Trade Africa to help bring smart wound technology to South African market

15 February 2019 2 min. read

South African boutique foreign direct investment consultancy Trade Africa will now offer cost-effective and innovative healthcare solutions across Africa through its strategic partnership with Synergy Wound Technology – a California-based healthcare technology firm.

Specifically, the partnership gives Trade Africa the grounds to market Synergy’s InteliWound  technology. Based on the cloud-first domain, InteliWound is a Software as a Service (SaaS) mobile application that allows for the reduction of costs in the treatment and care of wounds.

Under the terms of the partnership Trade Africa will begin by marketing inteliWound in the South African market, and will subsequently market the solution across the broader region of Africa as well. The platform is housed in the global Amazon Web services (AWS) network, and is accessible via iPad as well.

Trade Africa to help bring smart wound technology to South African market

The application offers a range of support in the domain of wound care, including camera identification of the wound and the subsequent assessment and evalutation based on medically informed ratings. The application then provides suggestions regarding the most appropriate course of treatment.

InteliWound also hosts a platform for coordination between a practitioner and a patient, as well as information on where to obtain the equipment and materials required to treat the wound in question. The technology enters a vibrant and innovative South African market, where a number of professional services firm are currently looking for innovative healthcare solutions

Commenting on the partnership, Charles Faul, CEO of Trade Africa’s Healthcare department said, “InteliWound fits with Trade Africa Healthcare’s mission: to offer solutions in novel and innovative ways to improve access to affordable healthcare across Africa. We believe InteliWound will assist many medical aid companies in our country to save money on wound care costs through its comprehensive wound management system and in turn reduce the cost of healthcare for patients, while improving the quality of care in many wound care settings.”

“Synergy Wound Technology developed InteliWound to combat the high costs of wound care management with a technology-driven system that will deliver an immediate return on investment and improved outcomes from the customer’s first wound care engagement. Our team at Synergy Wound Technology is looking forward to supporting Trade Africa Healthcare to help solve the challenges of managing wound care in Africa and beyond,” added Tom Forgeron, Founder & CEO at Synergy Wound Technology.