California Health Care Foundation Invests in Quartet to Expand Care Coordination in California
Investment supports the new Sutter Health and Quartet collaboration to support patients
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and NEW YORK–The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) today announced a $700,000 investment in Quartet to enable expanded care access for area patients with chronic physical and mental health issues. Additionally, this investment will enhance the recently commenced relationship between Quartet and Sutter Health, a leading nonprofit health care system in Northern California, by bolstering the rollout of Quartet’s digital care coordination platform to Sutter’s patients in the Sacramento area, including Medi-Cal members.
“Quartet is helping coordinate mental health care needs for Sutter Medical Group’s 300,000 primary care patients in the greater Sacramento area, including Medi-Cal members,” said John Boyd, Sutter Health CEO for Mental Health Services and chair of California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. “This invaluable investment from CHCF adds momentum to our movement where we treat the body and mind in tandem, creating healthier, fuller lives for those in our communities.”
Quartet’s technology is designed to identify patients with underlying mental health conditions and help primary care physicians initiate them into care with the right specialists, while facilitating a collaborative approach for ongoing care. Quartet is able to scale this model by creating a virtual, data-driven environment for shared care planning. Resources available through Quartet include a vetted group of local mental health specialists, live psychiatry consults for providers, data-driven best practices and customer service support for patients. Doctor offices typically spend significant administrative time coordinating mental healthcare for patients, but with Quartet’s help can now match them to the care they need.
Read more about CHCF’s investment in Quartet.