Steve Haar, Author at SMARTMD Steve Haar, Author at SMARTMD
Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

SHARE“Digital transformation marks a rethinking of how an organization uses technology, people, and processes in pursuit of new business models and new revenue streams, driven by changes in customer expectations around products and services.” — CIO Digital Transformation, The Right Mindset One challenge in digital transformation (DT) is the tendency to think of technology as a tool to help do what is currently done, but faster or more efficiently. On the surface, this seems reasonable. But, it limits the scope…

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Pandemic: How will we prepare and How do we treat the most vulnerable

SHAREThe COVID pandemic continues to impact the globe nearly 2 years on. As we move forward there are daily issues to be managed. But, there are also longer-term issues to be addressed. Two of the issues that we tackle are preparedness for future outbreaks and ethical questions around the distribution of the vaccine.  Our future readiness for a Pandemic Where are we relative to where we need to be in order to better address future pandemics? Setting aside the politics,…

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The wide impact of COVID

SHARELike you, and everyone, we see and read stories about COVID every day. While there are many stories about the spread of the virus, the impact of the pandemic is seen in virtually every facet of life. We’ve collected a portion of the COVID-related stories we’ve read below.  COVID and Technological Advancement Over the past year and a half, technology, as it relates to healthcare, has advanced in ways that we experience each day as well as in ways that…

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Difficult times for healthcare workers

SHAREFor obvious reasons, there has been a spotlight on healthcare workers. From the overwhelming stress of the pandemic to the ongoing march of regulatory and technological changes, those who serve the healthcare needs of the country have faced the pendulum-like swings of public opinion and political focus over the past year as never before. Here are some of the stories we’ve seen recently.  Playing Politics with Healthcare workers Playing politics with healthcare, and healthcare workers, simply should not happen… but…

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Balance of Hype and Caution with AI & ML

Balance of Hype and Caution with AI & ML

SHAREMachine Learning and AI have been the center of much hype over the past few years. This hype is not entirely unwarranted. But, we have also seen how these new technologies can be misused or used blindly, having a negative impact on the very people they are intended to help. This week, we see some good and some not-so-good news about ML & AI. Governance plays a key role in the equitable implementation of new technologies At HIMSS21, Kevin Ross…

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