WOUND CENTER WITHOUT WALLS

Effectively triage wound care patients of any severity level in any setting.

APEx can help health systems, hospitals, and payers case manage wound and limb salvage patients to direct the care to the right setting, at the appropriate time, and reduce unnecessary hospitalization and ER visits.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted care to many groups of patients, but it could be particularly devastating to wound and limb salvage patients.

Even under the pre-pandemic model with optimal care, these patients were already at risk for hospitalization. Because of COVID-19, access to good wound care is being limited, many hospitals are closing their wound centers to reduce outpatient traffic and non-essential services. Some disruptions to these healthcare services are likely to last 18 months or more, until mass vaccinations are performed and there is wide immunity in the community.

Wound providers must learn to navigate the new pandemic healthcare system to provide care while keeping patients in safer, lower risk environments. 

The Wound Center Without Walls strategy effectively triages wound patients and helps to manage care in any setting, with escalation to a different site of care, when necessary.

The strategy employs care in the home, physicians office (through the APEx provider network), the wound center, the outpatient surgery center, and hospital.

APEx can help health systems, hospitals, and payers case manage wound and limb salvage patients to direct the care to the right setting, at the appropriate time, and reduce unnecessary hospitalization and ER visits.

Contact APEx today for more information.