Clinical Research

A resource to get the latest clinical evidence, studies, models and frameworks to advance knowledge of how best to manage chronic health conditions.

Welldoc is committed to our scientific research, advancing digital health, transforming chronic care, and driving value across healthcare. Areas of focus include digital health engagement, advancing artificial intelligence, cardiometabolic condition outcomes, cost and value, and real-world integration into the health ecosystem.

Behavioral Factors, Empowerment Bolsters Self-Management

The increasing use of web-based or technology-enabled solutions for health management presents opportunities to improve patient self-management…
A Novel Approach to Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Health Plan Opportunities to Control Costs Related to Chronic Disease
Moving the Dial in Lowering and Controlling A1C
The Power of Integrated Peer Support and Digital Health
A Novel Approach to Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Health Plan Opportunities to Control Costs Related to Chronic Disease
Health Plan Opportunities to Control Costs Related to Chronic Disease
Moving the Dial in Lowering and Controlling A1C
The Power of Integrated Peer Support and Digital Health
The Power of Integrated Peer Support and Digital Health
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Healthcare AnalyticsPatient Experience
Welldoc Presentation
Presentation
The Combined use of rtCGM and a Digital Health Tool Positively Impacts ADCES-7 Behaviors
Individuals living with type 2 diabetes were enrolled in a program that provided the Dexcom G6 system and BlueStar to understand how engagement with the combined solution influenced the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists’ 7 self-care (ADCES7) behaviors. Data showed that those who continuously used real-time CGM (rtCGM) engaged with the app 13% more than those who used it intermittently. In addition, this data showed that engagement with a digital solution, coupled with continuous rtCGM use, can help individuals with T2D — even those who are not prescribed insulin — improve adherence to ADCES7 behaviors.

Guodong Gao

Healthcare AnalyticsPatient Experience
Poster
Poster
Using a Digital Health Solution to Scale Diabetes Self Care across the State of Montana
Welldoc partnered with The Montana Diabetes Digital Health Learning Network (MDDHLN) to introduce the BlueStar app was into their Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (DCES) program. People with diabetes (PWD) who engaged with the app saw A1C improvement after 6 months of use and 87% of the population with an A1C of 8 or less demonstrated positive health outcomes. The average persistence in app use is 18 months with 20% of people still using the app at 2 years. In addition to this sustained engagement, over 53% of the participants sent the SMART Visit ReportTM to their DCES at least once per month showing ongoing support for DCES’ between office visits. This data shows that using a digital health solution can not only support diabetes education for PWD between office visits but that use also creates value in the information and feedback they receive, thus generating continued engagement.

Marci Butcher, RD, CDCES, FADCES, Deb Bjorsness, MPH, RD, BC-ADM, CDCES, Melissa House, MBA, Jennifer Scarsi, RD, CDCES, and Malinda Peeples MS, RN, CDCES, FADCES

Healthcare Analytics
Poster
Poster
Evaluating the Impact of a Combined Real-Time CGM/Digital Health Solution on Glucose Control for People with Type 2 Diabetes
Welldoc®, a digital health leader revolutionizing chronic care, today announced the presentation of data at the 15th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), evaluating how the combination of real-time CGM (rtCGM) with a digital health solution impacts glucose control for individuals with Type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin. For all participants and subgroups that were examined, the time in range (TIR) and glucose management indicator (GMI) improved significantly, demonstrating that a combined CGM and digital therapeutic solution has the potential to improve Type 2 diabetes management and glycemic control.

Abhimanyu Kumbara, Anand Iyer, Keri Leone, and Mansur Shomali

Healthcare Models and FrameworksPatient Experience
welldoc article
Article
Complementarity of Digital Health and Peer Support: “This Is What’s Coming”
This collaborative study, with Dr. Edwin Fisher PhD of University of North Carolina, Peers for Progress and Vanguard Medical Group, assess the effectiveness of the Welldoc solution and peer support in providing health management and education for adults with Type 2 Diabetes.

Patrick Y. Tang, Janet Duni, Malinda M. Peeples, Sarah D. Kowitt, Nivedita L. Bhushan, Rebeccah L. Sokol and Edwin B. Fisher

Patient ExperiencePopulation HealthReal World Evidence
welldoc white paper
White Paper
Estimating the Economic Value of a Digital Therapeutic in Type 2 Diabetes
Truven Health Analytics, part of IBM Watson Health, conducted an analysis of commercial and Medicare consumers within the MarketScan databases for Welldoc. The research findings show Welldoc's ability to help lower and control A1C and generate savings per user per month.

IBM Watson Health

Healthcare Models and FrameworksPopulation Health
welldoc article
Article
A Payer Digital Health Study Shows Scalable Approach to Cost Savings and Outcomes
Health plans must find a scalable solution that reduces healthcare use and costs among those with chronic conditions. This study from Aetna/CVS Health, Welldoc, and LifeScan explores health plan strategies that take advantage of digital health relative to outcomes.

David Shearer, MD, Anand Iyer, PhD, and Malinda Peeples, MS

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Taking Diabetes Self-Management to the Next Level