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PatientPing Partners with Catholic Health Initiatives to Improve Care Coordination Throughout Texas

PatientPing, a health technology company that connects providers to seamlessly coordinate patient care, today announced that it has partnered with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Texas Division to improve care coordination for patients throughout the state. The partnership will enable providers throughout Texas, as well as throughout the country, to be notified in real time when their patients are admitted, discharged, or transferred to or from any one of Catholic Health Initiative’s hospitals in Texas. The partnership will allow for Catholic Health Initiative’s providers to perform more timely interventions and improve quality of care for the patients it serves.

Through the partnership, which connects CHI to over 250 post-acute facilities throughout Houston, CHI will be able to monitor patients outside of its existing network, along with those admitted to or discharged from post-acute facilities using Pings–real-time notifications when patients receive care–and Stories–important patient context at the point of care. Prior to PatientPing, CHI Texas Division had no way of knowing when certain patients received care out-of-network or at post-acute facilities. CHI Texas Division carries both clinical quality and financial risk on several patient cohorts (MSSP ACO, Commercial Contracts, and their employee population) and needed a mechanism to know when patients received care, where they received it, and with whom CHI should collaborate to coordinate care appropriately.

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 care with one another.

About Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) – Texas Division
The CHI Texas Division proudly includes CHI St. Luke’s Health, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial, and CHI St. Joseph Health, whose health systems provide quality care for people not only from Texas, but from all over the world.  Through our strong united alliance with Texas Heart® Institute and Baylor College of Medicine® we continue to revolutionize healthcare through continual discovery and collaboration that helps saves lives.

As part of a faith-based health system, we continuously work to create healthier communities through education and research initiatives as well as goodwill and the healing ministry of the Church. Adhering to our core values of reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence, CHI Texas Division is passionate about creating a welcoming and caring environment for employees, patients, and families.

About PatientPing
PatientPing is a Boston-based care coordination platform that reduces the cost of healthcare by seamlessly connecting providers to coordinate patient care. The platform allows providers to collaborate on shared patients through Pings–real-time notifications when patients receive care–and Stories–important patient context at the point of care–and allows provider organizations, payers, governments, individuals and the organizations supporting them to leverage this real-time data to reach their shared goals of improving the efficiency of our healthcare system. For more information, please visit www.patientping.com.