November 18, 2019
We are very pleased to welcome Edward Marx and John Glaser to our inaugural advisory board. Read the announcement.
In my latest podcast episode, Steve Miff, CEO of the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI), a spin-off from Parkland Hospitals in Dallas, discusses how they have deployed advanced machine learning algorithms to understand the role of social determinants of health and serve vulnerable communities.
PCCI operates with the assumption that health begins “where we live, work, play, and pray.’ Steve discusses the success they have had in improving the lives of their communities and reducing the costs of care through their machine learning-based approach. He highlights the importance of a robust data management and infrastructure environment for success with predictive and prescriptive analytics in healthcare.
Last week, the media erupted in a huge kerfuffle over the WSJ’s report on Google’s partnership with Ascension Health which handed Google access to personal medical information on millions of Ascension’s patients – without their consent – leading to a federal probe of the transaction. We have featured a handful of pieces – including one from an anonymous whistleblower who is a Google employee working on this project – that provide an all-round perspective on the issues at stake. My personal take: regardless of the legality of a transaction, public perception of wrongdoing can be hard to overcome.
Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week
This incident has all the makings of a turning point for Google and other tech firms, for patients, and for regulation as it relates to ownership of personal medical information.
Ascension’s formal statement explaining their data-sharing agreement with Google.
A Google employee speaks out and paints a disturbing picture of how un-encrypted personal health information is being handled within the company.
For those who want to understand the legalese behind the Google-Ascension data-sharing agreement.
The implications of the fallout from the Ascension deal on Google’s overall cloud business.
Underneath the slick software interfaces of digital health platforms, an army of traditional,trained workers from across the country delivers healthcare services.
A Mayo Clinic sponsored study gives EHR systems an “F” for usability and correlates it to physician burnout.
The case to shift thefocus of AI from predicting to understanding causes of disease.
Giant pharma retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance is reported to be open to going private
The latest from Damo Consulting
“Health begins where we live, work, play, pray.”
Damo Consulting is very pleased to welcome Ed Marx and John Glaser to our inaugural board of advisors
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.
Our latest white paper explores how health systems can accelerate digital transformation.
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.