Author Archives: Colin Hung

Avoiding Digital Health Snake Oil

Blog post by Colin Hung. At the recent #TopOfMind2018 conference, Amy Edgar, APRN, CRNP posed a tough question to one of the presenters “How do we prevent digital health from becoming the next snake oil”. It stunned the room into silence and for the rest of the day, Amy’s question was frequently referenced. I thought […]

Time to Share

This week represents the ultimate sports-fanatic’s dream – all of the major North American sports leagues have games this week. October is the rare moment on the calendar when all are running at the same time: MLB Baseball has the World Series NFL Football is in week 7/8 NBA Basketball started their season last week […]

The Role of Healthcare Media

Blog post by Colin Hung. 2017 has been an exciting year for me. This is the first year where I have been invited to attend conferences as a member of the “healthcare press”. For me it’s a win-win. I love live-tweeting at conferences (a skill I learned by watching Wen Dombroski MD and Mandi Bishop) […]

Better Positioning for Health & Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung. This week I will be attending the AHA’s Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development annual conference (#SHSMD17) being held in Orlando FL from September 24th to the 27th. This 4 day event attracts 1,800+ attendees who are involved with marketing at hospitals and healthcare organizations. This year’s sessions cover […]

Charities and the N-of-1

Blog post by Colin Hung. Last week I wrote a blog to encourage the members of #hcldr, #HITsm, #HITMC and various online communities to donate to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In that blog were links to several different charities. Some were mega-organizations like the Red Cross while others were smaller and more local like […]

Online Communities Coming Together for Hurricane Harvey #hcldrHOU

Over the past week the news and social media has been dominated by stories of hurricane Harvey that slammed into southern Texas and Louisiana. High winds and storm surges hit the coastal areas hard, but the real devastation was caused by the heavy rain that blanketed the area for 5 days. Over 50-inches (approximately 135cm) […]

Healthcare Robots

Blog by Colin Hung I recently returned from a two-week family vacation on the east coast of Halifax. It was an amazing trip and I actually managed to unplug for almost the entire time. I didn’t check Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or my email. Instead of catching up online at night, we watched movies. One of […]