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WoundMatrix enters 10-year partnership with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) in the United Kingdom to launch new telemedicine and wound care program aimed at redefining patient care

WoundMatrix Redefines Patient Care and Projects Healthy Savings for UK-based Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust ROI calculated to be thousands of pounds per caseload with mobile telehealth and big data analytics platform.


Chadds Ford, PA, October 19, 2017 - 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 save the NHS thousands of pounds 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 GP prescribing budget and thousands of pounds saved per caseload, 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.

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October 25, 2017 - It’s no surprise that technological advances have driven the growth of virtual care and nursing telemedicine (remote diagnosis and treatment of patients) in recent years. One area of healthcare where that’s been especially useful is wound care. The need for wound treatment and management typically outpaces the number of available healthcare practitioners to provide it. Now a U.S. based company has partnered with a United Kingdom community health foundation in the development and implementation of a new telemedicine and wound care program. U.S. based Woundmatrix is the creator of a telehealth solution that allows patients to upload wound images to healthcare practitioners for immediate assessment and wound care monitoring. The Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) is a United Kingdom not-for-profit, community health provider. The two entities have entered into a 10-year partnership agreement with the goal of improving patient wound care while reducing the cost per individual case. According to a Woundmatrix press release, identifying, preventing, and treating wounds accounts for 60 percent of the community nursing workload. The WoundMatrix mobile application will allow KCHFT nurses and clinicians to monitor and track patient wounds, including sores and pressure ulcers, on mobile tablets in real time. Wound care specialists in Kent were key players in the design of the mobile app. Based on high-definition wound images, care providers will be able to “assess and prescribe next steps quicker and more effectively, making sure patients consistently receive good quality wound care.” The app technology allows healthcare providers to map the wound bed and measure each tissue type so that a comparison can be made with previous assessments. WoundMatrix CEO Sean Geary stated in the release that “The 10-year partnership between WoundMatrix and KCHFT could revolutionize wound care in the home.” While technology-assisted wound care can’t replace the clinical expertise of healthcare staff, it can aid clinicians in the accurate assessment and treatment of wounds, and reduce the time and cost required to deliver quality care. It could also potentially prevent unnecessary doctor’s office and ER visits and deliver expert wound care to patients in under-served rural areas.


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