Healogics announces program to improve continuity of care

Healogics®, the wound healing experts, has announced the launch of their newest program: Healogics Specialty Physicians Care Continuum (HSP Care Continuum), the company said.

The Program is designed to support the patient experience by improving continuity of care, cost-effectiveness, patient outcomes, value and satisfaction for people with chronic wounds who are transitioning from an inpatient to an outpatient setting.

The HSP Care Continuum Program provides skilled wound care physicians in the hospital inpatient setting who have specialized training in the management of complex wounds. These physicians will work collaboratively with Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurses and referring specialists needing a specialty consult.

Seven percent of Healogics´ Wound Care Center® patients are transitioned from hospital partner inpatients to the Wound Care Center. However, the number of wounded inpatients that would benefit from advanced wound care is much higher. Discharge planners provide patients with choices for follow up wound care and emphasize the importance to their overall health. Education of hospitalists, discharge planners and patients regarding the specialized care provided by Wound Care Centers will improve continuity of care and healing outcomes.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics treated over 330,000 patients last year with advanced wound care through a nationwide network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®. The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. For additional information, visit Healogics.com.