Category: Welkin Shares

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 >

4 Hard Questions Healthcare Providers Should Ask Technologists

Tough questions are good -- and healthcare providers and technology decision makers should ask more of them. That’s particularly urgent right now since healthcare providers are relying on technology more than ever.  The next few weeks and months are going to be a gold rush for companies who see telehealth rising -- out of both necessity and genuine patient preference -- as the pandemic winds...Read More >

Team Member Spotlight: Adoran Moshe

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 Adoran...Read More >

EMRs Contribute to Physician Burnout – But Better Technology Could Help

Physician burnout was an acknowledged problem long before the pandemic hit.  But now doctors who were previously burdened with lack of autonomy and pressure to pack their days with too many patients are now grappling with the existential threat that is COVID. We see it in the fear for themselves; their families, their colleagues and their patients; lack of PPE, the list goes on. In...Read More >

Building a Technology Foundation for Patient-Centered Care

I’m Canadian. Growing up, the comment about healthcare was always, “If you have a cold, Canada’s the place to be. If you have a heart attack, you want to be in the U.S.” That’s because the U.S. healthcare system excels at addressing acute problems: cancer, heart attacks, major injuries, you get the picture. But hospitals here are increasingly turning into repair shops, the medical equivalent...Read More >

Transforming Musculoskeletal Health: A Deep Dive into Risalto

Today we sit down with Risalto’s Allison Schoeneck, Vice President of Clinical Product, and Molica Anderson, Director of Clinical Implementation, to go deep on using technology and an evidence-based approach to create a better experience with better outcomes for musculoskeletal patients. We’ll start out with an easy one: what’s Risalto all about? ALLISON: We’re a digitally-focused musculoskeletal health company that helps patients get the highest...Read More >

It’s Time to Make Telemedicine A Permanent Part of Your Practice. Here’s How.

It’s no great secret: the medical community has not generally loved telemedicine.  The resistance mostly stems from the way we’re trained: that the best care comes from being right there with your patient, able to look them in the eye, to be hands on with the body. It stems from a largely unfounded fear that if we choose a telehealth model, we’ll miss something vital...Read More >

Welkin Shares: The Benefits of a Plant Based Whole Food (PBWF) Diet

About 5 years ago I decided to look at my diet in some detail mainly because of a strong family history of coronary artery disease. My dad suffered an M.I. (Myocardial Infarction or ‘heart attack’) at age 47!  I read books, research papers, watched movies, attended meetings and webinars to educate myself on this topic – see some of the references below. After digesting all...Read More >