The company has designed the smartphone-based digital health service to identify mothers at high risk of pregnancy-related complications, helping in reducing maternal mortality rates.

Philip works with Indonesia telecommunication provider PT. TELKOM to deploy the solution effectively in the region.

The MOM solution allows midwives in remote locations to share vital measurements, observational data and mobile ultrasound images with obstetricians and gynecologists in the country’s larger hospitals.

It features two mobile phone apps, of which first one will enable midwives to collect vital measurement data such as weight, blood pressure, temperature. The second feature will allow doctors to track the data and review woman’s progress.

Regional primary care centers specialists can also access the data through a MOM web portal to monitor women’s conditions and identify high-risk pregnancies through dashboard interface.

Philips healthcare informatics, solutions and services CEO Jeroen Tas said: "Indonesia, with 255 million people living on more than 900 islands, still struggles with one of the highest rates of maternal death in the world partly due to the lack of access to healthcare services."

The firm plans to launch MOM telehealth service in other regions of Indonesia, India and Africa later this year.

Image: Royal Philips has agreed to provide MOM telehealth service in the West Sumatra region. Photo: courtesy of Koninklijke Philips N.V.