Blog post by Colin Hung Over the past month, I have been following the latest controversy surrounding TV’s Dr. Oz  (Dr. Mehmet Oz). I find the whole situation fascinating and I thought it would be interesting to discuss the concept of healthcare celebrities with the #hcldr community this week. The latest controversy involving Dr. Oz […]

Blog Post by: Bernadette Keefe MD Introduction During the #HCLDR chat April, 28 2015 we discussed the lack of utility of an annual physical if we DONʼT have medical symptoms (read the blog here, and see the summary here). This week,  I would like us to consider what happens when we DO have symptoms and […]

Blog post by Irene Andress, Dr Rajiv Singal, Sarah Coppinger, Sharon Navarro of Toronto East General Hospital Over the last four decades, an enlightenment has taken hold of the healthcare culture. Today’s nurses are seen as “knowledge workers” by physicians and interprofessional practitioners alike. It is a sharp contrast to a century ago when nurses were […]

Shifting the Paradigm: The Inexorable Growth of Retail Based Clinics & Urgent Care Centers in HealthCare Blog post by Joe Babaian Change Before You Have To.           – Jack Welch What did Jack Welch mean when he said this? Does it apply to Healthcare? With the retailization of healthcare, for better or […]

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD The Argument: Ditch The Annual Every year, adults face the issues of is it “time to get a check up”? Do I really want to get my annual physical? Do I need to have a checkup? Well now, even your doctor is saying the same thing! A chorus of […]

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the past two weeks I attended two amazing events: The Beryl Institute’s Patient Experience (#PX2015) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (#HIMSS15) conferences. At both #PX2015 and #HIMSS15 I had the honor and privilege of participating as a social media ambassador [the perfect excuse to tweet even […]

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 […]

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