Long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) now has a new tool to help simplify wound care.
Toronto-based machine-vision technology company Swift Medical has partnered with PointClickCare, the largest North American provider of cloud-based EHR software for long-term and post-acute care providers, to power PointClickCare’s Skin and Wound smartphone app.
Until recently, wound care management relied on paper ruler measurements to track healing, a method that is not visual, isn’t necessarily reliable or repeatable, and requires clinicians to manually chart results. Not surprisingly, a significant portion of claims against LTPAC providers is related to wound care, representing a major source of risk.
The PointClickCare Skin and Wound smartphone app, powered by Swift Medical, aims to alleviate these problems and improve the process by relying on HIPAA-compliant, EHR-linked technology to measure, document, and disseminate wound care information.
The Skin and Wound app is one-stop resource for wound care management, including:
- improving care delivery
- mitigating risk
- increasing operational efficiency
- increasing collaboration between team members
- improving resident engagement
The PointClickCare Skin and Wound app should significantly improve outcomes for patients, with more transparency and access to critical data.
“Swift Medical is a leader in imaging technology and data analytics solutions for the healthcare industry,” says Karen Hamilton, VP of Marketing for Swift Medical. “Our collaborative wound care management offering, Swift Wound, brings the accuracy of digital planimetry to the ubiquitous smartphone.”
“Until now, clinicians and healthcare organizations have lacked a reliable, cost-effective, and meaningful method of tracking, understanding, and managing wound healing,” says Carlo Perez, CEO of Swift Medical. “The reliability of Swift Wound’s measurement, combined with the ability to capture wound images and visually track wound healing progress, enables clinicians like never before to identify high-risk patients, determine the efficacy of treatment, and successfully engage patients in their own care.”
“Swift Medical’s commitment to providing the highest quality wound care management solutions made us a logical choice as a partner for PointClickCare,” added Perez. “Just like they are their industry’s top choice for senior care, Swift Wound is quickly becoming the top choice for mobile wound care management. By choosing PointClickCare’s Skin and Wound solution, LTPAC providers can rest assured that they are providing their residents with exceptional wound care.”