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Dr. Robot will see you now: Could artificial intelligence replace your doctor?

by Glenn Snyder, Principal, MedTech Practice Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

In the original Star Trek series of the late 1960s, Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy relied on technology to diagnose and treat every health condition the crew encountered. But the tricorder didn’t replace the doctor. It enhanced his abilities.

At this week’s Digital Medtech Conference in San Francisco, I will take part in a panel discussion on the benefits and risks of AI and technology in health care.

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Risk sharing: You’ve signed the contract… but what’s next?

by Mark Bethke, FSA, MAAA, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

In this third post in our series on navigating strategic risk contracting, we’ll discuss what takes place after negotiations conclude and a health system has entered into a gain sharing or other type of risk sharing contract. This is where the work to succeed on those contracts begins and effective tracking of contract performance is key.

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Hospitals could find a silver lining in the cloud

by Chris Harris, Specialist leader | Deloitte Consulting LLP

Pennsylvania Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the US, opened its doors in 1755 and built the nation’s first surgical amphitheater 50 years later. In the early 19th century, this surgical area on the hospital’s top floor offered state-of-the-art technology. Procedures were usually conducted in the mid-afternoon – ideally on cloudless days – to take full advantage of the large glass skylight high above the operating table.

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The digital hospital: Powering a future without boundaries

by Chris Harris, Specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Nick Wong, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Rachel’s end-to-end digital hospital experience
Imagine it’s a few years in the future; say, 2025. Four-year-old Rachel’s hospital operates under an incentive reimbursement model driven by quality and care outcomes for the populations it serves. Because Rachel has a history of medical complications that places her within the hospital’s higher-risk populations that require close monitoring,

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Untie the Gordian Knot, knit together a collaboration

by Bill Copeland, Vice Chairman, US Life Sciences & Health Care Industry Leader, Deloitte LLP

I am a big believer that many of the intractable problems we face today can be solved through a diverse and collaborative effort that includes a cross-sector of industries, public and private collaborations, and partnerships between nonprofit and for-profit organizations. I believe only when we break the constraints of an existing system are we able to imagine new and innovative ways to solve our collective challenges.

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Real-world evidence: Four shifts ushering in a new era of evidence in life sciences and health care

by Brett J. Davis, General Manager & Principal | ConvergeHealth by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

How serious are life sciences companies about real-world evidence (RWE)? Very, according to our new benchmark survey focused solely on the life sciences industry’s investments in RWE. More than half (54 percent) of the organizations who participated in the interviews said they are investing significantly in their RWE programs to increase their capabilities.

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