Schaumburg, Ill., October 9, 2014 – Medline Industries, Inc. has partnered with Telemedicine Solutions, LLC and its WoundRounds® wound management solution to help improve wound outcomes for long-term care providers. The agreement further enhances Medline’s position as a leading provider of advanced wound and skin care solutions to help enhance resident quality of care. The partnership calls for Medline to market and promote WoundRounds, which brings mobile technology to the bedside to help post-acute providers standardize assessments, improve outcomes tracking, and maintain skin integrity.
Chronic and non-healing wounds can be challenging and costly for providers, and they pose a significant risk for complications. “Post-acute care providers recognize that proactive wound management not only enhances the patient’s quality of life, but also is good business,” said Sissi Miao, Ph.D, vice president of advanced wound care for Medline. “Further, hospitals put more emphasis on partner selection today, as they are financially incentivized to maintain the health of their discharged patients, even months after patients leave their facilities. WoundRounds allows post-acute providers to better coordinate and partner with neighboring hospitals. We are excited to partner with Telemedicine Solutions because their best practices in technology compliment Medline’s portfolio of advanced wound and skin care solutions.”
“WoundRounds brings a consistent standard to how nursing homes deliver wound care,” said Margaret Falconio-West,BSN, RN, APN/CNS, CWOCN, DAPWCA, senior vice president of clinical services for Medline. “The wound management solution drives consistency in nursing practices, completeness in wound documentation, compliance with treatment formularies, and provides dynamic tools for reporting outcomes data at the patient, facility, and enterprise levels.”
WoundRounds is the leading solution for wound management and risk prevention. Long-term care facilities in over 30 states use WoundRounds at the bedside to automate wound care management and reporting, coordinate care in real time, and share outcomes data with members of the care team.
Telemedicine Solutions CEO, Mike Diamond, adds, “Medline and WoundRounds share the same goal in delivering solutions to help healthcare providers achieve positive clinical and economic outcomes. We are proud to be working together to improve the quality of life of patients and the dedicated staff who care for them.”
WoundRounds, a product of Telemedicine Solutions LLC, is the point-of-care wound management & prevention solution that empowers nurses to deliver better wound care in less time. WoundRounds customers report more wound patient referrals, lower overall costs of care, improved healing rates, lower return-to-hospital rates, and reduced risk and liability. For more information on WoundRounds and Telemedicine Solutions, go to www.woundrounds.com.
About Medline Industries, Inc
As the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of quality medical supplies and services, Medline offers healthcare products and services that drive value through tailored solutions across the continuum of care. Named one of the country’s “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” the company is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,200 dedicated sales representatives to support its broad product line and cost management services. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on a variety of social media channels.
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