Wounds have a significant negative impact on patients, including pain, decreased quality of life, and social isolation. Optimal wound healing can help patients and the health care system cope with the burden of chronic wounds. Wound management may not always be the priority in patients whose...
Advanced wound care technology: Technological advances that simplify and facilitate the process of wound care. This technology is used to improve diagnostics, communication, monitoring, complication prevention, and the rate of healing.
Automated measurement: Technology used to capture wound measurements instantly and accurately.
Clinical workflow: A systematic and repeatable pattern to guide clinicians through a delivery of care while streamlining standard of care.
Digital imaging technology: Technology that reduces measurement of variability with precise measurements of length, width, depth, and surface area, along with tissue classification.
Electronic health record (EHR): A report of the patient’s overall health that can follow the patient from facility to facility over a lifetime. An EHR is more comprehensive than an electronic medical record.
Electronic medical record (EMR): A record of a patient’s medical history that stores notes and information collected by and for doctors in a particular office, clinic, or hospital. EMRs are primarily utilized for tracking specific patient data, diagnosis, and treatment by providers and are narrower in scope than electronic hospital records.
Patient adherence: Observance by a patient of their plan of care executed by their health care provider.
Real-time analytics: Accurate and timely patient data that enable monitoring and tracking of wound progress.
Three-dimensional digital imaging technology: Imaging with three-dimensional depth in the horizontal and vertical dimensions. It allows for rotation and visualization from multiple perspectives.
Two-dimensional digital imaging technology: Flat imaging, using horizontal and vertical dimensions. If the image is turned to the side, it becomes a line.
The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author, and do not represent the views of WoundSource, HMP Global, its affiliates, or subsidiary companies.
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