Provide Better, Faster Patient Care While Also Driving Revenue on CTO Talk
By Choosing the Right Technology and the Right Partners
In episode three of my HealthcareNOW Radio show, “CTO Talk” I have the pleasure of sharing some time with Scott Maurice, the co-founder and managing partner of Avail Partners. Many of you have utilized Avail’s expertise to help prioritize ways to optimize your workloads, especially as part of your healthcare IT strategy in the cloud.
Formerly a broker on the New York Stock Exchange, Scott found the job’s hardcore sales approach, while no inherent value was conveyed, to be untenable, so he chose to leave finance. He shifted his career, and focused his math and engineering expertise in technology where he helped build out networks for Microsoft, American Express, and The Department of Defense, bringing a lot of value to his customers and clients.
He co-founded Avail Partners in 2012, with the goal to help executives achieve their business objectives and fulfill their missions by finding the best, most innovative, and often inspirational solutions. Because his model un-encumbers him from having to recommend any given solution, his transparency, expertise, and honesty have done wonders to help organizations get out of the day-to-day operations and think “big picture” to achieve better results.
We’ll share some of his advice as he and I talk about IT strategy for healthcare organizations moving to the cloud. As Scott points out, this can often involve managing the often conflicting goals of providing better, faster patient care while also driving revenue. He offers insights on how to manage that tension and make the best of both goals by making the right choices for your unique organization.
Scott also speaks to a common problem I see in healthcare organizations as they migrate to cloud platforms. Many have a sense of professional embarrassment that they need to fix this or that before migrating or adopting new technologies. I found solace in Scott’s comments that make clear everyone he talks with has issues they feel should be resolved, and don’t really want to show, but (spoiler alert) the most common problems are also some of the most straightforward and easy to fix when you simply connect with the right experts. Scott shares how doing so then opens your organization to increased efficiency, velocity for growth and innovation, competitive advantage, and ultimate cost effectiveness, especially when considering economies of scale and scaling technologies.
We’ll wrap up by diving into why he and I are excited about three big trends in healthcare: artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics and blockchain. Anybody say bitcoin?
This article was originally published on ClearDATA and is republished here with permission.