About the Authors
Colin Konschak, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, is the Managing Partner and CEO of Divurgent, a healthcare management consulting firm. Mr. Konschak is a registered pharmacist, has an MBA in health services administration, is board-certified in healthcare management, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. His broad healthcare sector experience encompasses pharmaceutical, provider, payer, information technology and consulting. Colin is a Fellow in both the Healthcare Information Management System's Society (HIMSS) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Colin is the author of "Consumer Centric Healthcare" available through ACHE's Health Administration Press as well as recent books titled, "Accountable Care Organizations: A Roadmap for Success", "Clinical Integration: A Roadmap to Accountable Care", and “Accountable Care: Bridging the Health Information Technology Divide”, all available through Amazon.
Colin consults on a variety of areas related to mHealth, including: developing enterprise wide mHealth strategies, matching mHealth vendors with organizational goals and providing guidance to mHealth related vendors.
David Levin, M.D. is Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the Cleveland Clinic Health System. He has over 25 years of experience in diverse areas including performance improvement, patient safety, hospital and group practice operations and population management. In addition, he brings to bear more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology and has worked with a wide variety of clients in the development of clinical and educational IT applications.
Dr. Levin also serves on multiple industry and venture capital advisory boards, as well as numerous non-Profit Boards of Directors. He is a nationally recognized speaker who has appeared in many diverse forums including academic, industry and National Public Radio.
Dr. Levin is the founder and CEO of Tres Rios Group, L.L.C. a healthcare consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, information systems, clinical transformation and physician executive coaching.
William H. Morris, MD
Dr. Morris graduated from Hamilton College in 1996 with honors in Cellular Biology and started work at the MIT/Whitehead Center for Genomic Research as Director of Automation and Development for the Human Genome Project. During his tenure, Dr. Morris co-patented a DNA isolation process that was the foundation for Agencourt Bioscience Corporation, acquired by Beckman Coulter in 2005. Dr. Morris subsequently obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine and completed training in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. In 2006 he joined the staff in the Section of Hospital Medicine of Cleveland Clinic.
He was named Director of Clinical Informatics in 2007, with an area of focus on implementation, optimization and innovation and promoted to Associate Chief Medical Information Officer in 2012. A prolific inventor and innovator, Dr. Morris started and currently directs the Clinical Solutions Center at Cleveland Clinic. This highly specialized team brings experts in computer science, hardware and software engineers and clinicians to develop the next generation of clinical care tools. In 2008 Dr. Morris was named Innovator of the year for his work in implementing physician order entry for Cleveland Clinic and also received Innovator awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012 for work around healthcare software. He is active on numerous advisory committees include medical-legal, quality and safely committees and co-chairs distance health and mHealth initiatives within the health system. He continues his clinical role as a Hospitalist within the Medicine Institute as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.