Author Archives: Joe Babaian

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 […]

Healthcare’s Forgotten Patient

Hi, I exist.     ~ Said by anyone overlooked, if they could only find their voice The best writing comes from a passion within based on things that matter to each of us, wouldn’t you agree? Often, what matters most in healthcare (life) is what is right in front of us! I’m talking now about the […]

The Digital Divide & Technology In Healthcare

According to a study from The University of Texas at Austin, nearly half of Americans are skeptical of the benefits of Health information technologies — such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps. Let that sink in for just a moment. Nearly Half. We discuss #Innovation, #DigitalHealth, #DesignThinking, #PatientExperience, #PatientCenteredCare, #HIT and other key aspects of […]

Authentic Collaboration

Let’s pause to think about what it means to work together. We all do it almost every day and I’d venture a guess that we all have experienced varying levels of quality in these collaborations. To formalize it a bit, let’s think of authentic collaboration. Here’s a personal story that I have just experienced that will […]

Barriers in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian A barrier. Who among us doesn’t immediately recognize this symbol of access denied, forbidden, or discouraged? This is but one metaphor for an external barrier to healthcare that many face. External barriers can be environmental like steps blocking a wheelchair or other assistance device, financial, emotional, educational, physical, digital, and […]