Schaumburg, IL April 23, 2013 – Extendicare Health Services, Inc., a leading provider of post-acute and long-term senior care services, has selected WoundRounds® to automate its wound care management systems. WoundRounds is used by healthcare providers to improve the wound care and risk prevention process. WoundRound’s point-of-care technology seamlessly collects data and wound photos at the bedside, driving creation of care plans, electronic wound documentation and automatic reports.
According to Rick Gurka, Senior Vice President of Operations, “With our focus on helping people live better, we recognize the value of WoundRounds in enabling our care teams to improve patient care and provide more proactive and preventive wound care, while streamlining and standardizing processes.” Loren Claypool, CIO of Extendicare Health Services Inc. adds, “As a data-driven organization, we’re excited to leverage the WoundRounds solution in our wound care decisions.”
WoundRounds CEO Mike Diamond says, “The partnership of WoundRounds and Extendicare allows both organizations to achieve shared goals of improving wound outcomes and enhancing patient quality of life.” Diamond adds, “With the focus on continuous improvement in healthcare, we’re pleased that WoundRounds will provide the wound management tool kit for Extendicare’s QAPI (Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement) programs.”
WoundRounds is the point-of-care wound management & prevention solution that empowers nurses to deliver better wound care in less time. Users of WoundRounds report time savings, reduction in facility-acquired pressure ulcers, lower wound care costs, decreased rehospitalizations, and reduced risk and liability. In short, WoundRounds helps healthcare providers do more with less.
About Extendicare, Inc.
Extendicare Health Services, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Extendicare, Inc., a leading North American provider of post-acute and long-term senior care services. Through its network of owned and operated health care centers, its qualified and experienced workforce of 35,700 individuals is dedicated to helping people live better through a commitment to quality service that includes skilled nursing care, rehabilitative therapies and home health care services. Extendicare’s 246 senior care centers in North America have capacity to care for approximately 26,800 residents.
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