PatientPing Inc., a Boston-based startup that pings providers when their patients get medical care, has raised $9.6 million in a venture round led by Google Ventures and Fidelity Investments.
Whenever a patient gets treatment from PatientPing’s network of 11,000 providers, other places those patients receive treatment get a real-time notification. PatientPing said it helps caregivers – doctors, nurses, care coordinators, and other medical personnel – coordinate care across clinics, hospitals, and health systems.
PatientPing has been enlarging its network for around two years and said the number of “pings” it sends is growing 42 percent every month.
“There is often no way to keep track of where patients receive their care when they are not at the doctor’s office or hospital,” said Krishna Yeshwant, a general partner at Google Ventures, in a statement. “PatientPing solves this problem by forming a data network for healthcare systems. Their timing is perfect as we figure out how to navigate the new incentives moving through our healthcare system.”
Fidelity Investments’s venture arm is known as F-Prime Capital. Other investors in the round included First Round Capital and SV Angel, PatientPing said.