The Use of Digital, New Emerging and Existing Technologies in Health Care
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The Use of Digital, New Emerging and Existing Technologies in Health Care

In this episode, we will be joined by Martin Howard, a partner at Fortium Partners. A savvy technology leader with a gift for utilizing IT to drive business transformation and profitable growth. A firm comprised of the world's foremost C-level technology leaders. A specialized partnership with extraordinary technology leadership expertise, solving the most challenging strategic, operational and organizational obstacles for clients seeking to minimize risk and enhance value. Whether interim or permanent, fractional or full-time, business-to-business or W-2, Fortium helps clients solve complex technology problems with “the right resource” and the best delivery model every time.


Whether in a start-up or public company environment, he provides strong operational leadership to deliver secure, high-performing, scalable and cost-effective information platforms. He excels in the design and delivery of analytics platforms that drive operational improvement and strategic growth. Martin has consistently delivered on-time, on-budget IT solutions that spur organization-wide transformation while reducing cost. In diverse organizations he has recruited and led high-performing lean IT teams. He prioritizes strategic planning with attention to data science, analytics, emerging technologies, business process, and cost optimization. He has worked with strategic and private equity sponsors on over 600 M&A objects ranging from target identification, due diligence, integration planning to integration and post deal execution.

“It's the people in the company who determine its success or failure.” - Martin Howard


[2:17] – What did Martin see change in the industry? 

[4:34] – Martin’s approach or method to use when he is called in by a client.

[09:33] – Zero basing everything

[19:40] – Technology and software companies call what they do solutions.

[21:42] – There's no such thing as the IT project.

[23:06] – What do other IT departments do?

[26:08] – What does Martin teach people?

[28:59] – There's no simple or single answer

[31:52] – Indirect costs

[40:09] – The communication needs to be consistent across the organization. 

Resources or Links Mentioned: (books, events, people mentioned - hyperlinked to the specific site) 

Heath Gaascoigne


Connect with Martin Howard: (Social media handles, LinkedIn, Website - hyperlinked) 

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Listen further to know the background of Martin Howard, how he does his work and how he ended up being the man he is now.

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