Via a new agreement signed by appointment-booking platform BetterPT and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), practices in the HSS Rehabilitation Network will now have the option to use BetterPT’s software to attract patients.

The 154 independent practices in the HSS Rehabilitation Network are located in the East Coast’s Tristate area, the suburban Philadelphia area, and Palm Beach County, Fla.

“The relationship with Hospital for Special Surgery is a great endorsement,” says Dr Stephen Fealy, co-founder and chief medical officer of BetterPT and a sports medicine surgeon at HSS, in a news story from Crain’s New York Business. “We want to offer this to all physical therapy clinics in the country.”

BetterPT began operating in 2016 as a concierge service to summon a physical therapist to one’s home or office. But the company shifted in 2017 to building an application that allows patients to find a clinic nearby that accepts their insurance and has available appointments. The latest iteration of the BetterPT app debuted in October in the Apple App Store.

The app’s home screen now says it is “powered by HSS,” and the default setting guides users to search for physical therapists in the HSS Rehabilitation Network, though users can opt to cast a wider net, the news story continues.

Since BetterPT’s inception, agreements with more than 500 clinics in seven states have been signed, including those with the chains Professional Physical Therapy, Ivy Rehab Network, and Spear Physical Therapy.

Pricing starts at $150 per clinic per month for smaller practices, per the news story.

[Source: Crain’s New York Business]