Wound care is experiencing a host of benefits and becoming sophisticated with advancements in mobile technology.
FREMONT, CA: Traditionally, wound care revolved around the core areas of dressings and infection control. But today, technology has been successful in giving the process a modern makeover. Mobile applications are now playing a more significant role in the management and treatment of wounds. The value of mobile apps in wound management and its implications in wound care are discussed in brief here.
Compared with former approaches, mobile technologies provide several advantages. A mobile app can come in handy for various purposes. All relevant information about a wounded patient can now be accumulated on a digital platform and can be accessed anytime and anywhere. This means that there is no requirement for care practitioners to carry all the documents while visiting patients at home manually. Since today's wound care has a multi-disciplinary approach, the interaction between providers has to be fast and straightforward. Mobile technology allows providers to communicate in real-time while sharing detailed and updated information regarding the patients. Mobile technology is used to collect data, which can be shared will all involved.
The traditional approach involved carrying reports in the form of written papers. Getting access to the latest medical information would get challenging in that case. Mobile applications can obtain and retain patient data in a unified manner and give access to care providers, whenever needed. Mobile applications can operate with e-learning and decision support system tools like guidelines and care protocols. Using mobile technology also permits care providers to follow a regulated process for wound assessment and wound documentation. This standardization makes care delivery better.
Today, smartphones and digital technologies are facilitating higher convenience and compliance for care providers in the medical sector. Further innovation in mobile technology might add to the current advantages to give wound care a futuristic edge.