Verizon cloud hosts app that measures wound-healing progress

GWR Medical, a provider of treatments for open skin wounds, has sent its IT infrastructure to the cloud via Verizon. The Pennsylvania company provides products and services that address a tricky requirement of insurance payers: status reports of patients' wound healing progress, which can vary widely because of differences in the way caregivers measure and document that progress.

GWR has attempted to limit that variability through its WebMatrix Internet-based digital imaging software. The application, used by the company's field force, measures wound surface area and documents healing progress, says InformationWeek. It incorporates digital camera images in healing reports that it generates in near real time.

WebMatrix also is available by subscription to healthcare providers, irrespective of whether they use GWR or other oxygen-based therapies. The Verizon cloud provides infrastructure for subscribers who don't want to run the software on their own servers.

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