Author Archives: Joseph Babaian

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, & […]

Keep Talking About Mental Health

By now most everyone agrees that 2017 is presenting a wealth of opportunity to work with a changing environment – especially in healthcare. Citizen voices and political representatives are telling us that change is needed. With so much time being spent on the policy and nuts-and-bolts of healthcare, we’re reminded not to ignore mental health […]

Disruptive Innovation In Healthcare

We’re starting 2017 energized by the rich opportunities presenting themselves in healthcare. With #JPM17 & #SUHFestival to the upcoming #HIMSS17 conferences, we see the energy and desire to disrupt, makes things better, create new avenues, solve the newest problems. Many use the term disruption and disruptive innovation interchangeably with any type of new, hot innovation […]

Voices of Healthcare Leadership 2016 #HCLDR

    This final #hcldr of 2016 isn’t about a topic. The Best of #hcldr 2016 is about the people that make up the community that comes together each Tuesday to talk, learn, and share. Please take a look at a small selection of #hcldr voices that create something special and new each week. Many […]