"Wound care is incredibly complex and wound prevalence will continue to rise as these wounds are directly correlated with aging and chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cancer," said Dr. Arti Masturzo, ABPM/UHM executive vice president of clinical innovation at Healogics, and lead presenter of the program's findings. "A wound is a symptom of a larger problem – these are very sick patients that need holistic care. Our community-based wound care model addresses the wound healing process across institutional, clinical, post-acute and home settings. Healing often requires months of care. Treating the whole patient wherever they are in their overall care process has a significant positive impact on the patient's experience and health, their family's experience, and on the community as a whole."
"This innovative delivery model is the future of wound care, and an answer to the emerging realities of value-based care," said Jeff Nelson, Healogics president and CEO. "This is not just about managing a wound care center at a hospital campus, but delivering integrated care across a community, and challenging the legacy wound care model that has historically provided care on an episodic basis. We have taken our highly effective clinic model, and extended that expertise to additional sites of service. We're thrilled by our early findings and we believe that what we are building will help us collaborate with payers and health systems in new ways – to lower costs, improve outcomes and improve the patient experience."
Healogics is currently running eight Integrated Wound Care Community Model sites around the country and measuring patient outcomes, satisfaction and cost savings at each site.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Healogics is the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services and an expert in chronic wound healing. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and see close to 300,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients, and families. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.
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