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July 25, 2019updated 26 Jul 2019 2:30pm

Beazley and PeriGen partner to offer safety-based obstetric programme

PeriGen, a firm that specialises in developing AI-based systems for obstetrics, has partnered with insurer Beazley to provide its safety-based obstetric programme to insurer’s’ healthcare clients in the US.

Under the agreement, Beazley will support distribution of PeriGen’s AI-powered early warning system for labour and delivery, PeriWatch Vigilance.

It works alongside any existing electronic fetal monitor and assesses any existing long-term trends in fetal heart rate, contractions, maternal vitals and labour progress.

Using these assessments, the solution provides bedside clinicians with a steady, real-time flow of risk management information.

Additionally, the system offers telemedicine tools which enable a single patient safety clinician to provide “safety net” monitoring across an entire network of hospitals.

Healthcare providers partnered with Beazley’s Quality Indicator Return Premium (QuIRP) programme can now integrate the early warning system for labour and delivery into their risk management programme.

PeriGen CEO Matthew Sappern said: “There is strong alignment between PeriGen’s mission to reduce adverse events in childbirth and the interests of Beazley providers and patients.  We are thrilled to work with an equally committed and innovative partner to protect against avoidable problems in childbirth.”

Beazley US hospitals focus group leader Valentina Minetti said: “Beazley is committed to providing innovative solutions to aid in the continuous improvement of outcomes in obstetrics and all of patient care.

“Offering our clients access to this AI platform aims to help them to understand patients’ conditions and when greater intervention is needed, and ultimately to reduce preventable risks associated with childbirth.”

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