April 06, 2020
With every crisis, there emerges a new set of winners in the economic landscape. Telehealth is clearly a Covid-19 “gainer” along with remote working tools such as Zoom, Slack, and Microsoft Teams. The FCC pleasantly surprised everyone by announcing a $200 million investment plan for telehealth this past week. For healthcare providers, already the beneficiaries of $100 billion from the economic relief package of $2 trillion, the new focus on telehealth may just impart a new urgency to digital transformation initiatives.
Besides telehealth, other technologies will find new applications in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Mayo Clinic’s pilot program to use autonomous vehicles to deliver test kits is one such program. The importance of big data analytics in faster detection and response for future pandemics has given new meaning and purpose to supercomputing. I expect drones and quantum computing to drive a new wave of innovation in healthcare.
Not every new technology-led initiative will have positive outcomes. One such is the likely expansion of surveillance tools that rely on big tech firms to track and mitigate the spread of Covid-19 that may never get rolled back.
This week, on Thursday April 9 at 2 pm ET, I will be participating in a CHIME-hosted webinar with Ed Marx, my co-author for our upcoming book on digital transformation. We will be discussing a range of topics including persona development for digital product design. See you there.
Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week
Telemedicine is still limited by human capacity.
The FCC’s surprising new proposal would fully fund telehealth services and devices for eligible healthcare providers.
Autonomous vehicles find their calling in the frontlines of care. The drones can’t be far behind.
In our collective effort to battle the crisis, we must accept that we have to give up some privacy and censorship to tech firms. The larger issue that looms is the normalization of surveillance capitalism.
For those using Zoom extensively, this is a wake-up call. And yes, Zoombombing is now a word.
Supercomputing can predict events and find solutions faster thanever before. Will we develop a Coronavirus vaccine fast enough?
The companies that managed to sign their term sheets before the pandemic hit may be well positioned to survive the crisis.
The latest from Damo Consulting
“Virtual visits to our chatbots are 10-15 times more than pre-pandemic levels.”
‘A Model for Digital Transformation’ on April 9, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET.
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.
Damo Consulting CEO Paddy Padmanabhan speaks about the importance of core IT in digital health transformation.
It’s a remarkable story that is playing out in the technology-led enablement at the back end of healthcare organizations, even as the headlines are dominated by the heroic response efforts at the front lines of care.
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.