Testing visual function of the wound healing process - a staff oriented e-health solution
|Coordinator||BLEKINGE LÄNS LANDSTING - Blekinge Kompetenscentrum|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 850 000|
|Project duration||February 2018 - August 2019|
|Venture||Medtech4Health- Collaboration Projects in Medical technology|
|Call||Medtech4Health: Collaboration Projects in Medical technology 2017|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project “Testing visual function of the wound healing process - a staff-oriented e-health solution” aimed at a further development of the RiksSår’s app with image function and measurement of ulcer size to increase the app´s usability and achieve a full integration in clinical practice. The app was tested during 10 months by 39 units/61 registrars, who scored more than 200 assessments of patients ´ healing processes.
Expected results and effects
The expected result was an access to a mobil application/platform for communication on patients ´ healing processes at different levels of care. That users’ participation and influence early is of importance in the development of e-health solutions in order to achieve good long-term results turned out directly in the interviews that were conducted. The app met the expectations for a smart clinical tool and was also launched internationally as a brilliant example of an effective decision support system.
Planned approach and implementation
The app has been tested in clinical practice, where nurses and doctors could communicate and supervise wound healing processes. Users ´ comments have continuously been collected and the content of the app/platform has been adjusted accordingly. Changes have also been made according to comments from the 20 interviews. Continuous digital or physical contact were established with all users during the project. The project group has had tele meetings twice a month to monitor progress of the project.