This past week, I had the opportunity to present with Dr. Peter Rasmussen of Cleveland Clinic on developing digital health innovation roadmaps at SHSMD Connections 2019 (anyone interested in a copy of the presentation, drop me a note). It was one of the most heavily attended sessions at the conference. Our takeaway was that there is a great deal of interest in what digital transformation means. However, there is also a lack of clarity on how to get started with the transformation and how to expand ongoing digital health programs.
Those of you who have read Melinda Gates’ book will know that the moment of lift is when an aircraft’s wheels leave the ground at takeoff. It’s also a metaphor for the moment that a new initiative reaches critical mass and momentum. Healthcare data is being unlocked in a series of industry collaborations, supported by a government initiative to promote interoperability at the national level. In my latest opinion piece in CIO, I discuss how healthcare data’s moment of lift is approaching.
While the unlocking of data has the potential for accelerating research, innovation, and improvements in quality of care, a proper framework of incentives is a critical component in achieving these objectives. This piece in NEJM provides a good overview of how to create win-win partnerships in data sharing.
An interesting non-profit initiative in California is attempting to bring together clinical and claims data at the point of care for improved outcomes.
Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week
Digital transformation is a multi-year process with multiple trade-offs and choices.
Best practices and guidance for setting up win-win collaborations in data-sharing frameworks from HCA and Harvard School of Public Health.
The CEO of Manifest MedX, a nonprofit health data network in California, lays out the case for integrating claims and clinical data at the point of care.
Castlight’s journey from high-flying startup to struggling public company with an existential crisis provides useful insights to digital health startups.
Big tech firms and cloud providers will increasingly become a strategic and complementary choice for health systems looking to move beyond EHR and take advantage of big data and advanced analytics capabilities in the marketplace.
NYU Langone is the latest among health systems building their own patient experience apps.
Patients will soon be able to access their medical records and share it with anyone they like from any device they use.
The latest from Damo Consulting
A review of the financial and market performance of global technology consulting firms in healthcare.
Digital Transformation Strategy and Roadmaps: The Cleveland Clinic Experience.
“We need to be cautious in the use of technology to prevent increase in total costs of care.”
Increasing partnerships to develop digital solutions using AI, cloud, and blockchain.
Our latest research report explores the current state of digital transformation in healthcare.