Shortcut to a better and safer care for patients wihard-to-heal ulcers
|Coordinator||BLEKINGE LÄNS LANDSTING - Blekinge Kompetenscentrum|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 850 000|
|Project duration||July 2016 - December 2017|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project " A shortcut to better and safer care for patients with hard-to-heal ulcers" was to introduce a new technology in the process of wound management by connecting a CE-certified mobile application to the national quality registry RUT Registry of Ulcer Treatment. Staff used the app as a clinical tool for registering and ensuring patient work. After a test period of nine months, nurses requested a further development of the app.
Expected results and effects
The expected result was an increased use of RUT with access to a structured approach for wound management in everyday clinical practice. The app has fulfilled the expectations of being an easily accessible clinical tool, which has facilitated registration and ensured patient work. Nurses have commented on the app’s large potential to follow the wound healing process of individual patients and to act as a continuous E-learning platform for quality improvement.
Planned approach and implementation
The national Registry on Ulcer Treatment is now linked to Dermicus wound, a CE certified telemedicine platform and mobile application. Technical solutions and transfer of data from the web application to the register’s IT platform at UCR (Uppsala Clinical Research Center) have been successfully implemented. The app has been tested clinically in selected pilot communities and focus groups.