Author Archives: Joe Babaian

Innovation’s Challenge In Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian For True Innovation, Don’t Rely On Your Own Ideas. This is an interesting take from Daniel Terdiman of Fast Company. How often do we consider innovation, both disruptive and incremental, as the life-blood of our journey? This week many are gathering at @ExponentialMed in California looking to reshape health and medicine’s future. This is […]

The Need for Speed in Healthcare

 Blog post by Joe Babaian “How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss We find ourselves expecting things fast – Amazon Prime was known for two-day delivery a short time ago. Then it was next-day delivery. Now in major markets like Houston, I can receive most items the same day. Who doesn’t want it […]

The Value of Empathy in Healthcare

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. Let’s talk and think about #empathy and its value – both in terms of its subjective value and its return on (emotional) investment. The quote I selected for the lede […]

The Pursuit of Perfection in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well. ~ Shakespeare The best is the enemy of the good. ~ Voltaire Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ~ Confucius This week on #hcldr I want to take a leap into the pool of our pursuit of perfection […]

Hope Matters

  Blog Post by Joe Babaian This week is #SuicidePreventionWeek and it matters. Hope matters. You matter. The focus on loneliness, loss, depression, and mental illness isn’t what will help prevent suicide alone – the focus on people, connecting, sharing resources and hope is what makes the difference. Are you in? At #hcldr we spend all of […]

Healing: The Power of Poetry & The Arts

Introduction by Joe Babaian. Blog by Britta Bloomquist, Pamela Ressler MS, RN, and Brian Stork, MD This week on #hcldr we have three very special guest hosts – Britta Bloomquist, Pam Ressler, and Brian Stork. They are focusing on the power of poetry and the arts to heal. It’s truly a very personal journey for […]

The Importance of Trust in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian Trust in healthcare – the system and the medical profession is rooted in experience, connections, and perception. Different segments of society have varying levels of trust based on socio-economic status, race, and level of interaction with the healthcare system to name a few. You can see social determinants of health […]