Programs Will Help Women with Opioid Use Disorder

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ASBURY PARK – Mothers with opioid use disorder will have a helping hand, thanks to Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC). In collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health and GoMo Health, CJFHC will launch remote care management programs to support prenatal and postpartum mother with opioid use disorder and their providers.

These two programs will be:

  1. Maternal Child Health Personal Concierge: a mobile-based virtual care coordinator designed to guide pregnant and postpartum women through their pregnancy, addiction management and baby’s first 15 months.
  2. Provider Concierge for healthcare professionals: for use as an in-the-moment guide for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment and learning management system.

These programs will begin at three pilot sites including Jane H. Booker Family Health Center at Hackensack Meridian’s Jersey Shore University Medical Center, JSAS HealthCare, Inc. and Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

“The opioid epidemic has taken a devastating toll on so many of our family, friends and communities,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal. “What gives me hope, amid the bleak statistics, is that there are solutions, like the ones CJFHC is implementing, which are focused on populations facing extreme vulnerability. To get to the other side of this public health epidemic, we need bold responses that are driven by compassion, data, innovation and local engagement.”

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The Maternal Child Health Personal Concierge program is an e-PRO system (electronic patient reported outcomes) that personalizes and delivers content, based on the women’s specific emotional and physical issues.

According to CJFHC, Personal Concierge reinforces activation of day-to-day protocols for increased patient adherence and compliance to avoid unnecessary emergency department visits and re-admissions.   “We are incredibly excited to implement the Personal Concierge program within our community. Using this innovative technology will improve communication between our healthcare providers and women and provide needed information that will help ensure positive birth outcomes for women and children in New Jersey,” said Robyn D’Oria, CEO, CJFHC.