Axia Women’s Health Hypertension Program Secures Independence Blue Cross Grant

The grant, awarded annual by the health insurer, supports efforts to improve quality and delivery of health care

June 23, 2021 – Axia Women’s Health announced today that its remote hypertension monitoring program was chosen by Independence Blue Cross to receive one of its prestigious Clinical Care Innovation Grants. This grant is awarded annually to programs in the Philadelphia area aimed at improving the quality and delivery of health care.

“We are proud to support these projects through our CCI Grants Program and look forward to how they will improve our members’ health care experience. Our hope when we invited providers to apply for these grants was that we would see submissions that reflected novel ideas that could ultimately be shared across the Independence network as best practices in the future. I am now more confident than ever that we will achieve that goal.” – Dr. Rodrigo Cerdá, Independence vice president of Clinical Care Transformation

The remote postpartum hypertension monitoring program will be led by Elizabeth Cherot, MD, MBA, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer at Axia Women’s Health. This project remotely monitors postpartum patients for hypertension using a digital health app. The app sends Short Message Service (SMS) and push notifications to patients reminding them to check their blood pressure twice a day, tracks patients’ blood pressure data, and keeps physicians up to date on patients who have an elevated or critical blood pressure reading. The goals of this monitoring are to identify preventable postpartum complications early and avoid hospital readmissions.


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