Leveraging Patient Engagement and Electronic Medical Records for Antenatal Risk Stratification
Ifeoluwa Olokode of Helium Health in Nigeria will develop a digital antenatal risk stratification tool to determine the risk of maternal mortality for pregnant women in Nigeria and link them to appropriate care services to reduce maternal death rates. Nigeria has one of the highest burdens of maternal mortality, with the biggest driver being a delay in the decision to seek health care. They will develop the stratification tool to incorporate patient demographic, behavioral, and obstetric clinical information into existing models to predict antenatal risk levels and communicate them to patients to aid earlier decision making. The tool will be adapted to different demographics, such as women with no education, and integrated into an existing digital patient healthcare platform. It will also connect women with financial support services. They will implement their tool across Lagos, Kano, and Akwa Ibom states over twelve months to demonstrate proof of concept.