Author Archives: Colin Hung

How do we change the way we educate physicians to better use health information technology?

Blog post by Dr. Aviv Schachak @AvivShachak  On July 9 on #hcldr we will be hosted by Dr. Aviv Shachak, lead author of “Educational approaches for improving physicians’ use of health information technology”. Aviv is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation as well as the Faculty of Information at […]

Foreign Impact on Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung This past week there were two stories that captured my attention. One involved China and the US, the other Canada and the US. Given that the next #hcldr chat falls between Canada Day and US Independence Day, I thought it would be fun to explore them with the community. US […]

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 […]

How can information and technology help healthcare?

Introduction by Colin Hung. Post by David Harlow and Janae Sharp. We are just about a week away until the start of the 2019 HIMSS conference. I love this conference. There are very educational sessions, amazing keynotes, lots of interesting vendors to visit and best of all, incredible people to see face-to-face. Getting the chance to […]

Fear in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung. Since the next HCLDR chat falls on the night before Halloween, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the parts of healthcare that scare us – as patients, as clinicians, as administrators and as people who work in the industry. Who doesn’t like a good scare on Halloween? […]

Nursing Ratios + Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung. Last week I attended #SHSMD18 – the annual conference of the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development. While at the event, I had an unexpected conversation with several marketing leaders from hospitals in the US Northeast. They were all concerned about the upcoming vote in Massachusetts on mandatory nursing […]

Automation vs Human Touch in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung. Over the past few weeks I have had numerous discussions with healthcare entrepreneurs who are building products that are designed to automate processes that were once human-powered. These were all fascinating discussion, but it got me thinking about automation vs human touch in healthcare. Specifically, I wonder if there are […]