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The Current State of Healthcare Digital Transformation

Back in June, we conducted focus group discussions with nearly 40 healthcare CIOs on the current state of digital transformation. I am pleased to share our latest research report that summarizes the findings from the discussions. Healthcare is in the early stages of digital transformation, but clear themes are emerging. I invite your feedback on the report. 

The notion of a digital front door is gaining significant momentum in healthcare. In my latest piece in CIO, I discuss a raft of new solutions launched by traditional and non-traditional healthcare providers. The battle for control of the primary care experience is playing out in the form of convenience, transparency, and choice for consumers at the exact moment of need. To underscore how far behind healthcare is, a study published in NEM highlights the transformation that has taken place in other sectors such as retail banking.

How can we not talk about the big IPO news of the week? Livongo and Health Catalyst popped on their debut, setting off frenzied talk about the coming of age of digital health.

Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week

Digital front doors – the new battleground for the healthcare consumer’s attention

A raft of new consumer-focused healthcare access solutions suggests intensifying competition for controlling the primary care experience.

Engaging Patients Using Digital Technology — Learning from Other Industries

Interesting findings from a study of health systems investing in consumer experience design.

Two Health-Tech Companies Join Parade of IPOs With Strong Debuts

Unpacking the significance of the much awaited Livongo and Health Catalyst IPOs.

CVS Wants to Make Your Drugstore Your Doctor

The CVS-Aetna merger and how it is changing the primary care model.

Walgreens bolsters digital marketplace with new chronic disease management tools

The battle for control of the primary care experience is in full swing. And traditional providers are behind the eight ball.

Anthem partners with startup K Health on symptom checker and telehealth app

Chatbots as the first point of contact for patients with symptoms is a good idea. Should they be offered by the provider instead of the payer?

The latest from Damo Consulting

The current state of healthcare digital transformation

Our latest research paper explores the current state of digital transformation in healthcare. 

Aligning stakeholder groups in enterprise digital transformation

Our latest white paper looks at what successful Chief Digital Officers do to align stakeholders across the enterprise.

The WITCH Monthly Monitor: Monthly update on major global IT consulting and services firms in healthcare (June 2019)

A surge in deals from the public sector.

The WITCH Report: 2018 Annual Review

A review of the financial and market performance of global technology firms in healthcare.


Coronavirus conversations

March 23, 2020 Starting this week, I am doing a series of podcast interviews with healthcare IT leaders who are now in the spotlight as

Extreme social distancing

March 16, 2020 For the coming weeks, this newsletter will focus on curating articles from credible sources that provide useful information on the coronavirus crisis.

What Hath God Wrought?

March 09, 2020 I borrow the subject line this week from the first ever telegraph message by Samuel F.B. Morse in 1843. Now, as then,

No handshakes, please. Namaste.

March 02, 2020 As I write this, HIMSS2020 is set to proceed as scheduled, with additional precautions to prevent any possible risk of infection with