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October 28, 2019

A very Happy Diwali to our readers from India.

We’re super-excited to share our new website that the team has been working on this past summer. We also have a new logo. I would love to get your feedback and comments.

This week, we focus on a slew of interesting and unconventional partnership announcements, – the biggest being Cleveland Clinic’s JV with American Well called, well, The Clinic. Centene announced a partnership with RxAdvance, a cloud-based PBM provider looking to disrupt the market (Listen to John Sculley in my podcast episode talk about RxAdvance). Humana announced a 10-year research partnership with Microsoft. CVS announced a drone delivery partnership with UPS.

Oh, and Amazon made a new healthcare acquisition to get into the primary care space.

The travails of digital health startups are well-documented, including one in particular known as “pilotitis.” Sara Veazy of Providence Health explains how they help companies overcome this hurdle to become successful.

Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week

Microsoft partnership with Humana aims to change health care record system

Microsoft will bring technology tools and advanced analytics capabilities for this 10-year research partnership.

Cleveland Clinic, American Well Partner to Launch Digital Health Company

A first-of-its kind partnership set up as a JV, between one of the top health systems in the country and the leading provider of virtual express care services.

UPS and CVS launch new drone delivery deal

UPS runs the country’s first fully certified “drone airline,” and has been delivering lab samples in Raleigh, NC. Expect a slew of new entrants in this space.

Walgreens Partners With Centene And RxAdvance On Cloud PBM

The PBM market is ready for disruption.

Amazon acquires start-up Health Navigator, its first health-related purchase since PillPack

Amazon gets into the primary care space with a new acquisition that provides symptom triaging services.

The innovation that’s worth the investment: Q&A with Lehigh Valley Health Network CIO

Innovation doesn’t always have to be about emerging technology. Mike Minear, CIO of LVHN, talks about how they are innovating inside-out from EHR systems.

Will Walmart’s Health Care Gamble Pay Off?

“Medicine has always been the ultimate personal business.” Interesting POV on why trusted retail consumer brands may not convert to trusted healthcare brands.

How health systems are working with startups, navigating ‘pilotitis’

Sara Vaezy of Providence St. Joseph Health discusses how they nurture and enable promising startups to successfully mature and transition beyond pilot projects.

Plenty of investigations have found consumer health apps to have false content, bad functionality, poor design

Why the B2C market for digital health never took off.

The latest from Damo Consulting

Podcast – Episode #26: With Nader Mherabi, Chief Information Officer, NYU Langone Health

“We don’t want to improve patient experience at the expense of the clinician experience.”

The WITCH Monthly Monitor (September 2019)

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.

The WITCH Report: 2019 Mid-Year Review

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

Research Report: The current state of healthcare digital transformation 

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


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