Aultman Hospital Transitions Electronic Medical Record for Wound Center with Wound Care Advantage

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Hospitals across the country are taking a fresh approach to wound center management.

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Transitioning wound care management providers can be a complex undertaking. WCA provides transition specialists to guide hospital executives through the entire process, making it as smooth as possible.

Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio recently partnered with Wound Care Advantage (WCA) to transition its outpatient wound center electronic medical record management. The partnership strengthens the hospital’s commitment to the specialty of wound care by joining a network of wound centers across the country currently working with Wound Care Advantage.

Aultman Wound Care Services offers advanced wound care treatments and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help heal wounds, including diabetic wounds of the lower extremities, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, ischemic ulcers, traumatic ulcers, radiation wounds, atypical wounds and post-surgical wounds.

Poor circulation, infection, diabetes, obesity and injuries can cause advanced wounds that are difficult to heal without specialty care. The relative five-year mortality rate for diabetics after limb amputation is 68 percent. Wound healing increases patient quality of life and works toward limb preservation in patients with and without diabetes.

“Chronic wounds affect approximately eight million Americans each year,” said Melissa Bailey VP of Education at Wound Care Advantage. “Our team helps hospitals to dictate the best healing treatments while WCA navigates and supports.”

Aultman Wound Care Services is staffed with health care professionals trained in the specialty of wound healing.

“Wound Care Advantage provides wound centers with the tools needed to run an efficient business so the clinical team can focus energy on the number one priority: patient care,” said Bailey. “When you put patient care first, patients heal faster and the wound center meets its maximum potential. We are proud that the talented team at Aultman Wound Care Services will also be taking part in our new Luvo University.”

Luvo University is an online hub for wound care education and training. Customized learning paths allow for clinicians, physicians, hyperbaric technicians and non-clinical staff to get the wound care education they need, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
WCA is an innovative service-based wound care company, providing the necessary tools for a well-equipped wound care program. Transitioning wound care management providers can be a complex undertaking. WCA provides transition specialists to guide hospital executives through the entire process, making it as smooth as possible.

To learn more about Aultman Wound Care Services visit http://www.aultman.org/ourservices/Additional-Aultman-Programs-and-Services/additionalprogramsandservices/woundcareservices.aspx. To learn more about Wound Care Advantage, call 888-484-3922 or email info@thewca.com.

About Wound Care Advantage
Founded in 2002, Wound Care Advantage’s mission is to heal patients quickly by building strong partnerships with wound centers across the country. Wound Care Advantage provides a variety of services to assist wound centers in developing clinically and financially successful programs. Using a service-based, consulting and traditional management approach, Wound Care Advantage focuses over a decade of experience on the core belief that hospitals should control their own destiny. Wound Care Advantage is a privately held company headquartered in Sierra Madre, California. Visit http://www.thewca.com.

About Aultman
Aultman Health Foundation is a not-for-profit health care organization serving Stark and surrounding counties. The vertically integrated institution includes Aultman Hospital, Aultman Orrville Hospital, the locally managed health-insurance provider AultCare and the Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. With 808 beds, 535 active physicians and a staff of nearly 5,000 employees, Aultman is Stark County’s largest hospital and employer. For more information, visit http://www.aultman.org.

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