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The Healthcare Digital Transformation Leader Weekly Newsletter: Issue #134

November 08, 2021 I Issue #134

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Digital Health in the News

‘The beginning of a long journey’: A progress report on Big Retail’s ambitions in health care

Retailers like CVS and Walmart were seen as the big competitive threats to traditional healthcare providers. Their progress has been mixed. STAT News

Interoperability: Where it’s headed, and where IT leaders will be investing

Five CIOs, a COO and a CMIO chart a course for the complex demands of data exchange and discuss the technologies and strategies they plan to focus on in the next five years. Healthcare IT News

CVS sees opportunity to influence cost of care with primary care push

CVS recently launched a virtual primary care plan through a partnership with Teladoc, and is redesigning its stores to offer a broader array of health services. In an earnings call, CEO Karen Lynch said the company is starting to get traction with its new insurance plan designs. MedCity News

CMS physician fee schedule rule cuts payments, expands telehealth reimbursement past 2023

The Biden administration will extend Medicare reimbursement to physicians for certain telehealth services through the end of 2023. Fierce Healthcare

This Week in The Big Unlock Podcast

Jason Considine, Chief Business Development Officer at Experian Health, discusses the critical role of data in digital healthcare systems.

Previous episodes

It is time to focus on a collaborative innovation model in healthcare

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.

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.

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Today in Health IT podcast with Paddy Padmanabhan at the CHIME Fall Forum 21

In this podcast, Paddy Padmanabhan discusses the state of digital health and how it will play out in healthcare with host Bill Russell. Podcast Recording

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 here. Session recording

Damo Thought Leadership and Media Mentions

Cerner creates new division to sell data, research services for clinical trials
The unlocking of patient data from EHR systems is the next frontier in digital health innovation. Paddy Padmanabhan shares his thoughts on Cerner’s new data-as-a-service offering in this piece. Modern Healthcare

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

On-Demand Telehealth Is Booming Even as a Fierce Competitor Remains: the Doctor’s Office

Most telehealth users praise virtual care, but they’re split between using the service or visiting their provider in-person going forward. Morning Consult

We’re running out of time to protect telehealth access

While experts predict that virtual care is here to stay, the emergency legal provisions that allowed its emergence are beginning to expire. Now we must figure out how to keep telehealth before time runs out. Modern Healthcare

Digital Health Funding, M&A

Clinical automation company Notable lands $100M

The company plans to put the new funds towards building out its platform. MobiHealth News

Jefferson Health claims full ownership of Health Partners Plans from Temple Health for $305M

Jefferson Health said the deal with Temple University Health System will springboard its push toward value-based care, while Temple Health said it plans to use its new funds for future strategic investments. Fierce Healthcare

Digital health startup Medallion raises another $30M

Digital infrastructure startup Medallion raised $30 million from investors including UnitedHealth Group’s venture arm and key figures from Cityblock, Oscar Health and Roivant Sciences, the company announced. Modern Healthcare

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