Shortcut to a better and safer care for patients wihard-to-heal ulcers

Reference number
Coordinator BLEKINGE LÄNS LANDSTING - Blekinge Kompetenscentrum
Funding from Vinnova SEK 850 000
Project duration July 2016 - December 2017
Status Completed
Venture Medtech4Health: Innovators in the healthcare sector
Call Medtech4Health: Innovators in the healthcare sector 2016

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.

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