Blog post by Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA Our ability to decipher and harness a person’s biology to understand disease and the possible effects of treatment has led to a new frontier in medicine—the rise of genomics. The rise has been driven in part by consumer demand for affordable genetic insight. Whether the impetus is rooted […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian “The word of the day is augmentation” ~ Rasu Shrestha, MD Is healthcare on the bring of a digital revolution? We’ve been hearing about the promise of digital health, precision medicine, empowered patients, and more for what seems like years. Often, one of the defining characteristics of a revolution or massive […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. The fifth annual Healthcare IT Marketing & PR Conference (#HITMC) starts on April 4th in New Orleans – the day after our next #hcldr chat. To help kick off the conference I thought it would be interesting to invite the #HITMC community to our next #hcldr chat for a discussion on […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian The chair facing a granite barrier to access – who among us doesn’t immediately see this as a profound symbol of access denied? This is but one type of an external barrier to healthcare that many face. External barriers can be environmental like the steps above, financial, emotional, educational, physical, […]

Next week (March 20th) on #hcldr we are going to explore patient engagement in research. We will be joined by special guests from the BC SUPPORT Unit and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research in British Columbia, and Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Andrea Bishop, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, […]

Blog post by Fred Goldstein MS, Alexis Skoufalos EdD, Gregg Masters MPH Ah, Population Health…it’s everywhere! Hospitals, health plans, clinics, IT companies, care management companies – is there any sector where people are not talking about it? But is Population Health for real?  Or will it go down as just another fad that cycles around […]

 or, how we learned to love conferences from afar. Blog post by Joe Babaian The Fear of Missing Out or FOMO is commonly defined as: A pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent. A desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing. We’ve all been there, or […]