We’re tackling the chronic wound problem.

Chronic wounds are often poorly understood and insufficiently treated. The chronic wound problem is growing rapidly due to an aging population and a sharp rise in chronic diseases, such as diabetes. These challenges, plus limited wound care research funding, a fragmented wound care industry, and pressure to improve patient outcomes and lower costs, indicate that chronic wound care research and data science deserve a higher priority. The initiative focuses on the following activities, all in the context of chronic wound-specific patient outcomes and treatment effectiveness:

Drive the Science of Wound Care

Create new, translate existing and share unique insights and research that drive the science of wound care.

Develop & Share from a Unique Perspective

Develop and share content from a unique wound care perspective.

Increase Awareness of Wound Care Challenges

Engage, educate and extend awareness of the complicated wound care challenge.

Why our Wound Science Initiative Matters to You and Your Patients

Providers want better outcomes at lower costs. Our Wound Science Initiative accelerates the speed of learning, so that we can identify the best treatments for individual patients more quickly and with far less guesswork. This means faster healing, which is good for both patients and providers.

  • Taking Advantage of Big Data

    The more wounds we study, the more we learn about how ulcers begin, how they transform into wounds, and how they can be healed most effectively.

  • Data Sharing Increases Insight

    We collaborate with academic and scientific leaders, integrating outside research into our own observations in order to deepen our understanding and drive innovation.

  • A Commitment to Keep Researching

    Advances in wound care have already benefited millions of patients. But our vision is to be able to predict and prevent ulcers before they become a chronic wound.

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“Our Wound Science Initiative takes advantage of the confluence of three macro trends: availability of more and diversified data across the continuum, new technology platforms that enable real-time data gathering and sharing, and predictive analytics tools that promise to reduce waste and improve patient outcomes.”

William Ennis, DO, MBA, FACOS
Chief Medical Officer

Through data-driven research, we are healing more wounds.

Healogics will continue to advance the science of wound care with research on the risk of chronic wounds, the effect of nutrition on wounds and wound healing technologies. The Wound Science Initiative is improving patient outcomes and reducing waste and cost.

On the PBS series “Innovations in Medicine,” Healogics Chief Medical Officer Dr. William Ennis discusses the Wound Science Initiative and how we are working hard to increase the science, awareness and practice of wound care.

Wound Science Resources

Since the inception of the Healogics Wound Science Initiative in 2017, we have published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts, delivered webinars, published several white papers and research briefs, partnered with leading advocacy organizations and collaborated with academic organizations on ground-breaking research projects.

ALL WOUND SCIENCE RESOURCES

Impact of Hyperbaric Oxygen on More Advanced Wagner Grades 3 and 4 Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Matching Therapy to Specific Wound Conditions

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Earlier Specialized Physician Intervention Lowers Costs, Readmissions and Length of Stay

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Patient-Centered Wound Care – Findings from a Survey: Physician Perspectives on Wound Care

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Grand Round: Comprehensive Wound Management

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