Let’s pause to think about what it means to work together. We all do it almost every day and I’d venture a guess that we all have experienced varying levels of quality in these collaborations. To formalize it a bit, let’s think of authentic collaboration. Here’s a personal story that I have just experienced that will […]

Blog post by Dr. Aviv Schachak @AvivShachak  On July 9 on #hcldr we will be hosted by Dr. Aviv Shachak, lead author of “Educational approaches for improving physicians’ use of health information technology”. Aviv is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation as well as the Faculty of Information at […]

Blog post by Colin Hung This past week there were two stories that captured my attention. One involved China and the US, the other Canada and the US. Given that the next #hcldr chat falls between Canada Day and US Independence Day, I thought it would be fun to explore them with the community. US […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian A barrier. Who among us doesn’t immediately recognize this symbol of access denied, forbidden, or discouraged? This is but one metaphor for an external barrier to healthcare that many face. External barriers can be environmental like steps blocking a wheelchair or other assistance device, financial, emotional, educational, physical, digital, and […]

Blog post by Colin Hung This week on #hcldr we are going to revisit an always-popular chat topic – social media. Using social media to connect, stay informed and find professional opportunities is second nature to members of the #hcldr and other online communities (#pinksocks, #HITSM, #bcsm, #HITMC, etc). We have all drank the proverbial […]

Blog post by Brian Castrucci @BrianCCastrucci There are simply far too many people dying too soon from illness that we know how to prevent.  We have long turned to medical care as a savior to improve our health, but the medical model, which was so effective in ameliorating acute disease, is, by itself, incapable of […]

Blog post by “e-Patient Dave” deBronkart (Introduction by Joe Babaian) Introduction We are honored this week to welcome a very special guest to #hcldr. Dave deBronkart better known as @ePatientDave is a globally recognized advocate for patients. His own healthcare journey propelled him to use his voice along with his singular passion and determination to advocate and push for […]