Category: Care Management Software

3 Reasons Doctors Should Embrace Shared Decision Making

Real talk: it’s taken the medical profession far too long to embrace transparency with our patients -- and many of us still have some distance to cover before we get there. But shared decision making -- in which the doctor and the patient work together to determine a course of care -- is the future of medicine. It’s part and parcel of the growing care...Read More >

Good Technology Can Be the Foundation of A Great Operation

There’s increasing evidence that a big -- and long overdue -- shift is happening in how we deliver medical care in this country. We’re seeing growing recognition that the current model incentivizes all the wrong behaviors -- sick care versus prevention and wellness. Virtual health was already very much substantiated pre-pandemic but COVID-19 has made it a must-have. It seems clear telehealth is now here...Read More >

Why Welkin’s Care Management Platform Is the Patient Engagement Solution You’ve Been Looking For

You don’t need to see decades’ worth of research to know that informed, involved patients tend to have better outcomes and are more satisfied with your care. A patient engagement solution can lead to healthier lifestyles and habits, making it easier to adhere to your care plan. Engaged patients expect quality care on their terms, and are less willing to accept any delays or inconveniences...Read More >

4 Ways Care Teams Can Help Vaccine-Hesitant Patients

Today, 123.9 million people in the US have been vaccinated -- and that number is something to celebrate. But the news of a pause in giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, due to six instances of a rare blood clotting disorder, is almost sure to give the vaccine-hesitant additional concern. No matter what, the reality is still that a return to normalcy still requires “70 to...Read More >

Resilience, Recharging, and Recalibration: What I Won’t Forget, Thanks to the Pandemic

Just a year ago this month, we began a collective journey, retreating to our homes, becoming more familiar with our four walls than we ever thought possible, creating a new normal for ourselves and our families almost overnight. Today we look back and that classic saying seems on target: what a difference a year makes. We have not one vaccine but several that work really...Read More >

Proactive Care: How to Achieve Better Outcomes

What is proactive care? Proactive care is the ongoing patient-provider conversation and active monitoring of conditions to help prevent life-threatening emergencies. When care teams communicate regularly with at-risk patients—as well as each other—about conditions, diagnostics, and treatment protocols while encouraging preventive measures, they’re practicing proactive care. Proactive care is personalized healthcare that makes problem prevention second nature for care teams and encourages patients to take...Read More >

The Only Way Out Is Through: Looking Back on a Disrupted and Disruptive Year

I am a planner.  This might be why my favorite book is The Art of the Long View. It’s the story of a Royal Dutch Shell strategy team in the late sixties. They were trying to employ scenario planning in advance of a shock to the oil system they knew would come eventually (but not when, why or how). For 72 hours, they locked the...Read More >

What You Need to Know About Patient Communication Platforms for Clinicians

Platforms for Clinicians: How to Find One That Best Fits Your Needs As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to restrict our face-to-face interactions, patients and providers are embracing virtual communication—often, getting to know each other even better than before. That can happen when you communicate with your patients every day, getting alerted to their every struggle, uncertainty, and adverse reaction in real-time. Software has already enabled...Read More >

Software for Clinicians: Here’s How to Make Their Lives Easier

They’re highly skilled and dedicated—but exhausted and stressed out too. Clinicians need support and structure as much as their patients do—that’s why you should thoroughly evaluate any Care Management tool you’re considering to ensure it makes their shifts more efficient and enjoyable. The selection of software for clinicians is expansive, so before investing in one, make sure you understand exactly how it will enable more...Read More >

This Holiday Season Will Be Rough. Care Teams Can Do Just a Little More to Achieve Big Patient Impact.

The holidays are fast approaching and although “the most wonderful time of year” sounds lovely, it’s also 2020.  COVID is further complicating what is already a complex time for many people. The holidays deliver a powerful combination of stressors: high expectations, family dynamics, economic limitations, the list goes on. In a “good” year, 77 percent of people say they have a hard time relaxing, 62...Read More >