Over the long weekend (it was a holiday yesterday in Canada), I was doing a bit of cleaning and I stumbled across an old brochure that I had taken from a company who was building a blockchain based patient engagement solution. This brochure was from about 6 years ago when the hype around blockchain had […]

Blog by Joe Babaian Healthcare Insecurity Unveiled The rising tide of healthcare costs: It’s no secret – healthcare costs are skyrocketing. A study published in JAMA found that healthcare spending in the US increased by about $933.5 billion between 1996 and 2013. With this staggering rise, many are left wondering: Can I afford to get […]

Is it time for HCLDR to expand beyond Twitter to find new ways to engage the healthcare community?

Blog by Joe Babaian As we navigate the ever-evolving medical landscape, it’s crucial to recognize the role of the medical education system in shaping the doctors of tomorrow. The question is: are we doing enough to prepare them for the challenges they’ll face? I’ll share my thoughts on the most pressing issues facing medical education […]

Last month on HCLDR we discussed the ideal patient discharge experience (patient separation for those in the EU and Australia). It got me thinking about another aspect of the patient journey that does not get attention – patient transfers and transitions between healthcare organizations. Last week at the annual HIMSS Conference (HIMSS23) I had the […]

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 perhaps not – during this high conference season especially! […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian A barrier. A path. Who among us doesn’t immediately recognize access denied, forbidden, or discouraged? Who doesn’t feel relief when a path forward appears or is built? This is but one metaphor for an external barrier to healthcare that many face. Some definitions for this chat. External barriers can be […]

ChatGPT has captured world-wide attention. Entrepreneurs are using it to build businesses. Developers are using it to help write code. Even TV reporters are using it to help craft their on-air stories. The question is not whether ChatGPT will be used in healthcare, but how and where it will be used. It is only a […]

There is a saying that the last impression you make is the lasting one. Put another way, it means that your wonderful meal can be ruined by having to wait 20 minutes for your check to arrive. Since that is the case, healthcare providers should spend more time and energy improving their discharge experiences. Over […]

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 Now more than ever, the people of healthcare shine with their hard work AND successes. We still see […]