Blog post by Poonam Khanna My smartphone is generally never too far away from me — and in fact, if it is, I feel like something is missing. So it’s the perfect device to help me track the number of steps I take everyday, a metric I check in on at least once a day, […]

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. Last Friday, I was fortunate to spend some time with my #hcldr partner and friend Colin @colin_hung at an impromptu dinner here in Houston! Fortunately, Colin was flying from San […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian New 11-Country Study: U.S. Health Care System Has Widest Gap Between People With Higher and Lower Incomes ~ Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care, The Commonwealth Fund Report People are excited for tonight’s Game 6 of the World Series in LA. Being a […]

This week represents the ultimate sports-fanatic’s dream – all of the major North American sports leagues have games this week. October is the rare moment on the calendar when all are running at the same time: MLB Baseball has the World Series NFL Football is in week 7/8 NBA Basketball started their season last week […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. 2017 has been an exciting year for me. This is the first year where I have been invited to attend conferences as a member of the “healthcare press”. For me it’s a win-win. I love live-tweeting at conferences (a skill I learned by watching Wen Dombroski MD and Mandi Bishop) […]

Blog post by Cait DesRoches, DrPH and Liz Salmi. Introduction by Joe Babaian. This week on #hcldr we are excited and fortunate to have two amazing guest hosts from OpenNotes. – Cait DesRoches, DrPH @cmd418  and Liz Salmi @TheLizArmy. Cait is a distinguished health services researcher with expertise in emerging trends in healthcare delivery. She came to OpenNotes from Mathematica Policy Research, a […]

Blog by Joe Babaian Health care is a right, not a privilege.    ~ Edward Kennedy I think it’s probably more of a privilege.   ~ Sen. Ron Johnson (when asked by a high school student whether he considered health care a right.) I am dedicating this week’s #HCLDR to the survivors of the Las Vegas attack as […]