Report: Key takeaways from ‘The Demands of a Digital Future’


Download a webinar recap report featuring expert insights on transformative technologies at health care systems

There are digital technologies that are key to addressing long-standing challenges of delivering patient-centered care, communication, increasing efficiency while lowering costs, and improving health outcomes. The Center for Connected Medicine (CCM), which convenes leaders and innovators to discuss pressing issues in digital health, assembled a panel of experts to provide information and examples of such digital transformation in health care.

The result was a one-hour webinar, “The Demands of a Digital Future: Exploring Transformative Technologies at Health Care Systems,” broadcast in August 2018. This report summarizes key points from the webinar panelists’ presentations, provides answers to follow-up questions from our audience, and links to additional resources.


The recap covers 6 key takeaways, including:

  • There are challenges in the real-time health system strategy, including ensuring the responsiveness, availability, and rapid recoverability of data networks.
  • Establishing clinical pathways that are focused on high-cost and high-volume conditions bring standardization to clinical practice and can reduce costly variations in care.
  • With huge amounts of new data, health systems have found they can’t continue to scale the size of their data centers economically. This realization has given rise to multi-tenant data centers, private cloud connections and the outsourcing of some services to public cloud providers.

And it features expert insights from:

  • Barry Runyon, Vice President of Research, Gartner
  • Srinivasan Suresh, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Information Officer, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Chris Janson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Optical Networks, Nokia

If you missed the webinar, you can watch it on-demand.

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