Measuring and reporting outcomes in wound care: The standardization conundrum – creating a new framework to define quality wound healing

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As the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, Healogics® is committed to data transparency and the standardization and measurement of wound healing outcomes. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative is a collaborative effort that aims to accelerate data-driven improvements, advance insights and perspectives, and identify mechanisms to continuously improve patient outcomes and reduce costs in the treatment of chronic wounds. With a network of 700 hospital-affiliated outpatient Wound Care Centers® that treated more than 300,000 new patients and healed more than two million wounds in 2016, Healogics has the largest repository of patient wound data insights in the industry. The Wound Science Initiative is committed to using the Healogics data to guide the creation of wound outcomes measures that allow for industry-wide standardization and aggregate quality benchmarking.