Our acquisition of PatientPing received regulatory approval and is complete. See what Appriss Health President Rob Cohen and PatientPing CEO Jay Desai have to say about this milestone for healthcare, and specifically, whole-person care coordination.
You probably already know that Appriss Health, which is based in Louisville, has a long history in the prescription drug monitoring and behavioral healthcare spaces—using technology to provide patient data, patient analytics, and provider communication directly in clinical workflows.
But do you know about PatientPing? The company, which is located in Boston, uses technology to connect providers and coordinate patient care—using a whole-person care approach to improve public health.
With our acquisition of PatientPing, we are combining technologies and talent, and this combination is a major step towards delivering on our goals:
- Enabling better care for patients across the physical and behavioral health continuum
- Improving patient outcomes
- Reducing healthcare costs
Appriss Health President Rob Cohen said it best, “Appriss Health is proud to serve a broader community of healthcare professionals with unique data insights, analytics, and real-time clinical decision support. Through our combined technology solutions, clinicians and care teams will be able to connect and collaborate on a common platform to better support their patients’ whole physical and behavioral healthcare experience. Together, we are well-positioned to deliver on one of the most significant issues facing our nation today—behavioral healthcare coordination. We have the joint technologies in place to not only benefit providers across the healthcare system but also to improve public health for the better.”
PatientPing CEO Jay Desai shares Rob’s sentiments, “Clinical encounters—in the ER, after surgery, after rehab in a skilled nursing facility, in an outpatient clinic, at a behavioral health facility—are fragile moments in our lives. Providers need information and tools that provide patients with the best possible care during and after the episode. Our products stitch together incredibly seamlessly to empower providers so they can improve care episodes and transitions.”
We hope that you share our excitement about this acquisition. Already, the combined company serves the largest integrated delivery systems in the U.S., including 2,500 hospitals, 7,500 post-acute facilities, 25,000 pharmacies, and 43 state governments. By consolidating data, connecting providers, and offering the most comprehensive care coordination technology solutions, we expect those numbers to grow.
More importantly, we expect this to have a positive, measurable impact on skyrocketing healthcare costs and public health crises. Because as we continue to add and connect a variety of customers in our network—including payers—and provide them with more comprehensive patient information, costly administrative processes will be reinvented, and costly care will become more efficient and impactful.