WellSky® adds nearly 100 behavioral health facilities to its specialty care platform
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WellSky, a leading health technology and community care company, today announced that over the past year, nearly 100 behavioral health facilities have chosen WellSky Specialty Care as their platform -technological form to increase access to much-needed mental and behavioral health services. These organizations serve more than 135,000 patients across the United States
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2020, of the 52.9 million adults with mental illness, less than half received mental health services. WellSky is committed to supporting its customers as they expand access to behavioral health services in their communities to improve the health of the whole person.
Stuart Archer, CEO of Oceans Healthcare, a rapidly growing behavioral health provider that touches more than 24,000 lives in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, says connecting more patients to the care they need is a top priority in the field of behavioral health.
“As our organization grows, our focus on effective tools that help us care for and better provide care to our vulnerable patient population also increases,” Archer said. “Electronic medical record platforms are not one-size-fits-all and it’s crucial that our technology works in tandem with frontline care efforts. We believe that our investments in technology, such as that of WellSky’s unique platform, will help us pursue our organizational goals of increasing high-quality patient care and meeting patient needs more effectively.
WellSky technology for behavioral health also helps providers easily transition from cumbersome paper records to electronic health records, allowing them to continue delivering exceptional patient outcomes at scale.
“Paper records did not give us visibility into the impact of our treatment and processes on outcomes,” said Steve Page, President and CEO of SUN Behavioral Health. “The move to digital health records was absolutely essential to improve coordination and quality of care. All of our hospitals now use WellSky Specialty Care for behavioral health, making the data much more accessible. WellSky technology allows us to turn this data into information that we can use to influence treatment and ultimately improve outcomes.
In addition to leading the transition away from paper in behavioral health, WellSky represents the most widespread connected network, providing real-time connectivity and visibility to the largest network of hospitals, providers, payers and community organizations. By leveraging WellSky Exchange for Behavioral Health, providers are able to capture referral information, integrate documents from external agencies, and exchange information with acute care providers, streamlining workflows. work and improve the quality of care.
“We know that nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder. Supporting our customers as they face our country’s mental health crisis has never been more important,” said WellSky CEO Bill Miller. “That’s why WellSky has developed purpose-built technology that connects providers across the continuum of care and integrates behavioral health into all aspects of a patient’s care.”
To learn more about how WellSky leads the industry in technology designed for behavioral health, visit wellsky.com.
WellSky is a leading technology company for smart, coordinated care. Our next-generation software, analytics, and services drive 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 solve tough challenges, improve collaboration for growth, harness the power data analytics and to achieve better outcomes by better connecting clinical and social care. WellSky serves over 20,000 customer sites, including the largest hospital systems, blood banks, cell therapy laboratories, blood centers, home care and palliative care franchises, post-acute care providers, government agencies and social service organizations. Backed by over 40 years of software delivery and expertise, WellSky anticipates customer needs and relentlessly innovates to ultimately help more people thrive. For more information, visit wellsky.com.