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The Healthcare Digital Transformation Leader Weekly Newsletter: Issue #132

October 25, 2021 I Issue #132

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Digital Health in the News

How UnitedHealth, Aetna and Centene are tackling virtual-first care

Health insurers are betting big on individuals continuing to use virtual care post-pandemic, with UnitedHealth Group, Centene Corp., and CVS Health’s Aetna all recently announcing new virtual-first offerings. Modern Healthcare

Jefferson Health partners with venture capital firm on digital transformation

Jefferson Health announced an innovation partnership with General Catalyst, under which the not-for-profit health system will be able to tap into a set of technology companies to support its digital transformation efforts. Modern Healthcare

Google’s health chief lays out the company’s next steps after shying away from a full healthcare business

Google is rethinking its strategy in healthcare, dispersing its health group throughout the company. Business Insider

This Week in The Big Unlock Podcast

In this 100th episode of the podcast, Unity Stoakes, Co-founder and President of StartUp Health discusses about their life-long mission to improve people’s health and well-being worldwide and how the healthcare landscape has witnessed significant changes over the last ten years. 

Previous episodes

The healthcare delivery model is changing from hospital being within four walls to getting distributed and virtualized

Amit Phadnis, Chief Digital Officer of GE Healthcare reflects on how a geographical transition and a change in domain from IT networking to healthcare has worked out for him and shares his learnings from this shift.

Traditional care relationships cannot be replaced, but virtual care can provide extra support to patients

Darshak Sanghavi, MD, Global Chief Medical Officer of Babylon Health talks about how digital healthcare providers can deliver on the sales promise they make about bringing affordable and accessible healthcare to everyone.

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Insights & Research

IT Budgets Rising at Faster Rate

Cybersecurity, analytics and cloud top CIO investment agenda, Gartner survey of tech executives finds. The Wall Street Journal


5th Annual ConV2X 2021: Impacting Consumer Loyalties in the New Health Data Economy – Fair Data Strategies, Innovation, Trust & Trends

In this session, our CEO Paddy Padmanabhan will discuss data strategies, innovation, trust, and trends impacting consumer loyalties in the new health data economy. Upcoming

Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Reimagine Patient Journeys Through Whole-Person Care

In this webinar, Paddy Padmanabhan and Craig Thomas of Sanitas USA, discuss how the pandemic has amplified the need to accelerate the transformation of provider organizations, the barriers that hamper providers from achieving success, and more. View the session recording hereSession Recording

Chart of the week

Budgets in 2022 are expected to rise at a faster rate than they have in more than 10 years.

Damo Consulting Thought Leadership and Research

First they targeted generic drugs. Now a group of hospitals wants to build a better digital health marketplace

A new effort to tackle the thorny issue of interoperability and digital health adoption. Paddy Padmanabhan shares his thoughts in this piece. STAT News

What do frontline caregivers want from digitized healthcare?

This article explores the impact and effects of digital transformation on frontline caregivers and what they want from digitized healthcare to make a difference in their lives as caregivers. Article

Is healthcare too hard for Big Tech firms?

With Google Health and Apple both reported to be, respectively, closing down and scaling back their healthcare efforts, it’s worth asking just how disruptive consumer technology companies can be in this hugely complex and fragmented industry. Blog

Healthcare Digital Transformation – How Consumerism, Technology, And Pandemic Are Accelerating the Future

The book by Paddy Padmanabhan that provides actionable insights on developing enterprise digital roadmaps and implementing digital health solutions at every touchpoint in a consumer’s journey. Book

Other Stuff We're Reading

What big tech doesn’t have when it comes to healthcare

The tech world has revolutionized nearly everything we do—from the way we work, shop and travel to the way we consume news and information. Yet transforming the way we access healthcare—one of the most essential services in our lives—continues to elude the tech giants. Modern Healthcare

Making clinicians worthy of medical AI: Lessons from Tesla and self-driving cars

Tesla is in the midst of conducting an unprecedented social experiment: testing drivers of its cars to see if they are safe enough operators to receive the company’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software update, which expands the car’s autonomous capabilities, most notably on city streets. STAT News

Digital Health Funding, M&A

The new vision for the now-merged Doctor on Demand and Grand Rounds begins to take shape

Two privately held health tech startups — Doctor on Demand and Grand Rounds — said they would merge, creating a new company focused on both managing how patients receive healthcare and providing that care, virtually. STAT News

Trinity Health Invests in Xealth to Accelerate Digital Health

Xealth, the leader in enabling digital health at scale, announced that Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems, has invested in the company. Business Wire

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