Category Healthcare Leadership

Driving Digital Health Literacy

On the next HCLDR tweetchat we welcome a team from Canada Health Infoway as guest hosts. Angela Jonsson and Haley Armstrong will be leading us in a discussion about digital health literacy – a prerequisite for equitable and accessible care in the future. They have written an excellent blog to help set up the chat. […]

Thanks + Gratitude: An HCLDR Thanksgiving Chat

This week is the Thanksgiving holiday in the US and so we are having our traditional “giving thanks” chat on HCLDR. It has once again been a very tough year for many of us…but unlike 2020, the cloud of COVID is slowly dissipating. A year ago we did not yet have ready access to the […]

Confidence in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian It’s the kind of mistrust of science because science is viewed as authority. And there’s a lot of anti-authority feeling. I think that’s the kind of thing that drives the anti-vaxxers, the people who don’t believe the science of vaccination and don’t want to get their children vaccinated. It’s all […]

Is Remote Monitoring an Intrusion?

One of the things I get to do is mentor and coach healthcare entrepreneurs. I really enjoy it. Plus it allows me to keep up-to-date on the latest innovations. Lately, I have seen a lot of companies building technology to help people stay safe and recover at home. It’s definitely full-steam ahead for the care-at-home […]

Health Equity + Telemedicine

This week on HCLDR we welcome two very special guest hosts: Stacy Hurt @stacy_hurt and Andrew Watson, MD @arwmd They will be leading us in a discussion on health equity + telemedicine. This chat will be in conjunction with #TelemedNow. Please join us on Tuesday November 2nd at 8:30pm ET (for your local time click […]

Access To Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian Healthcare access remains at the forefront of all we do. In this mature phase of the pandemic perhaps with the endemic nature of COVID becoming all the more real, access to healthcare remains the problem to solve. At least for those who understand the unequal nature of what we face. Of course, […]

Speed in Healthcare

 Blog post by Joe Babaian “How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss Who doesn’t want it now? We live in the now, technology gives us the feeling, and often the reality, that everything is a click away – even health and wellness. The current state of “now” medicine is changing almost daily […]

Whistleblowers: Time to Change Our View?

Theranos and Facebook have been in the news a lot lately. The stories are unrelated, but both prominently feature whistleblowers – brave individuals who brought forward their concerns about the company’s behavior but who got nowhere internally. Facebook Whistleblower In the case of Facebook, Frances Haugen, former data scientist and Facebook employee, has testified before […]

Bad Behavior in Healthcare

 Blog by Joe Babaian What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. ~ Cool Hand Luke The current trial surrounding Theranos gives us pause to consider, how much “fake it until you make it” is ok? Looking also at you, OZY Media – perhaps they should have taken Ozymandias by Shelley a little more literally? […]

Fast Science vs Good Science at a Time of Growing Anti-Science

We live in a world where science is quickly weaponized or demonized (depending on what you believe). Studies saying one thing are pitted against studies that say the opposite. Yet rarely does the underlying science get called into question and even if it does, it gets buried in rhetoric. The CBC recently published a story […]