Wound Care VoR: Content
Smartphone digital imagery wound measurements study
Discover a research study about increasing productivity with smartphone digital imagery wound measurements and analysis.Read Study
Research study on patient perception of wound photography.
The study provides an assessment of the photographic representation of the wound and evaluates the patients' understanding of and involvement in their wound care.Read Study
Effective virtual wound care solutions
Support wound care best practices, maximize resource use, and communication, while ultimately enhancing patient-centred care and furthering Ontario’s digital health goals with virtual solutions available through OTN.
Integrating virtual wound care tools helps relieve financial resources, staffing issues, thereby promoting adherence to evidence-based best practices.
Key benefits of virtual solutions for wound
Reduce healing times, pain, and need for hospitalization, as well as costs for wound care management.
Mobile solutions support the patient-specialist connection, regardless of patient geographic location.
The solutions support clinical best practice guidelines and are embedded in the clinical pathway.
Increased quality of life
Decreased time to heal means increased quality of life for patients, as well boosted satisfaction for caregivers and health care providers.
Easily available and qualified vendor solutions
Health Outcomes Worldwide (HOW)
HOW’s wound care management software, how2trak Wound Care, has been developed by clinicians for clinicians. The how2trak software empowers clinicians to provide evidence-based wound care through interactive clinical decision support, artificial intelligence, automated wound measurement, electronic documentation, data gathering, and reporting. how2trak tracks wound healing progress, alerts clinicians to problems, and provides best practice decision-support recommendations. It also allows administrators to run reports to support system achievements and improvements, and can measure any variable including patient age, comorbidity, wound measurement, or product selection. how2trak is fully customizable to meet the needs of all customers across the health care sector. Find out more.
Bedside, Pixalere’s front-line assessment solution, enables wound team members to intuitively assess and heal wounds through evidence-based treatment recommendations. It allows data input, 2D wound measurements, automatically recommends diagnosis, treatment and product selection, clinical alerts with user-defined outcomes and generates individualized treatment plans based on best practices.
WoundManager, Pixalere’s administrative controls and reporting solution, enables clinicians and administrators to improve patient outcomes and operational efficiencies. The tool features wound documentation through charting, education through specialist instruction and videos, collaboration through videoconferencing and messaging and reporting through dashboards. Find out more.
Swift Medical and Think Research
Swift Medical and Think Research have partnered to deliver a wound management platform designed specifically to meet the needs of the Ontario healthcare system.
Swift Medical empowers organizations to implement highly compliant, best practice wound care programs across the care continuum, improving clinical and operational outcomes. Swift transforms mobile devices into a point-of-care solution that automates wound assessment, providing treatment recommendations, workflows and analytics to inform and deliver healthcare organization’s Quality Programs.
Implementation is supported by Think Research which has extensive experience delivering technologies across over 75% of the Ontario health system through both local, regional, and provincial programs. Find out more.
OTN has qualified three vendors to a vendor of record (VoR) arrangement supported by and available to all 14 Local Health Integration Networks. Use of the VoR arrangement makes for a streamlined, efficient, cost-effective and compliant procurement process, which is also Broader Public Sector (BPS) directive compliant.
The vendors offer mature and market-tested wound care solutions that enhance best practices in wound management that align with Health Quality Ontario quality standards, help to improve workflow efficiencies, support efficient resource use, and improve communication within the patient’s circle of care.
All LHINs and their health and community care providers are eligible to leverage the VoR arrangement. Using the VoR arrangement is simple. Organizations can:
Jumpstart procurement – Forgo the typical lengthy process of an open competitive procurement and move straight to second stage procurement and request a quote directly to one or more qualified vendors.
Select a vendor – Evaluate and select a preferred vendor, with confidence that all of the vendors have undergone a rigorous first-stage evaluation process.
Benefit from a negotiated group rate – Leverage group pricing negotiated by OTN.
Establish a Statement of Work – Negotiate a Statement of Work using an OTN template.
Access implementation support – The successful vendor will support organizations with the solution implementation and adoption.