The Viability and Acceptability of a Virtual Wound Care Command Centre in Australia

Michelle Barakat-Johnson, Badia Kita, Aaron Jones, Mitchell Burger, David Airey, John Stephenson, Thomas Leong, Jana Pinkova, Georgina Frank, Natalie Ko, Andrea Kirk, Astrid Frotjold, Kate White, Fiona Coyer

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The objective of this study was to assess the viability and acceptability of an innovative Virtual Wound Care Command Centre where patients in the community, and their treating clinicians, have access to an expert wound specialist service that comprises a digital wound application (app) for wound analysis, decision-making, remote consultation, and monitoring. Fifty-one patients with chronic (42.6%) wounds were healed, with a median time to healing of 66 (95% CI: 56-88) days. All patients reported high satisfaction with their wound care, 86.4% of patients recommended the Virtual Wound Care Command Centre with 84.1% of patients reporting the app as easy to use. The data revealed that the Virtual Wound Care Command Centre was a viable and acceptable patient-centred expert wound consultation service for chronic wound patients in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2023 - The Future is Accessible
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsJen Bichel-Findlay, Paula Otero, Philip Scott, Elaine Huesing
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643684574
ISBN (Print)9781643684567
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2024
Event19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics: The Future Is Accessible - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 202312 Jul 2023
Conference number: 19

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
Abbreviated titleMedInfo 2023

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