The Power of Technology for Good — Larry Jones

Inspiration And Insights
3 min readMay 16, 2024


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Technology often dominates headlines with promises of groundbreaking innovations and transformative solutions. The Forbes article “Tech for Good: It’s More than Just Fancy Jargon” argues that we need to move beyond buzzwords and deliver tangible benefits that make a real difference in people’s lives. I wholeheartedly concur. Amidst the trends, there lies an opportunity — a chance to harness the power of technology for good, in ways that are sustainable and purposeful in the long run.

In MedTech, AI is revolutionizing the way we detect diseases, analyze medical images, and predict patient outcomes. Leveraging technology across the healthcare industry has profoundly changed our approach. From electronic medical records that streamline patient care to telemedicine platforms that expand access to remote communities, technology reshapes healthcare delivery. Through such innovative strategies, we improve patient engagement and foster a culture of proactive wellness.

Recently, the FDA announced the launch of a new program that takes into consideration people’s living conditions as part of medical device design and clinical trial access. This initiative directly aligns with the concept of “technology for good.” It recognizes the challenges faced by marginalized communities. These include racial and ethnic minorities, rural residents, and those in lower-income neighborhoods in accessing healthcare and clinical trials. By starting with those with the fewest resources and designing solutions that work in their homes, the FDA’s initiative exemplifies the potential of technology to positively impact peoples’ lives.

The possibilities remain endless as we advance medical research through data analytics and enhance diagnostic accuracy with machine learning algorithms. Embracing technology responsibly provides healthcare practitioners new opportunities to improve patient care and drive positive health outcomes.

The impact of technology for good is not limited to healthcare sectors. Technology facilitates access to information, enabling individuals to acquire new skills and knowledge that are essential for personal and professional development. It plays a pivotal role in narrowing the digital divide and promoting social equity. Technology also holds the potential to address social and economic challenges through innovative solutions. In a previous article, I focused on technological innovations in the fight against homelessness. Understanding how technology can step in to bridge the gaps and streamline communication in marginalized communities is imperative.

By focusing on sustainable and meaningful technology, organizations can become agents of positive change. Fostering a culture where innovation serves more than corporate interests cultivates an ethos of responsibility and compassion. We must prioritize sustainable and impactful technical solutions to create a more equitable and sustainable world.

To read more about the FDA’s initiative, click here

Driven by a commitment to effecting transformative change, Larry Jones is deeply immersed in both life sciences and MedTech. A seasoned leader in healthcare, Larry’s approach centers on integrating business processes, embracing agile methodologies, and deploying next-generation technology solutions. He actively champions inclusivity, recognizing its pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare innovation. With a wealth of experience and an unwavering passion for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare, Larry brings strategic insight and a forward-thinking approach to drive meaningful advancements in the industry.

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