Shine the Light on Patient Safety!


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The landscape of long term care is thirsty for a sustainable solution to one if its costly and deadly conditions: pressure ulcers. WoundRounds brings a new dawn to wound prevention and management in long term care, and beyond.

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Shine the Light on Patient Safety!

  1. 1. SHINE THE LIGHT!<br />emPower Tools for Wound Care Professionals<br />patient safety<br />@woundrounds<br />
  2. 2. Pressure Ulcers Take a Massive Toll <br />”<br />“<br />Long-Term Care Hospitals Face Little Scrutiny<br />New York Times | February, 2010<br /> Study Finds No Progress in Safety at Hospitals<br />New York Times | November, 2010<br />60,000deathsper year in the US are due to pressure ulcer complications <br />New England Journal of Medicine<br />The average treatment cost per pressure ulcer is $43,180, costing the US $11 Billion per year<br />Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)<br />”<br />“<br />
  3. 3. Pressure Ulcers Waste Lives and Resources<br />Everett, WA Nursing Home Owner Settles Case For $3.5M January 20, 2011<br />Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center (NM) Slapped With $10.3MPenalty in Bed Sore Lawsuit February 11, 2011<br />25%Turnover Among Christus St. Vincent Nurses, LowerThan Prior Year <br />February 27, 2011<br />RN turnover at nursing homes is 50%<br />
  4. 4. A Hospital Stay of Just a Couple Days can Have Dire Consequences…<br />Case A: active 78 yr-old<br />Care Setting: hospital<br />Pressure Ulcer Location: both heels<br />Stock photo<br />Got PrU<br />NINE months to heal<br />4<br />
  5. 5. …and It Can Happen to Anyone with Limited Mobility (Even Temporary) <br />Case B: active 32 yr-old<br />Care Setting: rehab hospital<br />Pressure Ulcer Location: buttock<br /><ul><li>Pressure ulcers do not discriminate by age
  6. 6. 60,000 people die every year in the US from pressure ulcer complications</li></ul>5<br />
  7. 7. A Perfect Storm Rages Within Healthcare Providers<br />HIGH RISK: 60,000 deaths / year<br />#2 reason for lawsuits<br />fines up to $10,000 / day<br />HIGH COST: pressure ulcers cost $38-63k to treat w/ capped or NO reimbursement<br />INEFFICIENT OPERATIONS: difficult to prevent & manage wounds with paper charts <br />LABOR SHORTAGE: turnover of 50% for LTC RN’s<br />HIGH PREVALENCE: 2.5M pressure ulcers / year<br />6<br />
  8. 8. Healthcare Climate is a Perfect Storm for WoundRounds™ Adoption<br />70% of nursing homes rank “reducing PrUs“ as #1 goal<br />NO reimbursement for “never events” like pressure ulcers, which cost $25B per year<br />Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model drives providers together to improve quality, reduce costs<br />“Partnership for Patients” $500M government initiative to reduce hospital readmissions<br />Graying… <br />…boomers<br />7<br />
  9. 9. The Solution: WoundRoundsTM<br />WoundRoundsTM mobile solution drives wound prevention and wound management<br />RNs use PDAs bedside<br />SaaS-based<br />Decision-support tools<br />
  10. 10. What Users are Saying<br />“What used to take me hours, days and weekends, now takes me minutes. When you use WoundRounds™ you are on-target, on top of things.” Director of Nursing<br />“ This program is a godsend! We would be totally sunk without WoundRounds™ with the number of wounds we have.”Wound Care RN<br />“I implemented WoundRounds™ because I found that my ‘most expensive’ nurses were spending too much time on trivial, administrative tasks.”Administrator<br />“With WoundRounds™, we are catching wounds earlier in the patient's stay.”Administrator<br />9<br />
  11. 11. WoundRounds Helps Facilities Do More With Less<br />post-acute providers’PAIN: <br />RN shortage, high RN turnover & re-training costs<br />highly variable wound care RN training and competence <br />SNF’s perception that readmission rates, wound care costs, physician services, and liability costs are beyond their control <br />pressure from hospitals to reduce readmission rates<br />fines, lawsuits, litigation<br />…is our OPPORTUNITY: <br />savings of 8-10 hrs/week per wound care RN<br />50-80% reduction in facility-acquired pressure ulcers<br />lower wound care costs<br />decreased readmissions<br />reduced fines and litigation<br />
  12. 12. Financial ROI: Less Wounds Drop Costs Over $90k in Just Six Months<br /><ul><li>Annual cost of direct care reduced over $75,000 ($1,500/bed)
  13. 13. Nofinesor penalties vs. $15,000 paid in previous year</li></ul> = NET gainsover$90,000 in six months<br />COSTS<br />11<br />
  14. 14. WoundRounds™Creates Raving Fans<br />“ I wouldn’t work here without WoundRounds.” Wound Care LPN<br />“ The system forces us to be at the bedside with the patient and family…. that equates to more quality time spent with the patient and that is always a great thing. Both the patients and family members really like us using the WoundRounds™ system.” Director of Nursing<br />“...for our annual State Survey, there were NO questions asked regarding issues with wounds or care plans, and NO tags [fines] issued.“ Administrator<br />“ Physician satisfaction with WoundRounds is very high, they think it is 'unbelievable!' We are able to take WoundRounds data to the physicians to help support our request for recommended treatments.“ Administrator<br />“I took over from another RN, and was trained over the phone in five minutes. I was immediately able to begin my rounds using WoundRounds.”<br />Wound Care RN<br />12<br />
  15. 15. emPower Tools for Wound Care Professionals<br /><br /><br />1721 Moon Lake Blvd., Suite 201<br />Hoffman Estates, IL<br />@woundrounds<br />