Sandata Technologies’ history dates back to its founding in 1978 in Port Washington, New York. Sandata started as a scheduling, billing, payroll, and data processing company and quickly began to thrive as various stakeholders from the home healthcare industry came to rely on the Company as a mission critical business partner. These early adopters of Sandata solutions saw that the Company effectively guided their information technology strategies in a way that increased the quality and efficiency of their patient care and business operations. Continuing with those early operating principles today, Sandata remains an industry leader with more than 95% of its existing customers choosing to extend their relationship with Sandata every year. We believe this is one of the most compelling examples of how Sandata’s solutions work to improve its customers’ clinical care and business operations.
Sandata’s Roots in Home Healthcare Information Technology
In 1980, the City of New York formed its Human Resources Administration (“HRA”) to administer the Medicaid program. Sandata worked with the HRA to design systems that met the specialized needs of the home care agencies under contract with the HRA. Two of the Company’s Medicaid / Private Duty operational software products, HC Plus and SHARP, still function as the “front end” scheduling and “back end” billing and payroll systems for HRA-contracted home health agencies which serve as the backbone of their operations.
Sandata launched its Santrax® time and attendance product in 1994, and quickly grew to become the market leader in 1995 when the HRA mandated that every home health agency with which it contracts must use an “automated home attendant time and leave system.” The HRA policy requiring electronic time and attendance remains in place today, with the City of New York crediting Santrax® for saving it over $70 million in 2008, and almost $1 billion since 1995.
Over its long operating history, Sandata has continually invested significant amounts of capital in software development to ensure world class performance across all product lines. Additionally, since 2005 Sandata has completed seven acquisitions, all of which have added significant value to the Company’s existing product offerings and helped shape the strategic direction of the firm. From 1984 through 2003, Sandata was a public company listed on the NASDAQ. In 2003, Bert E. Brodsky, Sandata’s Chairman, led a take-private transaction of the Company. Mr. Brodsky continues as majority owner of the business today in partnership with New York-based private investment firm, Stripes Group, as the largest minority shareholder.
Sandata Today and Tomorrow
Today Sandata continues its relentless focus on transforming the home healthcare industry into a modern, efficient, and quality-driven system. Sandata’s solutions enable home healthcare agencies, whether Medicare, Medicaid, Hospice, Private Duty, government or managed care payors, as well as any organization with a remote workforce, to realize administrative cost savings, streamlined operational procedures, and significantly reduced paperwork burdens. Sandata has over 1,800 customers in 50 states using its products in more than 400,000 homes and processes over 100 million telephone calls annually. Sandata operates four IT data centers that are strategically located across the country with state-of-the-art redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities.
As Medicaid and Medicare programs continue to develop additional requirements to manage fraud and abuse and establish performance benchmarks, Sandata will continue to develop innovative solutions that enhance the delivery and quality of home healthcare. Sandata will continue its mission to use technology to advance the home healthcare profession and to overcome the many challenges faced by managed care organizations, governmental municipalities, states and Medicaid, Medicare, hospice, and private payors in the future. This commitment is as unwavering today as it was at our founding.
Sandata has an impressive track record of incorporating state of the art technologies into its solutions. Sandata Technologies maintains a strategic, forward looking view towards industry trends, and over its more than 30 year history, Sandata has successfully adapted its products to rapidly evolving technologies. Sandata is proud to continue this tradition of innovation today with strategic development initiatives in cloud computing technology, GPS attendance, mileage tracking, speaker verification, Fixed Location Tracking and other alternatives to land-line phone tracking, and payor solutions designed to provide jurisdictional agency reporting tools.
Sandata Historical Milestones:
- 1978 – Sandata founded as a scheduling, billing, payroll, and data processing solutions provider
- 1980 – City of New York forms HRA to administer Medicaid program
- 1994 – Sandata launches its Santrax® time and attendance solution
- 1995 – HRA mandates that all HHAs contracted with its Medicaid program utilize an “automated home attendant time and leave system”
- 2003 – Sandata Chairman Bert E. Brodsky leads a take private transaction of the Company from its publically traded status on the NASDAQ
- 2005–Present – Sandata completes 7 strategic acquisitions that increase its position as a leader in home healthcare IT solutions
- 2008 – New York City HRA credits Santrax® for saving it over $70 million in 2008, and almost $1 billion since 1995
- 2010 – Sandata receives a minority investment from Stripes Group and secures a senior term loan from TD Bank
- 2010 – Sandata acquires Health Systems Solutions’ home healthcare business broadening its product offering for Medicare Home Health Agencies
- 2010 – Sandata completes recruitment of executive team led by Harold S. Blue as Vice Chairman and CEO. Key hires include Chief Technology Officer, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Chief Operating Officer and a 20% increase in associates
- 2010 – Sandata chosen to implement Florida Agency for Health Care Administration’s Telephonic Home Health Project in Miami-Dade County