Monthly Archives: May 2014

Defining Patient Advocacy

Blog post by Colin Hung Last week’s #hcldr chat featured Dr. Rajiv K Singal (@DrRKSingal) on the topic of Physicians, Philanthropy and Patient Advocacy. It was a fantastic discussion and tremendously educational. If you missed it, check out either the full transcript of the chat (via our friends at Symplur) or the Storify summary of […]

Physicians, Philanthropy and Patient Advocacy – May 27th Chat

Introduction by Colin Hung When Dr. Rajiv Singal and I met during the last #hcsmca tweetup in January this year we spoke at length about his work with the Movember fundraising and patient advocacy. Dr. Singal had recently completed yet another successful campaign in November – raising over $38,000 for prostate research (disclosure: I donated […]

Should Home Care be a Right?

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the past several months we have had a string of amazing guests on #hcldr. The discussions and topics have all been extremely interesting and relevant to healthcare leaders. I spent the week reviewing the transcripts (something I would highly recommend) and I felt that the prior chats were leading […]

The Changing Face of Medicine

Blog post by Minerva A. Romero Arenas We cannot all succeed if half of us are held back. – Malala Yousafzai Elizabeth Blackwell, a teacher and immigrant to the U.S., turned to medicine after a friend confided on her deathbed that she would have been spared much suffering had her physician been a woman. She went […]

Aging & e-Patients: Challenges and opportunities in geriatrics

Blog post by Leslie Kernisan, MD How can we, as a society, as healthcare providers and as healthcare leaders, provide good care to vulnerable older adults? Consider this person: Mrs. A is an 86 year old widow who lives in assisted living. She’s been diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, COPD, osteoarthritis in her back […]