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Entrepreneur. Sportsman. Father. Adventurer. Friend.
Begin with the end in mind.

In Pursuit of Workflow Efficiency

By |2019-11-18T08:34:04-08:00May 11th, 2019|General|

The gyrations​ around features and functionality have been damn taxing. Choosing which features to go with have been informed by a huge number of criteria. Some are familiar to any entrepreneur, while some are less common: the hospital approval process (affected by politics, patient safety, regulatory, IT and facilities, and [...]

Out of the Cupboard – a Design Insight

By |2019-11-18T08:39:47-08:00August 10th, 2018|Design, General|

As a CEO who deeply believes that "getting it right" is really really hard, I sometimes have to defend the importance of design. This morning I found myself contemplating that conversation once again. And this time, the designer's talents for empathy and reflection emerged as two key abilities that can [...]

Healthtech Built for… People Who Care

By |2019-11-18T08:42:49-08:00October 24th, 2017|Design, Startup|

Before I started on the QiiQ path, I was warned that achieving traction in healthtech is VERY difficult and takes a lot of patience. One savvy veteran warned that it will inevitably be a "long slog." At QiiQ, we're all of the mind that the work we do now to aim [...]

The Brutality of Sepsis

By |2019-11-18T08:42:17-08:00March 3rd, 2017|Clinical, General|

Between the Sepsis Alliance and the Center for Disease Control, a lot has been published about the impact of sepsis on the US healthcare system.  The dramatic figures in the USA reflect an even more grim picture when one examines what's been happening in less developed countries where healthcare technology [...]

Measuring Performance in the Hospital

By |2019-11-18T08:42:31-08:00February 3rd, 2017|Startup|

QiiQ was borne from a pivot - of another company called PlanetECG. We were working on a new strategy for impacting clinical competency. We were exercising some clever innovations in the training domain, yet in the process of creating our solution, we found that the market was over-saturated. And about [...]