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Digital Transformation of Medicine in the COVID-19 Era

About this event

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, the healthcare system was causing an economic crisis in the U.S. The high cost of healthcare has resulted in a search for alternative models of health and healthcare that would be more affordable to the public. Digital technologies have transformed the provision of care in the COVID-19 era – from telemedicine, to contact tracing, to heat maps of cases.

All of these efforts, which were deployed in a remarkably short period of time, have demonstrated the potential of digital technology to have a huge impact for patients. But, technological innovation is not enough to result in meaningful benefit – business model transformation is also necessary to have an effect on the cost and quality of care.

This talk will examine the relationship between the analog and digital worlds in medicine and how these different models might evolve over time. 

Who can attend

Registration is limited to ISMIE policyholders, ISMS members, and their employed staff.

Learning objectives

  1. Describe the economic pressures for change in healthcare
  2. Identify the impact of digital tools on the provision of care
  3. Summarize how potential novel technologies will be used in care (e.g., virtual assistants, machine learning, etc.)

About the presenter

Dr. Kevin Schulman’s research interests include organizational innovation in health care, healthcare policy and health economics. With over 300 original articles, 100 review articles/commentaries, and 40 case studies/book chapters, Dr. Schulman has had a broad impact on health policy (h-index = 69). His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the editorial/advisory boards of the American Heart Journal, Health, Management, Policy and Innovation (www.HMPI.Org), and Senior Associate Editor of Health Services Research. 

Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Schulman served as a professor of medicine at Duke University, directed the Health Sector Management Program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business for a dozen years, created and directed the Duke University Masters of Management in Clinical Informatics Program, and served as a visiting professor and visiting scholar at Harvard Business School.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

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