US-based health and community care technology company WellSky has introduced a new patient engagement platform to detect and address patient health risks.

Dubbed WellSky Patient, the new platform will help reduce health complications. It is designed to optimise health outcomes through increased transparency and better communication between patients, families, and clinical care teams to better address all aspects of physical, mental, and spiritual health.

The solution will provide all stakeholders visibility into patient care and ensure active participation from patients in their own care.

WellSky chief clinical officer Tim Ashe said: “Patient engagement technology has historically focused on completing tasks related to a care episode, such as scheduling an appointment, completing an intake form, or viewing a lab result.

“That paradigm must shift toward the person, with a focus on how to best guide them through the care journey while surveying and managing their condition virtually.

“The innovation WellSky has developed to bring this strategy to life will be of great value to our clients, their care team members, and their patients.”

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The new platform provides two-way communication to ensure patients remain connected their care providers between visits through messaging, photo sharing, and video consultations.

Clinicians can track a patient’s progress and identify requirements for clinical intervention by using patient-generated data from health status submissions and remote monitoring.

The company stated that home-centred health monitoring and active patient participation will enable healthcare organisations to get new insights into patient behaviours and conditions to understand when and how specific interventions can be executed to improve outcomes.

Hosparus Health chief medical officer Dr Bethany Snider said: “The capabilities WellSky is bringing to the table help give us the visibility we need to customise care to the individual, while also ensuring the patient’s family members and other caregivers are full participants in the care journey.”