Long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) now makes caring for wounds a whole lot easier.
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.
The old method of keeping track of wound care included using paper ruler measurements to track healing—a method that is not visual, isn’t always reliable or repeatable, and requires manual charting by clinicians. And, until recently, there were no alternatives. Not surprisingly, a significant portion of claims against LTPAC providers has to do with wound care, representing a predominant source of risk.
Powered by Swift Medical, the PointClickCare Skin and Wound smartphone app 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 an all-encompassing resource for wound care management, with tools to:
- improve care delivery
- mitigate risk
- increase operational efficiency
- increase collaboration between team members
- improve resident engagement
The PointClickCare Skin and Wound app has patients front-of-mind, significantly improving outcomes through 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.”