MyWoundDoctor®, LLC exhibits its cost-reducing approach for treating correctional facility patient wounds through its eConsult telehealth wound care services at the Spring Conference for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Atlanta, GA — MyWoundDoctor®, LLC exhibits its cost-reducing approach for treating correctional facility patient wounds through its eConsult telehealth wound care services at the Spring Conference for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
MyWoundDoctor supports correctional clinical staff at prisons, detention facilities and jails with a secure smartphone application that captures a clear picture of a patient’s wound and then presents the precisely measured wound image within a proprietary telehealth care console for offsite clinical review by certified wound care nurses and physician specialists in wound care treatment. MyWoundDoctor then prepares and sends to the correctional facility MyWoundDoctor® SupplyPaks that are customized for the unique needs of each patient’s wound. The MyWoundDoctor service offering helps correctional facility healthcare companies avoid the costs of patient transfers, specialist, and acute care wound care treatment charges. MyWoundDoctor supports the onsite correctional health care teams with evidence-based, wound care treatment protocols by communicating efficiently through the MyWoundDoctor app and telehealth platform, thereby preventing the patient wounds from getting infected and requiring transfers to higher cost acute care and wound care clinic settings.
“My experience in seeing correctional patients with acute and chronic wounds within hospitals and the related hospital charges for their wound care was startling,“ said Nick Sieveking, MD, founder of Nashville, Tennessee – based MyWoundDoctor. “We knew that we could treat patients compassionately and more effectively back at the correctional facility’s infirmary or clinic through smartphone pictures of a patient’s wound and then communicate directly by text with their correctional healthcare team, suggesting standardized wound treatment protocols and the appropriate supplies needed to heal the wound. The savings and improved care quality has been significant” added Dr. Sieveking. He explained further that “wound care support in US correctional facilities continues to climb each year yet, in far too many cases, inappropriate care leads to extended hospital stays, amputations, and for pressure ulcer wound complications, many unexpected deaths.”
As an organization committed to improving the quality of care in our nation’s jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities, NCCHC’s leadership is focused on its Standards for Health Services in Jails and Prisons, which are clinical, legal, and operational recommendations for the management of correctional health services. NCCHC’s Standards are essential resources for improving the health of inmates and the communities to which they return and increase the efficiency and quality of health services delivery. MyWoundDoctor supported the conference as an exhibitor because as Dr. Sieveking explained, “NCCHC equips corrections healthcare professionals with standards for care quality and efficient care delivery and similarly, we see our role as helping more inmates heal everyday through our telehealth platform, reaching patients in various correctional facility types and location, improving their opportunity for receiving evidence-based care, and reducing unnecessary costs to our federal, state, and local governments.”
MyWoundDoctor supports physicians, hospitals, health plans and patients with integrated and cost reducing telehealth wound care clinical services. Offering simple mobile imaging of wounds and expert wound care advice, MyWoundDoctor provides patients with personalized wound care, at an affordable cost through certified wound care nurses with physician oversight. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, MyWoundDoctor is licensed to provide consultations in over 40 states, and provides a case rate fee for telehealth consultation and daily wound care supplies, based on the expected duration of wound treatment. The company is headquartered in Nashville, TN. www.mywounddoctor.com
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