By the WoundSource Editors
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.
Corstrata's board certified wound care nurses have experience with both prevention and treatment of all wound types including Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Pressure Injuries (Ulcers), Venous Ulcers, Ostomies and other chronic wounds. The integration of Corstrata's consulting services with its mobile, HIPAA compliant documentation of the wound's progression represents the future of wound care.
Leading the new Corstrata hub in the New England region is Donna Czapiga, RN, BSN, WOCN, a recognized industry leader. Ms. Czapiga has experience spanning wound, ostomy and continence nursing. Organizations which she has served during her outstanding career as a Certified Wound Ostomy Continence (CWOCN) nurse or consultant include Backus Home Healthcare (Norwich, CT), Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (New Haven, CT), Midstate Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice (Meriden, CT), and VNA Healthcare (Hartford, CT) She also currently consults as a WOCN with the Advanced Wound Care Center in Enfield, CT. "I look forward to bringing Corstrata's clinical expertise and innovative technologies such as telemedicine and mobile wound documentation apps to patients and the organizations that serve them throughout the New England Region," remarked Czapiga.
Mike Abreu, RN at Home Health Resources in Houston, Texas, a provider within Corstrata's Houston, Texas hub, describes Corstrata's value to his agency and the patients they serve, "Home health agencies generally do not have access to certified wound care nurses. Corstrata allows home health agencies full access to certified wound care nurses and their vast supply of knowledge and insight within the Corstrata app at a very affordable cost. Corstrata has improved our compliance with wound documentation and privacy and has brought a sense of excitement to wound care for our staff."
Corstrata's founders, industry veterans Katherine Piette and Joseph Ebberwein, recognized that the growth in wound patients is driven by the aging population and on-going increases in chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and renal failure. There is a severe shortage of available Certified Wound Specialists. Ms. Piette explains, "We address this major issue by making wound care nurses' expertise available through remote consultations, thus leveraging this scarce resource and extending expert consultation to patients anywhere, anytime."
Corstrata was founded in 2015 to deliver innovative wound care management services and address the shortage of expertise in this $33B U.S. market. Home health agencies, third party administrators of self-funded employer insurance programs (TPAs), clinically integrated networks of doctors and related practitioners (CINs), and direct care physicians (DCPs) can benefit from Corstrata's unique combination of professional expertise, digital technologies and telemedicine to treat wound patients and support practitioners anywhere, any time. The company delivers a Comprehensive Wound Care Management Program, Wound Patient Consultations, and specific services such as program, policy and procedure assessment, formulary design, treatment guidelines assessment, wound documentation review, and practitioner education. Wound program development is available for Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management, Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention and Management, Ostomy Care and Management, and Palliative Wound Management.