In conjunction with the Indonesian Reproductive Science Institution (IRSI) under PT Bundamedik, the city government of Padang and the Ministry of Health, Philips launched a pilot project called MOM (Mobile Obstetrical Monitoring). It enabled pregnant women to be monitored remotely so that those at high risk can be identified as early as possible.
Midwives visit the mothers-to-be in their homes where they take measurements including blood sugar and blood pressure levels and check for fetal movement. All the results are fed into the MOM app on their mobile phone so that obstetricians and gynecologists based in hospitals or clinics can monitor them.
In the first three months of the pilot, over 60 of the almost 500 soon-to-be-mothers have been identified as having a high-risk pregnancy. MOM is part of the ongoing “Philips Innovation for Healthier Indonesia” program which focuses on mother and child care.