Matria rounds out DSM offering

Friday, May 31, 2002

MARIETTA, Ga. - Matria Healthcare debuted a new disease management program in April for patients with cardiovascular disorders, fulfilling its strategy to manage the nation's five most costly diseases and conditions. The program, which has been in development for more than a year, includes the management of patients afflicted with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and hypertensive disorders.

Gentiva adds new wound therapy to roster

MELVILLE, N.Y. - Gentiva Health Services has partnered with the San Antonio-based KCI USA to provide a new wound therapy called Vacuum Assisted Closure (V.A.C.) to its patients with non-healing wounds. The non-invasive V.A.C. therapy devices use localized sub-atmospheric pressure to treat a wide range of wounds, including diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, dehisced surgical incisions, and chronic and traumatic wounds, flaps and grafts. The scientists developing the therapy at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest University said the devices even heal wounds that previously resisted multiple medical interventions.

American Healthways programs pass muster

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - American Healthways' cardiac and diabetes care enhancement programs have passed muster with the John Hopkins Outcomes Verification Program. The program was launched last year to independently evaluate and verify the effectiveness of a wide range of outcomes interventions and their clinical and financial results. American Healthways was the first in the indusrty to submit its outcomes-based care enhancement programs for review.