Medical equipment data
Health topic Maternal mortality
Health classification Preventative
Project data
Location Maryland, United States
Made? No
Replicated? No
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Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

Maternal death rates are often high in resource-poor settings because of inefficient and inaccurate labor assessment and delayed complication management. The paper partogram, although a useful tool for monitoring and assessing the progress of labor, remains cumbersome and time-consuming.

Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]

The ePartogram is an affordable, easy-to-operate, efficient and comprehensive electronic alternative to the paper partogram. It is a hand-held device that allows for more efficient recording of clinical observations, more accurate predictions of complications, and more rapid decision-making. It includes a sensor module for partial automation of data collection and a telemedicine module that allows midwives to obtain support and guidance from distant senior-level clinicians. Thus, the ePartogram supports front-line workers and brings essential services to women.

Designed by[edit | edit source]

  • Designed by: Jhpiego Corportion, Johns Hopkins University Center for Bio-Engineering Innovation and Design, Laerdal Global Health
  • Manufacturer location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]

Lab or bench testing will take place mainly in Baltimore, MD, while field testing is likely to take place in Kenya.

Funding Source[edit | edit source]

Saving Lives at Birth: Grand Challenge for Development

References[edit | edit source]

Peer-reviewed publication[edit | edit source]

ePartogram. (n.d.). Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Retrieved November 14, 2012 from here.

ePartogram. (2011, April 25). Tech Briefs: Create the Future Design Contest 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012 from here.

Global: Field-Testing Electronic Lifesaving Tool for Prevention and Management of Complications during Labor. (n.d.). Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Center for Adolescent Health. Retrieved November 14, 2012 from here.

Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]

E-Partogram. (2012, May 16). Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. Retrieved November 14, 2012 from here.

The Innovators—Neonatal Technologies Forum. (n.d.). National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. Retrieved November 14, 2012 from here.

Page data
Part of Global Health Medical Device Compendium
Type Medical equipment, Project
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being, SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Authors Eva Shiu
Published 2012
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
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