HealthCare Views by Ron Gutman: Intrivo Co-CEO and HealthApp CEO

Exploring the world of medical technology and its impact on healthcare delivery is no easy feat. Most of us have heard about the effects of digitalization and its potential to improve healthcare delivery but have little idea how that will affect our lives. That’s because healthcare technology is so new (and its impact so limited) that there’s only one way to know whether it’ll be good or bad for you: ask people like Ron Gutman. 


Why Healthcare Technology is Good for Practice

If you think about it, healthcare technology is suitable for practice because it allows people to be more accurate and efficient throughout the practice. You can use technology to improve your diagnosis, manage your care, and improve your service to your patients. According to Ron Gutman, these benefits go beyond just being able to see and talk to more people—technology can also improve your productivity and save you time and money by automating repetitive tasks. Health tech can be beneficial in the areas of patient communication and collaboration. That could include video conferencing, smart sensors, and other technologies that let people communicate and collaborate daily. 

The Importance of Data in Healthcare

According to Ron Gutman, data has become a hot-button issue in healthcare as more and more people are realizing the importance of understanding their habits and paying taxes based on who they are—taxes that often go uncollected because people aren’t paying attention. 


Health data analysis is key to helping healthcare providers identify high-priority issues and develop the best care for their patients. And it’s only getting more critical as digital technology relates to healthcare, Ron Gutman explains. Customers expect high transparency in their data, and healthcare providers are one of the best places to deliver that. As such, most insurance companies have data collection or transparency policies. 


What makes a good leader?

There are many different ways to lead in healthcare, and each leader has different qualities that make them a good choice for the job. A primary care surgeon who leads a precision medicine practice must have a medical technology degree, experience managing large groups of people, and a proven track record of delivering quality medical services for patients across multiple specialties. Ron Gutman has written articles on the importance of healthcare ethics.