Wellness and Health Care Coexisting

Don Wickelgren
July 13, 2022

There's a question today due to the rise of wellness. How does wellness coexist or integrate into modern healthcare? I come from a more scientific background and have always been practical and focused on research and medicine in the mainstream. I think it's important to look at and understand how patients believe in and comply with some of the directions and improved outcomes that come with mainstream healthcare.

There's a significant role that wellness can play in the healthcare system, and one way to look at it is to see how effective nurses work with patients. Much of what they do is not just the techniques of modern medicine, but it's in their ability to influence, calm, and bring peace to a patient. We need to be open-minded and empathize with patients in order to discover what might work. What approaches can improve compliance and outcomes for any individual patient?

Reference: https://www.newyorker.com/science/annals-of-medicine/medicines-wellness-conundrum/amp


Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.