Over this past summer, our team here at Catalyst secured the last large community member lease for our campus. The Denver-based healthcare innovation campus is now sold-out and stabilized for the long-term.
As you can imagine, this was a very momentous occasion and a dream come true. After many years of incredible hard work, set backs, determination, and sheer grit, our ownership team made the vision a reality!
Knowing that this sell-out milestone was going to be achieved in the summer of 2019, I took my first-ever sabbatical to Asia. It was an incredible opportunity to re-fuel the tanks, spend time with my family, and to make sure ‘Mike checks in with Mike’.
Additionally, I used this special time to map out how our industry will help reimagine health in our communities across the nation and beyond, and how I can be a part of it.
It was during this time of deep reflection and study in Asia that I figured out what the next big journey is. Properly securing and sharing data across a diverse ecosystem of stakeholders remains one of the most persistent challenges in the healthcare industry. The ability to unleash global health data through the power of a connected community will truly revolutionize how we live our daily lives!
To that end- while I remain a Partner/Owner of the Catalyst project, I’m extremely excited and proud to announce that I have formally joined the BurstIQ executive team as the organization’s new Chief Community Officer!
BurstIQ is a HIPAA and GDPR compliant platform, creating health profiles for people, places and things, and empowers the interactions between them… at scale.
Our team is hard at work in rapidly creating a deeply connected community of health data anchors and innovators to ignite an international revolution by properly securing, controlling, consenting and monetizing health data. Stay tuned over the coming months for some very exciting updates and global partnerships that we will be announcing!
I believe there are very few times in life that opportunities present themselves in which we can be a part of something bigger than ourselves- opportunities to fundamentally change the course of society, history and the world.
I have had the privilege of watching BurstIQ form and grow over the last four years, and I have seen firsthand the global expertise and prowess the BurstIQ team brings to the industry. I leapt at the opportunity to grab onto this rocket ship before the fuel ignites.
Now that I’m buckled in with the BurstIQ team, standby- the match has been struck and the wick is being lit!
My quote from my 2015 TEDx talk rings more true than ever: “We’re not going to re-imagine healthcare just through the largest and most powerful organizations that have dominated the space for the past fifty years. And, it won’t happen with startups alone. We have to do it together. If you are passionate about reimagining healthcare, you have a seat at our table!”
On behalf of the entire BurstIQ family, we look forward to having you a part of this exciting and inspiring mission and journey. You ready? Let’s go!