HIStalk Connect Interviews Colin Konschak, CEO, Divurgent

Tell me about yourself and the company.

HIStalk Connect Interviews Colin Konschak, CEO, Divurgent

I’ve been in the business of healthcare for over two decades now. I started as a pharmacist and then decided to get my MBA in health services administration. I became board certified in healthcare management by ACHE and earned a Six Sigma black belt. 

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The Impending Hospital Wi-Fi Collapse

BlackBerry’s collapse is one of the greatest business learning opportunities of the past few years. It’s peppered with invaluable lessons.

The Impending Hospital Wi-Fi Collapse

This is perhaps the best analysis I’ve seen yet. As I was reading it, a particular quote struck me: "’How did they get AT&T to allow access to the full desktop web?’ Mr. Lazaridis recalled in the interview at his Waterloo office. ‘It’s going to collapse the network.’ And in fact, some time later it did."

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Health IT Bubbles

Travis and I attended the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara. The most prominent trend I observed was that health IT startups are converging on a few big ideas.

Health IT Bubbles

Wellness platforms. I walked the exhibit hall and talked to the reps at every booth. There were at least eight vendors selling a platform to employers and payers to manage wellness. They all employed the same business model and there was no discernible difference between any of their products.

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Making Sense of Calico

Google recently announced a new venture, Calico, with a stated mission of extending human life by 100 years for those born 20 years ago. Some love it. Others are a bit disturbed that Google, the company that knows (almost) everything about everyone, will be getting in bed with pharma and medical device companies.

Making Sense of Calico

There are virtually no details on what Calico will actually do other than analyze data to help drive medical breakthroughs. Even still, the criticisms have been loud. I, on the other hand, can’t help but think, “Why didn’t Google start this sooner?”

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HIStalk Connect Interviews Rajiv Kumar, MD, Founder and CEO, ShapeUp

Rajiv Kumar, MD is founder and CEO of ShapeUp.

HIStalk Connect Interviews Rajiv Kumar, MD, Founder and CEO, ShapeUp

What is ShapeUp?

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