New program for diabetes at Primary Care


By Sam Neace - sneace@civitasmedia.com



HAZARD — Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky has announced that their Diabetes Center of Excellence is now utilizing Welkin’s advanced technology to elevate the care that is given to patients with Type I, Type II and gestational diabetes. This platform allows treatment professionals and patients the ability to communicate with each other at any time, from anywhere, using their preferred method of communication, be it texting, smartphone applications, email or telephone call.

“Kentucky has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the country. Our work with Welkin Health has given us access to the latest technological advancements in diabetes care enabling us to more effectively treat and help our patients, who we see as a part of our family, manage this difficult disease,” says Barry Martin, CEO and Founder, PCCEK.

Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky established a partnership with Welkin Health three years ago to help facilitate the Primary Care Centers’ diabetes program. This new, modernized platform will extend the collaboration and support all care coordination needs for the center.

“Unlike other modules, our platform is customized to meet the individual needs of the center’s diabetes program and patients,” says Chase Hensel, Co­Founder and CEO, Welkin Health. “The Diabetes Center of Excellence has transformed the face of diabetes care in Kentucky. The support and quality of care they afford this community is needed and making a significant impact.”

PCCEK was founded in 2003, offering quality healthcare to residents of Eastern Kentucky. The center’s Diabetes Center of Excellence is the first of its kind in Eastern Kentucky, providing patients access to current diabetes technologies and comprehensive care, with a full scope of services at one location including, primary care providers, specialists and other professionals.

The Diabetes Center of Excellence currently treats 750 diabetes patients ranging in age from 11 years old to over 80.

Welkin Health is a digital health company that helps healthcare organizations provide remote patient engagement with configurable patient relationship management software and smartphone apps. The company enables any healthcare team to implement the best outreach solutions for patients with chronic illness, leading to improved clinical and financial outcomes. Welkin helps care teams foster long­term patient relationships by ensuring the focus is on people rather than software. To inquire about partnering with Welkin, write to partnerships@welkinhealth.com.

Information in this article provided by Ashley Greer of Welkin Health; ashley@welkinhealth.com.

Sam Neace is a reporter for the Hazard Herald and can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

By Sam Neace

sneace@civitasmedia.com

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