Author Archives: #HCLDR Moderator

The Changing Face of Medicine: Part Two

We are really excited for this week’s HCLDR chat. We welcome back a past host – Dr. Minerva Romero Arenas @minervies and the fantastic team from the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS). Dr. Arenas last hosted HCLDR in 2014 when we discussed the growing diversity in healthcare. A lot has happened since 2014. We are dealing […]

Brain Function Technologies: Benefits to Organizations

Blog post by Paul Swingle, PhD, RPsych, BCN, BCB @drpaulswingle & Elizabeth Hartney PhD, RPsych, BCN, BCB We are both healthcare practitioners (Registered Psychologists) who have worked for years as healthcare leaders, while also practicing a specific psychological approach called neurotherapy.  To those of us who work in both roles, the benefits of neurotherapy to […]

The Rise of Genomics in Health Care

Blog post by Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA Our ability to decipher and harness a person’s biology to understand disease and the possible effects of treatment has led to a new frontier in medicine—the rise of genomics. The rise has been driven in part by consumer demand for affordable genetic insight. Whether the impetus is rooted […]

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 […]