We are fortunate to have Mr. Donato Tramuto on our Board; he’s a successful leader in the healthcare and business sector and a well-recognized philanthropist. Mr. Tramuto has chronicled his perspectives in his latest book, The Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results. He reflects on the balance between transformative leadership (doing the right thing) and transactional leadership (doing things right). He is passionate about encouraging leadership teams to focus on their people as much as on their bottom line – delivering better results while improving conditions for people.
I have to be able to reduce my time, l have to be able to have efficiency in terms of who I communicate with. And Buzz has the ability to check off all those key variables.
When you look at rural America, how many individuals are living 15-20 miles from where their doctor lives? Now comes into the equation Buzz. The ability to have an effective communication platform that can address many of the social determinants of health because you can communicate more effectively, somebody who may not be willing, or can’t even go and see their doctor because they live too far away. Now you have this ability for a healthcare professional to see someone 15-20 miles away, but that also to communicate and it’s not just doing telemedicine, where you have the opportunity to talk to the patient, you’ve got to communicate afterwards, you got to follow up afterwards. And so the two really have to be integrated together, it can’t just be a one off, I have a telemedicine appointment. And then everything you know, remains dormant. Until the next you know, live video, there has to be communication in between.
What I think is unique about Buzz is the ability to integrate. Their ability to use this platform in a way that integrates the workflow for a user, in reducing the amount of time that they have to spend getting in and out of a platform, they can stay in one platform and do multiple tasks. Buzz defines collaboration, at its most extensive definition, the innovation, with the ability to integrate multiple venues, so that you are working in a way that increases efficiency, and at the end of the day, provides the kind of effective communication outcomes that I think are so critical in our healthcare arena.
Buzz is removing the obstacles that prevent the opportunity to have effective communication exchange. It’s removing the obstacle that gets unfortunately bogged down in the processes of how long it takes to get information signed, and to get information from one segment or one allied health professional to another. It allows, if you will, this whole unique perspective of making sure at the end of the day that we have communication among all healthcare providers.
We owe it to the health care professionals to give them tools to be successful. And so when I look at what Buzz is providing, it’s really an indispensable tool, connecting technology. I think that the magic here is that the technology that they have provided, has really connected with the ability to have these healthcare professionals working with one another, and working with one another in a way that drives efficiency and adds speed to the way we accomplish our tasks in a given care management plan.
Skyscape and Buzz, they are really true collaborators in the sense that they are willing to participate, willing to work with their client base, and they acknowledge where they are great and the areas that are not necessarily part of their solution. And so I think that that’s fantastic.