Scott Augustine

Founder of HealthTech

Scott Augustine-Corona is an entrepreneur and IT guru with years of experience in the industry. He is well-educated and studied at some of the top institutions in the country, where he earned his degree in software development and a master’s degree in software engineering. His passion for IT developed while he was still young, and he sought to understand how things worked, especially electrical gadgets. Mr. Augustine-Corona has held numerous positions in different companies, equipping him with the necessary skills to succeed in IT. Based on his passion and skillset, he founded his own company, HealthTech, in 2018, which has grown to serve numerous clients in the health sector. HealthTech helps healthcare facilities like hospitals manage their data, making it easy to store, retrieve and manage patient and medical records. HealthTech hosts and offers technical support to these firms and individual clients. The company aims to improve the health industry by improving decision-making as its platform supports sharing information and collaboration. It also wants to help improve health outcomes by improving patient encounters when interacting with healthcare systems. It aims to achieve this by facilitating follow-up for missed appointments, consultations, and diagnostic testing. These features will make it easier for patients to access their records and make better health decisions. As technology evolves, Scott Augustine Corona has invested his time and resources into learning about AI and its potential uses in the healthcare industry. He is excited about incorporating AI to help solve global health issues. He is a philanthropist and donates his time and money to charities that improve global health, especially among poor communities and regions.

Where did the idea for your career come from?

My interest in IT began when I was still in high school. At the time, few students had computer access, so I was lucky enough to have a teacher who allowed me to use the school’s computer during lunchtime and after class. I quickly became fascinated by the way computers worked and how they could be used to solve problems. After graduation, I decided to pursue a degree in software development. However, when I began working as an IT consultant, I realized my true passion for helping people overcome technological challenges, especially in the healthcare industry. I enjoy finding creative solutions to everyday problems. It’s this passion that has led me to become an IT expert.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

My typical day is centered around helping people solve problems with technology. I start my day by checking my email and responding to urgent messages. I then move on to working on any open support tickets. This can involve anything from troubleshooting a software issue to helping someone set up their organization’s systems. After that, I spend some time working on preventive maintenance tasks. Throughout the day, I also take some time to research new technologies that could benefit my company. In addition, I occasionally provide training to clients on how to use specific technologies. I wrap up any loose ends and make a note of what needs to be addressed tomorrow.

How do you bring ideas to life?

There are several steps that I take when bringing an idea to life. First, I develop a clear and concise vision for what I want to achieve. This includes identifying the problem I want to solve and outlining the solution in clear and precise terms. Once I have a solid plan, I start developing the necessary code or software. This can be a lengthy and complex process, but it is essential to create a working prototype. Finally, once the prototype is complete, I test it thoroughly to ensure it meets all of the required specifications. Only then can I confidently say that my idea has been brought to life.

What’s one trend that excites you?

One trend that excites me as an IT expert is the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI). In the past, AI was primarily used in research laboratories and was not widely available to the general public. However, AI is now being used in various consumer products, from smartphone assistants to healthcare. This trend will continue, and AI will eventually become an integral part of our lives. As AI becomes more sophisticated, it will be able to handle more complex tasks, such as planning our schedules and managing our finances. AI will ultimately make our lives easier and more efficient. Consequently, I am very excited about the future of AI.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

One habit that makes me more productive as an entrepreneur is scheduling my day the night before. This allows me to start my day with a clear plan of what needs to be done and helps to prevent me from getting sidetracked. Setting aside time each day for uninterrupted work on essential tasks is also helpful. During this time, I turn off all distractions and focus solely on the task. This helps me to be more efficient and prevents me from getting bogged down in less important tasks.

What advice would you give your younger self?

I would tell my younger self to focus on building relationships. Of course, career success and financial stability are essential, but in the end, our relationships give our lives meaning. So, take the time to foster close bonds with your family and friends, and don’t be afraid to reach out to others. You never know when you might meet someone who will improve your life.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

I am still trying to think of any at the moment.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

The one thing I recommend everyone do in their career is to network. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of your job and forget that developing relationships with other professionals can be beneficial personally and professionally. When you take the time to connect with others in your field, you can exchange ideas, learn from each other’s experiences, and develop a supportive network of contacts. Additionally, networking can help you build visibility and credibility within your industry.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

One of the most important things I’ve done to grow my career is always to be learning. No matter what field you’re in, there’s always something new to learn, whether it’s a new skill or updated information. And in today’s world, it’s more important than ever to keep up with the latest trends. Learning keeps you relevant and marketable, and it also shows your employer that you’re committed to your job and always looking for ways to improve. It’s a win-win situation.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

My biggest failure was trying to multitask, and it made me dread my job and reduced my performance. I learned to delegate and focus on what I am good at.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

Errands and delivery service. In today’s busy world, more and more people are finding it challenging to have the time to run errands or physically shop. That’s where an errand and delivery service come in. You run clients’ errands and deliver what they need to their homes or offices. The best part is that you can get started with minimal overhead costs. All you need is a means of transport and a way to market your business.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

One of the best $100 I’ve spent recently is on a new set of tennis rackets. As someone who loves to play tennis, I was excited to get my hands on a new set of rackets that would help me improve my game. The rackets have made a difference, and I’ve already seen my score improve.

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?

I am a big fan of Evernote. It is a software application that helps you capture ideas and organize your thoughts. It is available on all major platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. You can use it to take notes, create to-do lists, and even save web articles for later reading. It is beneficial for organizing my research when writing reports or proposals. I can easily clip web pages, create notes, and add images and files.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

The book that I recommend people to read is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The Outsiders addresses themes of class, family, friendship, and betrayal in a way that is both honest and relatable. It is also a fast-paced, page-turning read that keeps you engaged from start to finish.

What is your favorite quote?

One of my favorite quotes is by Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I love this quote because it reminds us that each of us has the power to make a difference. We can all choose to be kind, brave, and stand up for what we believe in. Sometimes it might feel like our voices won’t be heard, but if we all speak up, we can create real change.

Key Learnings:

  • Do what you love.
  • Stay organized if you want to be successful.
  • Do not be afraid to try.