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Healthcare Digital Transformation

An Agile Approach to Creating the Future, 1st Edition

By Edward W. Marx, Paddy Padmanabhan

Productivity Press

216 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367476571
pub: 2020-08-03
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This book is a reference guide for healthcare executives and technology providers involved in the ongoing digital transformation of the healthcare sector.

The book focuses specifically on the challenges and opportunities for health systems in their journey towards a digital future. It draws from proprietary research and public information, along with interviews with over one hundred executives in leading health systems such as Cleveland Clinic, Partners, Mayo, Kaiser, and Intermountain as well as numerous technology providers. The authors explore the important role of technology and role of EHR systems, digital health innovators, and big tech firms in the ongoing digital transformation of healthcare.

Based on best practices from real-life examples, the book is a guidebook that provides a set of templates and frameworks for digital transformation practitioners in healthcare.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Understanding healthcare’s digital transformation journey

Assessing the current state of digital maturity

How big tech firms and non-traditional players are reshaping the healthcare market

How leading health systems are approaching digital health

Key takeaways and action steps

Chapter 2: The future of digital health

Reimagining patient experiences: Digital front doors

Improving caregiver experiences: Beyond EHR

Digitally enabling administrative functions: Automation

Enhancing wellness in our communities: Population health management

Creating new lines of revenue: Monetizing digital platforms

Key takeaways and action steps

Chapter 3: Creating an agile digital transformation blueprint

A vision for a digital enterprise

Digital strategy and readiness assessment

Agile roadmap development and prioritization of initiatives

Agile digital transformation and technology partner selection

Key takeaways and action steps

Chapter 4: Ensuring strong foundations

Data ownership and data management

Data integration and interoperability

Security and privacy

Technical debt and infrastructure readiness

ITSM, agile, and TBM

Key takeaways and action steps

Chapter 5: Leveraging maturing and emerging technologies

Analytics, machine learning, and AI

Maturing technologies: cloud, voice, and automation

Emerging technologies: 5G, blockchain

Key takeaways and action steps

Chapter 6: Building technology partnerships for success

Understanding the technology vendor ecosystem: ICEATM framework

Innovators: We have a whole new way of doing it

Custodians: We have the data and the workflow

Enablers: Rent it, build on it

Arbitrageurs: We can do it cheaper, faster, and better

What successful technology vendors do right

Key takeaways and action steps

Chapter 7: Getting digital transformation right

Setting the stage for success

Selecting and selecting managing your technology partners

Harnessing innovation: straddling two canoes

Funding your digital transformation journey

Managing Governance, culture and change

Key takeaways and action steps

About the Authors

Edward Marx is husband to Simran and father of Brandon, Talitha, Nicholas, Austin & Shalani. He serves as the chief digital officer for TechMahindra / HCI Health & Life Sciences division. He has been blessed to serve as a CIO in many progressive organizations to include Cleveland Clinic, New York City Health & Hospitals, Texas Health Resources and Univesity Hospitals of Cleveland. Simultaneously Edward began his distinguished military career starting as a combat medic and finishing as a combat engineer officer. Edward has written many books including the best selling Voices of Innovation (2019), Scenes from an Early Morning Run (2019), Extraordinary Tales of a Rather Ordinary Man (2015). He is set to release a book on sexuality in marriage co-written with Simran (2020). In his spare time Edward races for TeamUSA Duathlon and loves to hike and climb mountains with Simran. Edward received his bachelor's in psychology and master's in design, merchandising and consumer sciences, all from Colorado State University.    

Paddy Padmanabhan is an award-winning business leader and trusted C-suite Advisor with a proven history of success in guiding key strategies across the healthcare and technology sectors. He is the CEO of Damo Consulting, a digital transformation and growth advisory firm focused on the healthcare sector. Both commercially astute and entrepreneurially adept, Paddy has garnered a reputation for driving growth and efficiencies in both large corporates and start-ups within the healthcare technology industry. A visionary leader and practitioner, he has worked at globally recognized firms such as Accenture, GE and Wipro where he built large global technology businesses and spearheaded strategic growth initiatives. He has also been in Silicon Valley start-ups that went through successful exits. A respected and credible voice in healthcare technology, Paddy is widely considered a thought leader and expert practitioner in digital transformation and growth strategy. He is the author of The Big Unlock – Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-Based Care Era, and hosts a widely acclaimed podcast featuring C-suite executives from healthcare and technology. He is widely published and quoted in industry publications and has a long-running by-lined column in CIO magazine on digital health technology trends. He lives in Chicago.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Hospital Administration & Care