Abridge and Ribbon Health Partner to Simplify Medical Conversations and Follow-Up Care

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New partnership aims to help patients keep track of important medical details, find clinician information, and share conversation summaries to ultimately improve patient outcomes

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Our vision is to bring context and understanding to every doctor’s visit so people can better follow through with their care plan. We’re proud to partner with Ribbon to better connect patients and clinicians and bridge the gap between medical advice and next steps of care.

Abridge, the new service helping more people understand the details of their medical care and follow through on clinicians’ advice, and Ribbon Health, a leading healthcare data platform delivering the most comprehensive information on doctors, insurance plans, and cost and quality of care, today announced a partnership to integrate powerful tools that help patients and clinicians stay on the same page regarding care plans. Together, the partnership aims to improve care coordination and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has added complexity and fragmentation to patient care. Many are choosing telehealth or virtual care options when available, and those who receive in-person care are often not able to bring along caregivers. In light of these shifting dynamics, patients and clinicians need supportive, adaptable solutions that knock down the barriers to act on recommended care.

“At a time when healthcare is more fragmented than ever, our vision is to bring context and understanding to every doctor’s visit so people can better follow through with their care plan,” said Dr. Shiv Rao, co-founder and CEO of Abridge. “We’re proud to partner with Ribbon to better connect patients and clinicians and bridge the gap between medical advice and next steps of care.”

Abridge records, transcribes, and highlights key details of medical conversations so patients and caregivers can understand and follow through on the best next steps. With the addition of Ribbon’s integrated, comprehensive provider information, patients can easily add their clinicians in Abridge, see details about clinician specialties, locations, and contact information, and even find out which clinicians already use Abridge. This connection also enables patients to send a copy of their conversation summary to their clinician, ensuring everyone is on the same page.

“Coordinating care has become increasingly difficult for both patients and clinicians, and everyone is looking for simple tools that make navigating healthcare easier,” said Nate Maslak, co-founder and CEO of Ribbon. “Abridge improves patient-doctor communication and understanding, and we’re excited to power that connection with reliable data and infrastructure to make follow-up care and decisions more convenient and accessible to all.”

For more information about Abridge, please visit abridge.com. Abridge is available for iPhone and Android via the App Store and Google Play Store.

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About Abridge
Abridge helps people stay on top of their health. Whether an appointment takes place in-person or at home via telemedicine, Abridge records the conversation and creates an interactive transcript highlighting the key medical points. By keeping patients, their families, and clinicians on the same page, Abridge brings more understanding and follow-through to every conversation. Visit http://www.abridge.com and @AbridgeHQ to get the latest information.

About Ribbon Health
Ribbon Health is a healthcare data platform making it easy for every health care decision to be high-quality, cost effective, and convenient by delivering the most comprehensive, real-time information on doctors, insurance plans, and cost and quality of care. Built to integrate seamlessly into existing workflows, Ribbon’s API layer provides payers, providers, and digital health solutions with the data and infrastructure needed to power accurate provider directories, simple referral management, and efficient care navigation – all in one platform. By bringing clarity and reliability to provider data, Ribbon Health is enabling a simpler, more connected healthcare experience. Headquartered in New York, Ribbon is backed by leading investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, BoxGroup, and several leading health care entrepreneurs. For more information, go to ribbonhealth.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter @ribbonhealthAPI.

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