Author Archives: Joseph Babaian

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 […]

Is Healthcare on the Brink of a Digital Revolution?

Blog post by Joe Babaian “The word of the day is augmentation” ~ Rasu Shrestha, MD Is healthcare on the bring of a digital revolution? We’ve been hearing about the promise of digital health, precision medicine, empowered patients, and more for what seems like years. Often, one of the defining characteristics of a revolution or massive […]

Internal & External Barriers in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian The chair facing a granite barrier to access – who among us doesn’t immediately see this as a profound symbol of access denied? This is but one type of an external barrier to healthcare that many face. External barriers can be environmental like the steps above, financial, emotional, educational, physical, […]

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 […]