Every entrepreneur experiences a myriad of failures.
Duane Boise is the President and CEO of EMED Jamaica. He has witnessed firsthand the many ways that healthcare is lacking and has made it his mission to combine his desire for change and his experience in business development in order to create a solution. His main goals for EMED Jamaica, an air ambulance service, are to provide individualized health solutions for communities and people who require emergency medical care.
The team at EMED has worked hard to both create and deploy industry-leading equipment for certain medical emergencies. Duane Boise believes that patient-centric technology, including telemedicine and remote medical management devices, are vital to bringing proper medical care to both individuals and their communities.
With this technology, both patients and professionals benefit. It enhances the way patients communicate with their physicians and nurses, while professionals have access to important medical records from wherever they are. The end result: fast, accurate healthcare options for people across the globe at any location and with any financial situation.
Duane Boise has worked diligently to integrate EMED within other countries. His air ambulance services work to transport patients from Jamaica to Florida, Canada, and the UK. Because of his dedication, he has been actively engaged with negotiating contracts with numerous international healthcare facilities in order for the air ambulance and, therefore, patients to have direct access to care.
EMED Jamaica’s state-of-the-art services help to serve the greater good because they pave a path for a more mobile-focused world within the healthcare industry. Their expert team designed their services to be as quick and efficient as possible at connecting patients with the medical organizations they need in order to be effectively and successfully treated. This is not only astounding for saving a life in the moment of a medical emergency, but it is also useful for prevention, early disease detection, care management, and research purposes.
Duane Boise believes in the saying “we can and must do better,” especially as it applies to healthcare.
Where did the idea for EMED Jamaica come from?
I was on vacation once and witnessed a tourist having a heart attack. In that moment, I realized how seriously lacking the emergency response was, which ultimately cost him his life. Our motto at EMED is: “When you prepare for the emergency, the emergency ceases to exist.”
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
Every day, I work to prioritize the tasks that I need to accomplish and then focus on executing them.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I identify the problem and work diligently to provide the solution. Bringing ideas to life also demands perseverance and the ability to successfully execute the ideas.
What’s one trend that really excites you?
Precision genomic medicine research and solutions.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
The same habits that help me bring ideas to life. I am not happy until all tasks and projects are on their way to completion, which requires perseverance and the ability to execute ideas.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Focus, focus, focus!
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on?
Multi-tasking is not a lack of focus, it is the recipe that helps entrepreneurs develop a successful business.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Avoid doing what everyone else is doing – it’s only going to bring you average results.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business? Please explain how.
Access to or understanding of data. If you have access to information that other people don’t have or understand, it means more power for you.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Every entrepreneur experiences a myriad of failures. I have overcome every roadblock by building deep relationships with people who have accomplished the goals I wanted to accomplish. But never quickly dismiss those who haven’t accomplished many of their own goals yet.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
A DNA test kit to better understand family medical genetic variances and how medicines help to provide relief.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Our EMED proprietary teleconferencing technology!
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
What is your favorite quote?
“When you prepare for the emergency, the emergency ceases to exist.”
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