Monthly Archives: November 2014

Telehealth and its impact on patient relationships

Blog post by Colin Hung If you scan the healthcare technology headlines these days, it is easy to tell where all the glitz and glamour is – mobile health, wearables and EHRs dominate the daily headlines. In fact, I would hazard a guess that 2014 will become known as the year that fitness trackers and […]

Future Thanks

Blog post by Colin Hung It’s that time of year for those that live in the US – time for turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, flight delays, football and shopping bargains. It’s Thanksgiving! Given that the next #hcldr chat is just ahead of the day when most of our friends in the US will be heading […]

Population Health – That Means Us

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Population Health: ACA and ACOs Population health has become the lynchpin of healthcare delivery in the United States, especially since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010. (This law was passed due to the unsustainable costs of US health care coupled with less than stellar […]


Blog post by Colin Hung The next #hcldr tweetchat falls on November 11th 2014 – Remembrance Day/Veterans Day. In honour of that day, this upcoming chat is dedicated to combat medics, international aid workers, healthcare volunteers and all other brave men and women who have served or are currently serving abroad. Personally, November 11th is […]

Slow Medicine – Not can we afford it, but how can we not?

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD The Unease Over the past few decades there has been an increasing disquiet among doctors and patients. Prior to the late 1970s (pre CT/MRI era) other than routine medications, xrays, blood work and surgery there was little else to offer patients. For the physician, bedside history and examination skills […]