October 21, 2019
In my podcast interviews with Chief Innovation Officers in health systems, a consistent theme that emerges is the need for innovation acceleration. However, the continued hold of the fee-for-service (FFS) model in a declining reimbursement environment makes it challenging for enterprises to make significant commitments to funding innovation today. Thus, we have health systems caught in a two-canoe situation with a leg each in the FFS canoe and the innovation canoe. Read my latest article in CIO online on how leading health systems are navigating their ways to a digital future in a value-based care era.
Efforts to enable easier access to patient data remain a steady drumbeat in the background of health IT policy efforts. Legislation around data blocking and interoperability are coming soon. However, many health systems and health plans don’t seem prepared for it. A healthcare CIO wonders aloud why we can’t make immediate progress by borrowing a few lessons from the banking industry.
Big tech companies such as Salesforce and Microsoft continue to push forward in enabling healthcare with emerging technologies and digital engagement. And Google hires former ONC Chief Karen DeSalvo to beef up its healthcare market strategy.
Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week
How leading health systems are balancing their immediate priorities with investments for a digital future in a value-based care era.
Healthcare needs its own SWIFT for the seamless transfer of at least some patient data.
The case for and against giving consumers absolute rights to their personal data.
The doors are going to be flung open sometime soon for patients to gain access and control of their data. Many hospitals and health systems don’t know what’s coming.
The talent shortage for healthcare enterprises couldn’t be more acute.
A leading executive search firm ponders the challenges of finding executives with the unique combination of skills to lead digital transformation in enterprises.
Telemedicine’s little-recognized problem in achieving true scale and growth.
Journey mapping is going to be a required capability for enterprise executives managing digital transformation programs.
In this HBR article, Salesforce’s head of healthcare discusses challenges and best practices in improving the patient experience with a CRM mindset.
A great example of how investing in tech support can go a long way in moving the needle in converting patients from offline to online relationships.
How voice-enablement and ambient computing will dramatically change our healthcare experience (for the better!) in future.
The latest from Damo Consulting
“We don’t want to improve patient experience at the expense of the clinician experience.”
Our monthly update on major global IT consulting and services firms in healthcare. It provides latest financial and market performance updates on WITCH companies along with other global IT consulting firms.
A review of the financial and market performance of global technology consulting firms in healthcare.
Our latest research report explores the current state of digital transformation in healthcare.