Digital Health Technology

Digital Health Technology

Lucien Engelen 13/08/2020 1
Digital Health Technology

Global Case Studies of Health Care Transformation

Deloitte has created a compelling report on Digital health Technology all across the globe. Under the guidance of Stephanie Allen and others they have dived deep into the developments and made a very accessible and timely 'photo' of the state as of today.

Disclosure i was involved in this research (as you can read on page 20 of the actual report itself) for an overview article please visit this page. Below the conclusions of both the article and report.


Health information and digital technologies are helping to create the necessary foundation for the future of health. Technology can help organizations improve their existing business and reinvent themselves once they decide what roles they want to play in the future. Together with other organizational capabilities, technology can help improve behaviors, augment our thinking, and optimize processes, leading to better health and lower costs.

Some of the lessons learned from our case studies are:

  • An overall vision, strategy, and specific goals should be clearly defined for a technological solution to be successful. As technology becomes more powerful and pervasive, HIT departments inside leading health care organizations are evolving from a supporting to a strategic function, enabling the foundational changes that can support future models of care.
  • People are often the overlooked part of the people, process, and technology model. Change management should always accompany and even precede a technology implementation, to understand the impact on stakeholders, anticipate resistance, create buy-in, train users, and use their feedback for course corrections.
  • Typically, a foundational HIT infrastructure must be in place before organizations can move forward with advanced initiatives. Such foundational capabilities include data exchange and integration, traditional analytics, data visualization, and security protocols.

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  • Rob Simmons

    Thoughtful read

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Lucien Engelen

Chief Health(care) Optimist

It is at the intersection of technology and patient empowerment, which is where Lucien Engelen (1962), director of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre REshape Center and advisor to the Board of Directors (since 2007) feels most at home. The two worlds combined into the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and Singularity University in Silicon Valley & the Netherlands and in the Nordics, his modus operandi is always challenging, sometimes provocative but always techno-realistic. Writing on a new book that will be titled "Augmented Health(care)™ : The end of the beginning" (May 2018, Barcelone Spain) as he thinks we're at the end of an era of creating awareness, pilots, proof of concepts etc in the digital transformation of health(care). More on that on, his Linkedin Page has over 750.000 followers. He is Faculty Global Health(care) & Medecine since 2011 at Singularity University's Exponential Medicine in the US and in the Netherlands.

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