Our mid-year review of 12 global IT consulting firms, The WITCH Report, suggests that the demand environment has been soft in the healthcare segment for consulting firms in the first half of the year. The life sciences segment seems to be doing better. You can download our comprehensive coverage in this one-of-a-kind semi-annual report here.

There continues to be healthy debate on what digital transformation means and the emerging role of Chief Digital Officers across industries. There is acknowledgment that digital transformation is a multi-year process. IT leaders are eschewing big bang approaches to the transformation.

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Ed Marx, CIO of Cleveland Clinic, for a webinar presentation on their digital transformation roadmap. You can listen to the webinar replay here. I am also presenting with Dr. Peter Rasmussen of Cleveland Clinic on this topic at SHSMD Connections 2019 in Nashville this week. Drop me a note if you’re planning to be there. We can hit up some live music on Honky Tonk row.

Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week

IT shifts away from ‘Big Bang’ digital transformations

Digital transformation is a multi-year process with multiple trade-offs and choices.

The rise of the chief digital officer

How the Chief Digital Officer role is evolving across industries.

Amazon CTO Details Company’s Path to the Cloud Business

“Two-pizza” teams and other trivia on how the AWS business came into being.

Lab-Testing Startup uBiome Files for Bankruptcy

Another digital health startup tries to cut corners to achieve growth and pays the price.

Why Addressing Social Factors Could Improve U.S. Health Care

Knowledge@Wharton surveys the challenges with interventions based on social determinants.

Three Steps to Implement AI

A recent #MITSMRChat suggests that success with AI depends on data maturity and governance.

Walmart rolls out health platform to book appointments online

CVS, Walgreens, and now Walmart, the latest non-traditional player to enter the digital health space for primary care.

The latest from Damo Consulting

The WITCH Report: 2019 Mid-Year Review

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

Webinar co-presented by Damo Consulting CEO Paddy Padmanabhan and Ed Marx, CIO of Cleveland Clinic

Digital Transformation Strategy and Roadmaps: The Cleveland Clinic Experience.

Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO of Damo Consulting, to speak at SHSMD Connections 2019

Developing a Digital Health Roadmap: The Cleveland Clinic Experience, September 10.

Podcast – Episode #22: With Dr. Karen M. Murphy, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer, Geisinger Health

“We need to be cautious in the use of technology to prevent increase in total costs of care.”

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

Increasing partnerships to develop digital solutions using AI, cloud, and blockchain.

Research Report: The current state of healthcare digital transformation 

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