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 […]

Blog post by Colin Hung This week is the Memorial Day holiday in the US – a day for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the Armed Forces. As we think about all the brave warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice – we cannot forget that many did not die in […]

Blog Post By Joe Babaian Today’s blog is dedicated to my friend and yours Richard Bagdonas – A true #hcldr and #pinksocks heart as he undergoes treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center here in Houston. He’s got this! Please send your best wishes! If you wish to read more about his very personal story, do check it […]

Blog post by Colin Hung This week, I’ll be attending the 2019 Patient Experience Summit (Empathy + Innovation) being held in Cleveland. Watch the #PESummit hashtag for live-tweets from myself, Grace Cordovano and many others. Last year, ahead of this same conference, we discussed whether or not we had reached “Peak Patient Experience” – and […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has. ~ William Osler We’ve been wrong about what our job is in medicine. We think our job is to ensure health and survival. But really it […]