HEALOGICS, INC. ANNOUNCES STUDY OF HEALTH ECONOMIC IMPACT OF
INPATIENT WOUND PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 4, 2015) – Healogics, Inc. today announced a partnership with Quorum Consulting
to conduct a health economics outcomes validation study of their Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management Program (Inpatient Program) at Indian River Medical Center
in Vero Beach, Fla. The Inpatient Program is part of the growing portfolio of services offered by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
“This program is a critical pillar to begin to build integrated wound care communities which will help heal more patients by the best means available,” said Healogics president and chief executive officer, Jeff Nelson. “Through structured inpatient wound management, we aim to help hospitals more readily identify patients with or at risk for acquiring chronic wounds. Early identification and intervention can reduce costs and improve quality outcomes.”
It is estimated that 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds and that number is expected to grow at over two percent for the next decade. The rising incidence is fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Chronic wounds represent a cost of more than $50 billion to the healthcare system.
“We are excited to help Healogics and their hospital partners validate the health economic outcomes of this important clinical program,” said Kuo Tong, chief executive officer of Quorum Consulting.
“We are excited to partner with Healogics to implement their Inpatient Program here at Indian River Medical Center,” said Steven Salyer, chief operating officer, IRMC. “The sooner we can identify and treat patients, the better the outcome is for them. This is an innovative and much-needed program that will benefit healthcare in our community.”
About Healogics, Inc
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation, and saw more than 234,000 patients in 2014 through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com
About Quorum Consulting
Founded in 1996, the mission of Quorum Consulting, Inc. is to help medical innovators improve people’s lives by enabling payment for their products and services. Quorum's goal is to ensure that the value of health care innovations and services are properly evaluated to improve patient outcomes. For more information about Quorum, please visit www.quorumconsulting.com
About Indian River Medical Center
Indian River Medical Center, affiliated with Duke Medicine in cardiology and oncology, is a 335-bed, not-for-profit community hospital that offers comprehensive services. Its team of healthcare professionals includes more than 270 affiliated physicians representing 41 different specialties including: The Heart Center; that offers open heart surgery, angioplasty and a full array of cardiac services, and its group of hospital affiliate providers in medical offices around Indian River County. Founded by Garnett Radin, R.N., in 1932, the medical center today features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County, with 1,600 employees. IRMC is accredited by The Joint Commission.