Category Healthcare Leadership

Climate Change + Children’s Health

On the next HCLDR Tweetchat we welcome special guest hosts: Children’s Healthcare Canada @ChildHealthCan and UNICEF Canada @UNICEFCanada They will be leading us in a fascinating discussion about the impact of climate change on children’s health. Lisa Wolff, Director of Policy and Research at UNICEF Canada along with Emily Gruenwoldt, President & CEO at Children’s […]

Healthcare Memorials and Monuments

Next weekend is the Memorial Day holiday in the US. It is a time to mourn for US military personnel who died while serving. It is a day when people visit cemeteries and monuments to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by brave men and women. Last year, ahead of this holiday, the HCLDR Community […]

Nobody told me there’d be days like these

The following is a guest post from Dr. Lonn Myronuk – the Clinical Documentation Physician Informatics Lead at Island Health. He is also a Consulting Psychiatrist at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (since 1998), a Peer Mentor for the Practice Support Program since 2013 and a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of […]

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 […]

If Not Twitter Then Where?

With the news of Twitter’s acquisition by Elon Musk and the potential changes happening to the platform, it seemed appropriate to take this opportunity to talk about the current state of healthcare social media and what the future might hold. Twitter Community Legacy For the past 9 years Twitter has been the main channel through […]

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 […]

The Current State of Healthcare Jobs

Over the past several weeks, I have received more LinkedIn notifications from people changing roles/organizations than ever before. Last Monday, for example, I received 10 such notices! I have also heard from numerous company leaders who would love an introduction to anyone that I know who might be looking for a new healthcare role – […]

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 […]

Is Healthcare Hostile to Outsiders?

I have been meeting with a lot of company leaders lately and there is a question that has been floating around in my head that I would love to discuss with the HCLDR community: Are we too hostile to outsiders in healthcare? Jumping into Healthcare The COVID pandemic exposed a lot of gaps in healthcare […]