WoundSmart allows the user to keep track of patient wounds and document their progress. As well as storing serial photos of the wound, the user can also enter all the patient information; detailed medical history and specifics about the size and shape of the wound.
Design and User Interface
- The app looks great and the developers have clearly spent time with the design of this app. It’s intuitive but has a few nice extra touches with the graphics that makes it look particularly lovely. One of the most well thought-out medical app UI designs I’ve seen.
There really is so much here, I do wonder if anyone ever needs to know all this about wounds. Well, wound nurses and vascular surgeons might, but I’m not sure ED doctors would use all the sections.
- Add photos of the wound
- Input patient demographic info and medical history
- Insert info about the wound itself – dressing, procedures, grading
- Handy reference library with info about wound staging and management
The detail really is endless – and you can choose which parts you want to fill in. Once it’s complete, the user can review a nice summary of the wound and the info they’ve entered.
For ED doctors, I can’t see the advantage to having all this documentation on your iPhone – clearly you will have to write this in the notes anyway so the next person can see it too. In fact, it is most useful if you are the only person seeing the patient, or you want to keep a log of patients that you have seen.
- $20.99! Gulp. Although the design is great, I can’t see any particularly advanced features it offers to justify anywhere near this price.
Room for Improvement
- Reduce the price by at least 50%
- It crashed on me once when I tried to access the reference library (I’m sure this is a minor bug but should be repaired)
The graphics and UI are fantastic but the price will really limit sales on this app. Not sure it’s of much benefit to ED docs but if you have a specific interest in wound management it might come in handy