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San Antonio, TX – October 26, 2016 – Acelity, a global wound care and regenerative medicine company, announced the launch of iOn PROGRESS™ Care Network with Remote Therapy Monitoring, a proprietary remote therapy monitoring system that delivers continuous at-home monitoring for patients prescribed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the home. The iOn PROGRESS™ technology enables timely feedback on patients' use of NPWT, as well as increased clinician interaction to assist with patient compliance.

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Coralville, IA – October 25, 2016 – Dr. Tom Karagiannis from McCord Research and the Baker IDI Institute has won the prestigious Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Prize for Diabetes Research for his scientific research poster that will be presented as part of the 2016 Alfred Health Week Research Poster Display at a Wounds Australia Conference in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This 11th National Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) conference will be held November 9th-12th at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dr. Karagiannis is the director of the McCord Research Laboratory and Epigenomic Medicine at Baker IDI in Melbourne.

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Brasilia, Brazil – October 5, 2016 – ARANZ Medical, a specialist in 3D scanning and informatics solutions for the health care sector, has been named the Private Sector Excellence Award winner at the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) Global ICT Excellence Awards 2016. The award was presented by WITSA, a recognized leading voice of the global ICT industry, at the World Congress Gala Dinner in Brasilia on October 4th, part of the 2016 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT).

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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders (Alliance) played a key role in educating the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its advisory panel on the role and real-world value of antimicrobial wound care dressings, as the FDA considered a regulatory classification of these products that could impact access and availability to wound care providers and patients.

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The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders">Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders will be representing a united voice of wound care clinicians by submitting comments and providing oral comments at two important FDA public meetings in September that impact wound care providers, as well as manufacturers:

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Washington, DC – August 30, 2016 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) revised the Pressure Injury Staging System following a consensus conference in April. The response to the changes has been positive. To date, The Joint Commission (TJC) has adopted the new terminology and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been in discussions with the NPUAP to incorporate the new terminology. The rollout of the changes will be controlled by these agencies.

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Savannah, GA – August 10, 2016 – Emerging value-based care delivery and reimbursement models demand that health care providers deliver excellent clinical outcomes at the lowest cost. Corstrata improves access to expert wound care through its telemedicine platform and enables care coordination as the patient moves across multiple provider settings such as Direct Care Physicians (DCPs), Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, and Hospices.

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Providence, RI – August 19, 2016 – The Wound Healing Foundation (WHF), through the support of Medline Industries, is pleased to announce the creation of a new grant, the WHF Hyaluronic Acid Wound Healing Research Grant for the year 2016. This one-year $15,000 research grant is to stimulate research about hyaluronic acid in wound healing. Study proposals may include in vitro, in vivo, and/or clinical based studies. Interested candidates meeting the grant requirements should submit their proposals by September 19, 2016.

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Springdale, OH – August 10, 2016 – The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration NADONA/LTC">NADONA/LTC announces that The Director: Journal of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/LTC has been officially indexed in the Google Scholar database, which is the first time that the publication has been listed in the peer-reviewed literature. This advancement is critical for recruitment of professional authors and allows authors to share their professional work through a variety of academic and professional networks. In addition, the journal issues and specific articles will now be accessible via the Google search engine.

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Redwood City, CA – July 29, 2016 – Jewell Nursing Solutions is pleased to announce the development of the BackBone™ Turning Wedge, an innovative positioning cushion capable of providing ergonomically correct support without contact to the sacral/coccyx area.

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