The Alliance is a respected and clinical voice to regulators and policymakers, which helps our work at the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society with the power of a collective voice.
The Alliance is an amazing group to marry industries and societies. It represents so many important topics. There is really no other body that assembles that type of talent and ability in such a proactive way.
On numerous occasions, the collaboration between the APMA and the Alliance has resulted in substantial legislative gains and clinical improvements that have benefitted our patients.
The Alliance does wonderful work in representing all of us to deal with the threats that keep coming at us from all directions. We used to refer to these threats as waves because they would come and go and there were times where we would actually have moments of reprieve. But lately it’s not a wave, it’s a tsunami. The Alliance will take it on and do an incredible job proactively coming up with strategies for oncoming threats. The Alliance is behind us and speaks for us in one loud clear voice, dealing with all of the various issues and policy that come down the pike.
We know our voice is louder when we share it with our inter-professional colleagues--physicians, surgeons, nurses, podiatrists, manufacturers, clinics—when we are all saying the same thing, fighting together to get our patients the care that they need. We know we are stronger when working together with the Alliance than apart.
We enjoy the collective voice that the Alliance offers to those of us involved in the care of wound care patients. Of all the of the benefits that our relationship with the Alliance affords, the one that we enjoy best is the opportunity to collaborate with other societies, other clinicians, and industry to advocate for what is best for those of us involved in the care of wound care patients and – more than anything – to advocate for what is best for our patients.
The Alliance is invaluable to the wound care space. It offers the unique opportunity for a unified voice. The Alliance offers a comprehensive view of wound care that policymakers value. As the players change and the rules alter within the policy writing world, it’s even more important to keep up the good fight and continue to be the voice of reason.
What the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders is doing is absolutely essential for the progress and success of wound care moving forward and I am so proud of the way they use evidence and our evidence-based guidelines to move forward.
Having the opportunity to collaborate is invaluable to all of us. With so many changes in health care, having the Alliance there to help us keep on top of that and respond appropriately is really valuable to us and our profession.
It has been our privilege and pleasure to participate in the Alliance because it brings together clinicians and providers of other services in a way that is unprecedented. With the Alliance, we can have open discussions on a variety of topics and work collaboratively to improve the care of our patients.
The Alliance is a powerful voice with government and with private payers. They thoroughly evaluate proposed medical policies, they get back with sound evidence-based responses and recommendations. They're far more effective than any of us could be on our own in the wound care space.