Updated: Oct 13, 2020
Corstrata Wound & Ostomy Management is Powered by Citus Health
Leading post-acute care tech companies team up to enable industry’s first wound & ostomy care telehealth solution suite that provides real-time virtual access to board certified wound & ostomy care clinicians.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Savannah, Georgia – August 4, 2020 Corstrata, a leading, tech-enabled, virtual wound and ostomy management company, and Citus Health, a leading digital health solutions provider for the post-acute industry, announce a partnership today that will leverage the Citus Health platform as the core technology driving Corstrata Wound and Ostomy Management.
“We’ve been doing this for a long time,” says Katherine Piette, Co-Founder and CEO of Corstrata. “And, here is what we have learned…not all telehealth is the same.” Katherine Piette, and her partner Joseph Ebberwein are veterans to the post-acute environment. Terms such as Telehealth and Virtual Care are currently being used loosely, but the duo knows that depending on the site of care, there are actually a number of distinct and separate business models in Telehealth.
“Not everyone can do what we do!” says Ebberwein. Corstrata has been preparing for years for this moment. The intricately weaving of state compliance and licensure with the know-how of best practice clinical guidelines and driven within an agile, timely access to the right clinical resource supports the patient and provider to achieve optimal clinical and financial outcomes.
“We’ve learned that we had to respond to our customers’ workflows better than anyone else…which requires an incredibly agile, technology platform,” said Piette. “Although we have a number of technology partners in our total platform solution, Citus Health offers us the rich patient, care team and provider engagement options we need to deliver a powerful virtual solution.” After an extensive search and review, Corstrata recognized that there was no single technology company that could offer a full suite solution in Telehealth for Wound Care. “Wound and ostomy care simply require more features,” says Piette. “We are pleased that Citus Health has such a robust platform that will help us differentiate ourselves and better serve the marketplace.”
Melissa Kozak, RN, CRNI, and Chief Executive Officer of Citus Health, added, “Founders, Katherine Piette and Joseph Ebberwein, are two of the most committed individuals in this country working to address the challenges of access to wound care experts. And in today’s virtual environment, it’s more important than ever for post-acute providers and care teams to have access to proven remote care technology. The Corstrata team is dedicated to enabling providers and care teams with the leading-edge solutions that solve the tremendous challenges they face in delivering the critical access to wound and ostomy experts across the country.”
Corstrata powered by Citus Health will provide wound and ostomy patients, providers, care teams, and diabetic foot ulcer prevention members with secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth solutions for enhanced care team collaboration and communication to improve outcomes for wound and ostomy patients. The Citus Health platform is built to connect multiple stakeholders, including patients, from any device, anywhere, removing barriers to engagement and delays in care that improve patient and financial outcomes. The combined Corstrata and Citus Health platforms integrate the key technologies, including real-time messaging and video sessions, wound image capture and more, needed to provide optimal wound care management in a remote care setting.
Two and a half years ago, when Piette and Ebberwein approached Kozak, it was such a novel idea to offer intensive Wound Care assessment and treatment planning outside of a physician’s office or wound clinic setting. But it would seem the hard work is now ready to pay off.
“COVID-19 will forever impact the way we deliver healthcare,” says Ebberwein. “The outbound calls used to require removing the ‘we can’t’ barriers, and now inbound phone calls at Corstrata reflect a ‘how quickly can you?’ dialog. We are leading the way during this new era of ‘Wound Centers Without Walls.’”
“When we were selected as a Corstrata’s partner a couple of years ago, both of our companies were in exploration mode finding our way through innovative service protocols,” says Kozak. “We are honored that Corstrata has chosen the Citus Health platform as their core technology to help them fulfill their promise of delivering world-class wound and ostomy care through tech-empowered access to tech-empowered board certified wound care clinicians.”
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 citushealth.com.
Corstrata enables Post-Acute Providers – home health agencies, hospices, rehab hospitals, and nursing homes – to easily manage complex & chronic wounds more profitably with its turn-key Nurse2Nurse consults and wound care management services. Corstrata’s senior-level, wound-certified nursing team is comprised of some of the best and most experienced in the industry. Corstrata couples wound expertise with the most advanced, cost-effective wound dressings, latest evidence-based treatments, and a telehealth infrastructure to ensure delivery of the right patient support at the greatest point of need – the bedside.