Former CommonWell Health Alliance Exec Asnaani Joins PatientPing

Jan. 29, 2020
Health IT industry veteran says next generation of interoperability solutions will create workflow integration through which all providers and caregivers for a patient will communicate

Jitin Asnaani, the former executive director of the CommonWell Health Alliance, has joined care collaboration platform vendor PatientPing as vice president of strategic partnerships.

Boston-based PatientPing, which offers providers real-time clinical event notifications,  said Asnaani would leverage his expertise of the healthcare interoperability environment to create an ecosystem of partners that builds upon PatientPing's nationwide network of connected providers.

Asnaani co-founded and led the CommonWell Health Alliance of more than 75 health IT and healthcare organizations to build a nationwide network for clinical data exchange. Under his leadership, the network grew from inception to 15,000 live clinical facilities and saw more than 75 million unique individuals enrolled. Prior to CommonWell, he helped build athenahealth's cloud-based interoperability platform and co-launched the Argonaut project. Previously, he was an appointee at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), where he primarily focused on incubating and launching the Standards & Interoperability Framework. In addition, he co-led The Direct Project, served on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Nationwide Health Information Exchange, and provided technical expertise to the State HIE Program.

“Jitin is an incredible person, amazing talent, and with his experience in bringing together various stakeholders and creative thinking to solve really thorny interoperability challenges, he will accelerate the creation of an ecosystem of partners and apps around PatientPing's care collaboration platform,” said Jay Desai, CEO of PatientPing.

 In a statement, Asnaani explained his interest in PatientPing: "As the health data landscape evolves from basic data sharing to enabling more valuable data-driven experiences, the next generation of interoperability solutions will create true workflow integration through which all providers and caregivers for a patient will communicate and coordinate with each other in real-time. I am really excited to join the PatientPing team and build a national care collaboration platform to bring that next generation of interoperability solutions to market." 

In 2017, Healthcare Innovation named PatientPing one of its “Up and Comer” companies. Desai co-founded the company in September 2013 with technology that bridges the silos between unaffiliated providers. For instance, if a primary care doctor’s patient ends up in the emergency room, that doctor will get “pinged.”