Practical Automation for the Digital Age

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Twitter: @drnic1
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist#TheIncrementalist

On this episode I talked to Krishna Kurapati (@krishnaqliq), Founder & CEO of Qliksoft (@QlikSOFT). Krishna started his career in innovation and security and found his way into healthcare like many of us with connections and friends who were struggling with technology not working well to support the delivery of care.

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We talk about the early days of communications in healthcare that was replete with pagers and telephone calls and the change brought about by the smartphone and in particular the iPhone back in 2007. Healthcare workers moved en masse to adopt these new mobile technologies as did the rest of the world but healthcare got left behind.

We talk about the early innovation in secure messaging and the importance of integration, the addition of read receipts that users take for granted now, and the opportunity of automation in the messaging systems.

Listen in to hear us discuss the challenges of scheduling and why this is such a complex problem, the solution to which lies in automation that is augmented by the integration of additional capabilities that can include users to resolve the more complex problems not solved by automation.

About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.