Technology & Innovation in Healthcare: Innovation’s Significance at a 1,000+ Bed Health System
Tampa General aims to be the “safest and most innovative academic health system in America,” pairing a human focus on healthcare with innovation to reach their goal. “Innovation helps improve the quality of outcomes, improve team member engagement and patient satisfaction, and of course, decrease overall costs,” says Swoboda.
Clearwave CEO Mike Lamb recently interviewed Jason Swoboda, the Associate Director of Emerging Tech and Health Innovation at Tampa General Hospital. Known for their patient-centric, tech forward approach to healthcare, TGH is an award-winning 1,000+ bed teaching hospital that we’re proud to partner with.
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Mike Lamb: How do you see technology and innovation as a vital part of Tampa General’s work?
Jason Swoboda: TGH is committed to innovation. Part of our vision is to be the safest and most innovative academic health system in America. We feel that innovation can be that differentiator. Innovation helps improve the quality of outcomes, improve team member engagement and patient satisfaction, and of course, decrease overall costs. My role is really a true commitment to actualizing that vision. When we look at innovation, we don’t necessarily mean technology, Mike. We look at it as it can have multiple arms, but a lot of times, technology is definitely a part of that. You have to couple the human with either a new process or a new business model. It usually does revolve around technology, but that’s just part of it. There’s really that human capital or that change management that goes along with any kind of a technology solution, but usually it is a kind of the root or the hub of what we typically think of as innovation.