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Once a vision for the future, virtual health is a reality of the present

by Steve Burrill, Vice Chairman, US Health Care Providers Leader, Deloitte LLP

Virtual health stretches beyond the use of digital tools, or mobile devices that connect patients to physicians. It combines digital and telecommunication technologies to create a continuous connection between patients, physicians, and other caregivers. By combining technologies, health care stakeholders are able to more effectively coordinate patient care.

The idea of virtual health goes back decades.

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Technology and culture could expand roles for women working in hospitals

by Terri Cooper, PhD, Principal, Global Health Care Sector Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Health care is an exciting and dynamic field—it is why I’ve been focused on it my entire career. The health care sector is on the cusp of incredible change, where everyone from executives to hourly employees could be impacted. This transition will likely be driven by two emerging, but powerful forces:

  • Inclusion: In an inclusive environment,
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Smart health care: Left hand, meet right hand

by Terri Cooper, PhD, Principal, Global Health Care Sector Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

I know from experience that being diagnosed with a serious illness is scary and upsetting. Adding frustration to the situation is learning that one (or more) of your health care providers—the clinical left and right hands, so to speak—may not be aware of what the other “hand” is doing – even though they are supposed to be teaming to treat your illness.

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Making progress in integrating social determinants of health into the EHR

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Health care stakeholders have long recognized that factors outside the health care system –the social determinants of health (SDoH) – influence an individual’s health and well-being. Many hospitals, health systems, and health plans are navigating the challenges of effectively linking data related to the SDoH and clinical services to improve health outcomes in the long term.

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Direct from HIMSS17: Customers are driving transformation in health care from the outside in

by David Betts, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

We’ve seen this before—spurred on by technology advances and changing market conditions, customers can gain the upper hand in their relationship with industry. Empowered to choose where and how they transact business, customers often begin to drive transformation from the outside in. Meanwhile, as some industry players struggle to make sense of their customers’ power,

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What do the Ford Model T, retail clinics, and MACRA have in common?

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

Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The principles of innovation also tell us that doing the same things the same way will produce the same outcomes.

Today, many in health care are seeking ways to improve quality and lower the overall cost of chronic care,

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