Mayo Clinic OB Nest

The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) partnered with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic to better understand prenatal care at a distance. The project explored ways to supplement current prenatal care offerings at Mayo Clinic and provide patients and families with more ways to interact with their care team from home. The goal was to improve the patient and provider experience by designing a new model of care.

Leveraging information and communication technologies, as appropriate, the team created 14 experiments where patients were exposed to new experiences and environments, allowing the team to better understand the impact on the patient and provider experience. Experiments included themes of in-home monitoring, opening access, patient-driven appointments, a custom-tailored experience, online communities for patients and appointments from a distance. During the course of the project, the team used the insights from these experiments to create a single cohesive model of care.

Outcome

Mayo Clinic OB Nest was implemented as a low risk pregnancy Care Model within Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic Rochester.