Monthly Archives: January 2016

Financial Incentives in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung Financial incentives can be a powerful motivator in any industry. Corporations often use incentives to align employees with organization goals. The lure of financial reward is often a nice “sweetener” that pushes people to work just a little bit harder. Equally motivating are penalties and punishments. Governments often use the […]

Time to Decouple Fear and Health

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe M.D. Pseudo-dangers represent further opportunities to avoid problems we do not wish to confront….  – Barry Glassner  The Culture of Fear Introduction For a while now, I’ve been concerned about the increasing role that fear has played as a tactic in persuading patients to choose certain treatments in healthcare, and […]

Innovation, Emotion, & Success in Healthcare

    “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” ― Maya Angelou Talking today on Twitter underlines, yet again, the value of personal relationships regardless of the medium.  Blogging, Tweeting, texting, what-have-you, it’s the authentic connections and discussions with our friends and peers that spark the imagination and […]

Value in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the last few months I have been reading and hearing a lot about “value” in healthcare and I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore together on an #hcldr tweetchat. Back in December, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) launched a new Value Score measurement […]