WellSky, a leading health and community care technology company, today announced it has joined the Moving Health Home (MHH) coalition. MHH comprises stakeholders working to advance federal and state policy to enable the home to be a clinical site of care.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for care in the home has been steadily increasing. According to a recent study, 70% of adults 50 and older prefer in-home care. This shift to home-based care is enabled through greater use of telehealth services, remote patient monitoring, patient engagement tools, and care coordination technology.
“The pandemic clearly demonstrated that the home is a viable site of care and that the future of healthcare is at home,” said Krista Drobac, founder of Moving Health Home. “Our coalition strongly believes that by enacting policies that support providers and reduce barriers, we can make home-based care accessible to all patients who prefer it.”
Since its founding in March 2021, MHH has successfully lobbied Congress to pass the two-year Hospital at Home waiver extension, introduced legislation to extend the Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver, and supported the fight against cuts to home health services through education, events, and other advocacy efforts.
“The Moving Health Home coalition has already made significant progress on its goal to ensure our nation’s leaders understand and support the advances in home-based care and the value it provides,” said Margaret Haynes, CEO of Right at Home, a member organization of MHH. “Having a healthcare technology leader like WellSky on board only further strengthens our position as the leading voice for change on home-based care policy, and we look forward to partnering with them in our efforts.”
Founding members of Moving Health Home include Amazon Care, Landmark Health, Signify Health, Dispatch Health, Elara Caring, Intermountain Healthcare, Home Instead and Ascension.
“At WellSky, our focus is supporting providers caring for patients in the home with purpose-built technology, analytics, and tech-enabled services that help them deliver better, more efficient care,” said WellSky CEO Bill Miller. “When we come together to advance care delivery in the home, we can improve outcomes, lower costs, and elevate the patient and family experience. That’s why we’re excited to work closely with the members of Moving Health Home to shape the future of healthcare policy.”
WellSky is one of America’s largest and most innovative healthcare technology companies leading the movement for intelligent, coordinated care. Our proven software, analytics, and services power better outcomes and lower costs for stakeholders across the health and community care continuum. In today’s value-based care environment, WellSky helps providers, payers, health systems, and community organizations scale processes, improve collaboration for growth, harness the power of data analytics, and achieve better outcomes by further connecting clinical and social care. WellSky serves more than 20,000 client sites — including the largest hospital systems, blood banks, cell therapy labs, home health and hospice franchises, post-acute providers, government agencies, and human services organizations. Informed by more than 40 years of providing software and expertise, WellSky anticipates clients’ needs and innovates relentlessly to build healthy, thriving communities.