WellSky Partners with Forcura; HealthStream Teams Up with Medline

WellSky partners with Forcura

WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, has partnered with Forcura.

Under the partnership, WellSky clients will have access to Forcura’s intake and referrals management tools, care team coordination and orders tracking.

“This integration automatically tracks orders and eliminates the need to manually fax orders. Forcura also enables HIPAA-compliant communication between care providers and back-office teams from any device,” a press release from WellSky and Forcura said. 

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WellSky is an international software and professional services company that has more than 10,000 clients, including home health providers, hospital systems, blood banks, labs, hospices, government agencies and human services organizations.

Jacksonville, Florida-based Forcura provides post-acute health care organizations with software solutions for managing documentation and care coordination.

“Forcura’s track record of delivering powerful solutions to optimize once time-consuming processes make them an innovative, impactful partner,” Bill Miller, CEO of WellSky, said. “Together, WellSky and Forcura are ensuring our clients have the right technology to deliver even better care to home health and hospice patients across the U.S.” 

Additionally, WellSky announced that it will be giving its home health clients free access to its recently launched WellSky Home Health CareInsights to help them prepare for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). The predictive analytics platform uses historical data from over 7 million home health episodes to provide data for clinical care decisions, allowing home health agencies to make more informed decisions under the new model.

These developments come fresh on the heels of WellSky’s recent agreement to acquire ClearCare Inc., a personal care technology platform.

As part of the deal, WellSky will invest in ClearCare’s software platform. It will also enable WellSky to offer its clients additional software and services.

Even more notably, the deal also allows WellSky to reap the benefits of ClearCare’s recent partnership with Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), which created a national network of personal care agencies. The goal of that network is to appeal to Medicare Advantage plans and better care for patients.

HealthStream, Medline announce workforce development partnership

HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM) announced a partnership with Medline that will offer workforce-development and quality improvement programs for long-term care providers, including those within home health care. 

Nashville-based HealthStream provides workforce development, patient experience and other solutions for the health care provider.

Medline provides healthcare systems clinical and supply chain resources. The Northfield, Illinois-based company has more than 23,000 employees and operates in more than 90 countries.

Through the partnership, HealthStream’s workforce development programs will be expanded. That includes HealthStream’s compliance and professional development programs.

Netsmart achieves record number of secure health data transactions

Health information technology company Netsmart has set a new internal record for the number of secure health data transactions achieved in a month.

Specifically, the company hit the milestone using its CareFabric solution, its health care software platform.

Overland Park, Kansas-based Netsmart designs and builds electronic health records, health information exchanges, analytics and telehealth solutions. The company serves more than 600,000 users across more than 30,000 healthcare organizations.

Overall, Netsmart saw the number of data exchanges recorded triple since September 2018, coinciding with the shift to value-based payment models in health care.

“Reaching this number of transactions is exciting,” Mike Valentine, CEO of Netsmart, said in a press release. “A little over a year ago, we were looking at 100 million transactions for the month, and seeing it grow threefold confirms our alignment with how providers want to deliver care.”

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