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February 21, 2018

Addressing High-Utilizers Starts in the ED

The majority of patients try to avoid the emergency department at all costs. Yet, for high-utilizing patients, the ED is often the easiest place to go for healthcare. Regardless of what you call them—high-utilizers, super-utilizers, or super users—the reality remains the same: the top 1% of patients account for 21% of healthcare spending, at an average of nearly $88,000 per patient annually.

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February 14, 2018

Four Questions Series: Michelle Tran, Project Specialist at Houston Methodist Coordinated Care

Welcome back to our Four Questions Series! Houston Methodist Coordinated Care (HMCC) is an Accountable Care Organization located in Houston, Texas that is participating in the Track 3 Medicare Shared Savings Program. HMCC consists of a dedicated team of medical professionals working together to provide high-quality, coordinated care for their participating beneficiaries. Their care programs include coordinated care, transitional care as well as advanced illness care services, all of which work to improve patient outcome and experiences. 

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January 30, 2018

Four Questions Series: Todd Cozzens, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Leerink Transformation Partners, PatientPing Board Member 

We sat down with Todd Cozzens, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Leerink Transformation Partners, and PatientPing board member, for our next Four Questions blog. Todd’s vast experiences in the healthcare IT industry–from leading healthcare investments at Sequoia Capital, working as CEO of Accountable Care Solutions at Optum, to founding and developing healthcare solutions such as Picis and Marquette Medical Systems–lend amazing insights into the future of care coordination investments as well as some of the challenges seen in healthcare today.

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January 23, 2018

The Rise of Super SNFs and their Impact on Long-Term Care

“Super SNFs” are reinventing post-acute care. These medical resort facilities are designed to be a one-stop-shop for patients in need of long-term treatment, marrying complex care and high quality of life.

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January 10, 2018

Four Questions Series: How Harbor Health Plan Utilizes PatientPing to Improve Member Outcomes

Welcome back to our Four Questions Series! We caught up with the Care Management team at Harbor Health Plan in Michigan to learn more about how the team uses PatientPing in their daily workflows. Harbor Health (formerly ProCare Health Plan) is owned by Trusted Health Plan. Harbor Health was certified as a Clinic Plan in 1996, a Qualified Health Plan in 1998, and a licensed HMO in December 2000. Harbor Health has dedicated, experienced, and well-trained staff who have been involved in healthcare delivery for many years. Harbor Health ensures that its member’s medical.

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December 5, 2017

PatientPing Hosts Inaugural New England Community Event

As many of you know, PatientPing hosted its first-ever community event last week at the Connecticut Hospital Association offices in Wallingford, Connecticut. The event brought together nearly 100 of our health system, hospital, skilled nursing, and home health providers from all over New England to network, share best practices, and provide product development feedback. The PatientPing platform allows users to gain real-time access to critical patient data at the point of care, as well as receive notifications when their patients receive care elsewhere. 

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November 7, 2017

Four Questions Series: Dr. John Glaser, Senior Vice President, Population Health, Cerner, PatientPing Board Member

After last month’s talk with Kevin Hutchinson about the Kaiser model, patient engagement and the rise of data analytics, this month’s blog with Dr. John Glaser, Senior Vice President, Population Health at Cerner, touches on the importance of knowing when to make the shift to value-based care. Providers are straddling the line between volume and value and their timing for moving toward the value-end of the spectrum is ripe for risk, but also for reward.

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October 10, 2017

Four Questions Series: Kevin Hutchinson, Founder & CEO MyTaskit, PatientPing Advisor

Kevin Hutchinson, current founder & CEO of MyTaskit, as well as long-time advisor to PatientPing, shares his insights in the next edition of our Four Questions blog. With an extensive background in healthcare–from being the Former Founding President & CEO at SureScripts to advising multiple growth-stage companies–Kevin’s insights and knowledge are invaluable to PatientPing.

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September 14, 2017

Four Questions Series: Vince Kuraitis, PatientPing Advisor, Strategic Consultant

Vince Kuraitis, advisor and strategic healthcare consultant, connected with PatientPing’s founder Jay Desai on the potential for healthcare to transform into a platform industry: Think Facebook, Google or Amazon. To Vince, healthcare desperately needs to capitalize on the network effect, but this can’t happen until healthcare embraces platform companies to support this business model.

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September 5, 2017

Opportunities for Care Coordination in the Emergency Department

The Emergency Department (ED) is a chaotic place, and is unfortunately the start of many patients’ healthcare journeys. The ED has traditionally been an area of healthcare that could benefit from stronger care coordination.

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