CentralReach is Proud to Announce Partnership with Insight Venture Partners
In an effort to continue CentralReach’s commitment to providing leading technology and software solutions to behavioral health and developmental disability care clinicians and practices, CentralReach, leading provider in EHR technology, Behavioral Health Practice Management and Clinical Data Collection partners with Insight Venture Partners, the leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies.
“To say that I am ecstatic about this partnership is an understatement. I am beyond thrilled to have Insight Venture Partners join forces with our CentralReach family! Insight’s depth of experience in scaling software businesses will help CentralReach to continue our relentless effort in revolutionizing disability care technology,” said CEO and Co-Founder Charlotte Fudge. “The support that Insight can bring to bear will allow us to continue to enhance our software, empowering our current and future therapists and educator users.”
“With 24 of every 1000 children diagnosed with autism each year and 39 additional states enacting autism coverage reform laws since 2008, there is a critical need for best-in-class software to manage the care process,” said Richard Wells, Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners. “The company’s accelerating growth will benefit therapists, educators, and patients, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome CentralReach to the Insight portfolio.”
News of the partnership comes at an exciting time for CentralReach, who just this past year alone released impressive industry software features such as a HIPAA secure on-to-one or group chat messaging application, ReachMe and a mobile app, which currently enables location-based time tracking that incorporates ReachMe and is set to include powerful offline data collection capabilities to be released in its second version this coming March.
Since its founding in 2012, CentralReach has since expanded from an ABA focused platform to include software solutions for speech therapy, PK-12 education, and occupational therapy. With Insight Venture Partners by the healthcare tech company’s side, CentralReach will continue its expansion into markets in need of tangible solutions to data collection and management efficiencies while also continuing its mission to provide tools and technology that will revolutionize the behavior and developmental disabilities sectors.
A previous version of this release was first featured here.
CentralReach is the leading EHR and practice management solution for clinicians focused on applied behavioral analysis, multi-specialty, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and PK-12. CentralReach is the only end to end solution in the market that integrates clinical data collection, practice management, and a marketplace product for these audiences. CentralReach is headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida. To learn more, visit https://centralreach.com.
About Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 1995, Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. Our mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success. Across our people and our portfolio, we encourage a culture around a core belief: growth equals opportunity. For more information on Insight and all its investments, visit www.insightpartners.com or follow us on Twitter @insightpartners.
That it “takes a village” is commonly accepted when it comes to educating children, and the axiom rings especially true when a child has special needs. Students with special needs often learn in non-traditional ways. The adults responsible for their development face unique challenges, as well as successes–they’re constantly pursuing novel ways to make things click. And when they do, those aha! moments are what make the extra effort worthwhile.
To help students in special education settings, it is imperative for educators and parents to collaborate. Two minds are better than one, and in order to stay in tune with the child’s needs and overcome barriers to learning, all parties are critical. Nobody knows their child’s unique strengths, challenges, and needs better than a parent does. Paired with an educational team that has training in various interventions and methodologies to ensure all children learn, all children can reach their full potential.
To be effective, this collaboration has to extend well beyond the Individualized Education Program (IEP) table. This is daily practice to ensure that everyone is working together for the benefit of the learner. Thanks to technology, staying in touch and working together is easier than ever.
After success in the clinician and applied behavior analysis (ABA) markets, CentralReach launches CentralReach PK-12, a collaborative and data-driven software for special education. The software helps public, private and charter schools foster communication and coordination of instruction and care for students in special education programs.
CentralReach PK-12 empowers individualized educational program (IEP) teams to seamlessly record data and access information about students in real-time, creating data-driven insights to inform instruction. The software gives educators new tools, so they can more easily comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and create reports and customizable graphs to visualize student progress and guide discussions with parents.
Educators also have access to a Marketplace of professional development resources and the capability to assign courses to colleagues and track their progress.
“After seeing the impact that our software had on users in the ABA and clinician markets, we know there’s tremendous potential for the technology to support IEP teams and students,” said Charlotte Fudge, CEO of CentralReach. “We recognize that teachers, school psychologists, paraprofessionals, administrators, therapists and parents can best support students when they’re working together and making evidence-backed decisions about IEPs.”
POMPANO BEACH, FL SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
CentralReach and Whole Child Consulting today announced that they are partnering to provide online tools for the Inventory of Good Learning Repertoires (IGLR) assessment. The assessment tools will be integrated into the CentralReach software so that clinicians can easily administer and score the IGLR as well as integrate the IGLR into goals and programs for their students and track progress over time.
