April 20, 2020
In a thoughtful piece in Health Affairs, Aaron Miri, CIO of Dell Medical School, and co-author Daniel O’Neill lay out the case for accelerating data infrastructure for COVID-19 surveillance and management. Their ideas include leveraging the fragmented healthcare data exchange infrastructure, notably “edge devices” to accelerate data interoperability for public health. Their recommendations also include mandating content update requirements for technology vendors which could facilitate community level data analysis and contact tracing.
Analyst Mary Meeker of the much-anticipated annual Internet Trends Report argues that healthcare’s digital transformation is set to accelerate as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. She makes the case that healthcare is just beginning to embrace modern data architecture and advanced analytics tools such as AI.
Finally, David Blumenthal and Elizabeth Fowler of the Commonwealth Fund make recommendations for Congressional action to prepare for the next pandemic.
My guest on this week’s podcast episode, Karen Kobelski, VP and General Manager of Clinical Surveillance at Wolters Kluwer Health, discusses new infection prevention rules they have developed for hospitals to provides real-time alerts to aid in monitoring coronavirus testing throughout the health system.
Contact tracing applications continue to provide us hope for checking the spread of COVID-19. We include a piece in HBR about how contact tracing has slowed the spread of COVID-19 in Asia, and another which digs into the privacy pitfalls associated with such applications.
The FCC’s $200 million telehealth funding program has already named the first recipients of grants. The Damo Consulting research team has put together an ebook with highlights of the program. You can download it here.
Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week
The authors make out an interesting roadmap for accelerating COVID-19 data infrastructure.
The authors make the case that the United States needs a massive testing capability and a much stronger public health infrastructure at the state and local levels.
Learnings from tech-enabled contact tracing in other countries that can inform our strategy here in the U.S.
A deep dive into how privacy may be compromised through contact tracing apps by bad actors despite the best intentions and safeguards.
The nuances of proximity/contact tracing technologies and their effectiveness in controlling the spread of infections. Privacy protection is only one of many questions.
The drive to go-big-or-go-home has been replaced by a desperate effort to conserve cash just to survive.
A breakdown of the various efforts under way to find therapeutic solutions to prevent and treat COVID-19 infections.
If Google and Apple can come together to build a technology solution to battle COVID-19, it’s time for big pharma to come together to find a therapeutic solution.
The latest from Damo Consulting
“We connect the dots with our solutions for better healthcare outcomes.”
A complimentary e-book on highlights of the COVID-19 CARES Telehealth Program by FCC.
A review of the financial and market performance of global technology consulting firms in 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.
Our latest white paper explores how health systems can accelerate digital transformation.