New Report From WellSky® Shows Use of Predictive Analytics Improves Clinical Outcomes, Leads to More Efficient Care

Home healthcare agencies utilizing WellSky CareInsights™ for Home Health experienced lower rehospitalization rates and fewer visits year over year

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--()--WellSky, a leading health and community care technology company, today released a new report detailing results from a three-year study of home healthcare providers using predictive analytics tools in patient management. The study, “Improving home health outcomes using predictive analytics,” demonstrates that agencies using WellSky CareInsights for Home Health consistently outperform those that do not in two critical areas: hospitalization rates and care efficiency.

In comparing agency performance in the year before implementation of WellSky CareInsights to the 12-month period after implementation, the study found that providers experienced 12% lower risk-adjusted 60-day hospitalization rates. Over three years, there are even more pronounced differences. Providers using the solution consistently and ubiquitously in daily processes saw risk-adjusted 60-day hospitalization rates 26% lower than non-users. Rehospitalization is expensive and can contribute to poor health outcomes, so keeping patients from returning to the hospital post-discharge is top of mind for many providers.

“Our team has implemented WellSky CareInsights into our daily process. For the first time ever, we have an incredibly helpful tool to guide decision-making,” said Haley Brown, vice president of clinical services for Concierge Home Care. “The ability to see multiple aspects of the patient chart as a snapshot allows for optimized care plan oversight. The technology also encourages our clinical team to review recommendations and then challenges our team to critically think through interdisciplinary collaboration.”

The study also found that providers were able to manage episodes of care more efficiently using predictive analytics. After one year of using WellSky CareInsights, providers averaged 8% fewer visits per admission year-over-year. Over three years of sustained use, large agencies' visits/admission were 32% lower than non-users and top users' visits/admission were 45% lower than non-users.

“Ultimately, providers are not aiming for fewer visits but better episode management. This, coupled with lower hospitalization rates and improved patient outcomes, becomes a meaningful measure of efficiency,” said Tim Ashe, chief clinical officer at WellSky “Home health providers are facing many difficult challenges: soaring demand for services, sicker patients, and complex regulations just to name a few. WellSky’s predictive analytics solutions help providers more effectively meet their patients’ needs, which means they can take more referrals at the same staffing levels and continue to deliver high-quality care.”

WellSky CareInsights for Home Health delivers vital population- and patient-level insights to clinicians at the point of care so they can make informed, individualized decisions to improve the patient experience. Visit our website to learn more about WellSky’s predictive analytics solutions or to download a complete copy of the report.

Summary of key findings


Outcomes: Risk-adjusted
60-day hospitalization rates


After one year
of WellSky® CareInsights use


reduction in hospitalization rates


decrease in visits per admission

After three years
of WellSky® CareInsights use


reduction in hospitalization rates (top users)


decrease in visits per admission (top users)

About WellSky®

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Release Summary

Home healthcare agencies utilizing WellSky CareInsights™ for Home Health experienced lower hospitalization rates and fewer visits year over year.


Emma Neal
Phone: 617.401.3131