WoundMatrix www.woundmatrix.com presented their next generation of their newly improved mobile wound managements system featuring mobile reading at the point-of-care.at the 2015 ATA Conference held May 2nd in Los Angeles. Clinicians now have greater flexibility in evaluating patient progress and developing treatment plans.
The WoundMatrix Mobile Wound Management for Telehealth offering a direct solution is available in the Verizon-Terremark Healthcare Enabled Cloud http://cloud.verizon.com or it can be integrated as a module with existing telehealth systems under a partnership agreement
WoundMatrix combines smartphone and tablet digital image capture plus software and is able to transfer the technology to precisely measure the surface area of wounds. This technology is designed to be available as a stand-alone product or add-on to other software.
The wound management software is an approved technology within the Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) www.telehealth.va.gov/ccht division of the Veterans Administration. The technology is also being used in home healthcare for organizations such as Home Health Foundation www.homehealthfoundation.org in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and in underserved countries such as Honduras and Rwanda.
Honduran patients visit the La Entrada Medical and Dental Facility with wounds where physicians are able to use WoundMatrix to help assess and treat their wounds. The doctors using the mobile platform are instantly able to upload pictures and data for analysis.
In Rwanda, WoundMatrix being used to care for nearly 1000 patients by the
Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program, was established by the Rwanda Ministry of Health www.moh.gov.rw and operates in cooperation with several American universities.
Dr Christian Paletta, Clinical Professor of Surgery with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu has led the use of WoundMatrix in the program in Rwanda where he has also used the software as an educational, training, and documentation tool to train more specialists. “The technology enables us to apply telemedical solutions to a resource-limited area and is saving the lives of several Rwandans each year.”