Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Population Health: ACA and ACOs Population health has become the lynchpin of healthcare delivery in the United States, especially since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010. (This law was passed due to the unsustainable costs of US health care coupled with less than stellar […]

Blog post by Colin Hung The next #hcldr tweetchat falls on November 11th 2014 – Remembrance Day/Veterans Day. In honour of that day, this upcoming chat is dedicated to combat medics, international aid workers, healthcare volunteers and all other brave men and women who have served or are currently serving abroad. Personally, November 11th is […]

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD The Unease Over the past few decades there has been an increasing disquiet among doctors and patients. Prior to the late 1970s (pre CT/MRI era) other than routine medications, xrays, blood work and surgery there was little else to offer patients. For the physician, bedside history and examination skills […]

This week on #hcldr we’re doing something we’ve never done before. On Tuesday October 28th at 8:30pm Eastern (for your local time click here) we will have a panel of guests online with us: Katherine Kim, PhD, MPH, MBA (@kimkater): health informaticist, researcher and Associate Professor at University of California, Davis Charles Boicey, MS, RN-BC, […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Last week I had the privilege to attend the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development conference (#SHSMD14) in sunny San Diego. It was my first time at a conference that blends marketing and healthcare. I have no idea why I waited to so long to attend. The keynotes from […]

We are honored this week to have Steven Daviss return as our guest on #hcldr. Dr. Daviss was our guest host back in February (Behavioral Health Integration and Hospital Readmissions). Below is the blog he wrote specifically for the chat on Tuesday October 14th at 8:30pm ET (for your local time click here). Blog post […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. – PLATO We’ve all been there – whether as a patient, a physician, a nurse, or an advocate – how do we make the right choice when faced with an important health care decision impacting ourselves or the person we […]

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