Author Archives: Joseph Babaian

Transparency in Healthcare

Blog post by Cait DesRoches, DrPH and Liz Salmi. Introduction by Joe Babaian. This week on #hcldr we are excited and fortunate to have two amazing guest hosts from OpenNotes. – Cait DesRoches, DrPH @cmd418  and Liz Salmi @TheLizArmy. Cait is a distinguished health services researcher with expertise in emerging trends in healthcare delivery. She came to OpenNotes from Mathematica Policy Research, a […]

Is HealthCare A Right?

Blog by Joe Babaian Health care is a right, not a privilege.    ~ Edward Kennedy I think it’s probably more of a privilege.   ~ Sen. Ron Johnson (when asked by a high school student whether he considered health care a right.) I am dedicating this week’s #HCLDR to the survivors of the Las Vegas attack as […]

The Successful Combination of Patient Outcomes & Engagement

This week we are excited to welcome Mary Ray as guest host. As co-founder and COO of MyHealthTeams, Mary draws from her deep consumer Internet and mobile experience, thousands of conversations with those diagnosed with chronic disease, as well as caregivers. Like all of us, she also taps into her personal experience with friends and […]

Meeting the Patient in Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian (For a quick review, view the #Storify summary of the chat!) The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. ~ Sir William Osler, M.D. Where do you meet the patient? Where do you meet the clinician? Is the playing field level, eye to eye, or […]

Negative or Positive Thinking in Healthcare Easy Choice – Or Is It?

Blog by Joe Babaian Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.  ~Omar Khayyam The debate over positive thinking versus negative thinking seems to be one with clear lines in the sand. For some, the only way to live is to be relentlessly positive; for others, the drive to see things as they are […]

Who, Me? Bad Behavior in Healthcare

 Blog by Joe Babaian What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. ~ Cool Hand Luke The day before the 4th of July, I came across a quote from Reed Hastings of Netflix. I thought I would Tweet it out and share it with #hcldr online – to my surprise, it became popular. This got […]

Will Digital Health Transform Growing Old?

   Blog by Joe Babaian Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.  ~ Robert Browning Recently we have been thinking about aging in place and the significant impact #DigitalHealth technology is playing. The story is unfolding all around us and will include many of us as time unfolds. In Scientific American, Catherine Caruso […]