Monday, May 24, 2021
This week, I focus on AI in healthcare. The announcements about AI-enabled solutions and data-sharing agreements are coming fast and thick. Mayo Clinic is pushing the envelope on accelerating the development of AI-enabled using a “factory” approach. Google announced a new AI app that uses AI-enabled diagnosis of images for skin conditions. Epic and Anthem announced a partnership to pool data and share data to improve administrative processes such as prior authorizations.
Employer-based health care programs continue to see strong interest. JP Morgan’s new healthcare venture, Morgan Health, is setting aside $250 M to promote employer-based healthcare programs.
In my latest podcast episode, I interview Sean Duffy, Co-Founder and CEO of Omada Health, a digital health business managing chronic care for patient populations, using an employer-based approach. Take a listen.
Have a great week.
Podcast of the Week
In this episode, Sean Duffy, Co-founder and CEO of Omada Health, discusses their journey as a virtual care company, primarily serving self-insured employers with a focus on supporting chronic disease care.
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This Week in Digital Health Markets
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AI in healthcare: The tech is here, the users are not
The biggest challenges for AI-enabled care are delivering real-time insights into the clinical workflow and gaining acceptance from caregivers and patients. Innovative solutions continue to emerge. CIO Online
Google Announces New AI App To Diagnose Skin Conditions
Google’s new AI-based tool for diagnosing skin conditions is an advancement for tech-enabled care. The question remains, as with other AI tools for clinical use cases, how much can the tool eventually substitute human effort to drive improved productivity and outcomes. Forbes
MayoClinic, Others Use ‘AI Factories’ to Speed AI Development
Healthcare provider is among organizations taking an assembly-line approach to creating targeted AI applications quickly. The Wall Street Journal
Anthem inks data-sharing contract with Epic
Anthem has partnered with Epic Systems Corp. to create an information exchange platform between its health plans and provider organizations, with the aim of automating prior authorization requests, providing data-driven insights into patient care, and promoting value-based payments. Modern Healthcare
JP Morgan launches healthcare company, Morgan Health
JP Morgan takes a second shot at healthcare after the Haven debacle. Becker’s Hopital Review
Yes, vaccination will be required to attend HIMSS this year
Two healthcare conferences with in-person events slated for later this year will require people to be vaccinated. HIMSS’ annual conference, which will be held in Las Vegas in August, is one of them. MedCity News
AdventHealth, DispatchHealth expand at-home acute care partnership to new markets
At-home health care startup DispatchHealth has inked a new deal with AdventHealth to bring the former’s technology into Florida and Missouri homes. Fierce Healthcare
Amazon in talks to launch at-home medical testing service, says Insider
The company reportedly considers making an at-home COVID-19-testing kit available in June, then possibly kits for other respiratory infections. Healthcare IT News
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Damo Consulting Thought Leadership and Research
A compilation of our thought leadership over the last quarter that provides insights on digital transformation trends in healthcare and help tools to embark on a successful transformation journey. Blog
Damo Consulting’s ICEA™ framework guides health systems and technology firms on competitive assessment and partner selection strategies. This paper will help you find out how you can use the framework to categorize the technology vendors and evaluate each vendor within the categories. White Paper
The right technology applications can turn the COVID-19 vaccination program into a game-changer for the healthcare industry. Blog
Damo Consulting launches DigiM™, a digital maturity model and an online self-assessment tool for health systems. With this first-of-its-kind maturity assessment tool, health systems can benchmark their digital transformation programs against peer health systems at an enterprise level. Press Release