Author Archives: Colin Hung

The Right Data, the Right Decisions: Why Patients Need Access to Their Health Information

Next week is Digital Health Week in Canada. To help celebrate this event, HCLDR is teaming up with Canada Health Infoway for the next #hcldr weekly chat. The following is a guest post by Rashaad Bhyat @DrRBhyat and Katie Bryski @Brysk_ When it comes to health, little things can catch us by surprise. During a […]

Workplace Apathy

One of the hardest challenges as a leader is recognizing and addressing team apathy. There is almost nothing worse for productivity than people who no longer caring about their peers, the organization or the quality of their work. Overt apathy is easy to spot, but at work, most prefer to avoid direct confrontation and as […]

Does Independence Matter for Physician Practices?

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) annual conference in New Orleans (MGMA19AC). I love this event as it gives me a rare opportunity to learn what’s on the minds of physician practices around the country. It was clear this year that the wave of consolidation of physician practices is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HCLDR – Chat. Community. Action.

Whenever the calendar flips to August, I get a warm glow inside…and it has nothing to do with the hot, sticky weather outside. Way back in August 2012, we held our first 30min tweetchat. In my wildest dreams I never thought we would still be here 7 years later, still going strong. As we enter […]