The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires, which was developed by Steve Ward, MA, BCBA and Theresa Grimes, MA, BCBA of Whole Child Consulting, is an assessment tool designed to measure the ease with which a student may be taught. The IGLR can be used to identify a student’s preferred learning styles, their dependence upon various supports, the relative efficacy of various supports, their resilience upon encountering challenges, and their potential to learn with fewer supports. The IGLR is designed for use in schools by educators and clinicians who work with students on the autism spectrum or have ADD, ADHD or other developmental disorders. The IGLR assessment outcomes assist educators in determining educational placement, accommodations and modifications, and IEP goals for students.
Charlotte Fudge, CEO of CentralReach shared, “We are excited to be working together with Whole Child Consulting on new online tools for the IGLR that can be used to identify ways to help students succeed. Our recent survey indicated that 94% of clinicians were interested in using online tools for working with assessments for their students, and we are dedicated to delivering innovative tools to achieve that.”
Steve Ward, CEO of Whole Child Consulting, stated, “I have been passionate about instructional efficiency for decades, and I’m excited to share this passion through a partnership with CentralReach. The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires identifies foundational repertoires that transform students who are hard to teach into students who are easy to teach. Targeted instruction empowers teachers to produce dramatic results with their students.”
The online tools for the IGLR will be available as part of CentralReach’s robust clinical data collection and graphing module which makes it seamless to take in a variety of data from rating scale and time sampling to percent independence and trial or probe data. The integrated goal bank will provide examples of how to translate the IGLR assessment results into objectives. The CentralReach Marketplace will feature the companion books for the IGLR by Whole Child Consulting, Teaching Good Learner Repertoires and Teaching Advanced Learner Repertoires. These companion books provide analysis and guidance in translating objectives into instructional strategies.
CR People is an affordable HR solution for therapy-based practices to streamline their human resources management with an intuitive user interface and seamless integration with the CentralReach platform. CR People is an addition to CentralReach’s innovative cloud-based platform, which supports over 30,000 users working in therapy-based practices such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral health.
Highlights of CR People include tools that simplify the time-off management process with an online calendar and drop-down menu so that staff can request time-off in seconds and managers can approve requests with one click. CR People also provides management of benefits such as dental, vision, retirement, and health and life insurance. Administrators can assign HR policies as well as manage HR documents or clinical certifications. Additionally, CR People tracks assets such as computers, phones, and software licenses so that all investments are accounted for and easily managed.
CEO of CentralReach, Charlotte Fudge explains, “People are the most valuable part of a therapy-based practice, so it is imperative to have tools that are easy to use for both administrators and staff to keep staff engaged and everyone informed. This was a natural expansion of the CentralReach platform since it is already being used for staff scheduling and payroll in many therapy-based practices throughout the United States.”
With an all-in-one platform that integrates practice management, data collection, learning management, and now human resources, therapy-based practices can save time and money with less data entry and fewer applications.
Another great read from bSci21 giving you 3 ways to get your CEUs completed! Stop procrastinating and get your CEUs done with these 3 easy steps. CentralReach offers a marketplace where you can get CEUs from a variety of qualified providers. With new courses being added each month, you can find affordable and the most up-to-date course content.
CentralReach is pleased to be featured in bSci21 showcasing how an ABA Agency scaled their practice using our practice management and clinical data collection software! As Dr. Barbara Endlich of BAE explains to bSci21, “From the perspective of a BCBA, the real power of CentralReach comes from the data analytics capabilities that enable BCBAs and staff to make the most of their time with clients.”
Emmylou Santos, M.A., BCBA, LBA, co-founded A.G.E.S. Learning Solutions in 2008, in the San Francisco Bay Area. After three years of steady growth from group home consultation, they went full time with the company in 2011. When the company started, they managed business operations with spreadsheets – to do everything from client tracking and billing, to graphing data. Moreover, organizations and parents were billed directly for services. However, after the autism insurance mandate went into effect in 2012, A.G.E.S started billing insurance companies for services, which, coupled with overall company growth, prompted a look into practice management software.
Listen to a chat with CentralReach Business Development Manager and former Board Certified Behavior Analyst Nikki Holway and Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founder of bSci21Media discuss the benefits of the CentralReach software.
The ReachOut program is a recent initiative we are very proud about here at CentralReach. It’s a way we give back to the community we serve by providing employment opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum. The program is called ReachOut and is the vision of our CEO, Charlotte Fudge and is an initiative we hope other organizations will replicate. Check out the latest bSci21 article that features the initiative here.