May 03, 2021 • 3 min Read • Press release

Panda welcomes UW Health, Bellin Health, and Trinity Health to the marketplace

James Stanford

Chief Marketing Officer

Panda Health welcomes three new health systems to the digital health marketplace

Participating health systems now represent 34 hospitals, 50,000 employees, $7Bn in net patient revenue, and 4+ million patient encounters

Panda Health, Inc., a marketplace that connects health care organizations with best-in-class digital health capabilities, today announced that Wisconsin-based Bellin Health, North Dakota-based Trinity Health, and Wisconsin’s UW Health have all signed onto Panda’s marketplace to accelerate their digital transformations.

The three health systems join a growing group of peers who use Panda Health to find, adopt, and manage digital health solutions that improve the health care experience. Panda’s dedicated experts and technology streamline digital transformation while giving health systems the confidence that they are making the right choices for themselves on the right terms. Panda cuts software procurement cycles by 75%, accelerating speed to value while reducing burdens on busy health care executives.

“We all know that digital innovations, from virtual health and consumer engagement to digital medicine and provider satisfaction tools are critical to delivering on our health care missions,” says Dr. Alan S. Kaplan, CEO of UW Health. “The focus for our digital health investments continues to prioritize solutions that improve patient care, offer a better patient experience, and offer efficiencies in managing our digital health technology solutions.”

“We are very excited to help all of our health care organizations gain access to the proven digital technologies that are making Healthcare better and easier for patients and providers,” said David Harvey, CEO of Panda.

“Choice in digital solution design is one of the reasons we chose Panda,” said Bellin Health President & CEO Chris Woleske. “Panda does not ‘pick the winner.’ Instead, they identify the top 3-4 digital health companies for a given solution and help us to choose the right answer for our needs based on our digital strategies, existing technologies, and culture.”

The three health systems join founding members CentraCare, Gundersen Health System, and ThedaCare. The latter three systems formed Panda Health to accelerate their individual digital health strategies in early 2020. Now an independent company, Panda has become a center of excellence staffed by industry experts in digital technology, health care operations, technology adoption, and performance improvement.

Panda Health is currently inviting health systems and other provider organizations to learn how they can speed up their digital transformation safely and more economically. 

“Tapping into Panda’s shared resources, as well as the collective knowledge of our peers, increases our speed and confidence in making our own decisions,” said Julie Passaglia, Director of Information Technology at Trinity Health in Minot, North Dakota.

Visit the Panda website at www.panda.health or email info@panda.health to learn more.

About Panda

Founded in 2020 by three health systems and the business building firm Fitzroy Health, Panda is a marketplace that transforms how health systems discover, procure, and implement digital innovations. The results? A digital transformation that drives more revenue, faster revenue, lower cost, and network value to help health care providers and innovative technology companies advance their patient care missions. 

About Bellin Health

Bellin Health, www.bellin.org, is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Green Bay, Wis. It has served people in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1908. Bellin Health has more than 4,700 employees and is known for its emphasis on preventive healthcare and is a leader in cardiac, orthopedics, sports medicine, digestive health, mental health, and primary care medicine. The health system also belongs to Bellin Health Partners, a clinically integrated network that includes Bellin Health, its employed providers and independent affiliated providers and Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc, Wis., and its employed providers.  

About Trinity Health

A member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Trinity Health is a nonprofit, integrated healthcare system accredited by the Joint Commission. With a tertiary care hospital in Minot, ten rural health facilities and a long-term care center, Trinity provides a full complement of healthcare services to communities across North Dakota and Eastern Montana.

About UW Health

Recognized by US News and World Report as the top hospital in Wisconsin for nine straight years, UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW Health provides remarkable healthcare to more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with approximately 1,750 physicians and 21,000 staff at seven hospitals and more than 80 outpatient sites throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. UW Health partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health on groundbreaking research and innovation toward their patient care, research, education and community service missions.

James Stanford

Chief Marketing Officer

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