15 August, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Coleman, New Zealand’s Minister of Health, and Nicky Wagner, MP for Christchurch Central, visited ARANZ Medical’s head office in Christchurch to learn more about how information technology companies, like ARANZ Medical, can help to enable New Zealand’s community focused healthcare policies.
Dr. Coleman and Ms. Wagner were given demonstrations of ARANZ Medical’s 3D scanning and wound care solutions, which have already been adopted by a number of healthcare organizations around the world. ARANZ Medical’s hi-tech products make clinical assessment and sharing assessments among the entire care team easier for doctors and nurses. These products also enable community-based care for patients.
The use of information or communication technology to deliver health or medical care from a distance, also known as telehealth, is an industry experiencing rapid growth globally due to technological advancements and the time and cost savings it brings to both the patient and provider. Caring for people in their homes is also the future for New Zealand healthcare.
“It just makes good sense for patients to be assessed whenever possible in their own community or homes. When people are unwell, the costs and discomfort associated with travel to hospitals for assessments are unnecessary, especially when there is already the technology available to do these assessments in the community,” said Dr. Bruce Davey, CEO of ARANZ Medical.
ARANZ Medical’s key technology innovations are Silhouette, an advanced wound imaging, documentation, and management system for clinical practice and research; and FastSCAN, which enables the custom-fit of orthotics and prosthetics.
Silhouette is already used by healthcare organizations in the USA and the UK to support their telehealth initiatives. It is transforming their wound care assessment processes, improving the quality of care provided, and saving both time and money.
New application-based versions of Silhouette that operate on smart phones and tablets are being released to market this year, which will provide even greater capability to care for patients through the entire continuum of care and opportunities for community-based wound care.