Lucina’s technology identifies profiles, assesses, connects, and tracks at-risk mothers.Their proprietary database uses an algorithm that identifies 7,000 risk factors, while considering prominent social determinants of health (SDOH), like income level, educational level, medical insurance coverage, access to medical care, pre-pregnancy health, and general health status. The resulting data helps Lucina find 98% of moms before delivery and 72% in the first trimester, allowing for earlier engagement and access to care that will prevent adverse outcomes. It also improves patient engagement and addresses racial disparity gaps in care to connect families to the resources in their communities.
“As an OB/Gyn, I see a genuine sense of urgency for digital tools like Lucina’s. This kind of AI-technology can be harnessed to improve not just perinatal outcomes but perinatal health equity,” says Dr. Holly Puritz, an OB/Gyn and a board advisor for Lucina.
Lucina is the only technology with predictive data and information, which is the more effective way to identify these at-risk women and create proper treatment plans.
They also collect key ‘4th Trimester’ data – this is the transition period after childbirth when infants are adjusting to life outside the womb and moms are adjusting to new parenthood. Significant biological, psychosocial, and social changes are occuring during this time but our current healthcare system does not support it sufficiently. With some plans, Lucina provides important risk assessment data 90 days post delivery, which is vital for moms and babies after they’re discharged from the hospital.