Lightning Bolt Solutions Partners with MD Interconnect to Streamline Care Team Communication for WakeMed Physician Practices

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Leading scheduling platform selected to standardize on-call scheduling and improve clinical workflow through interface with chosen secure communication solution RapidConnect

Lightning Bolt manages over 3 million physician shift hours each month for hospitals and health systems worldwide.

"Together, Lightning Bolt and RapidConnect help WakeMed streamline the clinical communication process by bringing together communication technology with accurate physician schedules."

Lightning Bolt Solutions, the leading provider of automated physician shift scheduling, today announced a new enterprise subscription agreement with WakeMed Physician Practices, a network of nearly 300 physicians that operates as part of WakeMed Health & Hospitals located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

As part of the agreement, Lightning Bolt will interface MD Interconnect’s cloud-based mobile and web application called RapidConnect. The RapidConnect solution – which is being rolled out to all physicians and caregivers across the WakeMed system – allows for faster communication between hospital and community healthcare providers, improving patient care and efficiency as well as integrating call schedules. Working with RapidConnect, Lightning Bolt enhances workflow communications across more than 20 practices within WakeMed Physician Practices.

“Together, Lightning Bolt and RapidConnect help WakeMed streamline the clinical communication process by bringing together communication technology with accurate physician schedules,” says Carolyn Knaup, senior vice president, WakeMed Physician Practices and Ambulatory Services. “Investment in these technologies furthers WakeMed’s commitment to support our medical staffs and to deliver high-quality care to our community through well-coordinated services, enhanced communication and readily available data and schedules.”

“Lightning Bolt standardizes on-call scheduling for WakeMed Physician Practices, improving transparency and increasing efficiency across care teams,” says Gavin Yoder, vice president of sales for Lightning Bolt Solutions. “By teaming up with RapidConnect, we are able to transform hospital operations by streamlining physician coordination and communication to advance patient care.”

Lightning Bolt’s interface with the cloud-based RapidConnect platform combines accurate on-call scheduling data with reliable and secure communications via desktop or smartphone for physicians on the go.

The partnership between Lightning Bolt and RapidConnect allows WakeMed Physician Practices to:

  • Use one platform for posting of all on-call schedules
  • Increase efficiency by linking the RapidConnect communications tool with physicians who are actually working at the time
  • Optimize staff efficiency and clinical resource utilization

“RapidConnect is a purpose-built technology for the clinical setting,” says Karen Hohenstein, CEO of MD Interconnect. “Partnering with Lightning Bolt ensures clinicians are accessing accurate scheduling data so that secure messages get to the right person, at the right time the first time.”

About WakeMed Physician Practices
WakeMed Physician Practices is a network of outstanding physicians that operate as part of the WakeMed Health & Hospitals system. Our providers take pride in delivering outstanding care and caring to the community with a focus on improving the health and wellness of the people we serve. Our growing network includes more than 350 physicians and advanced practice providers covering more than 50 office locations throughout Wake County and our surrounding areas.  Our multi-specialty network includes more than 10 primary and urgent care sites and features numerous specialty practices including: cardiology and cardiovascular surgery; ear, nose and throat; general and bariatric surgery; orthopaedics; obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine; pediatrics; pediatric diabetes and endocrinology; pediatric gastroenterology; pulmonology; neonatology; urology and urogynecology; vascular and neurovascular surgery and hospital medicine.

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About Lightning Bolt Solutions
Lightning Bolt Solutions is the leading provider of optimized physician scheduling for hospitals and health systems around the world. The company manages over 3 million physician shift hours each month, helping to create schedules that promote work-life balance, productivity, and patient access.

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About MD Interconnect
MD Interconnect is the mobile health company behind RapidConnect, a cloud-based mobile and web application for healthcare professionals. Developed by physicians and for physicians, RapidConnect is designed to enhance communication among caregivers in a HIPAA secure environment. RapidConnect allows clinicians to communicate quickly, easily, and securely, improving patient care and efficiency while reducing costs. The communications app integrates call schedules, personal preferences and rules based workflows so access to physicians and services is streamlined for everyone. Founded in 2015, MD Interconnect is based in Raleigh, N.C.

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