Blog by Joe Babaian In healthcare, the last mile is the link between you and the healthcare network touch point – where care is delivered – the entire healthcare system of people, services, goods, and organizations. This last mile can be as simple and critical as a ride to the clinic or as complex as the smooth exchange […]

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been meeting with and hearing from many companies that are doing interesting things in the Remote Patient Monitoring and medical device space. There are some truly mind-blowing innovations coming that will make self-care and care-at-home more viable than ever. My recent experience got me thinking about our dependence on […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ~ Warren Buffett This week on #hcldr let’s talk about something we all think about – sometimes directly, other times more passingly, but we all know it […]

The COVID pandemic has laid bare the inadequacies in long-term care (LTC) facilities. It is time to rethink our approach to how these facilities are designed, operated and staffed. According to the latest numbers from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF): 5% of all cases of COVID-19 in the US are residents of LTC facilities (approximately […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well. ~ Shakespeare The best is the enemy of the good. ~ Voltaire Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ~ Confucius In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare still shines with all its successes and still bogs down […]

Every week, we get closer and closer to the day when the COVID vaccine will be available to the general population. When that day arrives, will the healthcare system be ready? Will the population be ready? A Logistics Challenge The most critical vaccine challenge is logistics. Not only do you have to get the vaccine […]

i Blog Post by Joe Babaian “Don’t give up” is my message today to you! We are facing unprecedented COVID19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, plus a serious coup attempt in the United States, as well as a looming mental health crisis from all of the above. What’s the good news then you may ask?! It […]

Welcome to 2021 everyone! I hope you had a safe and healthy Happy New Year. If all goes according to plan, we will be celebrating the 9th anniversary of HCLDR in August this year – a milestone I never thought we would see when we started this journey in August of 2012. I thought it […]

This next HCLDR chat on Tuesday December 22nd at 8:30pm EST (for your local time click here) will be the final one for 2020. We will return on Tuesday January 5th. Given the year we have all had, we thought it would be nice to take a 1 week break at the end of this […]

Supplemental #hcldr blog by Joe Babaian I am taking the opportunity to write up this update on my #COVID19 journey even as I have just started the long road to recovery both physically and emotionally. I hope this helps you or someone you love. This isn’t my normal style to post – but YOU NEED […]