2019-05-13news-articleNews<p>A new Partners HealthCare at Home innovation is extending this care model to reach to patients in need of expert wound care.</p>
Healing Wounds with Mobile Expertise
May 13, 2019
A Partners HealthCare at Home nurse measures a patient's wound.
Providing efficient, effective mobilebased patient care is at the heart of Partners HealthCare at Home’s (PHH) mission. A new innovation is extending this care model to reach to patients in need of expert wound care.
Supported by Haiku, a smartphonebased technology with built-in photograph capability, the initiative allows PHH field clinicians to make wound photographs taken during home care visits immediately viewable within the patient’s medical record. An office-based Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse with expertise in wound care can then provide real-time treatment recommendations that inform patient care.
The program, initially piloted in 2017, has provided over 2,300 consultations to date, with positive patient satisfaction reported. In June 2018, the initiative received the Innovation Award at the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts’ annual event, recognizing its impact on patient care in the community.