CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts will gather Dec. 1-3 at the Hilton Chicago for the Annual Meeting for the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair to discuss innovation in wound care medicine.
"Are we competitive with other countries?" said Conference Co-Chair William Ennis DO, MBA, FACOS. "Do we receive value for the cost?"
Dr. Geoffrey Joyce, PhD, Director of Health Policy, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics will start this conversation. Dr. Joyce's address "Healthcare 2016 – Where Are We?" will begin at 8 AM on Friday, December 2nd. Dr. Joyce will discuss the international and national experience with medical innovation and its impact on outcomes and value.
To debate the issue, an expert panel consisting of corporate CEOs, former leading government officials, and clinicians will participate in a moderated, talk show type format.
"There isn't a consensus about the state of innovation in wound care," Dr. Ennis said. "It's important to gather people from different backgrounds and roles in the industry to discuss the topic."
The conference will address the potential legal implications for the clinician when either failing to adopt technology or having it denied by a payer. Legal experts and a professor of law will discuss and answer questions from the audience.
"Wound care innovations have increased exponentially over the past ten years," Dr. Ennis said. "The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have challenged both industry and clinicians with increasing evidentiary requirements. There is constant discussion surrounding the changing 510K process, which would impact many available products in wound healing."
To learn more, visit acwound.org/congress/.
William J. Ennis DO, MBA, MMM Moderator, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System
William Li, MD, Moderator, Angiogenesis Foundation
Dr. Geoffrey Joyce, PhD, Director of Health Policy, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, USC, Keynote speaker and moderator
Round table: Steven Rhodes MS, former Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Device Branch FDA; Tom O'Donnell, MD AHRQ Outcomes Center, former CEO and chief of Vascular at Tufts; Cathy Burzik Former CEO of KCI; Joe Woody, CEO of Acelity; William Webe, VP and General Manager, Tissue Technologies, Marketing and Product Management, Integra
Legal Review: Stephen Levin, JD; Miguel Ruiz, JD; Marc Ginsberg, Associate Professor, John Marshall Law School
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