North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) is partnering with healthcare technology company PatientPing to state-wide, real-time patient care coordination in North Carolina. The implementation will enable providers across the continuum in North Carolina to strengthen collaborative relationships and improve patient health by more effectively guiding care protocol for at-risk patients with chronic health conditions, better utilizing appropriate community health resources, and reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions and costly emergency department visits.
Providers using the PatientPing tool will receive real-time notifications, or Pings, whenever and wherever their patients receive care, as well as patient stories that provide critical context such as attributed provider, visit histories and care program affiliation. By receiving real-time information about a patient’s medical history, care teams can engage and coordinate during the patient’s healthcare event, helping prevent duplication of services, reduce avoidable readmissions and ensure safer care transitions.
PatientPing’s network includes tens of thousands of providers nationwide. PatientPing is rapidly accelerating its nationwide expansion so that any providers who share patients anywhere in the country can coordinate with one another.
“As our members work to build models for value-based, patient-centered care, we recognize the need for seamless information flow among all providers, regardless of type, technology or geography,” said Steve Lawler, NCHA President in a statement. “PatientPing is a proven solution and we are pleased to partner with them to expand the network in North Carolina.”