Healogics, an organization of wound care physicians treating patients in nearly 800 hospital outpatient clinics, can take data from 150,000 patients and predict pretty well which ones will fail to heal appropriately or have to undergo an amputation within the next 16 weeks.

The growing ability to predict patients most at risk, right now a proof of concept program, came recently as Healogics is working with Stanford University, Ohio State University and the University of Miami. The idea is to help physicians better treat these patients, track them to make sure they aren’t missing appointments, and if the patient can’t be healed, to manage the condition so it doesn’t get worse.

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