PatientPing, a Boston-based health technology company that connects providers to seamlessly coordinate patient care has announced an expansion of their care coordination network in their home state of Massachusetts with the addition of Tufts Medical Center. The expansion of its data-sharing initiative in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will help facilitate higher quality care through better patient care coordination.
To date, 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. Some of these partners include UMASS Memorial Health Care, Baystate Hospitals, Boston Medical Center, Steward Health Care, Partners HealthCare, and 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 in a statement. “It is exciting to be part of the changing technology landscape that connects providers and patients in ways never before possible.”
PatientPing aims to enhance medical information transparency between once disconnected health care providers by implementing its technology to improve patient care. Upon joining PatientPing, providers receive “pings,” or real-time notifications, whenever their patients receive care at a wide range of facilities in across Massachusetts. At the facility where patients are getting care, providers receive care instructions that include contact information for others on the patient’s care team as well as patient visit histories. By sharing this information in real time, providers can seamlessly coordinate their patient’s care.
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’s nationwide care coordination network includes tens of thousands of providers and has a presence in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire and New Jersey.