ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Patientco, the leading healthcare payments technology company that optimizes the payment experience for providers and patients alike, announced today that it is partnering with Watsi, a non-profit, web-based global crowdfunding platform to fund life-changing healthcare for patients in the developing world who could not otherwise afford care.
During the 2016 Annual National Institute of the Healthcare Financial Management Association in Las Vegas, NV, Patientco will pay it forward by donating $5 to Watsi for every attendee badge scanned at booth #838 to fund life-giving medical procedures for patients supported by the Watsi platform.
“At Patientco, we are set on creating positive change in healthcare for everyone. As a vital part of that goal, we actively give back to those who are unable to afford healthcare for themselves,” said Kurt Lovell, chief operating officer at Patientco. “When we found out about Watsi, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to extend our goal of creating positive change to patients around the world.”
Watsi enables anyone to directly fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world. To date, 18,562 donors have contributed $6.5 million to fund life-changing healthcare for 8,112 patients in 23 countries. 100 percent of donations to Watsi fund care, with any operating costs covered separately by support from private donors. Watsi works with in-country medical partners—carefully screened, on-the-ground organizations that provide reliable healthcare to underserved populations in low-income countries. Medical partners provide profiles of patients who meet Watsi criteria, which are then posted on the website, where donors can contribute as little as $5 to directly fund their care.
“We're thrilled to help Patientco pay it forward for each attendee who visits their booth!” said Grace Garey, Watsi co-founder. “Watsi exists to connect people, so the fact that we can connect Patientco and their community directly with patients in need of healthcare is a really special opportunity for us. This will make an enormous difference for patients around the world.”
Visit Patientco at www.patientco.com/ani/ and at booth #838 at ANI16 to help pay it forward and fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world.
Patientco is the market-leading provider of cloud-based patient payment technology that empowers healthcare providers and revenue cycle vendors to streamline payment processing, reconciliation, and reporting for increased business office effectiveness. Patientco goes beyond basic payment processing to connect every patient payment event throughout multi-facility networks—delivering unrivaled visibility into and control over the patient payment process. The result is improved cash flow, reduced A/R days, cost-saving efficiencies and increased patient and provider satisfaction. For more information, visit www.patientco.com.
Watsi, based in San Francisco, is a nonprofit startup that enables anyone to donate as little as $5 to directly fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world. 100% of donations to Watsi go to fund healthcare, and the organization is dedicated to radical transparency. Watsi is a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization is one of the fastest-growing non-profits in web history. The funds it collects go directly to the patients; operational costs are funded separately. For more information, visit www.watsi.org.