Mhealth conceptual model for providing quality antenatal care in health centers during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic

Delmaifanis Delmaifanis, Kemal Siregar, Artha Prabawa

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: In Indonesia, the maternal mortality rate is still high and far from the Sustainable Development Goals target of 305 compared to 70 per 100,000 live births. AIM: This study aims to design the mHealth concept to improve the quality of antenatal care (ANC) with features that support service workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. METHODS: The method used was literature study and conceptual design of the mHealth model with Rapid Application Development approach. RESULTS: The result showed that several factors influence the quality of ANC and the potential for improvement with mHealth. There are nine features of pregnancy services designed to improve the quality of ANC, such as standard operating procedure compliance, maternal health records, clinical decision aids, referral links, teleconsultation, health promotion improvement, alerts, and reminders, real-time reports, and distribution maps for pregnant women. The depicted context diagram consists of four external entities such as pregnant women, midwives, maternal and child health coordinators at Health centers and Health offices in Indonesia as well as the flow of data or information to and from mHealth, and the interface design understands users’ role and is executed accordingly. CONCLUSION: The problems of pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic or the new normal were partially resolved with mHealth innovations, teleconsultation features, and improving health promotion. Therefore, all the mHealth features this helps in improving the quality of ANC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)828-834
Number of pages7
JournalOpen Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic
  • MHealth
  • Pregnant women
  • Quality of antenatal care
  • Teleconsultation

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