Boston-based PatientPing and the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) announced their innovative statewide health data-sharing initiative that gives providers real-time information about where a patient is being treated. The statewide effort is improving patient care across the whole continuum of care—acute, ambulatory, and post-acute facilities—regardless of EMR, provider network, and even state, breaking down institutional barriers that have historically created silos between providers. The platform also allows providers to see the patient’s full story upon arrival at a healthcare facility, including prior visit history, care instructions from other attributed providers, and any care programs to which the patient belongs.
As a patient passes through the healthcare system, this information is shared in real-time with other members of their care teams across the entire continuum—acute, ambulatory, and post-acute facilities—regardless of EMR, provider network, and even state, breaking down institutional barriers that have historically created silos between providers.
“This statewide effort is all about improving patient care,” said Jennifer Jackson, CEO, Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) in a statement. “The system empowers providers to manage patient care in a way that ensures patients get the right care in the right place at the right time.”
Since adopting the technology in May 2016, PatientPing has partnered with 25 Connecticut hospitals to send more than 455,000 notifications to more than 300 post-acute providers, Accountable Care Organizations, and Provider Organizations across 10 states, including neighboring states such as Massachusetts and Rhode Island. CHA has named this care coordination initiative the Cross Continuum Patient Reference System, an enormous undertaking aimed at improving the health and outcomes of Connecticut patients.
PatientPing’s community includes tens of thousands of providers nationwide. In December 2016, PatientPing announced $31.6 million in funding backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Leerink Transformation Partners with continued participation from existing investors F-Prime Capital (the VC funds of FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity) and First Round Capital. PatientPing is rapidly accelerating its nationwide expansion so that any two or more providers that share patients anywhere in the country can simply coordinate with one another.