Tag: patient relationships

What Patient Relationship Reports Do You Need?

Providers now use metrics to analyze quality of care and patient engagement. But with the increased financial strains facing payers and providers, they also need to measure efficiency. The problem, however, is that gauging efficiency doesn’t always take into account quality of life. Instead, it can bind providers to metrics that may or may not matter for patient care plans. That’s not to say that...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 >

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 >

Advancing Solutions for Kidney Disease

Every day we see the potential technology provides to create better pathways of care—for the people delivering care and the patients they treat who are managing their own chronic disease(s). Rock Health reported that since 2011, $23B has been invested in thousands of digital health companies. Yet, historically, innovative solutions for kidney disease have been static at best and from a funding perspective, largely very...Read More >

Simplifying Complex Care Management: A Case Study

Community Health Center Network (CHCN) is a non-profit managed care organization supporting the health needs of the Bay Area’s most at-risk and underserved populations. CHCN developed Care Neighborhood, a care management program focusing on the medical, social, and behavioral health needs of the most complex members in these communities. CareNote was the prototype care management platform. When CHCN was ready to scale up the program,...Read More >

We’re on a Mission

At Welkin, we take pride in describing ourselves as “mission-driven.” We were founded in 2013 to 1) build software and 2) create a solution which helps solve a social problem. That solution has evolved into patient relationship management software and services, which empower health professionals with the tools they need to reach patients efficiently and effectively. We are passionate about patient care, and appreciate every...Read More >

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...Read More >