Maternal healthcare App in Kenya
Making quality of care visible: iDeliver, a digital tool that supports skilled birth attendants in delivering high quality intrapartum careThe tablet based interface will help midwives and other care providers to oversee women throughout their stay in a maternity ward. A birth attendant will use the tool first to collect the data on a woman’s labour signs and her health conditions. iDeliver will generate a visualisation of this data, enabling a faster assessment and prioritisation of clients. The data collected will also help facilities and government officials to manage facilities better and drive improvement efforts.
Technology and connected systems hold immense promise for helping skilled birth attendants provide better, safer and more informed intrapartum care for mothers-to-be, yet digital products and services are typically designed primarily for high resource contexts. With the design of iDeliver, we’ve looked to combine high quality design and usability with a contextually appropriate and intuitive interface.
The tasks and activities skilled birth attendants perform in low resource settings are many and varied. A large component of a typical birth attendant’s working time is spent on collecting data about the client and reporting this information onwards to facility managers and e.g. government officials. Many facilities have a chronic shortage of staff and working hours are long. With too many clients to care for, nurses and midwives find it challenging to keep an eye on everything, to be able to prioritise their tasks, make referrals and other arrangements and take fast and
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Project by M4ID
Client: Merck for Mothers
Design Lead: Veronica Bluguermann
Service and Interaction design: Promila Roychoudhury
Visual Design: Kallan & co
Technical Partners : Vecna Care
More info: Project link