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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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August 22, 2017

PCPs at the Helm of Care

In less than three months, Mr. K went from seeing only his primary care physician (PCP) to seeing 11 clinicians in 11 different offices for five procedures. During that time, he learned he had both a kidney stone and cancer in his liver, necessitating quick action in a limited timeframe. Throughout the process, his PCP coordinated his care, communicating with the new providers 40 times combined, and with Mr. K and his spouse a total of 12 times.

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August 15, 2017

Increasing Family Engagement Needs a Proactive Approach

In many ways, families are the backbone of patient care. Children’s hospitals have known this for a long time. They often give out laptops, do laundry, and provide comfortable overnight accommodations for parents of children in the hospital. They know that when children are sick, parents are the ones who comfort them, give them medicine, feed them, and help them adhere to treatment plans.

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August 8, 2017

Four Questions Series: Sean Cavanaugh, Former Head of Medicare

Welcome to another edition of the Four Questions blog series. This time, I’m sitting down with Sean Cavanaugh, a PatientPing advisor and former Head of Medicare to talk care coordination, payment reform and challenges facing healthcare providers today.

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August 1, 2017

Healthcare Innovation Doesn't Happen Overnight

At first glance, it can often seem that our healthcare system is broken. Countless companies and thought leaders talk about overhauling the entire system. Costs are rising, interoperability is lacking, and quality needs to be improved across the board.

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July 25, 2017

Rethinking the Approach to Care Transitions

Many people fear being a patient in a hospital. In reality, what happens when the patient leaves is often more confusing, disjointed, and even dangerous.

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July 18, 2017

Improving Healthcare Quality in Rural Communities

Across America, healthcare is retreating from rural communities. Rural hospitals are closing at alarming rates, and nearly two-thirds of the Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas deemed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are in rural communities. 

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July 11, 2017

Why Chronic Conditions Need Continuous Care Coordination

At 58 years old, Ms. G had diabetes and high blood pressure. She was also overweight and battled depression. After a regular visit with her primary care physician (PCP), Ms. G was referred to a mental health center for heightened depression and was later sent home. That’s where her journey began.

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June 27, 2017

A Chance for PCPs to Intervene in the ED

At 8:24 a.m. on Thursday, June 22nd 2017, the average emergency department wait time at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts was nine minutes. We know that not because we visited the ED that day, but because we visited their Yelp listing.

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