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A New Waterford-based e-health software firm will manage phase one of the provincial wound care program redesign.

Health Outcomes Worldwide announced it has won the $207,000 contract from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness to design and implement the new program.

“We applaud the province of Nova Scotia for being one of the first in North America to consider a program that will undoubtedly improve wound care management for patients and health care providers alike,” said HOW founder Corrine McIsaac, adding,

“Our team is absolutely thrilled to be playing a key role in this process.”

With an initial term of one year, the contract will involve consulting with industry leaders to develop formulary adjustments, the analysis of wound care funding models, and developing educational materials for practitioners, followed by recommendations around government policy and legislation.

The province can extend the contract for two one-year extensions beyond the initial 12-month contract.

HOW’s software, how2trak, gives healthcare providers real-time, evidence-based direction wound care management, allowing patients to heal more quickly while also reducing costs to the overall system.

“I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments the HOW team has made in the past year and I feel we are well positioned to continue this momentum throughout 2016,” said McIsaac.

“HOW is leading the way in healthcare software solutions and as a result, we are helping patients to heal more quickly while helping doctors and nurses do their jobs more efficiently.”

HOW has offices in Albert, Ontario and British Columbia, and raised $1.5 million in venture capital funding during 2015.

According to the provincial government’s tender document, the extent of the second phase of the project will be based on the amount of funding available.

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