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Patient Provider Communications in Ann Arbor adds 2

With the constant stream of advancements in medicine today, one would think we would be beyond the equivalent of smoke signals to communicate between patients and medical staff.

That's the problem the Patient Provider Communications is tackling today. The Ann Arbor-based firm sees a lot of room to improve the standard call-light system patients use to signal when they need assistance.

"It would hopefully improve many outcomes for patients, nurses and the hospital organization as a whole," says Dr. Lance Patak, president and CEO of Patient Provider Communications.

Dr. Patak began the start-up with Dr. Bryan J Traughber and Thomas Morphopoulus in February. It now employs five people, an independent contractor and plans to sub contract work out to Ann Arbor-based Menlo Innovations.

Patient Provider Communications is applying for a federal grant to create a functional model of its new technology. It plans to commercialize it, along with other technologies it is working on, within the next 2-3 years. It also plans to grow internationally and has brought in three new distributors to help achieve that goal.

Source: Dr. Lance Patak, president and CEO of Patient Provider Communications
Writer: Jon Zemke
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