iPad or iPhone Medical App Developer Needed
I have an idea for a medical app. I’m writing it here now so that if it ever happens, you all know from whom the idea came.
Recently, I have worked with a lot of very large wound and incision infections. Because of the type of wound, it is very unlikely that the wound will ever totally heal (sad, but true). It is possible that with the slew of broad spectrum antibiotics and wound vacs these wounds may improve a bit, but they will never dissolve completely.
Each day we nurses change the dressings for multiple similar wounds on our unit. We continuously get asked, “How does it look?” by the physicians. Ummm….it looks good? And in report, “I changed the dressing, it looks better.”
While “better” and “good” seem appropriate, it really doesn’t help me see the progression or regression of some of these possibly fatal wounds.
Here is my idea: A wound management app. iWound.
This app would provide the capability to monitor and track wound progression in multiple patients. Each day a photograph of the wound or incision would be logged. You would have the ability to see each day’s pictures frame by frame or side by side to easily view color changes or progression. Each day you can log measurements such as width, length, and depth (could possibly be auto measured by the app itself?)
This could be easily downloaded into the EMR and would be invaluable to physicians and wound specialists that do not have daily interaction with the wound itself.