Sangre de Cristo Community Care, a leading regional provider of hospice, palliative and home care services based in Pueblo Colorado, will implement the Citus Health virtual patient support solution to streamline care team collaboration and significantly enhance patient and family engagement.
Citus Health, a leading digital health solutions provider for the post-acute care industry, announced today that Sangre de Cristo, a leading regional provider of hospice and palliative care services, has chosen the Citus Health platform for its virtual patient care solution. Sangre will implement Citus’ comprehensive platform solution across its organization to enable seamless care team collaboration and significantly enhance its patient and family engagement capabilities.
“With so many headwinds limiting face-to-face contact with our patients – even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit – we needed a technology partner that would enable a deeper connection with our patients and their loved ones, so that we can deliver on our mission while maximizing the satisfaction of our patients’ families,” said Tarrah Lowry CEO of Sangre. “The Citus Health solution is the perfect fit, it will dramatically improve the communications between Sangre de Cristo care teams, and the patients and their families that we serve.”
For 30 years, Sangre de Cristo has focused on its mission to enhance the quality of life and maintain the integrity of individuals and their families in need of supportive or end-of-life services by offering them symptom management, support, comfort, and compassion. With the Citus Health platform solution, Sangre de Cristo will optimize the experience of its patients, their family caregivers, and remote family members via HIPAA-compliant secure messaging, live video sessions, and electronic, customizable forms, which streamline EOBs and all other communications with family members.
“The Citus Health solution also creates tremendous efficiencies for our entire care team because of the instant ability to alert the team to problems, share photos and video and even loop in our medical director for a secure video chat,” says Dan Schroeder, Chief Strategy Officer at Sangre. “We will be able to react quickly to patient issues, and since the full record is kept and can be integrated into our EMR, we will retain a full picture of each patient’s care.”
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with a progressive thought leader like Sangre de Cristo,” commented Melissa Kozak, RN, CRNI, CEO of Citus Health, and former post-acute care nurse. “I founded Citus Health to improve collaboration across care teams and optimize engagement with patients and family members, and so I’m personally excited about Sangre de Cristo’s forward-thinking strategies to deploy virtual patient care technology which will improve the experience of patients and their families.”
ABOUT SANGRE DE CRISTO
Sangre de Cristo Community Care has been a pioneer in post-acute care since 1985. Today we are the region’s leading provider of hospice and palliative care services for patients with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses, including cancer, stroke, and heart disease. From how to start the conversation, to coping with your loved one’s final days, our team is dedicated to supporting our patients and their families every step of the way. We’ve been providing quality and compassionate care for over 30 years because we truly believe that moments matter. We are determined to help you and your loved ones get the most out of the time you have together. For more information, visit https://www.sangre.org
About Citus Health
Citus Health is a digital health transformation leader that enables real-time, secure collaboration between patients, care teams, care partners, and family members to optimize the patient experience and positively impact the financial outcome of the care provider. Founded by a post-acute care nurse with domain expertise, and an internationally recognized digital health expert, Citus Health delivers the only comprehensive on-demand digital and mobile platform that sets a new standard of patient, caregiver, family, and partner engagement. For more information, visit https://www.citushealth.com