Press release

How a Ping Brings Better Care to Triad HealthCare Network

Boston-based Health Tech Company PatientPing Announces Partnership with North Carolina's Triad Health Network

Boston, MA (June 27, 2017) –  A simple fall can send a loved one to an emergency department, put them into a hospital for a few days or even into a skilled nursing facility for a few weeks. Often, those on the health care team won’t know until their patient’s next appointment. Triad HealthCare Network (THN) providers are changing that by using PatientPing. It allows patient information to be shared when needed and is being used for the first time in North Carolina by THN.

By joining the system, THN providers receive “pings,” or real-time email or text notifications, whenever their patients go into an emergency department or are admitted into a hospital or skilled nursing facility. “By receiving this information in real time, providers or social workers can drop by the emergency department or contact the skilled nursing facility and go into the details of the patient’s care,” says Elissa Langley, director, ACO Operations, Triad HealthCare Network. “This may avoid unnecessary admissions or help ensure that patient medications are appropriate for whatever changes they are going through.” Facilities and patient care teams are also pinged when their patient leaves a hospital or nursing home. This helps ensure that home health visits and other appropriate care is planned for without delay.

PatientPing is being rolled out to THN providers, area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies. It should be available to all THN providers by fall. The goal is to provide better coordinated medical care no matter where the patient goes. “We are excited to be entering into the North Carolina market with THN. The PatientPing system will allow everyone to come together in a way that measurably improves the patient and provider experience,” said Jay Desai, co-founder and CEO, PatientPing. “We will be inviting other providers in North Carolina and surrounding states into the PatientPing community to bring the benefits of this level of care coordination to more places.”

PatientPing’s nationwide community already includes tens of thousands of providers. The goal is that any two or more providers who share patients anywhere in the country will be able to coordinate and collaborate on their care.

About PatientPing
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.