BOSTON, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PatientPing, a health technology company that connects providers to seamlessly coordinate patient care, announced today that it has expanded its data-sharing initiative in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, facilitating better-coordinated care through its real-time clinical event notification service. The adoption of PatientPing throughout the state represents a massive step forward in achieving higher quality care through better patient care coordination, particularly here in Massachusetts, a traditionally competitive market. PatientPing's partners in Mass. include UMASS Memorial Health Care, Baystate Hospitals, Boston Medical Center, Steward Health Care, Partners HealthCare, Wellforce, the parent company of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford.
"Our network includes multiple community hospitals, more than 1,800 physicians, an academic medical center and children's hospital. Patients may receive treatment at any number of these and other care sites. By sharing information, the patients' caregivers are most prepared to assist them and improve their long-term health," said Bill Shickolovich, CIO, Tufts Medical Center and its parent company Wellforce. "It is exciting to be part of the changing technology landscape that connects providers and patients in ways never before possible."
PatientPing's technology has been and continues to be an integral part of the positive evolution of the health care industry. The PatientPing technology bridges the silos between unaffiliated providers, allowing them to get notified when their patients experience a care event, receive care instructions that include contact information for others on the patient's care team, as well as receive patient visit histories. By sharing this information in real time, providers can seamlessly coordinate their patient's care while improving overall care quality and reducing unnecessary spending. In December 2016, PatientPing announced $31.6 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and Leerink Transformation Partners to double the size of their Boston-based team and support their expansion nationwide. PatientPing currently partners with more than 25 hospitals, 29 home health agencies, nearly 400 skilled nursing facilities, and 14 care management programs and ACOs in Massachusetts.
"Sharing data among health care providers is an essential part of providing exceptional, coordinated care for our patients," said Brian Jacobson, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the ACO aligned with Boston Medical Center. "PatientPing will allow for a smooth transition between the hospital and other medical facilities once the patient is discharged from BMC, creating a more seamless care management process that will greatly benefit our patients."
"We are so proud to be expanding across the state of Massachusetts, as well as the country," said Jay Desai, co-founder & CEO, PatientPing. "We are facing a key turning point in the health care discussion where PatientPing continues to help solve a real and systemic problem in health care. We're excited to be a huge part of the positive shift taking place in the space today."
PatientPing's nationwide community includes tens of thousands of providers and has a presence in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire and New Jersey.
PatientPing is a Boston-based health technology company that is building a national community of engaged providers who are sharing information, coordinating care, and working together to get patients healthier faster. By joining the PatientPing community, providers get notified in real-time when their patients receive care elsewhere and are able to share care instructions with other providers. PatientPing's national care coordination community includes physicians, nurses, case managers, and care coordinators across hospitals, emergency departments, accountable care organizations (ACOs), physician practices, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation centers, payers and other providers. By connecting care teams through real-time information sharing, PatientPing enables providers to deliver higher quality and more cost-effective care, improving patient outcomes and experience. For more information, please visit www.patientping.com.
Dominic Amenta | DPA Communications
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