Monthly Archives: June 2019

Barriers in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian A barrier. Who among us doesn’t immediately recognize this symbol of access denied, forbidden, or discouraged? This is but one metaphor for an external barrier to healthcare that many face. External barriers can be environmental like steps blocking a wheelchair or other assistance device, financial, emotional, educational, physical, digital, and […]

Healthcare Social Media 2019

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 […]

Toward Population Health: Rethinking the Mission of Health Systems

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 […]