John Mills
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John Mills


Personal blog: http://www.ecarediary.com/
New York, New York, United States
Member since November 08, 2009
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I believe that if you do something you love everything else will fall into place. Quote_down
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1996 Georgetown University , MA , Masters in Public Policy
1986 Union College , BA , Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

I am a(n):

First-time entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:

Twitter, Digg, Evite, GroupOn, TalkingPointsMemo, Dakim Brain Fitness

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur is seeing your idea launch, begin to grow and finally gain traction.

The most frustrating part of being an entrepreneur is that too many things take longer than you want.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Not having a mentor. You need someone who has been there and can help advise you when you need help.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. The importance of having a strong team and strong advisory board. It took us a while to developed both and I don't know where we would be without them.

2. Everything takes longer than you think it will so calculate that into your planning process.

3. Being an entrepreneur is an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience but also scary at times. The good news is the rewards outweigh everything else making it all worth it.

Full bio

John Mills, theCo-founder and CEO of eCareDiary.com, has over 20 years experience in the healthcare field having focused on technology, healthcare policy, and product development. He brings a unique perspective to the issues of long term care and is using them to develop a website designed to address caregiver’s needs.

John worked in the healthcare technology business having been a key team member at MyHealthBank, a start-up company specializing in healthcare software and technology. He served in a number of roles at MyHealthBank, leading product implementation and advising the company on regulatory issues including HIPAA transaction and privacy rules.

John served as an executive at a large regional health insurer in a number of capacities. He developed the first set of online tools to help members obtain health care information and manage their own healthcare, introduced new insurance products and managed the launch of a new corporate brand.

John spent close to a decade working on healthcare policy serving as Legislative Director to Congressman Eliot Engel of New York, a member of a key health care committee in the US House of Representatives. In this capacity, John served as the chief health policy aide to Congressman Engel and in 1993 was a member of President Clinton’s Task Force on Healthcare Reform. John later worked on the Bi-Partisan Commission on Medicare Reform established by President Clinton in 1998.

John holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy with a specialization in Health Policy from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Union College in Schenectady, NY.