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Docent Health Introduces Innovation Partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to Transform the Patient Experience

New York, NY—April 4, 2016

Docent Health, a new healthcare company focused on radical transformation of the patient experience across the continuum, today unveiled its partnership with the Innovation Center at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the global leader in musculoskeletal care and patient satisfaction.

Docent Health is working closely with HSS to co-develop and test the platform. “We are excited to work with HSS, who has led the healthcare industry in delivering world class patient experiences. They have consistently demonstrated a commitment to innovation and service excellence,” said Paul Roscoe, cofounder and CEO of Docent Health.

“An essential part of the HSS Innovation Center mission is to partner with early stage companies and co-develop, test and refine care delivery and digital health solutions that create scalable value to the global healthcare community,” said Leonard Achan, HSS – Chief Innovation Officer. HSS has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Report for the past six consecutive years. HSS has also continuously ranked in the 99th percentile among the nation’s top hospitals for overall patient satisfaction and likelihood to recommend to others.

“Continuous, collaborative innovation has long helped to earn the quality of outcomes and patient satisfaction that make HSS a hospital of choice for people from more than 100 countries and all 50 states,” said Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO of HSS. “We’re excited to be partnering with Docent Health to codify this expertise and these capabilities into a solution that not only enables us to continue to improve our level of service, but also extends to other institutions to elevate the patient experience across healthcare more broadly.”


About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital’s research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at