The Practical Guide to Creating Successful Patient Engagement Programs: Welkin’s First Hosted Event

On Tuesday, January 9th, we hosted our first ever event in which we invited industry leaders to discuss their triumphs and pitfalls with patient engagement programs. Coordinated alongside the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, “The Practical Guide to Creating Successful Patient Engagement Programs” was a discussion in which stakeholders spoke about their personal experiences, learned from each other, and made connections with other attendees. Welkin CEO and Co-founder, Chase Hensel, kicked-off the session with a case study presentation emphasizing the need for patient services to add value to existing and emerging therapies. Afterwards, groups of attendees huddled together to share their personal anecdotes on what did or did not work for them when designing services for patients. One table discussed the … Continue reading The Practical Guide to Creating Successful Patient Engagement Programs: Welkin’s First Hosted Event

Press Release: Welkin Health to Present at Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase 2018

The Biotech Showcase™ takes place the week of J.P. Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco San Francisco, CA -- January 4, 2018 -- Welkin Health, a San Francisco-based digital health company that streamlines the complexities of patient management, today announced it will present at the Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase taking place January 8-10 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Welkin CEO and co-founder, Chase Hensel, will present an overview of the company, discuss recent highlights, and offer a look at what’s in the pipeline for Welkin in 2018. Presentation details follow: Date: Wednesday, January 10 Time: 3:00 PM Location: B-Cyril Magnin III (4th Floor) Welkin’s configurable case management software enables digital health, medical device, and life science … Continue reading Press Release: Welkin Health to Present at Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase 2018

2017: Welkin’s Most Transformative Year

2017 kept health care on its toes. For much of the year, we watched as the legislative branch considered the many ways they could slice, dice, or kill the ACA, and saw Obama-era mandates repealed. We heard the demands for accountability from patient advocates for rising drug prices, and drug-makers were taken to task for irresponsible marketing. We witnessed landmark therapies and marketing approvals passed by the FDA- like Kymriah to combat leukemia, permitting direct-to-consumer tests for genetic assessments, and the first medication embedded with a sensor for adherence monitoring- all of which not only open up future possibilities for treatments, but potentially change the way in which care is delivered. Stakeholders made bold promises to fuel innovation, to better … Continue reading 2017: Welkin’s Most Transformative Year

Giving Our Partners Greater Control Over the Patient Journey: Introducing Workbench from Welkin

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re thinking about how we can better help our partners make a greater impact in their patients’ lives in the coming year. Managing a patient’s whole healthcare journey is complex. Welkin’s configurable case management software makes it easier by offering our partners fine-grained control over their patient programs. The result? The delivery of high-touch patient support services for the long-term. Using Welkin, partners can already configure their staff workflows down to the granular level, allowing for the most tailored programs possible. Welkin’s systems integrations and communication tools work to build a patient profile that includes a detailed timeline of events and data points that allow for an all-encompassing approach to care. We understand that … Continue reading Giving Our Partners Greater Control Over the Patient Journey: Introducing Workbench from Welkin

2017 National Diabetes Awareness Month Campaigns

In addition to a handful of other chronic diseases, November has been designated as National Diabetes Awareness month, and November 14 World Diabetes Day. Patients with diabetes and their loved ones are taking to social media to make visible the often invisible disease. Many organizations, advocates, and companies dedicated to improving the lives of people living with type 1(T1D) and type 2 (T2D) diabetes, preventing the disease and it’s complications, and working towards a cure, use the month of November to raise awareness about the daily and long term impact of the disease. Campaigns are created highlighting the experiences of patients living with T1D and T2D, the loved ones who help them, and to bring attention to the need for … Continue reading 2017 National Diabetes Awareness Month Campaigns

Connected Health: Informing, Activating, and Empowering Patients

We face an exciting frontier. Personalized, connected health could support patients for decades to come. Existing and emergent technologies are becoming increasingly interoperable, and care strategies, as well as medicine, are evolving to be more patient-centric and precision-focused. Putting connected digital health tools in the hands (and bodies) of patients, empowers them to have active insights from which to better manage their own health, while giving care providers and loved ones real time data for intervention and support. Keeping patients informed, activated, and empowered Managing chronic health conditions in America is not without it’s hurdles. Primary physicians are in short supply—rural areas especially are healthcare provider insecure. Only roughly half of patients adhere to their medication and treatment plan as … Continue reading Connected Health: Informing, Activating, and Empowering Patients

Innovation for Aging

The expanding market for elder care is unprecedented. The AARP reports that there are 106 million Americans aged over 50 years old, who will bring about more over $13.5 trillion in spending by 2032. By 2029, baby boomers will comprise 73% of the 65 and over population, and by 2030, over 30 million of them will be managing chronic health issues. Organizations like Aging 2.0 are responding to the surge in the aging population by connecting and supporting innovators leveraging technology to tackle its challenges. Innovative healthcare solutions which specialize in aging populations are poised for a windfall as they improve the health and comfort of seniors.  Some of those companies include Caremerge, who have built a unified platform and mobile communication … Continue reading Innovation for Aging

Sixth Annual Rock Health Summit Roundup

  For the last six years, Rock Health has brought stakeholders from healthcare, venture, research, and technology together for their digital health conference, the Rock Health Summit. During the two-day event, the confluence of innovators, policymakers, and healthcare leaders discuss the future of healthcare. Rock Health is the first venture fund dedicated to digital health. They support cutting edge companies aiming to have a positive, impactful effect on healthcare and the healthcare system, including Welkin Health. The 2017 Summit This year’s Summit convened on October 17th and 18th. At the intersection of healthcare and technology, leaders at organizations such as Omada Health, the FDA, Stanford, Verily, and Sutter Health- to name just a few- held discussions, panels, and skills-based workshops … Continue reading Sixth Annual Rock Health Summit Roundup

The Future of Mental Health is Digital

In the US, 1 in 5 adults (43.8 million people) experience mental illness every year. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that those living “with serious mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions” and “die on average 25 years earlier than others, largely due to treatable medical conditions.” Serious mental illness costs the US $193.2 billion in lost wages, and that number doesn’t begin to account for the associative costs like homelessness, incarceration, and untreated medical conditions. The World Psychiatric Association and The Lancet Psychiatry convened to create the Commission on the Future of Psychiatry, which states “Psychiatry should embrace the possibilities offered by digital technology, and take an active role in ensuring research and … Continue reading The Future of Mental Health is Digital