Author Archives: Colin Hung

Re-Branding Careers in Healthcare

The healthcare staffing crisis is wreaking havoc in nations around the world. More physicians, nurses, administrative staff, and other healthcare workers are leaving the industry. Stress, long hours, burnout, physical abuse, verbal abuse, and pay inequity are just some of the reasons behind the exodus. We must face reality: this is not a problem with […]

Healthcare Facilities of the Future

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been thinking about the design of healthcare facilities given our new reality of pandemics, climate disasters, and mass-casualty events. Is there a better way to design healthcare facilities to accommodate for these types of events? Add to this, the care-at-home movement and suddenly large hospital campuses begin to look […]

Do Doctors Need to Do More Than Provide Great Patient Care?

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to listen to a short presentation from Dr. Katharine Smart @KatharineSmart, President of the Canadian Medical Association. During her presentation she made a strong case that physicians of the future will be more tech, data, and social media savvy than ever before – mostly because they will […]

Words We Should Stop Using in Healthcare

A couple of weeks ago, I was struck by a tweet from our friends @savvy_coop that encouraged us to stop saying “we are all patients”. It got me thinking about other terms/phrases in healthcare that we should stop using like “non-adherent patient”. This week on the #hcldr tweetchat, I thought we would discuss these types […]

Patient Voice + Digital Health

This week Amy Ma @Ctzen_Improver will be the guest host and moderator for the #hcldr tweetchat. She has graciously stepped forward. Joe Babaian and I are both away on Tuesday June 7th and neither of us will be able to online at 8:30pm ET. Thank you Amy for being so helpful. Joe and I are […]

Healthcare Memorials and Monuments

Next weekend is the Memorial Day holiday in the US. It is a time to mourn for US military personnel who died while serving. It is a day when people visit cemeteries and monuments to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by brave men and women. Last year, ahead of this holiday, the HCLDR Community […]

If Not Twitter Then Where?

With the news of Twitter’s acquisition by Elon Musk and the potential changes happening to the platform, it seemed appropriate to take this opportunity to talk about the current state of healthcare social media and what the future might hold. Twitter Community Legacy For the past 9 years Twitter has been the main channel through […]

The Current State of Healthcare Jobs

Over the past several weeks, I have received more LinkedIn notifications from people changing roles/organizations than ever before. Last Monday, for example, I received 10 such notices! I have also heard from numerous company leaders who would love an introduction to anyone that I know who might be looking for a new healthcare role – […]

Is Healthcare Hostile to Outsiders?

I have been meeting with a lot of company leaders lately and there is a question that has been floating around in my head that I would love to discuss with the HCLDR community: Are we too hostile to outsiders in healthcare? Jumping into Healthcare The COVID pandemic exposed a lot of gaps in healthcare […]

A Stranger in a Strange Land

The COVID pandemic is waning and public health authorities are removing restrictions. It is clear that we are moving towards an endemic approach to COVID-19. Mask mandates are ending along with capacity limits. Proof of vaccination is no longer required to gain entry in many places. It is a welcome return to “normal”…and yet I […]