Author Archives: Joseph Babaian

Your Healthcare Reputation

Blog post by JoeBabaian It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ~ Warren Buffett This week on #hcldr I want to touch base on something we all think about – sometimes directly, other times more passingly, but we all […]

Doctor’s Orders & Self-Determination In Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has. ~ William Osler We’ve been wrong about what our job is in medicine. We think our job is to ensure health and survival. But really it […]

Understanding The Healthcare Life Cycle

Blog Post By Joe Babaian Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. ~ Seneca The Elder, 54 BC – 39 AD Seneca’s quote proved to be so perfect that Semisonic used it to great effect in their popular Closing Time in 1998. This prompts the question I am asking this week: in healthcare […]

The Shell Game of Healthcare Insurance

Blog Post by Joe Babaian What you discover about life’s shell game is that it’s hardest to follow the pea when you’re the pea. ~ Robert Breault For many of us, this week in healthcare means the beginning of summer – the conference circuit slows just a bit, families & individuals often travel, work enters […]

Changing The Mental Health Conversation

Blog post by Karen Ranus of @NAMIAustin. Introduction by Joe Babaian. This week on #hcldr we are excited to have Karen Ranus, Executive Director of NAMI Austin with us. Karen is also one of the outstanding speakers this month at the 2018 What’s The Fix? Healthcare Conference live in Austin and online streaming this Thursday, May 17th. Please don’t […]

Authentic Listening in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood – Steven Covey Is your doctor really present during your visit? – Suzanne Koven M.D. The topic of Authentic Listening has become even more important since I originally published this in 2015. We have not yet moved the needle toward true meaningful engagement that […]

$50 To Live, $50 to Die

Image credit to Ted Closson – @vinegartom – https://thenib.com/a-gofundme-campaign-is-not-health-insurance Blog by Joe Babaian Hello #hcldr friends, peers, lurkers, and accidental visitors! You’re all welcome here! I had a blog planned for this last Tuesday of April, but something more important crossed my feed. A dear friend, #hcldr, and incredible librarian shared a Tweet that rocked my core. You […]