Category: Welkin Shares
How Being a Competitive Rower Shaped My Leadership Style
For me, college life was filled with the typical things -- courses, exams, friends -- but what I immediately remember most is being on the water as a rower: how much I loved the athleticism, the intensity of competition, the simple joy of being with my teammates. A cross-country runner by training, it was really just happenstance -- and very good luck -- that I...Read More >
Team Member Spotlight: Zack Douglas
At Welkin Health, we believe a company is only as amazing as its people. We’ve dedicated ourselves to improving the lives of care teams and want to show off the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make that happen. We’ll be doing a Q&A with some of our extraordinary team members to show off the people behind the product. Our very own Zack...Read More >
Putting Providers at the Heart of Care Management Technology: Say Hello to the New Welkin Health
One of the most powerful questions you can ask as a leader is this: If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently? A year ago I took the helm as CEO of Welkin Health -- and it was in a strategy session shortly thereafter where we asked this question. In the intervening weeks, we also formed a new team, launched...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 >
Team Member Spotlight: Dima Limonov
At Welkin Health, we believe a company is only as amazing as its people. We’ve dedicated ourselves to improving the lives of care teams and want to show off the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make that happen. We’ll be doing a Q&A with one of our extraordinary team members to show off the people behind the product. Our very own Dmitri...Read More >
Can You Transform Orthopedic Medicine Through Telehealth? CEO Adam Tibbs Says Upswing Is Doing Exactly That.
Adam Tibbs, CEO of Upswing Health, is focused on a new way to tackle joint and muscular pain through telemedicine. He joined us to talk about how Upswing will upend traditional orthopedic medicine using artificial intelligence and virtual technology -- for the benefit of both patients and providers. We’ll start with an easy one. What is Upswing? Upswing ensures people who need orthopedic care get...Read More >
Tia’s Dr. Kathleen Jordan on COVID-19, A Prison System as Proving Ground for Telemedicine, and the Future of Virtually-integrated Care
Dr. Kathleen Jordan, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Tia, has a unique perspective on COVID-19. At the start of the pandemic, she was serving as Chief Medical Officer at Saint Francis Memorial in San Francisco. Dr. Jordan leveraged her infectious disease and internal medicine background to care for patients and support her team in the face of enormous unknowns. We had the good...Read More >
Healthcare Leaders, Will We Carry the Pandemic’s Lessons About Our Industry Into 2021?
This week, the U.S. administered its first COVID-19 vaccine, a welcome signal of hope after a rough 10 months, marked by a pandemic that continues to strain healthcare systems to the breaking point. As we look to the new year, there is one truth that this historic event continues to reinforce in sometimes graphic ways: healthcare needs to change -- and fast. That’s difficult for...Read More >
Any Alternative is Better: Why We Should Embrace Value-Based Purchasing.
I’m a Brit by birth so I’ll confess: the American healthcare system is a bit of a head scratcher for me, especially when I compare it to the well-loved, well-trusted NHS in the UK. But now we’re seeing the slow but hopeful emergence of alternatives in the U.S. and the best one on deck so far is value-based purchasing (e.g., pay for performance). This is...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 >