Author Archives: #HCLDR Moderator

Engaging Patients and Families in Research

Next week (March 20th) on #hcldr we are going to explore patient engagement in research. We will be joined by special guests from the BC SUPPORT Unit and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research in British Columbia, and Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Andrea Bishop, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, […]

Population Health

Blog post by Fred Goldstein MS, Alexis Skoufalos EdD, Gregg Masters MPH Ah, Population Health…it’s everywhere! Hospitals, health plans, clinics, IT companies, care management companies – is there any sector where people are not talking about it? But is Population Health for real?  Or will it go down as just another fad that cycles around […]

Technology for physical health, mental health & addictions care

Guest post by Sean Erreger @StuckonSW Mental health and addictions are becoming in the forefront of healthcare. Healthcare leaders are thinking about how they can better address mental health and addictions needs of those they serve.  Opportunities such as co-location of mental health services in primary care are slowly changing the way mental health care. […]

Diabetes Innovation

Blog post by Jennifer Shine Dyer MD, MPH Here is the reality: Life-saving insulin is now difficult for most Americans with insurance to afford, the Medicare ‘doughnut hole’, increasing insulin copays, high deductibles requiring payment at full price which has increase exponentially over the past 5 years All of these are different examples of new […]

EMR Usability and The Productivity Paradox of Healthcare

Blog post by Mitchell Josephson from KLAS What do a penny, an EMR system, and the “productivity paradox” have in common? Give up? It wasn’t more than two months ago that I found myself sitting in the ER at my local hospital, looking across the room at my wife as we both worried about our five-year-old […]

Let’s Talk About A.I.

Blog post by Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA. Investment in artificial intelligence (A.I.) has skyrocketed over the past several years. One study suggests 80 percent of the enterprises it surveyed have some form of A.I. in production today and 30 percent plan to expand A.I. investment over the next 36 months. Health care has the most […]

Connecting for Health: Using Mobile Health to Track Health and Well-being

Blog post by Poonam Khanna My smartphone is generally never too far away from me — and in fact, if it is, I feel like something is missing. So it’s the perfect device to help me track the number of steps I take everyday, a metric I check in on at least once a day, […]