Author Archives: Joseph Babaian

The Last Mile in Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian 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 to the physical connection between the telecom […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making the Difference Redux

  Blog post by Joe Babaian This week’s blog is a reminder from a while back. Its powerful message should always be first and foremost and I am bringing it back to the front for a new generation of #hcldr friends! @Colin_Hung and I often chat about what really matters in Healthcare and what is […]

What Matters In Healthcare

Blog Post by Joe Babaian This time of year is often referred to as the dog days summer. I can’t say if that applies universally, but here in southeast Texas, the moniker is apt! I am watching many of our #hcldr friends and peers working tirelessly and not slowing down, even during these traditionally hot, […]

Are You A Healthcare Consumer?

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, CEO Mylan Heather’s comment is specific to pharma but it’s emblematic of the entire healthcare system as we now […]

Your Healthcare Reputation

Blog post by JoeBabaian 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 I want to touch base on something we all think about – sometimes directly, other times more passingly, but we all […]