Author Archives: Joseph Babaian

Fear of Missing Out in Healthcare

 or, how we learned to love conferences from afar. Blog post by Joe Babaian The Fear of Missing Out or FOMO is commonly defined as: A pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent. A desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing. We’ve all been there, or […]

Dementia and Healthcare’s Choice

Blog post by Joe Babaian Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today. ― Amy Leigh Mercree Talking about dementia, elder care, and the journey towards the end of life is not easy but it doesn’t have to be […]

Importance of Trust in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian Trust in healthcare. Sounds old-school and a bit paternalistic, right? I’m definitely not talking about that kind of blind trust. 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, […]

1 Centimeter & Healthcare’s Dilemma

Blog by Joe Babaian Greetings #HCLDR community far and wide! We are into the last weeks of the year — both Colin and I feel energized about the past 12 months of valuable conversations and anticipate an even better 2018. Who do we thank? All of YOU in the #hcldr community from long-time friends to the folks […]

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 […]