App Helps Nurses and Physicians Improve Care, Reduce Costs, and
Transform Chronic Disease Management, Including Wound Care, Diabetes and
Surgical Site Infection Surveillance
Unlike an Electronic Health Record (EHR), how2trak® requires, reminds, and guides healthcare professionals to follow evidence-based, best practice care. At the point of care specifically, the how2trak® mobile app helps nurses and physicians understand if a patient’s condition is improving or worsening.
Improving Care, Reducing Costs
Nurses have cited access to information, education, and organizational support as key factors to help them implement evidence-based, best practice care. One example of best practice care is compression therapy for venous leg ulcers (VLUs). Using the largest would care database in
The general public often assumes that optimal patient care requires higher costs. But the opposite is true: when nurses and physicians follow evidence-based best practices, they can deliver much better care while significantly reducing costs. Across several customer implementations, users of how2trak® caring for patients with VLUs have healed the wound in 4 to 8 weeks, while non-users of how2trak® have taken as long as 60 weeks to heal the wound. This resulting efficiency decreased pain and suffering for the patient and reduced healthcare costs. Several other studies have also suggested that evidence-based care can reduce patient complications and reduce costs by as much as 30 percent (
“Our vision is to transform chronic disease management,”
Key Benefits:how2trak® Web and
In addition to many of how2trak®’s original features, key features of the new how2trak® mobile app include:
Using the new how2trak® mobile app includes the following benefits:
HOW also upgraded its how2trak® Web app with the following new features based on customer requests: 1) a form builder that makes any paper form electronic, 2) notes sections, and 3) real-time wound size and depth graphs.
About Health Outcomes Worldwide
Health Outcomes Worldwide (HOW) is the leading provider of healthcare software solutions that empower healthcare organizations to improve patient care and significantly reduce costs. With its advanced data analytics and clinical evidence, the company’s award-winning how2trak® software helps nurses and physicians gain valuable knowledge to improve patient care outcomes and maximize operational efficiency. HOW has the largest wound care database in
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