My pick of the week is this moving CBS TV program titled Bravery and Hope which takes a look at 7 days inside the operations of the Montefiore Health System in New York. Located in the Bronx, Montefiore has had the highest number of COVID-19 cases in New York. It’s a must-watch.
Contact tracing has provided us a ray of hope in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. While contact tracing has been effective in several countries in Asia, it’s yet to catch on here in the U.S. Part of it has to do with privacy concerns around the sharing of location data, especially in the case of the much publicized Apple-Google collaboration (which health officials say is practically useless). At the other end of the spectrum, many startups are taking a run at building contact tracing apps. In the meantime, the demand for contact tracers is ballooning and is estimated at 200,000 and growing. Read this piece by an aspiring contact tracer on taking an online course to become one.
My podcast guest this week is Dr. Ram Raju, SVP and Community Health Investment Officer at Northwell Health in New York. Dr. Raju shares his deep concerns on the widening gaps in our two-tier healthcare system (the nation is going to see an increase of 8-15 million Medicaid enrollees in the wake of COVID-19). It’s a fascinating conversation with one of the most experienced healthcare executives in the country. Take a listen.
We welcome a new member to our Board of Advisors – Harry Fox, former CIO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. You can read the announcement here.Stay safe.
Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the weekHospitals Knew How to Make Money. Then Coronavirus Happened.
COVID-19 isn’t just upending the lives of private citizens. Big, wealthy hospital systems too are seeing their business models turned inside out.Apple and Google are building a virus-tracking system. Health officials say it will be practically useless.
The tech giants have refused officials’ pleas to allow the collection of location data and to help contact-tracing teams learn where new infections have spread.Startups Quickly Roll Out Contact-Tracing Apps, But Business Prospects Are Unclear
“Contact tracing” may be is the new “AI” in the startup world.Enrolled in a Coronavirus Contact Tracing Academy
The hottest job in 2020 may be “contact tracer.” Here’s a guide on how to become one.CEOs optimistic about interoperability rules, but see risks
What the CEOs of the nation’s top health systems think about the final CMS interoperability rule.The Software That’s Powering All the Coronavirus Dashboards
A little know company named ESRI now powers COVID-19 dashboards everywhere.Note: Some of the articles linked in this newsletter may be behind paywalls that need a subscription.
The latest from Damo ConsultingPodcast: Dr. Ram Raju, SVP and Community Health Investment Officer, Northwell Health
“We need to figure out how to make the shift from face-to-face medicine to virtual medicine.”Press Release: Damo Consulting Expands Board of Advisors
Damo Consulting announced the addition of Harry D. Fox as the Advisory Board member.The WITCH Report: Annual Review
A review of the financial and market performance of global technology consulting firms in healthcare.eBook: COVID-19 Telehealth Program – Highlights of the CARES Act
A complimentary e-book on highlights of the COVID-19 CARES Telehealth Program by FCC.An Interview with Paddy Padmanabhan: COVID-19’s Impact on Technology in Healthcare
Damo Consulting CEO Paddy Padmanabhan speaks about the impact of Covid-19 on technology in healthcare.How the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping healthcare with technology
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.White paper: What health systems must do to accelerate digital transformation
Our latest white paper explores how health systems can accelerate digital transformation.
The WITCH Monthly Monitor (April) – Our monthly update on major global IT consulting and services firms in healthcare provides latest financial and market performance updates on WITCH companies along with other global IT consulting firms.*WITCH Monthly Monitor is now available as free 1-year subscription with every purchase of The WITCH Report – Annual Review.