Blog by Joe Babaian According to a study from The University of Texas at Austin, nearly half of Americans are skeptical of the benefits of Health information technologies — such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps. We should let that sink in for just a moment. Nearly Half. We discuss #Innovation, #DigitalHealth, #DesignThinking, #PatientExperience, #PatientCenteredCare […]

 Blog post by Joe Babaian “How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss Who doesn’t want it now? We live in the now; technology gives us the feeling, and often the reality, that everything is a click away – even health and wellness. The current state of “now” medicine is changing almost daily […]

The healthcare staffing crisis is wreaking havoc in nations around the world. More physicians, nurses, administrative staff, and other healthcare workers are leaving the industry. Stress, long hours, burnout, physical abuse, verbal abuse, and pay inequity are just some of the reasons behind the exodus. We must face reality: this is not a problem with […]

Blog by Joe Babaian Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.  ~Omar Khayyam For some, the only way to live is to be relentlessly positive; for others, the drive to see things as they are manifests itself in a running commentary that includes all storm clouds. Is there a benefit to choosing one […]

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been thinking about the design of healthcare facilities given our new reality of pandemics, climate disasters, and mass-casualty events. Is there a better way to design healthcare facilities to accommodate for these types of events? Add to this, the care-at-home movement and suddenly large hospital campuses begin to look […]

Blog by Joe Babaian Let’s think about what it means to work together. We all do it almost every day and I’d venture a guess that we all have experienced varying levels of quality in these collaborations. To formalize it a bit, let’s think of authentic collaboration. Here’s a personal story that I have just […]

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to listen to a short presentation from Dr. Katharine Smart @KatharineSmart, President of the Canadian Medical Association. During her presentation she made a strong case that physicians of the future will be more tech, data, and social media savvy than ever before – mostly because they will […]

Blog by Joe Babaian Today’s #hcldr is giving everyone a space to come to visit, drop in, breathe, share, and not feel pressure during this time of turmoil. You didn’t come here for punditry, more of the same, or instructions. Share, vent, grow, sit. It’s up to you. We are here because of the community […]

A couple of weeks ago, I was struck by a tweet from our friends @savvy_coop that encouraged us to stop saying “we are all patients”. It got me thinking about other terms/phrases in healthcare that we should stop using like “non-adherent patient”. This week on the #hcldr tweetchat, I thought we would discuss these types […]

Blog by Joe Babaian “It doesn’t take an instant more, or cost a penny more, to be empathetic than it does to be indifferent.” – Brian Lee. Let’s talk and think about #empathy and its value – both in terms of its subjective value and its return on (emotional) investment. The quote I selected for the […]