As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake healthcare providers throughout the country, companies like WellSky are working to meet new and evolving needs during this dire time.
WellSky Home Health is a leading global health and community care technology company with 15,000 payer and provider clients. Since March, the company has expanded and enhanced its capabilities, announcing an impressive number of new initiatives in response to the pandemic.
Shortly after the pandemic began to spread, WellSky took steps to ensure that 2-1-1 clients, who maintain up-to-date, reliable directories of the emergency and social services available in each community, can remain fully functional and capable of serving their communities. As the situation worsened, the company launched WellSky Care Coordination, a national network of 10,000 in-home care agencies and 1 million nurses and caregivers. Guided by analytics, this platform aims to coordinate care between payers, health systems, and post-acute care providers. In late April, the company partnered with Qlik to launch the WellSky COVID-19 Tracker, a heat map feature that allows home-based care providers to track outbreak hot spots, anticipate where increasing infection rates may be located, and distribute much-needed PPE based on this data.
Through each of the company’s recent endeavors, they have helped healthcare providers navigate the new challenges COVID-19 has presented while continuing to deliver high quality care, all while still focusing on improving efficiency and reducing cost. Their commitment to healthcare innovation was recognized in June, when WellSky received a MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best Predictive Analytics Solution for their CareInsights platform. The platform equips post-acute care providers with real-time insights and predictive analytics to help them anticipate and prevent adverse outcomes and enhance the quality of care they deliver.
As WellSky positions itself for continued growth as a leader in shaping the future of care, the company has received a new equity investment from Leonard Green & Partners, as part of a deal with TPG Capital. Through this agreement, the company will be able to expand and strengthen its solutions. As COVID-19 has created a critical need for high-level post-acute care, both home-based and facility-based, it’s clear that the services and solutions WellSky provides will be a boon to healthcare providers during this crisis and into the future.