CHADDS FORD, Pa.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--On August 30, 2013, Philadelphia Business Journal and presenting sponsor UnitedHealthcare announced WoundMatrix as a finalist for the 2013 Innovation Awards in the category of Best Medical Device. The awards honor innovations in health care that continue to reshape the medical industry in Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey.
“We’re very excited to be a finalist for best medial device at the 2013 Innovation Awards”
“We’re very excited to be a finalist for best medial device at the 2013 Innovation Awards,” said Sean M. Geary, Founder, President and CEO, WoundMatrix. “The advance of mobile technology, coupled with the emergence of the electronic medical record and the growing wound treatment population, signaled to us the growing demand and requirement for digital wound measurement and documentation capabilities. With WoundMatrix, we’ve created an easy to use tool that helps state and federal governments, clinical health care providers, clinical research organizations and insurers improve treatment and outcomes for their patients. New applications and new deployment initiatives are in our future, as we work to remain innovators in our field.”
WoundMatrix is recognized for its Mobile Wound Management technology, which provides a new level of precision and ease of use to image, measure, assess and report wound care efficacy, securely and in real time. The technology uses smartphones in a HIPAA-compliant manner to take a photo of the wound and send it in real time to the company’s back-end proprietary software that is offered in the Verizon-Terremark Health Enabled Cloud. The system enables precise digital measurement and centralized reading of metrics. Documentation and outcome tracking reports are accessible to all treatment team members at any time from any location.
Early institutional users of WoundMatrix include the Veterans Administration, Johns Hopkins University and The Ohio State University. These groups adopted WoundMatrix in the last decade and have utilized the system for clinical research and patient documentation. The technology has also been deployed at home health agencies, including Home Health VNA in Lawrence, MA.
Other finalists in the Best Medical Device category include Moss Rehab/Einstein Healthcare Network and UE LifeSciences Inc. Winners will be announced at the awards breakfast in October.
WoundMatrix is a leading provider of innovative software and technology solutions that help clinicians more proactively manage wound care.
WoundMatrix combines smartphone digital image capture/transfer technology with digital wound measurement tools that yield significant health care savings. The system precisely measures the surface area of wounds to eliminate measurement variability and to provide standardized measurements.
For more information visit www.woundmatrix.com.