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When Ed Marx and I started writing our book in late 2019, we had no idea what was around the corner. When the pandemic hit us, we were getting ready to head to the press with our final manuscript. We put the book launch on hold so we could review the impact of the pandemic on the themes in our book. We continued to remain busy with our work, in fact we were busier than ever helping our clients with their digital roadmaps as the pandemic accelerated the shift to virtual care models. 

The second order effects of the pandemic are becoming clearer, even as the second wave of infections begins to sweep across the country, and school districts agonize over the best way to reopen for the coming academic year. A recent survey by the AHA suggests hospital profit margins could slip into as much as negative 7% by the last quarter of this year. And it’s not just hospitals. The looming crisis in primary care, as primary care doctors temporarily close down practices and furlough staff, could have serious consequences for public health.

“Never waste a crisis” is one of Winston Churchill’s immortal quotes. We are in no less of a war than the one in whose context he uttered those words, but this time the enemy is an unseen (except under a microscope) virus. This week’s newsletter carries inspiring stories of how health systems have responded to the crisis with technology and informatics, such as this piece that I co-authored with senior leaders of Geisinger Health on combating COVID-19 while staying focused on enterprise digital transformation.

In a focus group discussion with several healthcare CIO’s last week, the one thing that caught me by surprise was how telehealth volumes have dropped off across the board from the peak levels following the pandemic. 

I would like to start by sharing some exciting news: my new book Healthcare Digital Transformation – How Consumerism, Technology and Pandemic are Accelerating the Future (co-authored with Ed Marx, former CIO of Cleveland Clinic), is set for a launch date of August 3.

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