The subject line this week is a nod to Winston Churchill’s assessment of an early British victory in WW2. The war would go on for another four years.
My favorite read this week is this long-form piece by Bill Gates that summarizes the scientific efforts to find a vaccine for COVID-19, and what a return to normal life might look like.
Health systems, dealing with the double-whammy of increased costs of COVID-19 response and the loss of revenue from elective procedures, are looking down the barrel of financial distress and furloughs. The $100 billion set aside in the first round of relief under the CARES Act is barely enough for 1 week of lost revenues. The CMS has issued guidelines for a careful, phased return to normal healthcare operations.
Google announced the release of its long-awaited Cloud Healthcare API. I sat down with Amit Zavery and Aashima Gupta from Google Cloud in my latest podcast episode to talk about the API and a range of other topics. Take a listen.
Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week
Bill Gates, who has long warned the world about the lack of preparedness for a pandemic, provides the most comprehensive picture of the scientific efforts to beat the coronavirus and what comes next.
The largest for-profit health system takes a hit. It’s a sign of what’s to come and how the losses will pile up as a result of the pandemic.
The CARES Act set aside $100 billion as relief for hospitals facing increased costs due to COVID-19. How far does that go? Not far, it seems.
The loss of revenue from normal elective procedures is creating financial distress across the board. The CMS guidelines include gating criteria for a careful, phased reopening of hospitals for a return to business as usual.
Google releases its long-awaited Cloud Healthcare API. Listen to my podcast with Amit Zavery and Aashima Gupta on what that is.
This was widely expected. What does it mean for healthcare enterprises and their technology providers?
The FDA is loosening approval norms for digital health solutions in light of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s up to hospitals and health systems to do their due diligence.
The challenges of using AI when there is limited training data and there are limited alternatives to predicting patient deterioration due to COVID-19.
No middle seats, for a start.
The latest from Damo Consulting
“We are teaching cloud to speak the healthcare industry language.”
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.