Author Archives: Colin Hung

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 […]

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 […]