Every year, billions of dollars are spent treating chronic wounds. And data shows that the number of wounds requiring treatment is growing each year by about 15 percent. It is also of great concern that as our population ages, our nation’s elderly will develop numerous chronic diseases associated with their chronic wounds if those wounds are not addressed properly. That is one reason CMS is moving toward a pay for performance model which will reward those Wound Care Centers that follow the metrics as defined by CMS for the treatment of patients. Our Wound Care software has been approved by CMS as a means of transmitting attainment of those treatment metrics.
Patients with nonhealing wounds can move quickly from productive, mobile lifestyles to disability and emotional distress as a result of these dreadful, debilitating, nonhealing wounds; resulting in patients becoming unable to work and becoming dependent upon their families and society, as well.
In many patients, their wounds are the result of years of neglect from conditions such as diabetes and a variety of other diseases that affect the veins and arteries. More than eighty thousand patients experience amputations each year due to lower extremity diabetic ulcers that progress and become necrotic due to what many times can begin only as minor cuts or accidents that for the nondiabetic patient would not be problematic.
Wounds that won’t heal are often signs of larger and more complicated problems.
That’s where Shared Health Services, Inc. provides your institution with both a clinically and financially viable Comprehensive Wound Care Center.At Shared Health Services, we work very hard to tailor our programs around your hospitals’ needs.
Whether your hospital needs the services of a nationally known Wound Care consultant or a full service turnkey Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center we can help!
In some situations, our hospitals request that we only link Hyperbaric Medicine (HBO) to their existing Wound Care services. In other situations, they request assistance with both Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. Still some hospitals request that we only help them with the development and management of their Wound Care Center.
The beauty and uniqueness of Shared Health Services is that we work with you to mold a program that best fits your hospital’s needs and we also work hard to make it easy to do business with us. Above all, we work very hard to insure that we protect our hospitals at all times and that your programs are Centers of Excellence both clinically and financially.
When you partner with Shared Health Services, we will utilize some of the most advanced therapies available as well as address the underlying cause of your patient’s wound.
When one of your patients suffers from a chronic or nonhealing wound they may be a candidate for our Comprehensive Outpatient Wound Care Program. If so, Shared Health Services, Inc. will partner with you and your medical staff to deliver:
- Advanced therapies, such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings your facility the most
appropriate and effective treatments
- Assessment, education and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of Wound Care
specialists, including a program manager who oversees the management and
operation of your Wound Care Center
- Thorough training for your patient and their family on caring for the wound at Home.