Home healthcare delivery service Pager partners with healthcare giant Baylor Scott & White, giving the firm's network of doctors new ways to communicate and interact with patients.
Baylor Scott & White Partners With NYC On-Demand Healthcare Startup Pager
Baylor Scott & White Health has agreed to partner with New York City’s Pager, a startup launched by an Uber co-founder that began as a doctor-on-demand tool but has matured into the delivery of specialty care and more complex home healthcare services. The details of the partnership are still fluid, and neither organization would comment on a timeline or specifics of what the arrangement will look like. It’s also not clear whether it will launch system-wide or in specific markets. But it marks Pager’s second major partnership with a health system (it also has an arrangement with Envision Health in Southern Florida) and its first foray into Texas. It’s also expanded beyond a doctor-on-demand service, adding on-call nurses to triage patients that may have more complex medical needs than strep throat. Baylor Scott & White's sizable network of family doctors and specialists will use the Pager technology to broaden where they can see patients. Users will text a licensed nurse through