VITAS Healthcare, America’s leading provider of end-of-life care, redesigned its mobile app offering at-a-glance hospice eligibility information, streamlined secure patient referrals, and a user experience tailored to specific healthcare roles.
Available for Android and iOS devices, the redesigned VITAS mobile app offers:
- Brand-new look and intuitive, modern user interface
- Easy, one-touch features to share in-app resources and hospice information
- VITAS location/service area look-up by GPS, ZIP code or state maps
- Advanced prognostication information and calculators
The app takes the guesswork out of hospice eligibility decisions with color-coded, disease-specific guidelines for common diagnoses and easy-to-use assessment tools. An interactive Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) measures patient’s functional status and a body-mass index (BMI) calculator determines overall health.
Clinicians can refer patients quickly via face sheet photo capture or a simple mobile form submission. Originally added in April of 2018, the industry-first, HIPAA-compliant referral photo-upload feature is improved and even easier to use. Referring clinicians receive immediate confirmation of successful submission, prompt VITAS response, and access to support 24/7/365.
Personalization of app features and experiences based on common healthcare roles enables users to streamline and customize content preferences. For example, the app includes a schedule of upcoming VITAS-sponsored webinars on hospice and palliative care that are eligible for continuing education credits for many disciplines. Users can register for webinars with just one tap and receive in-app reminders and calendar updates about their upcoming sessions.
Download the free app at VITASapp.com, Google Play or the App Store.