CHADDS FORD, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WoundMatrix Inc., an industry leader in clinician mobile wound documentation, measurement and outcome tracking solution for any home or clinical setting, announced it has entered into a 10-year partnership agreement with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) in the United Kingdom, which has launched its new telemedicine and woundcare programme. KCHFT is redefining its patient care and projecting to make significant savings per individual case using WoundMatrix.
Identifying, preventing and treating wounds accounts for 60 percent of the community nursing workload. The WoundMatrix mobile application, used by these nurses on mobile tablets, provides KCHFT clinicians with real-time access to monitor and track the progress of their patients’ wounds, including painful sores or ulcers, known as pressure ulcers. Nurses and clinicians can refer and access real-time high definition images, measurement and progress of the wounds and will be able to assess and prescribe next steps quicker and more effectively, making sure patients consistently receive good quality wound care.
The grand opening of the specialist wound medicine centre, highlighting the WoundMatrix mobile application, was held at Sevenoaks Hospital on October 13, 2017 with prestigious guest including the local Member of Parliament, Sir Michael Fallon, KCHFT’s Chief Executive Paul Bentley and Chairman David Griffiths. Additional attendees included Sevenoaks’ League of Friends Chairman Ian Philip and President Roger Hope and KCHFT’s Sevenoaks Governor Jo Naismith.
Sir Michael Fallon said, “This new centre is an important addition to our local health services because treating wounds requires specialist ongoing care. Its unique state-of-the-art equipment helps keep Sevenoaks one step ahead in the services it provides.”
The WoundMatrix technology has been in development since 2000 and is so advanced it will allow clinicians to map the wound bed, meaning it accurately measures each tissue type so a comparison can be made with previous assessments. Sean Geary, CEO of WoundMatrix, said, “The 10-year partnership between WoundMatrix and KCHFT could revolutionize wound care in the home. The program is expected to reach 5000 users in the Kent community over the next two years.”
“We are always looking to improve the way we manage wounds, including the prevalence of pressure wounds and diabetic ulcers, and are confident this technology is an absolute game-changer for community health services,” said Eldon Macarthur, KCHFT’s Head of IT Systems and Business Change. “The projected outcome of the new WoundMatrix platform includes a reduction in the Trust's prescribing budget through an increase in the appropriate use of dressings, together with how regularly they are used or changed.”
The WoundMatrix system has been designed as a support technology and does not replace the clinical expertise of our nurses but provides the evidence to assist them with their clinical decisions. In fact the nurse specialists responsible for wound care in Kent have been instrumental in the design of the application. In doing so they know it will enhance their capabilities for creating treatment plans with their patients, digitally capture the wound, allow users to define wound edges and tissue types and significantly reduce the time to assess and deliver a higher quality care and wound outcomes.
WoundMatrix is a complete Mobile Wound Management/Telehealth solution for the secure capture, measurement and upload of images and data elements at the patient point of care. For more information visit: http://www.woundmatrix.com/#