Digital patient relationship platform Welkin Health has landed $8 million in Series A financing, led by Josh Kushner’s Thrive Capital. This now brings the total in the VC piggy bank to $12 million for the company. Welkin launched in 2013 as a digital monitoring system for diabetics. It joined Rock Health in 2014 to create a disease management platform with robotic coaching tools similar to Livongo Health and other chronic condition management platforms. Welkin launched its first major pilot with Humana’s Innovation Group in 2015, helping to put the startup in a recognizable position among competitors.