancies
and premature births.
The key objectives of the “Tomorrow’s Child” program are:
- to decrease the number of premature and complicated births through assessment,
early intervention and case management
- to promote optimal delivery outcomes, minimizing costs and reducing hospital readmissions.
The program begins as soon as a woman’s pregnancy is confirmed by her physician. Upon registering
with the program, the expectant mother is assessed by a nurse specialist. After this initial
screening, all of the mothers-to-be receive:
- education and extensive educational materials
- care planning based on risk status
- ongoing monitoring and assessments
Women with higher risks for complications become part of a more aggressive program of case
Key Features and Advantages
Interactive Medical Systems clients have a program that enhances the quality of
life for pregnant mother and child, with outcomes that can save hundreds of thousands
of dollars associated with a premature or complicated birth.
- Pregnant mothers receive detailed psycho-social assessments with
physician confirmation to determine risk status.
- The women receive calendars, videos, brochures and a book
that highlight health issues during pregnancy.
- “Tomorrow’s Child” nurses have an average of 20 years maternal and neonatal experience.
When medical complications or questions arise, the nurses provide education and support.
- When coupled with Care Line (24/7 Demand Management) program, the pregnant women can
receive information and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Regardless of risk status, every pregnancy is monitored throughout the 9 months, with
intervention at the slightest change in the mother’s condition.
- If home health care services are needed, costs are negotiated with caregivers.
- The program also reduces the amount of work time lost by preventing complications during
pregnancy and/or birth.