WellSky boosts care coordination

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky has launched WellSky Care Coordination, an analytics driven platform that delivers care coordination between payers, health systems and post-acute care providers to safely treat patients of a higher acuity in the home rather than in hospitals. To address the anticipated hospital bed shortages as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, WellSky activated its care coordination network, including 10,000 home care agencies, to preserve limited resources and provide in-home care to non-COVID-19 patients who would typically use those beds. “Home-based care models can reduce the burden on the healthcare system by freeing up hospital beds for severely ill patients and allowing those who are less critical to recover safely and comfortably at home,” said Bill Miller, CEO. The initiative derives from a collaboration between Amedisys, a provider of home health care, and ClearCare, a subsidiary of WellSky. Through the ClearCare platform, Amedisys has connected more than 1,300 personal care agencies to its more than 320 home health agencies in 34 states.