Given the marked supply-demand mismatch for MFM providers around the country, many expectant mothers endure long, disruptive windshield times in order to see an MFM sub-specialist. Often, this poses socio-economic barriers leading to the member being erroneously labeled “non-compliant.” Ouma leverages telemedicine to deploy an “anytime, anywhere, any device” strategy to deliver MFM care to these members.
Studies have repeatedly shown that the majority of postpartum patients do not know where to reach out for help or questions. It is therefore not surprising that approximately 40% of Ouma’s patients request a lactation consultation from us. We understand the challenges new mom’s face and they trust us to help them. Our lactation consultants are specially trained in the best practices in telehealth care to help with breastfeeding and assist with any issues.
Due to the rise of the obesity epidemic, many reproductive aged individuals enter pregnancy with a chronic medical condition. Using evidence-based guidelines, Ouma proudly provides maternity-specific RPM to help manage chronic medical conditions during pregnancy including diabetes, hypertension, and class II-III obesity.
There is a wide range of physicians who interpret obstetric ultrasound including maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) sub-specialists, general obstetricians, radiologists, and family medicine physicians with variation likely based on local practice culture and their training with this leading to different results. Indeed, studies have demonstrated improved diagnosis of fetal anomalies when ultrasounds are interpreted by MFM physicians compared to other providers. Ouma provides MFM expert ultrasound interpretation so that all patients can have a peace of mind that their exams were reviewed by expert eyes.