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by The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

In their quarterly Alliance Advocacy Update, the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders' (Alliance) provides an update on their ongoing advocacy initiatives on behalf of their clinical association members to ensure access, coverage and payment to wound care procedures and technologies for patients and providers.

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Clearwater, FL– July 13, 2017 – The new EXTREMIT-EASE™ Compression Garment by AMERX Health Care has been named one of this year's Top 10 Innovations by Podiatry Today – a leading industry publication.

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Raleigh, NC – June 30, 2017 – CarePICS® Remote Clinical Imagery System is one of the medical innovations that was showcased in front of thousands of healthcare providers at Premier Inc.'s 2017 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition on June 27.

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Washington, D.C. – June 21, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recently announced six new director to its board of directors. Scott Bolhack, Barbara Delmore, William Padula, Joyce Pittman, Ann Tescher and Tracy Yap were named to the board in 2017, joining the five additional standing directors. New directors serve a three-year term on the board.

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New Jersey Hospital Association Healthcare Business Solutions announced it has released a 4th edition of its highly successful publication, Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers, written by wound care experts, Jeffrey Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, CWSP and Elizabeth Ayello, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN.

The enhanced guide adds treatment strategies and approaches, has an amplified section on infection control as well as enriched information on palliative care for wounds. Vivid new photographs and illustrations have been added that also show new photos for medical-device related wounds. The guide retains its unique size that easily fits into a uniform pocket or lab coat.

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Reykjavik, Iceland — May 23, 2017 — The Icelandic Growth Consortium today named Kerecis the country’s fastest growing startup. Kerecis is the creator, manufacturer and patent holder of revolutionary fish-skin-based therapeutic products that speed up the healing process of chronic human wounds and repairs tissue damage.

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FORT WORTH, Texas – May 16, 2017 – SteadMed Medical, a leading provider of acute and chronic wound and skin care products, announces it has developed a new kit that packages Vashe® Wound Solution into a convenient pack with 8 wipes, as well as an accessory to complement its Vashe® Wound Solution to deliver the product to skin with challenging bathing needs.

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Intermountain Healthcare announced that it will apply Tissue Analytics’ advanced imaging technology, integrated with its Cerner’s electronic health record (EHR) system, across all its hospitals, wound clinics, and Homecare groups.

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Farifax, VA – May 16, 2017 – eKare Inc., a medtech company based in the metropolitan D.C. area, announced the establishment of its Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of some of the country’s foremost wound care experts. eKare provides advanced wound imaging technology, including 3D wound measurement and tissue classification, at the point of care on mobile devices.

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HealOmni, a Kansas-City-based health care software company, together with MedcoAmerica, have signed an agreement for partnership to integrate HealOmni's Negative Pressure Wound Therapy remote-access hardware/software solution into all of MedcoAmerica's existing fleet.

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