WellSky Creates, Fills New Position
WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has named a new chief clinical officer.
Fazzi Associates President Tim Ashe will hold the newly created position, in which Ashe will guide meaningful patient outcomes, combining technology and clinical care. Ashe will continue to serve as president of Fazzi, a firm that provides consulting and other services to more than 1,400 home health and hospice industries across the U.S.
The company was one of five in the post-acute space WellSky strategically acquired in 2018. Others include MEDTranDirect, Rock-Pond, BlueStrata and Consolo.
Previously known as Mediware, Lenexa, Kansas-based WellSky is creating a large platform of technologies and services with a focus on the post-acute market, including home health. Its PE backer, TPG Capital, also is part owner of Kindred at Home, the nation’s largest home health provider. TPG Capital — along with insurance giant Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe — acquired Kindred in December 2017.
As chief clinical officer at WellSky, Ashe will help coordinate with clinicians by having ongoing dialogue with clients and the company’s product development leaders to gain insights and share clinical knowledge, according to the a press release highlighting the new roll.
“Technology must enable safer, more efficient care without serving as a distraction for frontline practitioners, and as CCO, I’m dedicated to ensuring our clients can focus on their core business of delivering exceptional care,” Ashe said in the release.
Collective Medical Hires New Leadership
Collective Medical, a Utah-based company that delivers a nationwide network for care collaboration, has a new vice president of post-acute network development.
Steven Goldschmidt comes to the position with years of experience in post-acute health care technology. Before joining Collective Medical, he worked at SigmaCare, then MatrixCare.
MatrixCare was acquired by health care technology company ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) in November for $750 million.
In his new role, Goldschmidt will focus on accelerating onboarding of post-acute providers. Collective’s network covers all points of care, including emergent, inpatient, behavioral health providers, ambulatory clinics, ACOs and health plans, according to a press release on the news.
“There’s an energy and momentum around Collective within all audiences of the healthcare industry, including SNFs, hospitals, accountable care organizations and behavioral health settings,” Goldschmidt said. “I’ve witnessed firsthand the challenges SNFs and home health providers face when coordinating with other organizations on high-risk patients. I’m proud to be a part of the solution.”
The Collective Network includes skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health organizations and other long-term care organizations.