Nurse consulting with patient on Ipad

A partnership marrying home health with technology could set a new course for wound care. On Wednesday, announced it is teaming up with Innovive Health to deploy’s smartphone technology to treat and track chronic wounds, such as diabetic ulcers.

Innovive’s 700 nurses will use a device to scan patient wounds, upload images into a portal and then assess if wounds are healing properly.

“Any nurse can use this technology, which will result in more equitable patient care,” Innovive Health’s CEO Joseph McDonough said in a statement. “Innovive Health’s commitment to excellence coupled with’s vision-based medical technology can improve patient care for those suffering from particularly complex chronic wounds.”

Israel-based transformed a smartphone camera into a diagnostic tool. The company said nurses using the tool reported an 85% improvement in documentation speed and a 67% reduction in time for follow-up visits. Boston-based Innovive provides care to some of  Boston’s most vulnerable communities, which aligns with’s mission.

Together, we can change the way nurses use technology to monitor patients quickly and efficiently,” U.S. General Manager Paula LeClair said in a statement. “COVID-19 brought to light the need for technology like our wound care product, which is key to helping nurses save precious time monitoring patients.”

A study published late last year in Digital Medicine found using smartphone-based diagnostic tools for wound follow-ups increased the odds of diagnosing a surgical site infection within seven days of abdominal surgery.