MobileHealthWare of Sheridan has received a 1st place award by a panel of health care information technology experts for their innovative mobile software application. WoundMap PUMP (Pressure Ulcer Management Program), is designed to help health care staff identify and treat pressure ulcers at the bedside.
In a media release, the company's CEO, Dr. Tom Richards, said that the MobileHealthWare team included people from six states, with the core software development team based in Wyoming and Montana.
The challenge, sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, was to develop a mobile health application for use on iPhone/iPad, Android devices, and tablets that contain an on-demand ulcer assessment tool capable of tracking changes in patients' ulcers over time.
Part of the team included Sheridan Memorial Hospital Wound Care Specialist Marta Ostler, who explains the award winning application.
As far as the team's reaction to winning the award?
There were twenty teams that competed in the competition wiht the judges hailing from some of the largest health care organizations in the country. The top prize included a cash payout of $60,000, which Dr. Richards said will be used to further develop their software and bring it to market in the Apple App store in the coming months.