Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. – Abraham Lincoln Human beings seem hardwired to complain. To breathe is to complain, it seems. Americans in particular, are considered to be particularly expert at it. Superficial complaints about healthcare are a […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Change is never easy. It takes courage, hard work and a bias for action. In healthcare, change is especially difficult. The risk-adverse culture, hierarchical organizations and ready willingness to blame “the system” rather than accept personal accountability are powerful headwinds that would-be-change-agents face in healthcare. In a recent blog post, […]

Blog post by Janet Freeman-Daily & Colin Hung The President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) 2014-15 workshop series, Connected Health: Improving Patients’ Engagement and Activation for Cancer-Related Health Outcomes, aims “to answer timely, critical questions about connected health strategies and technologies and their potential to engage and activate individuals and patients, with the ultimate goal of improving […]

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a piece of paper. You can smooth it over but its never going to be the same again. – anonymous There is perhaps no more central concept to human communication and relationships than trust: “belief that someone or something is reliable,good,honest,effective”. This holds true […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian The conflict felt when choosing what can be done, what must be done, and what should be done in healthcare is ever present. We regularly find ourselves in highly emotional situations dealing with life and death being managed by highly-skilled healthcare workers balancing science and logic with the human needs […]

Blog post by Colin Hung On Wednesday February 25th 2015 in Toronto, #hcldr is teaming up with 2 other online communities – Healthcare Social Media Canada (#hcsmca) and Evening Rounds (#eRounds) – for a healthcare community meetup (#hccmty). More details can be found here: http://hccmty.eventbrite.ca For those of you not in Toronto who would like […]

Blog post by AJ Montpetit Fostering innovation is a primary focus for most organizations but especially those in healthcare. One of the best sources for new healthcare innovations is front-line staff – the proverbial boots-on-the-ground employees. However, in order to tap into their creativity, organizations need to find ways to provide employees with “thinking time” […]

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