Author Archives: Joseph Babaian

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 […]

Illusion of Choice in Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian The illusion of choice is the greatest magic trick ever performed. ― Ziad K. Abdelnour The idea of free will and the meaning of choice have been a philosophical discussion since the beginning of spoken language. I’d like to focus on something a bit less esoteric – choice or the illusion of […]

The Last Mile in Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian #Storify summary of this chat from 5/9/17: In healthcare, the use of inter-industry comparisons has continued to increase. Some debate exists when it comes to the applicability of many of these comparisons – no doubt about that. One term of the art that’s used in telecommunications is the Last Mile. This refers […]

Healthcare Data Access, Ownership, and Does It Matter?

Blog post by Joe Babaian This month I was privileged and honored to be a part of the Dell EMC Healthcare #TransformHIT Think Tank in Phoenix. Check out the live-stream recording of the session for an informative and lively discussion covering Consumerism in Healthcare, Precision Medicine, and Big Data/AI in Healthcare. Being part of such an […]

Reaching Critical Mass: Precision Medicine’s Ascendancy

Blog by Joe Babaian It’s about looking at the patient as a unique individual, that’s precision medicine, the future ~ @RasuShrestha Less than 20% of US Hospitals have deployed precision medicine solutions. ~ @HIMSSAnalytics I’ve been considering the inexorable forward momentum of the blurred combination of technology and healthcare. You feel it. Things are speeding up. […]

Cognitive Bias in Healthcare & How We Overcome It

Blog by Joe Babaian. Up to 40 percent of annual deaths from each of five leading US causes are preventable. Let that sink in. The CDC reported this for 2010 and again for 2014. To be sure, an improvement was seen from 2010 to 2014, as seen on the graph below. The impact remains distressing. We […]

Rare Disease Research – moving from Study Participant to Research Partner

Blog by Isabel Jordan @seastarbatita. Introduction by Joe Babaian. Healthcare is both personal and global, both technological and bitingly human – above all, these features are not mutually exclusive. The peers, mentors, and friends you engage with on #hcldr each week cover the entire breadth and depth of healthcare – everyone has a voice, a mission, […]