Innovative WellSky I/O infrastructure powers interoperable, better connected, and more intelligent healthcare across the continuum
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — November 13, 2019 — WellSky, a global post-acute and community care technology company, today announced its latest innovative approach to interoperability called WellSky I/O. WellSky I/O is a framework for interoperability that will provide clients with connections to local, regional, and national patient data exchanges, so providers can deliver even smarter care and improve patient outcomes. WellSky I/O is the interoperability infrastructure that powers WellSky’s enterprise solutions for advanced analytics, tracking of social determinants of health, and longitudinal care coordination in an integrated, patient-centered ecosystem.
“WellSky I/O is the wiring that powers interconnected care across the continuum. At WellSky, we have the most comprehensive set of post-acute and community care software and service solutions, and that uniquely positions us to better connect historically siloed care settings,” said Bill Miller, CEO of WellSky. “We understand that interoperability needs to be so much more than just point-to-point interfaces, faxed documents, and scanned PDFs. True interoperability has the power to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives and improve the overall health and wellness of our population.”
With WellSky I/O, post-acute and community providers can leverage real-time health data to make intelligent treatment decisions — which is especially important as people transition between different care settings. The new technology will allow care providers to leverage the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) data standard, GraphQL APIs, and direct secure messaging from the DirectTrust™ framework. WellSky I/O technology also allows WellSky clients to participate in a nationwide electronic health information (EHI) exchange, under the ONC’s TEFCA (Trusted Exchange Framework Common Agreement).
“Every patient deserves intelligent, informed care. With WellSky I/O, we’re making a coordinated effort to help providers deliver new levels of exceptional care,” said Amy Shellhart, senior vice president of product management at WellSky. “Our teams of expert product engineers are always developing new ways to improve the future of healthcare. As our latest innovation, WellSky I/O is powerful technology built to create a healthier world.”
Beyond information exchange, WellSky I/O also interprets shared data and presents that data the way it was received, maintaining its original context. This advanced functionality is critical because it gives providers a better, more complete view of each patient’s unique, individual care journey. WellSky I/O’s ability to deliver a complete longitudinal coordinated view of each patient empowers the highest quality care.
As part of its long-term mission to deliver even more interoperable healthcare technology, WellSky is also an active member of the CommonWell Health Alliance. CommonWell is a nonprofit trade organization that provides a nationwide, vendor-neutral platform for interoperability that breaks down the technological and process barriers to effective health data exchange. As the healthcare industry continues to demand smarter, better solutions, WellSky is dedicated to collaborating with providers to help patients thrive by being proactive, responsive, and innovative.
WellSky is a technology company advancing human wellness worldwide. Our software and professional services address the continuum of health and social care — helping businesses, organizations, and communities solve tough challenges, improve collaboration for growth, and achieve better outcomes through predictive insights that only WellSky solutions can provide. WellSky is leading the movement for smarter, whole-person care with a visionary approach that addresses individuals’ unique health and social circumstances. A portfolio company of TPG Capital, WellSky serves more than 10,000 client sites around the world — including the largest hospital systems, blood banks and labs, home health and hospice franchises, government agencies, and human services organizations. Informed by more than 30 years of providing software and expertise, WellSky anticipates providers’ needs and innovates relentlessly to help people thrive. Our purpose is to empower care heroes with technology for good, so that together, we can realize care’s potential and maintain a healthy, flourishing world. For more information, visit WellSky.com.