Leading health care tech company unveils new data analytics solution at annual user conference, CareForum 2019
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — September 5, 2019 — WellSky, a leading health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, today announced its enhanced data analytics solution for home health care providers: WellSky Home Health CareInsights™. This innovative technology is powered by algorithms based on historical data from more than 7 million home health patient episodes. CareInsights enables both care managers and clinicians with predictive insights on patient real-time hospitalization risk, social determinants of health, care setting suitability, and Low Utilization Payment Adjustment (LUPA) risk.
CareInsights exemplifies WellSky’s commitment to and legacy of innovation. Previously, WellSky launched Home Health Applied Insights, a data analytics solution that provided agencies with population-level insights designed to reduce rehospitalizations. Today, WellSky is building the future of health care data analytics with the launch of CareInsights — WellSky’s newly enhanced data analytics solution that brings both population-level and patient-level intelligence directly to clinicians when and where they need it.
“After collaborating with our home health clients, we recognized that providers needed meaningful data beyond the population level to truly understand patients and their individual circumstances,” said Wes Little, vice president of analytics for WellSky. “Our purpose-built CareInsights solution delivers vital population- and patient-level insights to clinicians at the point of care, so they can make informed, individualized clinical care decisions to improve patient experience and outcomes.”
WellSky Home Health CareInsights is at the forefront of clinician empowerment and improving care quality by delivering intelligence to clinicians within their familiar workflows through its new feature: CareAssist™. CareAssist equips home health clinical staff with a real-time snapshot of each patient’s clinical and non-clinical risk factors directly within clients’ WellSky Home Health EHR software. Clinicians can use these powerful insights and context — such as a patient’s social determinants of health — to inform better, smarter, data-driven patient care to improve outcomes.
For agency administrators, WellSky Home Health CareInsights analyzes entire patient populations to provide a comprehensive view of key factors that inform quality patient care. The technology’s CareCommand™ feature helps home health administrators deploy the right clinical resources at the right time to improve patient outcomes and decrease hospital readmissions.
Data analytics are increasingly important for providers as health care continues to shift from fee-for-service payment models to value-based care. With the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) — a new payment model from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — taking effect on January 1, 2020, home health providers across the U.S. must make significant structural changes to stay compliant and successful. WellSky Home Health CareInsights helps agencies thrive under PDGM by delivering the advanced technology and data analytics that home health professionals need to proactively manage their patient populations, succeed in value-based care environments, and maximize efficiencies.
CareInsights technology will be unveiled at CareForum 2019, WellSky’s annual conference for its clients and the wider community of professionals in post-acute care, acute care, and human services. CareForum is one of the world’s most comprehensive, exciting, and best attended events for caregiving professionals. Located in Kansas City this year, the conference features inspiring keynotes, cross-industry networking, and in-depth educational breakout sessions on the most important topics in health and community care.
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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.