A few weeks ago, I had the chance to listen to a short presentation from Dr. Katharine Smart @KatharineSmart, President of the Canadian Medical Association. During her presentation she made a strong case that physicians of the future will be more tech, data, and social media savvy than ever before – mostly because they will […]

Blog by Joe Babaian Today’s #hcldr is giving everyone a space to come to visit, drop in, breathe, share, and not feel pressure during this time of turmoil. You didn’t come here for punditry, more of the same, or instructions. Share, vent, grow, sit. It’s up to you. We are here because of the community […]

A couple of weeks ago, I was struck by a tweet from our friends @savvy_coop that encouraged us to stop saying “we are all patients”. It got me thinking about other terms/phrases in healthcare that we should stop using like “non-adherent patient”. This week on the #hcldr tweetchat, I thought we would discuss these types […]

Blog by Joe Babaian “It doesn’t take an instant more, or cost a penny more, to be empathetic than it does to be indifferent.” – Brian Lee. Let’s talk and think about #empathy and its value – both in terms of its subjective value and its return on (emotional) investment. The quote I selected for the […]

This week Amy Ma @Ctzen_Improver will be the guest host and moderator for the #hcldr tweetchat. She has graciously stepped forward. Joe Babaian and I are both away on Tuesday June 7th and neither of us will be able to online at 8:30pm ET. Thank you Amy for being so helpful. Joe and I are […]

On the next HCLDR Tweetchat we welcome special guest hosts: Children’s Healthcare Canada @ChildHealthCan and UNICEF Canada @UNICEFCanada They will be leading us in a fascinating discussion about the impact of climate change on children’s health. Lisa Wolff, Director of Policy and Research at UNICEF Canada along with Emily Gruenwoldt, President & CEO at Children’s […]

Next weekend is the Memorial Day holiday in the US. It is a time to mourn for US military personnel who died while serving. It is a day when people visit cemeteries and monuments to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by brave men and women. Last year, ahead of this holiday, the HCLDR Community […]

The following is a guest post from Dr. Lonn Myronuk – the Clinical Documentation Physician Informatics Lead at Island Health. He is also a Consulting Psychiatrist at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (since 1998), a Peer Mentor for the Practice Support Program since 2013 and a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of […]

Blog by Joe Babaian In healthcare, the last mile is the link between you and the healthcare network touch point – where care is delivered – the entire healthcare system of people, services, goods, and organizations. This last mile can be as simple and critical as a ride to the clinic or as complex as the smooth exchange […]

Blog Post By Joe Babaian Leadership isn’t just about being popular and it’s certainly not about being draconian, Steve Jobs’ legacy notwithstanding. Leadership is all about identifying the range of skills and passions in your organization and leveraging for the mutual good.  Balance is another sign of great leadership since we know we need more […]