By now, you have probably heard that Appriss Health acquired PatientPing. While we have discussed how this acquisition will improve whole-person care across America, this post expands on that. You can find the original version of it right here, on PatientPing’s website.
We recently announced that PatientPing is joining forces with Appriss Health. We believe that this combination will substantially improve how care is delivered in America—transforming whole-person care.
Why? PatientPing and Appriss Health share the same goal: enabling better care for patients across the physical and behavioral health continuum, improving health outcomes, and lowering the total cost of care. Together, we can help solve care collaboration challenges better and faster than anyone else.
The merger has created one of the largest and most diverse care collaboration networks in the country, connecting nearly one million healthcare professionals in all 50 states and virtually all care settings including primary and specialty care, emergency departments, urgent cares, inpatient facilities, skilled nursing facilities, post-acute facilities, behavioral health treatment centers, pharmacies, home health agencies and state health agencies, and social and human service agencies, among others. Our powerful network serves the largest hospital systems in the U.S., 43 state governments, every national pharmacy chain, the top eight payers, and 7,800 post-acute facilities.
This ultimately enables healthcare providers to better understand all of the issues that an individual is dealing with in order to prioritize and coordinate care plans so health outcomes are the best they can possibly be—no matter the provider or care setting.
What does this mean for you?
- Healthcare providers will be able to see historical utilization across acute and post-acute care, flag high utilizers, review controlled substance utilization history with patients, flag substance use disorder risk, facilitate referrals to behavioral health and post-acute providers, and much more. This will help you to collaborate on shared patients across the spectrum of care, solving many of the problems caused by incomplete information and the inability to communicate with other care team members.
- ACOs, health plans, and care management organizations will receive data on encounters from the largest, most diverse network of providers and be able to return actionable insights to point-of-care clinicians at virtually all care settings. This helps to efficiently coordinate care in real-time, lowering the cost and improving the quality of care.
- States will be equipped to take on public health challenges like never before, with the aggregated data and analysis needed to tackle issues such as the mental health crisis and opioid epidemic.
- Pharmacies will be able to better understand the history of the patients they are serving and make better decisions about prescription dispensation.
In short, PatientPing and Appriss Health have created the first-of-its-kind national whole-person care coordination network, ultimately changing the patient-clinician experience at the point of care. This will be transformational—connecting providers across all care settings and geographies to work together to understand the challenges that both patients and providers are facing, improving clinical episodes and care transitions for the millions of patients that interact with the nation’s healthcare providers.