AI-powered, Remote Wound Care: Delivering Profound Clinical Outcomes in Home Health
- Room: 263/264
- Session Number: 805
Tuesday, October 25, 2022: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Wound care is a massive challenge in home health. While over 30% of patients in home health have a wound, providing standardized, best practice care is a challenge. In 2020, a home health agency that provides services across five states, launched a nurse-led, remote-enabled wound care program with their innovative technology partner. To underpin this new, virtual wound care program, the nursing team adopted an AI-powered, digital wound care platform to allow frontline clinicians to easily capture high precision wound images in the home and then share this data with the remote wound experts to augment clinical decision making to drive more preventive care. A benefits study of the program revealed significant improvement after only 6 months: - Reduction in 60-day rehospitalization rate. - Reduction in incidence of new wounds in home health. - Improvement in wound healing rate. - Reduction in documentation time. - Reduction in nursing visits per wound episode.
Course Level: Intermediate; 1.2 Accounting CPEs (NASBA/BMO) 1 Nursing CNEs contact hours
1. Identify strengths, gaps and areas for improvement in a wound care program and then apply this
understanding to develop new program goals, determine the desired future state and build success
criteria for an enhanced wound care program.
2. Apply techniques to facilitate change management, integrate best practices and drive clinical
adoption at an individual and organizational level (based on our key successes and learnings) to
support implementation of new technologies and models of wound care.
3. Explain real-world clinical, economic and operational outcomes realized through the adoption of a
remote wound management solution and implementation of a centralized wound care team.