Improving Access to Specialized Wound Care in Rural Cape Breton Using Telehealth Technology

Authors: Annie Gillis, RN; Stacey Lake, MSc RD; and Katie Heckman, MPH, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Download this case study to understand how a Nova Scotia Health Authority team improved access to specialized wound care for rural patients with telehealth technology. Includes project details, results, patient comments, and tips for success for personnel in other jurisdictions considering using telehealth technologgo for wound management.

Quick Facts

  • Usage of Cape Breton’s ‘Tele-Wound’ service had declined since 2013
  • A new weekly Virtual Wound Clinic would improve access to wound care services for rural patients
  • Hand-held general examination cameras connected to a telehealth system deliver accurate wound images to the specialist
  • Positive outcomes include reduced patient travel time and increased satisfaction


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