LENEXA, Kan. (October 1, 2018)—WellSky, a health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, announced that recently acquired BlueStrata EHR, a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) for long-term post-acute care providers, is taking on WellSky’s branding to become WellSky Long-Term Care. The long-term care solution joins more than 30 other unique health care and human services brands that recently united as WellSky, integrating solutions to support providers across four key settings of care: hospitals, homes, practices and facilities, and the community.
With nearly 10,000 people in the U.S. turning 65 every day, WellSky Long-Term Care technology is built to address the care needs of America’s aging population, according to a press statement. Recent research from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about half of Americans turning 65 today will need long-term care services, and one in seven adults will have a disability for more than five years.
“WellSky took the time to understand the long-term care market and where our solution fits on the continuum of care,” said Todd Holtmann, senior vice president and general manager of long-term care at WellSky. “Throughout the acquisition process that was announced in August, it was clear to our team that WellSky is the market leader in post-acute solutions and services. This simply formalizes our integration into the WellSky range of post-acute offerings.”
Under the new name, WellSky Long-Term Care will accelerate product innovation, enhance analytics and provide outstanding customer service that empowers long-term providers to deliver better care.
“This name change to WellSky Long-Term Care and integration affirms an essential promise we make to our customers—that together we can realize care’s potential,” said Bill Miller, CEO of WellSky, in a press release. “As our clients across the continuum of health care continue to experience pressure to deliver higher quality care at lower costs, WellSky will be their partner throughout the entire journey, collaborating to continually innovate and develop the solutions they need to be successful.”
WellSky serves more than 10,000 customer sites, including the nation’s largest hospital systems, post-acute care franchises, state agencies and human services organizations, according to the company. Its customers are based in the United States, as well as Canada, Ireland, Britain, South Africa, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Lebanon and Singapore.
For more information, visit wellsky.com.