Author Archives: Joseph Babaian

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, […]

Impacting Healthcare: Where Should Health IT Focus?

  Today we find healthcare continuing to be top of mind – locally, nationally, and internationally. From political football to patient needs, we cannot ignore the need for active innovation and wise management. This week, the major Health IT conference, #HIMSS17 is in full swing over in Orlando. What a show! With the IT theme […]

A Call to Action: Digital Health, Reform, & the Underserved

Blog post by Lygeia Ricciardi (Introduction by Joe Babaian) We are pleased to share this important follow-up to the recent thought-provoking blog written by @Lygeia – a 2017 HIMSS Social Media Ambassador. Lygeia’s well-received #HCLDR tweetchat from January 31st, 2017 has been resonating for the past two weeks. The follow-up topic is A Call to Action: Digital Health, Reform, & […]