Author Archives: Joe Babaian

The Last Mile in Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian In healthcare, the last mile is the link between you and the healthcare network touch point – where care is delivered – the entire healthcare system of people, services, goods, and organizations. This last mile can be as simple and critical as a ride to the clinic or as complex as the smooth exchange […]

Follow the Leader

Blog Post By Joe Babaian Leadership isn’t just about being popular and it’s certainly not about being draconian, Steve Jobs’ legacy notwithstanding. Leadership is all about identifying the range of skills and passions in your organization and leveraging for the mutual good.  Balance is another sign of great leadership since we know we need more […]

Barriers in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian A barrier. A path. Who among us doesn’t immediately recognize access denied, forbidden, or discouraged? Who doesn’t feel relief when a path forward appears or is built? This is but one metaphor for an external barrier to healthcare that many face. Some definitions for this chat. External barriers can be […]

What Matters Most – Compassion

Blog Post by Joe Babaian During this time of global uncertainty, it’s easy to skip right past a lot of what matters – in times of crisis or otherwise. Let’s take some time to breathe and remind each other of the foundation we rest upon. Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it […]

Healthcare Consumers or Pawns?

Blog post by Joe Babaian The pharma pricing system was not built on the idea of consumer engagement. It was built… on market efficiencies. It was not built on the premise of consumerism. ~ Heather Bresch, Former CEO Mylan Heather’s comment is striking and it’s emblematic of the entire healthcare system as we now know […]

We’re In This Together – Don’t Give Up

Blog Post by Joe Babaian “Don’t give up” is my message today to you! We are facing unprecedented world strife reigniting more than kindles of the Cold War.  What’s the good news then you may ask? It seems an impossible task, but don’t give up. It’s not contrite to remember the late Dr. Robert Schuller’s […]

Securing Your Reputation

Blog post by Joe Babaian 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 let’s talk about something we all think about – sometimes directly, other times more passingly, but we all know it […]

The Drive For Perfection In Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well. ~ Shakespeare The best is the enemy of the good. ~ Voltaire Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ~ Confucius Now more than ever, the people of healthcare shine with their hard work AND successes. We still see […]

Healing Power of Poetry & The Arts

Introduction by Joe Babaian. Blog by Britta Bloomquist, Pamela Ressler MS, RN, and Brian Stork, MD Starting 2022, Colin and I are so excited for what comes next to healthcare and #hcldr this year. So much positive energy wrapped up in hope plus the ongoing very real ongoing pandemic saga, we might wonder where to […]

HCLDR Sharing Hope For 2022

Blog By Joe Babaian Welcome to the home stretch of 2021! We’re all been through so much and have seen more than we ever imagined this year, there is no denying that. Let’s take a moment to look at where we are and what we share for hopes in 2022. I can’t forget today is […]