Monthly Archives: September 2019

Social Determinants of Health – Who Should Lead The Way?

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Annual Thought-Leadership on Access Symposium (ATLAS) [you can read more about my observations at the conference here]. During one of the panel discussions, Kate Walsh, President & CEO of Boston Medical Center (BMC) asked this thought-provoking question: Where does the hospital end and the community begin? Her […]

The Pursuit of Perfection in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well. ~ Shakespeare The best is the enemy of the good. ~ Voltaire Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ~ Confucius This week on #hcldr I want to take a leap into the pool of our pursuit of perfection […]

How observing a clinical process improved the management perspectives of non-clinical staff

Blog by M. Heenan, Lead Author Healthcare Management Forum 2019, Vol. 32(5) 1-5 On September 17th, #hcldr we will be hosting Mike Heenan, lead author of “So that is how it works? How observing a clinical process improved the management perspectives of non-clinical staff”. A non-clinician, Mike is an experienced healthcare executive as well as […]

Hope Matters

  Blog Post by Joe Babaian This week is #SuicidePreventionWeek and it matters. Hope matters. You matter. The focus on loneliness, loss, depression, and mental illness isn’t what will help prevent suicide alone – the focus on people, connecting, sharing resources and hope is what makes the difference. Are you in? At #hcldr we spend all of […]

Implications of Physician & Nurse Shortage

Blog post by Colin Hung According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States will see a shortage of up to 122,000 physicians by 2032 as demand outstrips supply. The situation is similar for nurses. The American Nurses Association (ANA), predicts that there will be 100,000 more positions available than registered nurses […]