April 13, 2020
This past week, we saw big tech step up big time in the effort to find a technology-led solution to the Covid-19 crisis. Traditional rivals Google and Apple are getting together to develop a contact tracing app that will use Bluetooth technology to identify potential hotspots of coronavirus transmission and quickly identify and isolate individuals suspected of being infected. The technology has shown to have worked extremely well in countries like Singapore and South Korea and may be our best option today in slowing down the spread of the virus.
Our one-of-a-kind annual report on 12 major global IT consulting services firms is out. The WITCH Report, now in its fifth year, provides the most comprehensive analysis of the financial and market performance of the healthcare sector performance of the firms covered. This 70-page document is a valuable guide to tech firms that want to understand their competitive landscape, and for healthcare enterprises looking to understand the changes in the IT service provider landscape.
In my latest podcast episode of Coronavirus Conversations, I speak with Will O’Connor, CMIO of clinical communications platform provider TigerConnect. Take a listen.
Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week
This new contact tracing app that can ensure privacy protection could be what we need today. And for the future.
The Apple and Google partnership for contact tracing could be our most effective defense against the spread of coronavirus. However, privacy concerns remain.
This is a timely and well-intentioned initiative with great potential for public health benefits. However, it needs to be housed in a non-profit entity and there needs to be guardrails around how the data will be used during and after the pandemic.
The title of this NY Times editorial piece says it all.
A new lease of life for struggling hospitals. All options are on the table with the current pandemic.
The author, a professor at Harvard Business School, highlights one aspect that is not getting as much airtime as it should – the utter irrelevance of conventional actuarial models for health insurance in the current pandemic.
Practical and rational advice on ordering and handling takeout/delivery.
The latest from Damo Consulting
A review of the financial and market performance of global technology consulting firms in healthcare.
“Covid-19 is the 9/11 moment for healthcare.”
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 impact of Covid-19 on technology in healthcare.
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.
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