Health care is taking another step into the digital age.
A Sheridan company is developing an app for Apple products to help doctors treat wounds.
Todd Guion is designing the wound care app for MobileHealthWare, LLC. with a $10,000 grant from the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center.
The company wants nursing homes, home care groups, and other health agencies to be able to track the healing process.
With the app, rural doctors will be able to consult with experts and compare pictures to diagnose patients.
"Even if they can't diagnose the problem," said Marta Ostler, a wound care expert consulting for the app, "we want to provide them with a specialist through Telehealth that will help them provide the knowledge of the problem and then also allow them to implement best practice right at the bed side."
MobileHealthWare wants to have a preliminary version of the app out for Sheridan's Northeast Wyoming Skin and Wound Symposium at the end of June.
The company is also coming out with two pharmacy apps to compare medications by the end of the month.