WellSky Acquires CarePort Health from Allscripts

The deal will let the two companies facilitate more effective patient transitions across the acute and post-acute care and create better outcomes for patients, providers and payers.

wellsky logoHME software company WellSky has agreed with Allscripts to acquire CarePort Health, which makes software that links post-acute providers and payers.

The two companies aim to help facilitate effective patient care transitions in hopes of driving better outcomes for patients, providers and payers.

CarePort’s suite of EHR-agnostic solutions connects the discharge process with post-discharge care coordination. The addition of those tolls will let WellSky manage the acute care discharge process, track patients across post-acute care settings, apply patient and population-level analytics, and support EMR-based care protocols.

“Together with CarePort, WellSky will establish new, meaningful connections between historically disparate settings of care,” WellSky CEO Bill Miller said. “We have the exciting opportunity to bring care coordination to more providers in service of delivering more informed, personalized care.”

By providing end-to-end visibility across the continuum, WellSky and CarePort can improve outcomes, lower costs, and increase patient satisfaction.

“Both of our organizations are aligned in our dedication to proactively bridging gaps in care,” said Dr. Lissy Hu, CEO of CarePort. “Together, we have the technology, analytics, and network to ensure that patients receive seamless care.”

Moreover, the deal gives CarePort clients access to a broader network of post-acute providers and can leverage WellSky’s predictive analytics suite and value-based care technologies.

“WellSky is a great company that will provide both an ideal and permanent home for CarePort and its more than 200 team members,” said Rick Poulton, Allscripts President and Chief Financial Officer.

About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

HME Business Podcast