LOUISVILLE, KY (March 14, 2022) SentryHealth CEO J. Kevin Porter was recently interviewed by Louisville Business First, where he discussed the SentryHealth merger with health-tech company Wellview Health.
SentryHealth Merging with Health Tech company — Here’s What’s Next
Louisville-based SentryHealth is merging with health-tech company Wellview Health, though it will still operate under the Sentry name and be headquartered in Louisville.
Financials of the deal, which has been in the works since the third quarter of 2021, weren’t disclosed.
Kevin Porter, CEO of SentryHealth, said the deal was a true merger. He will be the CEO of the joint company, and Wellview CEO James Story will move into a chief strategy role. Executive leadership will consist of individuals from both companies.
SentryHealth uses data science and medical advocacy from Registered Nurse Advocates to aid employees in navigating their insurance and the health care system. Nashville-based Wellview Health is a digital health platform which allows employees to engage virtually with health and wellbeing experts.
Wellview’s platform complements what already Sentry had, Porter said in an interview with Business First. The pandemic highlighted the need for integrated, coordinated care, he said.
“We just saw a real opportunity to build a hub where we can leverage data and technology to identify needs for members of self-insured companies,” Porter said. “Using this data and the technology, we actually can reach out, better engage the members and steer them to health advisors or care depending on what their needs are.”