Patient holding a mug standing on a porch using 3M™ ActiV.A.C.™ Therapy System with iOn Progress™ Remote Therapy Monitoring

iOn Progress™ Remote Therapy Monitoring (RTM)

Help improve patient adherence to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) while decreasing episodic costs.


Benefits of using 3M™ V.A.C.® Therapy

  • Patient adherence impacts healing1
    Real world data of 1,800+ patients with and without iOn Progress RTM showed that increasing adherence to V.A.C.® Therapy led to a greater reduction in wound volume.2


    Decreasing per patient wound related costs is possible
    Real world data of V.A.C.® Therapy patients demonstrated cost savings compared to other NPWT providers. V.A.C.® Therapy with iOn Progress RTM demonstrated even further benefits.

    Read the full case study (PDF, 217 KB)


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V.A.C.® Therapy continues to have the largest body of NPWT evidence in the world with 2,000+ peer-reviewed publications and more than 75% of published NPWT clinical evidence is based on V.A.C.® Therapy 3

Benefits of using 3M™ ActiV.A.C.™ Therapy System with iOn Progress RTM

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    Patient adherence is shown to improve once contacted by the Virtual Therapy Specialist

    15,024 patients showed a 147% increase in hours of use from Dec 2016-Oct 2022.*

    *KCI. National iOn Progress RTM Dashboard.
    Cutameen/RTM_Final_TD4_Tables. [Dec 2016-Oct 2022]


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    Potential Cost Savings

    The average 90-day wound-related cost for patients on iOn Progress RTM has been shown to be much lower than non-monitored.4**

    View Remote Monitoring Saves Costs in Outpatient Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (PDF, 2.2 MB)

    **11,119 vs. $14,752; p=0.0131

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    See how much you could save. Get in touch with us and we can provide you with projected savings.

Providing you with individualized support

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    Active Support for Real Progress

    Device usage data is securely transmitted from the ActiV.A.C. Therapy System using a secure HIPAA-compliant cellular connection. The Virtual Therapy Specialist (VTS) will regularly monitor patient adherence to prescribed NPWT treatment plans.

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    Virtual Therapy Specialist Role
    • Every patient has a dedicated VTS from start to finish, and direct contact with them.
    • Trained in high-risk patient communication and device problem solving.
    • Assists patients in feeling more confident about their capabilities.
    • Quality time is spent with patients to ensure all questions and concerns are resolved.
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    Caregiver Roles

    In cases where a problem cannot be solved with a patient directly, the VTS will involve the patient’s primary care provider.

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    The Advantages: Helping Improve Patient Experiences

    iOn Progress RTM has a 95% patient satisfaction score.5
    Additional factors for improving patient experience:

    • 81% use therapy >16 hrs after adherence call5
    • 25% average wound-related savings at 90 days compared to the ActiV.A.C. Therapy System without iOn Progress RTM4



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NPWT Adherence at Home

iOn Progress RTM demonstrated proven benefits.5
12 hours average increase in utilization.
147% increase in hours of use per day following engagement.

Learn more about the benefits of using iOn Progress RTM:

Download our latest brochure (PDF, 218 KB), or request a demonstration with a rep.


Looking for more information?

  • 3M is committed to providing customer service, including product reimbursement education and resources, to clinical providers and healthcare facilities that use qualified 3M products.

  • We are here to help! Get in touch with our customer support team for advice about our products and how to use them.

  • View our Advanced Wound Care and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy portfolios and browse our product catalog.

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NOTE: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for these products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application. Rx only.

The chart is reflective of combining the results of two recently published studies and is not indicative of your plans potential savings.

3M does not make any claims that its products prevent or reduce the incidence of infection or the transmission of disease.  For specific 3M products, please refer to the intended use.

1. 3M Company. National iOn Progress™ Remote Therapy Monitoring Dashboard 4 Core. Datameer/RTM_Final_TDE_Tableau. (Dec 2016–Oct 2022). 
2. Griffin L. 3M™ ActiV.A.C.™ Therapy System adherence to negative pressure wound therapy and wound size progression. HEOR-2022-009-DAR. December 2022.
3.Law A. L, Krebs B, Karnik B, et al. (November 30, 2020) Comparison of Health Care Costs Associated with Patients Receiving Traditional Negative
Pressure Wound Therapies in the Post-Acute Setting. Cureus 12(11); e11790. doi:10.7759/cureus.11790
4.Griffin L, Sifuentes M. Remote Monitoring Saves Costs in Outpatient Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. Am J Manag Care. 2022;28(2)
5. iOn Progress National Therapy Data Dashboard as of Dec 2016-Oct 2022.