Author Archives: Joseph Babaian

Healthcare Communication or Broadcast?

Blog Post by Joe Babaian Today, as every day, I am inspired and encouraged by the depth of community collaboration and growth here at #hcldr and our extended communities – great folks in #HealthIT, #Innovation, #DigitalHealth, #PtExp, #RareDisease, and so many more! Which communities would you add to this list that includes so many willing […]

The Return on Healthcare Empathy

Blog by Joe Babaian “It doesn’t take an instant more, or cost a penny more, to be empathetic than it does to be indifferent.” – Brian Lee. Last Friday, I was fortunate to spend some time with my #hcldr partner and friend Colin @colin_hung at an impromptu dinner here in Houston! Fortunately, Colin was flying from San […]

The Healthcare Gap

Blog post by Joe Babaian New 11-Country Study: U.S. Health Care System Has Widest Gap Between People With Higher and Lower Incomes ~ Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care, The Commonwealth Fund Report People are excited for tonight’s Game 6 of the World Series in LA. Being a […]

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 […]