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 will bring technology tools and advanced analytics capabilities for this 10-year research partnership.
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 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.
The PBM market is ready for disruption.
Amazon gets into the primary care space with a new acquisition that provides symptom triaging services.
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.
“Medicine has always been the ultimate personal business.” Interesting POV on why trusted retail consumer brands may not convert to trusted healthcare brands.
Sara Vaezy of Providence St. Joseph Health discusses how they nurture and enable promising startups to successfully mature and transition beyond pilot projects.
Why the B2C market for digital health never took off.
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.