From 2013 to 2015 EWMA was a partner in the EU supported United4Health project which aimed to support large scale deployment of eHealth services in Europe.
At this page we provide links to useful documents for health care professionals or administrators needing information about for example:
Overview document by EWMA and Wounds Australia
As a deliverable for the United4health project, EWMA has published a document on eHealth in wound care: "eHealth in Wound Care - Overview and Key Issues to Consider Before Implementation"
The document was written in collaboration with Wounds Australia.
The document includes an introduction to terminology, a method for evaluation of eHealth solutions, an overview of available evidence, a discussion about the barriers and facilitators for the use of eHealth in wound care, and a road map for implementation in clinical practice.
Download the document here
In this section you can find published material or further information about telehealth and telemedicine services in use i wound managament. Please note that this is not a complete list. If you have information which is relevant to share at this website, please contact the EWMA Secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the geographical size of the country, Australia has many good examples of telemedicine services in use to provide rural areas with professional wound care. Wounds Australia has therefore developed guidelines for consideration when establishing a telehealth woundprogram.
The RENEWING HEALTH project was an european project, partialy funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme, by the European Community. RENEWING HEALTH aims at implementing large-scale real-life test beds for the validation and subsequent evaluation of innovative telemedicine services using a patient-centred approach and a common rigorous assessment methodology.
The United4Health project was established as a follow up project to the RENEWING HEALTH project.
For further information about the results of the diabetic foot telemedicine trial conducted as part of the RENEWING HEALTH project, we suggest the following article:
B S.B. Rasmussen, J Froekjaer, M R. Bjerregaard,J Lauritsen, J Hangaard,
C W. Henriksen, U Halekoh, K B. Yderstraede: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Telemedical and Standard Outpatient Monitoring of Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Diabetes Care 2015;38:1723–1729
The eMedic project took place from 2011 to 2014 and tested telemedicine services related to diabetes care, including diabetic foot care.
The project was funded by the EU central Baltic Interreg IV A Programme and included hospitals in Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Sweden.
Below you find a selection of abstracts or reports briefly describing services or considerations related to telemedicine in wound care. These are provided as practice examples.
Australia (abstract): E-health the australian way
The following organisations and projects provide useful information for those who are looking for further information about telemedicine and telehealth in general:
EHTEL is a pan European multi-stakeholder forum providing a leadership and networking platform for European, corporate, institutional and individual actors dedictated to the improvement of healthcare delivery through eHealth.
The Momentum Thematic Network is a platform across which the key players share their knowledge and experience in deploying telemedicine services into routine care so as to build a body of good practice. They are working together to define a Blueprint that validates a consolidated set of methods supporting the telemedicine service implementation process.
Recent publications by Momentum are available for free download here
The Personal Connected Health Alliance aims to transform healthcare through personalized, interoperable connected health solutions. Among other things PCHA take technical leadership by publishing the Continua Design Guidelines, an open implementation framework for interoperability of personal connected health devices and solutions.