Welcome to Clearsense’s “4 Questions with…” series, where we interview top executives in the Healthcare IT space. We search for the leaders with track records of service excellence, who are passionate about their work and make patient safety their top priority.
In this installment, we talk with Amy Andrade, AVP of Research, Meharry Medical College and Data Science Center.
Question: In your role advising the President on Technology and Innovation, what technologies and innovations do you look for?
Amy Andrade: I look for technologies which keep to my modius of operandum – KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). As a technologist and innovator, the technology must be simple in its approach, able to disrupt the normal and be cost effective. I spend a lot of time scanning many data points each and every day, to synthesize the information and look for emerging trends in the technology sector across all different domains. Then I calculate the risk and determine the return on investment, and two most important things – find the best in the emerging area and ask a lot of questions. I then always want to know the use case(s) and how to apply the technology to be sure it is KISS, efficient and attainable. Then go with my instinct and jump into the stream.