We remember Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, on his 148th birth anniversary.

I have been in the show-me-the-money camp of digital health for a while. Despite the endless stream of marketing content from AI-this or disruptive-that solutions, I pay a lot more attention to what health system execs are saying and doing about adopting digital health solutions.

I am firmly convinced that the only word that counts in healthcare technology is this: Revenue.

I’m not referring to revenue for technology providers, but to health systems. Read my latest blog in CIO online where I discuss some real-life use cases of how emerging technologies drive tangible returns for clients. We have also included a piece this week by a VC on why it’s a good time to make bets on digital health, and another that talks about where health systems are placing innovation bets.

We were reminded last week of the perils of lawsuits related to EHR systems. The highly publicized IP-breach lawsuit by EPIC against TCS moved closer to a settlement with reduced damages of $420 M, and a new one spun up against Cerner by a Wisconsin health system claimed that defective RCM software from Cerner caused significant revenue losses.

Secretary Price paid the price for pricey private flights with his job, opening up the slot for two possible contenders. My bet would be on FDA chief Scott Gottlieb who has already started shaking things up at his agency while taking the lead on digital health. The FDA just announced the list of software companies eligible for the digital health pre-certification program announced last month. I’m excited.

Our congratulations to the Black Book list of top 50 disruptive health IT companies.

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