Hyperbaric Chambers, Should You Buy Your Own?

This post was written in 2011 and we updated it here. An essential component to a comprehensive Wound Care Program are Hyperbaric Chambers. The speed in which this approach can turn around potential amputations, among other benefits, is truly extraordinary. I am often asked by hospital administrators if they should buy their own Hyperbaric Chambers, … Continued

Medicare’s EHR program…a win-win for all.

The WCA’s customized electronic health record (Provided by NetHealth) has received full certification as a Complete EHR(Electronic Health Record) by the Drummond Group, as an ONC-ATCB approved testing entity. By meeting the 2011/2012 criteria, our Electronic Medical Record system supports the Stage One Meaningful Use measures required for eligible providers to qualify for funding under … Continued

Wound Care of The Future

When I first started in hyperbaric medicine almost twenty years ago, healing “chronic wounds” in less than 16 weeks was a reason to high-five your team. That was a rare “fast” heal! Last year, like many centers across the country our average days to heal, (the number of days it takes for a wound to … Continued

The Wound Care Advantage Culture

Yesterday was the 6 year employment anniversary of Kurt Arisohn, our VP of Operations. If you have  met Kurt, you will remember him. He is a force of nature, that looks about 12. At a recent meeting with the ownership of a hospital chain, the CFO of the company exclaimed after recieving Kurts business card, … Continued

Why Wound Care Programs Have Such High Patient Satisfaction Rates

For over a decade, I have consistently seen the patient satisfaction rates of wound care centers, and not just ours, soar into the high ninety percent range and never come down. Why is that? In today’s environment where patient satisfaction rates may very well dictate reimbursement levels in the near future,  wound care centers stand … Continued

Wound Care Staff

I had a phone call on Tuesday of this week from a CEO of a pretty large hospital organization. They have decided to cancel the contract with a current wound care management company, and wanted to have WCA transition the program. His primary concern was staffing. In his previous contract, the management company had hired … Continued

Spin-Off Revenue

About ten years ago I was presenting our wound program management model to the executive board of a California hospital. When I was finished, the CFO looked at me and very directly announced that we would not be a good fit since our financial bottom line was almost three million less than another wound center … Continued

Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen – Back To The Future

Early on in my hyperbaric career I remember having heated debates with other technicians over which hyperbaric chamber was the best; Multiplace vs Monoplace, oh the arguments we would have, like kids on the playground that argue Ferrari vs Lamborghini, it never failed, one kid would always throw Delorean into the debate. Well children, topical … Continued

American Diabetes Association Tour De Cure 2011

What a ride! Team Wound Care Advantage participated in the Tour de Cure 2011, in Long Beach, CA. Christi and I wobbled our way toward the start which was scary since we had to be conscious of other bikers, and scarier considering we hadn’t even started the ride! This year, over 2,000 riders participated in this … Continued

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