Author Archives: #HCLDR Moderator

Addiction and Healthcare

Blog by Dr. Liam Farrell @drlfarrell. Introduction by Colin Hung. Healthcare is full of personal stories. Often these stories are shared during the “quiet times” – when nurses are taking a break over a meal, physicians are grabbing coffee together, families are sitting with loved ones in their rooms or between sessions at healthcare conferences. […]

Digital health, reform and the underserved, where will 2017 lead?

Blog post by Lygeia Ricciardi (Introduction by Colin Hung) I am humbled and honoured to have been selected as one of 20 Social Media Ambassadors for the upcoming #HIMSS17 conference taking place February 19-23 in Orlando Florida. If you are attending #HIMSS17, I look forward to meeting you at the #HCLDR & #HITsm meetup that is planned for […]

It’s on us – The Consumer-Directed Path to Interoperability

Blog post by Aneesh Chopra This week marks yet another important, bipartisan milestone to improve our healthcare delivery system – not just for its substance, but how the 21st Century Cures bill moved to the President’s desk. Congressional leaders worked tirelessly on the various provisions, negotiated funding compromises, and declared this to be a top priority […]

Moving Patients to Partners

Blog by Asim Masood (Introduction by Colin Hung) We are really excited to welcome special guests from Canada Health Infoway this week on #hcldr: Asim Masood @HikarambaAsim, Chief Medical Officer, Canada Health Infoway Shelagh Maloney @12Maloney, VP, Canada Health Infoway Christina Wong @christinajwong, Canada Health Infoway Annette McKinnon @anetto, Patient Advisor at Canada Health Infoway […]

What to say when the wrong thing was said

This week on #hcldr we welcome special guest host – Sarah Greene @ResearchMatters. Sarah is an active participant in the #hcldr community and has some amazing insights into a variety of healthcare issues. She has chosen a fascinating topic for this week’s discussion – communication errors in healthcare. Blog post by Sarah Greene Good intentions […]

Where are the nurses?

We are very honored to have Pamela Ressler (@pamressler), Founder Stress Resources, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine–Pain Research, Education and Policy Program, return as an #hcldr guest host this week. She is preparing for her panel at the upcoming Medicine X at Stanford University conference and she asked if she could host #hcldr to […]

Health Literacy – Still Not Feeling It?

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Health Literacy – It’s still not catching on. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines health literacy as “The degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions”. As a believer in […]