SanusEO Announces New Joint Replacement Program Designed to Reduce Hospital Readmissions Co-Developed with SSM Health

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SanusEO, an innovator in mobile health solutions, launched their newest product this week…a transition care patient engagement program for patients post joint replacement surgery.

“We are looking forward to using this text platform in our work towards continuous quality improvement,” said Dr. Rajiv Patel.

SanusEO co-developed the program with Dr. William Schroer and his staff at SSM Health’s Joint Replacement Center. Dr. Schroer has one of the lowest patient readmission rates post-surgery in the country. SanusEO’s Joint Replacement Product is designed to duplicate that success among all its hospital and payer customers. “I believe this platform has the potential to dramatically improve how we take care of our patients,” said Dr. William Schroer.

“We are pleased to announce this collaboration with our customer SSM Health, but also to co-develop this important new solution with the recognized, top orthopedic surgeon, Dr. William Schroer. Plus, Dr. Rajiv Patel, Vice President Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer at SSM Health-DePaul, has been supportive of this new platform since our early pilot”, said Dana Fowler, CEO and Founder of SanusEO. “We are looking forward to using this text platform in our work towards continuous quality improvement,” said Dr. Rajiv Patel.

SanusEO’s 90-day Joint Replacement program increases patient engagement through mobile text messaging. The program automatically sends patients texts with educational information, tips and reminders for their self-care once home. Most of the texts are questions requiring patient response, that patient self-reported data allows the program to automatically red flag at-risk patients, sending real-time alerts to care management teams for immediate patient intervention.

SanusEO offers a Transition Care Patient Engagement Program for Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure and now Joint Replacement. Programs for COPD and Gestational Diabetes will be released in May, 2015. SanusEO’s Transition Care Program is a proven product with a 57% reduction in 30-day readmissions among diabetes patients at a Midwest hospital.

SanusEO’s Transition Care Program customers are hospitals and payers…their patients receive the service at no-charge to them.

About SSM Health St. Louis 
SSM Health ( is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. SSM Health St. Louis operates 8 hospitals, 12 urgent care locations and more than 40 medical offices in the area. One of the largest employers in St. Louis, SSM Health St. Louis is recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by the St. Louis Business Journal. For more information, visit us at or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About SanusEO
SanusEO LLC provides a simple to implement and use, cost-effective, interactive mobile texting solution for a variety of chronic illnesses and wellness programs with multi-language capability. For more information, visit

To find out more, click here to read the St. Louis University Center for Outcomes Research (SLUCOR) Program Evaluation Report:

Text-based mobile patient engagement program to Support Post-Discharge Transition Care and Reduce 30-Day Hospital Readmission Rates resulting in reduced healthcare costs.

Media Contact:
Connie Gallagher
(888) 603-9062, Ext. 701

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