Clinical trial benchmarks used to predict wound healing do not align with real-time wound outcomes, Dr. Stephan Landis, a physician at Guelph General Hospital in Guelph, Ont., presented at the spring 2017 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care in San Diego, Calif.
Dr. Landis, who is part of the Waterloo Wellington Integrated Wound Care Program, used Swift Skin and Wound to track and analyze the real-world progress of wound clinic patients at Guelph General. His findings underline the importance of accurate imaging, measurement and documentation in wound care management.
“The ability to incorporate sequential visual data into an electronic medical record is a major advance in an organized approach to wound care,” Dr. Landis stated in his presentation poster. “Recognizing early on when the healing trajectory of a wound begins to plateau permits earlier, efficient modifications in wound management.”
Dr. Landis also noted that “smartphone imaging software supplants older measurement techniques through consistency and comparability, and should become the bedside standard for measurement data collection.”
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