Tuesday, November 17, 2020
If we assume that a vaccine will be widely available in the first half of next year, will we see an uptick in in-person hospital visits at the expense of virtual visits? As a healthcare CIO put it to me recently when asked a question about the permanent shift to virtual care, the toothpaste is out of the tube on the shift to virtual care.
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Podcast of the week
In this episode, Craig Richardville discusses how they have created an organization within SCL Health to design digital programs for building new levels of engagements keeping the future in mind. He also points to the need to empower patients, one of the most underutilized resources in the healthcare industry, and how one can be part of SCL Health’s digital journey.
This Week in Digital Health Markets
Pfizer’s vaccine is based on mRNA. Water Isaacson, author of bestselling bios of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and others, breaks down what mRNA means in this piece. Washington Post
CVS Health announces that its Board of Directors appointed Karen S. Lynch, currently EVP, CVS Health and President, Aetna, as the company’s next President and CEO, effective February 1, 2021. CVS News & insights
Google Health unveils AI tools designed to help healthcare and life science organizations pull clinically relevant insights from large volumes of free text housed in medical records. MobiHealth News
Cerner is collaborating with startup Well Health to improve how clinicians communicate with patients. The aim is to make communicating with doctors and care teams as easy as texting a friend, according to Well Health CEO and Founder Guillaume de Zwirek. Fierce Healthcare
Amwell posted $62.6 million in revenue for this year’s third quarter, the telehealth company’s first earnings release since going public. Modern Healthcare
Amazon’s new features for its Alexa personal assistant will help U.S. users check in on an aging family member from afar. MobiHealth News
Edward Marx and Paddy Padmanabhan’s recently co-authored book – Healthcare Digital Transformation – talks about digital transformation in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic and how hospitals can best compete with retail disruptors. Becker’s Hospital Review
Eight recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations. Becker’s Hospital Review
The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces that they would pay for use of two AI systems – one that can diagnose a complication of diabetes that causes blindness, and another that alerts a specialist when a brain scan suggests a patient has suffered a stroke. Wired
Providence and Nuance announce their collaboration to improve both the patient and caregiver experience. The partnership will focus on AI-powered solutions to assist with clinician-patient documentation and reduce digital friction across the health system. PR Newswire
Chart of the Week
Paddy Padmanabhan will be co-presenting at the CHIME20 Digital Recharge – A Virtual Education Forum scheduled on November 10-12, 2020 on ‘Driving Enterprise Digital Transformation: The Geisinger Health Experience.’ Click here for more details.
Paddy Padmanabhan, a keynote speaker at Paubox’s third annual healthcare cybersecurity conference – Paubox SECURE @ Home, discussed ‘How Consumerism, Technology & Pandemic are Accelerating Digital Transformation.’ Click here to see the presentation.
Damo Consulting Thought Leadership and Research
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