The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) announced a new partnership with PatientPing, a comprehensive care coordination platform, to improve patient care outcomes across the state of Arizona. The statewide partnership, coordinated through AzHHA’s Affiliated Partners Program, will connect all of AzHHA’s member hospitals and participating providers. Participants will have access to real-time patient information and insights from care events across the entire continuum, enabling more seamless care transitions and overall improved care quality.
AzHHA’s Participation in Partnership for Patients (PfP) Program
Through Pings, real-time, actionable notifications, and Stories, critical patient context at the point of care, providers will be able to more effectively monitor high-risk and high-utilizing patients. “This exciting new partnership with PatientPing will provide members with the data and support needed as they continue to improve healthcare for the people of Arizona,” said John Koeneke, AzHHA’s vice president of business development. AzHHA is leveraging PatientPing as part of its participation in the Partnership for Patients (PfP) program, a CMS-backed initiative aimed at reducing national, all-cause patient harm rates by 20 percent and 30-day readmissions by 12 percent. The program is integrated with over 4,000 hospitals across 16 Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN), all of which are working toward continued harm reduction and improved outcomes for patients.
PatientPing’s Partnerships with Arizona Health Systems
In addition to AzHHA, PatientPing has also partnered with several leading health systems in Arizona, including Innovation Care Partners, affiliated with HonorHealth, which serves an area of 1.6 million people across the greater Phoenix area. PatientPing’s national network includes thousands of hospitals, health information exchanges, health plans, providers, and other entities, all of which are working together to collaborate on their shared patients, improve care outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
“At AzHHA, we’re committed to improving care for patients across the state, and ensuring that our providers have the ability to coordinate care in real time will play an imperative role in that,” said Ann-Marie Alameddin, president and CEO of AzHHA. “Accessing PatientPing’s real-time, interoperable data will accelerate our state-wide care coordination efforts and ensure that we’re keeping with our mission to improve healthcare for Arizonans.”