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Care Thread Announces Partnership with Yankee Alliance
Congrats to Spring 2012 alum Care Thread, which today announced a partnership with Yankee Alliance, a group purchasing organization. This partnership will allow over 96 acute care hospitals and more than 12,800 member sites in the Yankee Alliance network to leverage Care Thread's secure mobile messaging and team-based collaboration solution to maximize communications and productivity across care teams.
Now that's what I call getting to market.
Care Thread delivers a HIPAA-compliant mobile messaging solution that enables hospitals to support real-time mobile communications while avoiding the security risks of provider texting and the potential for breach. Care Thread maps each patient’s hospital provider care team and utilizes a suite of tools, including hand-off summaries and task lists, that are shared amongst team members to foster better care coordination. These tools help promote improved teamwork, care coordination and patient safety while reducing time to discharge. In establishing the partnership with Yankee Alliance, Care Thread can now offer its technology to a wide array of healthcare organizations across the country that the GPO counts among its member pool.
“We are pleased to have formed this strategic relationship with Yankee Alliance, and look forward to delivering a solution to its members that enhances the collaboration and security of care team communications,” said Scott Guelich, MD, co-founder and CEO of Care Thread. “Our team is excited to engage with Yankee Alliance members to help them identify new ways to leverage mobile devices to the benefit of their patients while maintaining full compliance with HIPAA and HITECH guidelines.”
Congrats, Care Thread!