ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE, Business Wire, October 12, 2022
Koble, a digital health and well-being platform for expecting and new parents, is pleased to announce today its partnership with Maple, a leading virtual care platform that provides on-demand access to healthcare providers. The collaboration is Koble’s largest partnership to date, and will expand access to digital healthcare for Canadian families.
Koble, a mobile health app supporting families through planning, pregnancy, postpartum, and return-to-work following parental leave, provides parents personalized guidance as they grow their family. Maple members will now have access to Koble’s evidence-based resources developed and curated by their clinical team that includes 16 types of interdisciplinary health professionals addressing the needs of the entire family.
“In a disjointed healthcare system, parents struggle to find timely access to trustworthy guidance. As a soon-to-be first time mother, I understand the mental and physical challenges parents face. At Koble, we’re committed to providing growing families with the healthcare experience they need and deserve,” said Swati Matta, Founder and CEO of Koble. “Together with Maple, we are excited to bring Koble to more families across the country to connect them with a community of support at their fingertips.”
Most parents leave the hospital with their newborn child with minimal direction or understanding of the ongoing support they’ll need. Feeling isolated and overwhelmed as they navigate this significant life event, parents turn to online forums where they find largely non-evidence-based guidance. Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, Chief Medical Officer of Koble, obstetrician-gynecologist shared, “ As a physician, I see patients grapple with the anxieties caused by misinformation and lack of access to reliable, interdisciplinary support. With Koble, we are actively filling this gap by providing parents a one-stop-solution they can rely on for clinically-informed guidance to make confident healthcare decisions.”