Data-Driven Wound Care: A Business and Clinical Opportunity
Wound care management is a complex and difficult enterprise. One key reason is that wound care lacks clear ownership and a consequence is the information needed to manage it is not available to provide a single source of truth. Without this knowledge, organizations struggle to bring wound care under control, leading to resource waste, spiralling costs, and poor clinical outcomes.
Accurate holistic assessment of the patient and the wound, including its measurement and documentation, will provide an understanding of primary treatment objectives resulting in improved patient outcomes and reduced costs. Practitioners involved in wound care need to ensure they have the essential skills required to plan, implement and evaluate care on an individual basis.
Suboptimal care can lead to delayed healing, increased pain, increased infection and inappropriate use of wound treatments, all of which impact on patients’ quality of life and outcomes. It is vital therefore that holistic wound assessment is seen as an essential aspect of care for every individual living with a wound.
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Digital wound care management unifies this complex and multifactorial information, creating an opportunity for healthcare organizations to realize the benefits of better information and data management. Understanding your wound population, associated costs, and clinical burden helps your organization improve your operations, leading to clinical and operational benefits. In addition, bringing wound care into the era of ‘big data’ allows more sophisticated analytics to be applied to the important and complex problem.
This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions.
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