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By the WoundSource Editors

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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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

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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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.

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By the WoundSource Editors

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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By the WoundSource Editors

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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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders' (Alliance) quarterly update provides an overview of ongoing advocacy initiatives to ensure access, coverage and payment to wound care procedures and technologies for patients. This update includes current action items, updates on key areas of focus from the past quarter, and future issues for the second half of 2016 that the Alliance is tracking that are of importance to the wound care community, including clinicians who may be impacted by policy changes.

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By the WoundSource Editors

NYU Langone Nursing is hosting the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) in New York City from August 11-14, 2016.

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