Corstrata Expands Regional Wound Care Hub Initiative to Serve New England States

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Emerging valuebased care delivery and reimbursement models demand that healthcare 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, 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 stellar experience spanning wound, ostomy and continence nursing. Organizations which she has served during her outstanding career as a Certified Wound Ostomy Continence 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 ongoing 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.”