In April 2010, Net Health Systems, Inc. announced the release of new functionality in the WoundExpert software enabling physicians to pre-populate V.A.C.® Therapy System Authorization Forms, electronically sign, and transmit via a secure link directly to KCI. The inclusion of this functionality demonstrates another step forward in Net Health’s continuing commitment to provide new efficiencies, improve ease of use, and reduce errors in wound care.
"Our clients manually process thousands of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy orders and this solution simplifies this procedure, providing significant time savings while reducing errors," said Patrick Colletti, President of Net Health. "This partnership advances our goal of integrating the manual and disparate documentation and reporting functions of a wound care clinic into a streamlined workflow."
The inclusion of V.A.C.® Therapy System ordering through WoundExpert provides:
- Seamless creation of the KCI V.A.C.® Therapy System Order Form, pre-populated with WoundExpert data
- Automatic error checking for form compliance
- Inclusion of electronic signatures on the KCI V.A.C.® Therapy System Order Form
- Direct transmission for approval from WoundExpert to KCI
- Integration with WoundExpert’s electronic documentation
"The partnership is a great example of how we are simplifying and improving the V.A.C.® Therapy System process," said Mike DelVacchio, Senior Vice President, U.S. & Latin America Sales & Marketing, Active Healing Solutions™. "WoundExpert reduces training requirements and order entry time while allowing V.A.C.® Therapy System Prescription and authorization in one simple step."
Since the V.A.C.® Therapy System Order Functionality within WoundExpert was introduced hundreds of WoundExpert users have taken advantage of this simple and efficient way to place their orders. This new module is free of charge and available to all WoundExpert users.
Activating the KCI module is easy; users with facility administration access (such as a PD) simply need to access the opt-in screen located under the Help menu in WoundExpert. In order to take complete advantage of the V.A.C.® Therapy System Order Functionality it is recommended that the Electronic Signatures feature be activated at your facility. This will allow orders to be sent directly to KCI via a secure link. Once the KCI module has been activated our Client Service team will contact you and assist in activating and quickly configuring electronic signatures for you.
If your facility prefers to not utilize electronic signatures, the KCI module can still prove beneficial in increasing the efficiency of processing your V.A.C.® Therapy System Orders. The order form will pre-populate with WoundExpert data , eliminating the extra time required to manually complete a paper form. The online form can simply be printed and faxed to KCI, where it will be processed just like the paper form you already use.
For further information or assistance enabling the WoundExpert KCI Module please contact our Client Services team <email link> or call 800.411.6281, Option 2.
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