Author Archives: Colin Hung

The Future of Physician Practices After COVID-19

In many parts of the US and Canada, physician offices have reopened and are seeing patients again. After a long 3 months in lock-down patients and physicians alike are happy to be able to have appointments again – even at reduced capacity and with new safety measures in place. Both the American Medical Association and […]

Things Will Never Be the Same. Or will they?

This chat was originally scheduled for Tuesday June 2nd, but in recognition of everything happening in the world right now, we decided to not go forward with it on that day. We joined many in the #hcldr community in support of #BlackOutTuesday – a time to stop pushing our own agenda/promotions on social media so […]

Social Distraction Tweetchat

It’s time for a little fun on HCLDR. For the past six weeks we have all be under a constant barrage of COVID-19 coverage. Every day we get updates from government officials and healthcare leaders on the latest number of confirmed cases as well as the lives lost to this pandemic. We constantly hear about […]

Coming Together As A Society During A Crisis

This week’s HCLDR tweetchat is inspired by tweets from: Christina Gilman @GlimanFamily – patient advocate, family caregiver to 4 kids Jana Buhlmann @baldgrrl – Alopecia and mental health advocate. Volunteer Director at @PatientCritical Julie Drury @SolidFooting – patient advocate, family caregiver, rare disease champion and Strategic Lead of Patient Partnerships at the Canadian Foundation for […]

Medical Misinformation: A Moral Imperative?

This week’s #hcldr chat is inspired by two recent events – one personal and the other international. This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd annual Pharma Marketing Conference here in Toronto. I went to the event hoping to learn firsthand what marketing is like in the world of big pharma. While […]

The Journey to Value-Based Healthcare Starts With Population Health

By Fred Goldstein, MS, Gregg Masters, MPH and Alexandria Skoufalos, EdD This week we are thrilled to have special guest hosts who have put together an amazing blog for the #hcldr community. We want to thank Fred Goldstein, MS, Gregg Masters, MPH, Alexandria Skoufalos, Ed, and David B. Nash, MD, MBA for bringing this to […]

Health Data Security + You

Healthcare has metrics and indicators for just about everything – quality, patient experience, infection rates, clinician 5-star ratings, etc. Yet there currently is no metric or data on how secure a healthcare organization keeps their IT systems. There is no way for patients (or clinicians for that matter) to gauge how secure/insecure their organization is. […]

Music + Mental Health

The next HCLDR weekly chat is inspired by two events happening the same week: January 29th is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Bell Canada is one of three main communications providers here in Canada. For the past 10 years they have put the spotlight on mental health – helping to end stigma and raise awareness. On […]

Worth the Wait? Wait Times in Healthcare

A couple of weeks ago, Grace Cordovano, a regular contributor to the HCLDR community, sent out this tweet: 45 min & counting in the exam room. Staring at the blank wall. What would you change? What would you add to make this a better #PtExp? What’s missing? Please entertain me & the millions of patients […]

Getting to Work in 2020

When my friend asked me what I was going to be working on in the new year, I told him I didn’t know because I lacked 2020 vision. Ba-dum. Ba-dum. Happy New Year to the HCLDR community. I’m super excited for this upcoming year…and not just because I get to use all my “20-20” dad […]