Wound Care Advantage Upgrades Physician Referral Platform
The launch of FlightPlan 2.0 includes new mobile capabilities, improved note-taking functions and tools to help users plan their routes.
- By Haley Samsel
- Jan 16, 2020
Two years after releasing its algorithm-based referral platform, wound care consulting and management firm Wound Care Advantage is introducing new features for wound care providers with the release of FlightPlan 2.0.
The latest update builds on FlightPlan’s original purpose of helping wound care program directors identify local physicians treating patients who may need advanced wound care. Through a mapping function, users can view physicians in their area and significantly increase referrals by targeting their outreach, according to the company.
Now, Wound Care Advantage has upgraded the mobile capabilities of its software to make it easier for program directors to be notified when patients cancel appointments and adjust their routes accordingly. In addition, new updates to FlightPlan’s note-taking module help users document their work in the field and build profiles of physicians within the platform.
“Route planning and mapping have always been a key function of FlightPlan,” Nick Keezer, the company’s chief technology officer, said in a statement. “We know that every minute not spent in the field is a lost opportunity for community education. The new updates and features will save time handling administrative tasks so our program directors and liaisons can spend more time connecting with physicians.”
With the wound care and management market expected to grow to $45.5 billion by 2024, the opportunity for providers to grow their business in the sector appears to be ready and waiting. Heather Trumm, Director of Wound Care at VGM Group, told HME Business last year that that as seniors with chronic conditions live longer and require more extensive treatment plans, providers will look to expand their offerings for those patients.
“Advanced wound care is not going away,” Trumm said. “DME providers are already taking care of the population that is at the highest risk for developing wounds: the elderly and patients with co-morbidities, such as spinal cord injuries, diabetes, etc. If mobility providers are supplying the patient with a cushion and a back for the wheelchair, they may as well be providing that patient with a Group I or II support surface and hospital bed if necessary.”
Haley Samsel is the Associate Content Editor of HME Business and Mobility Management.