Blog post by Bernadette Keefe In my earlier days of social media (specifically #hcsm -healthcare social media) I felt that extending the healthcare information reach implied further engagement ONLINE. After all, with so many edifying healthcare tweet chats, a plethora of compelling healthcare conferences, multiple supportive and informative patient/disease chats, and a virtual banquet of […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the past few weeks it’s been impossible to ignore the Ice Bucket Challenge (#IceBucketChallenge). Celebrities, friends and family have all been doused with freezing water in an effort to raise awareness and donations for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Thousands and thousands of ice […]

Blog post by Colin Hung On Monday August 11th the world lost a great entertainer – Robin Williams. As the details of his death became clearer, his battles with depression and addiction became headline news. Williams’ mental health issues and his suicide were analyzed and re-analyzed by the media with an army of clinical experts. […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Last week, I did something that I am now feeling very guilty about. On Monday, I decided to start seeing a new ophthalmologist without telling my previous doctor that I had decided to move on. At first I thought this wouldn’t be a big deal. I haven’t been seeing my […]

Blog post by Colin Hung This week, #hcldr is teaming up with our friends over on #HITsm for a collaborative chat. Much like our collaboration with #InnoPsy, this will be an opportunity for both communities to explore a single topic from multiple points of view. For those that aren’t familiar with #HITsm, it is a […]

Blog post by Colin Hung A friend of mine who is not active on social media recently asked me a question that took me a long time to answer – Are social media relationships different than other relationships? It was a fascinating question and one that I had not given a lot of thought to. […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Last week, a close friend of mine was telling me about “an amazing experience” that he had at a doctor’s office. He arrived 10 minutes before his appointment and was floored by the modern furniture and welcoming décor of the waiting room. The room was full of up-to-date reading material […]

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