Mike Furr highlighted role of digital technology in supporting dermatologists involved in community wound care
How and why digital technology can help dermatologists track and treat wounds, as well as better engage with patients and local wound care providers, was the focus of an interview recently given by Net Health’s Mike Furr to Dermatology Times.
The article, Analytics Can Play a Role for Dermatologists Working With Community Wound Care Centers, covered a wide range of information but emphasized how knowledge of digital technology could benefit dermatologists working with community-based wound care centers. The publication noted, “while some dermatologists are involved directly in wound care, often they refer to wound care clinics when they are faced with challenging patients.”
Dermatologists See Many Types of Wounds
Types of wounds dermatologists may refer out include burns, surgical, venous and other ulcers. Mike explained that Net Health’s Tissue Analytics platform helps engage patients and collects information via digital imaging that can be transmitted via an app while providing real-time access to the progress of a study through the platform.
“Tissue Analytics uses a machine learning model to identify what’s in an image that’s considered a wound, and it will automatically trace the wound with a calibration sticker within the frame, and then it gives all the measurements, including the depth and volume measurements for that particular wound,” said Mike. “At the end of the day, for the providers, it gives them an objective measure of if the wound is healing or not.”
Getting Involved in the Wound Care Conversation
Mike also stressed that dermatologists could get vital information and support remote monitoring through Tissue Analytics digital imaging capabilities, noting the technology provides a continuous picture of healing.
“It makes it as easy as possible to get the complete picture that the dermatologist can take a look at and understand it’s the same data of all the care decisions being made in those wound care centers,” Mike explained. “By getting a more objective picture, it allows dermatologists to be more involved in the conversation and understand the patient’s entire care path.”
What’s Your Story?
Net Health applauds the work of community wound care clinics and local dermatologists to engage patients and embrace the use of advanced wound care tech to improve outcomes and care. If you have a story to share about working with a local dermatologist, we’d love to hear it! Please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read the full article, visit the Dermatology Times website here.