Category Healthcare Leadership

Human factors in healthcare information technology design and deployment: What do we need to know?

Human factors has been largely ignored by healthcare information technology over the past few decades. In our rush to automate, vendors and software designers did the minimum to make their products usable. However, as staff challenges rock the healthcare industry, greater attention is being paid to the impact that technology has on staff. Human factors […]

Recognizing Zebras: A Rare Disease Day Discussion

The last day in February is Rare Disease Day and in honor of that day, the next HCLDR tweetchat will be about rare disease. Join us at 8:30pm ET.

Making Choices In Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has. ~ William Osler We’ve been wrong about what our job is in medicine. We think our job is to ensure health and survival. But really it […]

Love + Healthcare

Since the next #HCLDR weekly tweetchat falls on February 14th, it seems natural to discuss the role of love + relationships + connection in healthcare. Join us at 8:30pm ET (for your local time click here) on Valentine’s Day when we will discuss the following questions: According to the Beatles, all we need is love. […]

Patients and Conferences

This past week, I was in Las Vegas hosting the 2023 Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference (HITMC23). It was a successful event, but we could have done more for the patients who spoke. We missed an opportunity to highlight them and to involve them in the planning process. As an organizer I should have known […]

Innovation’s Opportunity In Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian For True Innovation, Don’t Rely On Your Own Ideas. This is an exciting take from Daniel Terdiman of Fast Company. How often do we consider disruptive and incremental innovation as the lifeblood of our journey? This is what all of us are really about – making a difference, not settling for […]

Are Healthcare Moonshots Effective?

When President John F Kennedy committed to landing a man on the Moon by the end of the decade during his 1961 speech to Congress, he rallied the nation behind that single goal. What happened after was an explosion of innovation and investment in the space program. Kennedy’s “moonshot” has become a template for rallying […]

Trust in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian Now in 2023, more than ever, we think about trust in healthcare – the system and the medical profession are 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 […]

What will we do differently in 2023?

It has become a HCLDR tradition to start each new calendar year with a tweetchat about our plans for the next 12 months. We used to share our resolutions, but over the past few years that has become passé. Resolutions are often too lofty and unachievable. So instead, we have shared the realistic plans and […]

Looking back at healthcare in 2022

Can you believe that we’ve reached the end of 2022? This year has been a truly unique one. At times this year has felt like it would never end – like when travel restrictions were still in place at the beginning of the year. At other times, I felt like I blinked and a month […]