Blog by Joe Babaian. Up to 40 percent of annual deaths from each of five leading US causes are preventable. Let that sink in. The CDC reported this for 2010 and again for 2014. To be sure, an improvement was seen from 2010 to 2014, as seen on the graph below. The impact remains distressing. We […]

Blog post by Colin Hung This week the Beryl Institute holds its annual Patient Experience Conference in Denver CO. This is a fantastic event. If you are involved with or interested in patient experience, I would strongly encourage you to attend in 2018. I will be following this year’s conference via the #PX2017 hashtag. In […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the past few weeks I have had no fewer than five different conversations on the topic of online reputations in healthcare. It started with a fun and lively debate with my colleagues at work. There are a few members of the team who are not active on social media […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the past few weeks I’ve had hundreds of conversations with healthcare peers – a positive consequence of being at the #HIMSS17 conference and traveling for work for the past 6 weeks in a row. There was one topic that kept popping up – consumerism in healthcare (something I talked […]

Blog by Isabel Jordan @seastarbatita. Introduction by Joe Babaian. Healthcare is both personal and global, both technological and bitingly human – above all, these features are not mutually exclusive. The peers, mentors, and friends you engage with on #hcldr each week cover the entire breadth and depth of healthcare – everyone has a voice, a mission, […]

  Today we find healthcare continuing to be top of mind – locally, nationally, and internationally. From political football to patient needs, we cannot ignore the need for active innovation and wise management. This week, the major Health IT conference, #HIMSS17 is in full swing over in Orlando. What a show! With the IT theme […]

Blog post by Lygeia Ricciardi (Introduction by Joe Babaian) We are pleased to share this important follow-up to the recent thought-provoking blog written by @Lygeia – a 2017 HIMSS Social Media Ambassador. Lygeia’s well-received #HCLDR tweetchat from January 31st, 2017 has been resonating for the past two weeks. The follow-up topic is A Call to Action: Digital Health, Reform, & […]