Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia is partnering with PatientPing, a Boston-based health technology company, to use its care coordination technology across the health system.
The partnership will encompass WellStar’s 11 hospitals, eight urgent care centers, three skilled nursing facilities and three inpatient hospices, among other locations within the system. Providers across the state will be notified when their patients are admitted, discharged or transferred to/from a WellStar facility.
“At WellStar, we pride ourselves on delivering world-class healthcare to our patients,” Kam Sooknanan, assistant vice president of population management, WellStar Health System, said in a statement. “In today’s healthcare environment, it is important for physicians, advance practice professionals and multidisciplinary care teams to deliver innovative, high-quality care in both the hospital and outpatient setting. We will be giving our providers real-time access to data that can better create a coordinated approach to each patient’s care.”
Upon joining PatientPing, providers receive real-time notifications, or “Pings”, whenever their patients receive care at a wide range of facilities in Georgia and beyond. Providers also receive care instructions that include care program affiliation, contact information for the patient’s care team as well as patient visit histories. By receiving this information in real time, providers can engage and coordinate during the patient’s healthcare event, prevent duplication of services, reduce avoidable readmissions, and ensure safer care transitions for their shared patients.
PatientPing’s network includes tens of thousands of providers nationwide. In December 2016, PatientPing announced $31.6 million funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.
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