Blog post by Colin Hung Today marks the start of the annual meeting of Healthcare….Society (aka #HIMSS15). This year over 45,000 people are expected to descend upon McCormick place in Chicago for 5 days of meetings, discussions, keynotes, shaking hands and selfies (#HIMSSelfie). I absolutely love the HIMSS conference. I always come back with a […]

Blog by Colin Hung Every year I look forward to the HIMSS conference – the annual gathering of the HealthIT industry in North America. The year’s event is being held in Chicago from April 13-16 and it should attract a record number of attendees. I’ve had the good fortune of being able to attend HIMSS […]

Blog post by Jason A. Wolf PhD,  President, The Beryl Institute I have written for a while now that while some may have believed patient experience was a passing idea in the midst of a chaotic healthcare marketplace or even a fad, I believe and remain steadfast in the idea that patient experience is not a […]

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 […]

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