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Wound care begins upon admission. Proper coordination of patient care across the continuum begins with this philosophy, and it leads to better outcomes. OIS is renowned for our wound care expertise in outpatient clinics, but comprehensive wound care should begin on the inpatient floors. OIS empowers hospital partners to more reliably detect wounds present on admission and to also prevent wounds such as pressure ulcers from occurring.

Our industry experts will work with hospital staff to develop protocols, to train clinicians, and to improve coordination across hospital departments (inpatient and outpatient) to deliver the best patient care possible.

Healthcare Alignment:

A hospital should not have to choose between delivering exceptional patient care and having a healthy bottom line. OIS’s inpatient wound program delivers great patient outcomes and financial benefits through early detection and intervention, and by having preventative procedures in place. This alignment of the patient care and financial components of health care results in:

  • Decreased cost of care
  • Reduced length of stay
  • Decreased readmission rates
  • Increased revenues

Innovation in Coordinated Care

As a complex disease state, wound care does not stop once a patient is discharged from the hospital. OIS puts procedures in place and trains staff to ensure that it doesn’t. Whether the patient is discharged to a SNF, to home health or to the outpatient wound center, our program will help to ensure that treatment continues. The essence of this expanded approach is to heal chronic wounds and allow patients to love their best lives.

Clinical Benefits

A coordinated approach to wound care engages all departments of the hospital and starts with the patient’s inpatient admission. A successful inpatient wound program encompasses improved detection, evaluation, diagnosis, intervention and prevention of patient wounds. Pressure ulcer management is an essential part of this program. Critical components include:

  • Policies, procedures and protocols
  • Staff training
  • Increased detection of present upon admission
  • Clinical coordinator (WOCN)
  • Medical director
  • Multi-disciplinary clinical consultation

Financial Benefits

At OIS, the health of your patients and your bottom line are both important. Our philosophy is that a multifaceted, structured approach to inpatient wound management is beneficial to the patients and to your institution.  Our approach combines early identification of wounds and intervention with coordination of inpatient and outpatient care to improve patient outcomes. This approach improves financial outcomes by:

  • Increasing revenues to hospital
  • Decreasing cost of care
  • Reducing length of stay
  • Decreasing readmission rates