WellSky has teamed up with kidney care firm Dialyze Direct to connect medical teams across the care continuum and coordinate treatment for patients needing dialysis in skilled nursing.
The goal is to reduce readmissions and improve care for patients with end-stage kidney disease and chronic kidney disease. Together, Dialyze Direct and WellSky’s networks reach 2,000 hospitals and 130,000 post-acute and community providers.
“Dialyze Direct’s collaboration with WellSky and its suite of CarePort solutions will now allow discharge planners to identify Dialyze Direct’s SNFs with onsite dialysis in a single search for purposes of ensuring an optimized and seamless discharge,” said Robert Aberman, senior vice president of population health for
Complications in patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease are a top reason for hospital readmissions from SNFs, leading to higher costs of care and longer recoveries. Dialyze Direct said its technology, onsite specially trained dialysis staff and unique treatment regimen help improve patient recovery times.
“WellSky’s CarePort solutions strengthen the ability for hospitals to connect with Dialyze Direct and offer patients critical services that allow for a safer, more comfortable transition to their next level of care,” said Lissy Hu, president of connected networks at WellSky.