Tag: diabetes

How To Engage Patients With Diabetes

Managing diabetes can be challenging. Newly diagnosed patients often have a steep learning curve that includes  understanding health information related to their condition, learning about behavioral changes they need to make, and understanding their care plan. All of this change is hard. Their lifestyle may need to take a drastic turn, and often it doesn’t feel like it’s for the better. On top of behavioral...Read More >

Workplace Wellness Programs: Managing Stress at its Source

Workplace wellness programs can be a valuable asset for employers and employees. These employee-sponsored programs aimed at helping participants achieve specific health goals and healthy behaviors, such as weight management or weight loss, exercising more, encouraging healthy eating, or quitting tobacco use. The results of these wellness initiatives become mutually beneficial when healthier employees translate to a productive workforce and reduced organizational health care costs....Read More >

Notice Anything…Different?

We warned you. Big things were in the works to help us better tell the Welkin story. About a year ago, we began thinking critically on how Welkin expressed itself. What did Welkin—as a brand—look and sound like, and how was that being conveyed to the outside world? What is Welkin? Who do we help? How do we help them? Why do we do it?...Read More >

Modernizing Medicare: CMS Proposes Reforms Promoting Digital Health

The potential for telehealth and other digital health services to improve patient engagement and relieve some of the major challenges facing health care is abundant. Yet, despite the data proving how digital health effectively supports patients, the health care industry as a whole has been slow to catch up and put these technologies into practice. A variety of reasons factor in, such as reimbursement challenges,...Read More >

The Growth of Telehealth to Better Address Complex Disease Care

Stakeholders understand that health care delivery in the U.S. continues to be fragmented, expensive, hard to access, and not driven by the patient experience. Fueled by a need to tame costs, provide better care to patients in remote areas, meet the needs of a growing aging population, support the surging number of patients with chronic conditions, while addressing the shortage of clinicians, telehealth is increasingly...Read More >

Leveraging Connectivity for Long-Term Weight Loss

Weight issues are endemic nationwide. In 2014, 71 percent of American adults were overweight, with 35 percent of men and 40 percent of women diagnosed with obesity. About one in three children and teens are overweight or obese in the U.S. On a global scale, obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. As of 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, were overweight. Of these, over 650...Read More >

Overcoming One of Health Care’s Greatest Hurdles: Patient Nonadherence

Maintaining adherence is key to improving the health of patients living with chronic or serious disease. For some, it’s a matter of life and death. Yet, as we know, the data of how many patients actually take their medications as prescribed paints a bleak picture. According to the CDC, of the 3.8 billion prescriptions written each year in the U.S., one in five are never...Read More >

Meeting Complex Health Needs Across Patient Populations

Managing complex and chronic disease is complicated, and for some patients, there are numerous factors which can make the task especially difficult and therefore, seemingly impossible. The health care industry has relied for far too long on the episodic approach to care, i.e. a patient walks into a provider’s office, receives a diagnosis of chronic disease, is given medication and instructions, and is then assumed...Read More >

The Promise of Workplace Wellness Programs

Employee wellness programs have greatly evolved with our understanding of what constitutes total wellness for an individual. To be in “good health” no longer assumes only physical health, but the holistic portrait of an individual, including mental and behavioral health. Coinciding with this newer, more inclusive understanding of individual health, is a surge in companies adopting wellness programs for their employees. The industry grew from...Read More >