Author Archives: Colin Hung

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 […]

Selling Healthcare Data

Blog post by Colin Hung. Last week, news broke that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the British drug giant, was investing $300 Million USD in 23andMe, the consumer genetics company best known for helping everyday citizens discover their ancestry. The outcry over the privacy concerns of this arrangement was instantaneous. Yet in the age of social media where […]

Wasted Healthcare Spending: A $750 Billion Opportunity

Blog post by Colin Hung. According to a 2012 report by the Institute of Medicine (IoM), $750 Billion USD of healthcare spending is wasted annually in the United States. That staggering amount is 187 times the combined starting salaries for every Major League Baseball team in 2017 and is the same amount spent on medical […]

Healthcare Independence

Blog post by Colin Hung. This week’s HCLDR chat falls right between the Canadian and US Independence celebrations. July 1st is Canada Day, the day Canadians celebrate the creation of the Dominion of Canada – an important milestone on the road to independence. July 4th is Independence Day in the US, the day Americans celebrate […]

Have We Reached Peak Patient Experience?

Blog post by Colin Hung. This week I am attending the annual Patient Experience Summit #PESummit hosted by Cleveland Clinic. The event runs from Monday June 18th to Wednesday June 20th. Many friends and members of the #hcldr community will be there, including: Jason A Wolf @jasonawolf Grace Cordovano @GraceCordovano Sunnie Southern @SunnieSouthern Michael Joseph […]

Healthcare Hacks (aka workarounds) – Good, Bad or Necessary?

Blog post by Colin Hung. Last week was the inaugural Health IT Expo (#HITExpo) – an event I helped to organize along with good friends John Lynn @techguy, Shahid Shah @ShahidNShah and Brian Rosenberg @bgrosenberg1. The premise behind the event was to bring together different parts of the Health IT ecosystem to collaborate in meaningful […]

At the Margins of Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung. I recently had the privilege of attending the annual Cinderblocks event in Grantsville MD. Organized by the incredible Regina Holliday, this event is a blend of art school, community town-hall, healthcare update, and patient rally. It is definitely not your typical healthcare conference. This was my third year attending and […]