Blog post by Joe Babaian The chair facing a granite barrier to access – who among us doesn’t immediately see this as a profound symbol of access denied? This is but one type of an external barrier to healthcare that many face. External barriers can be environmental like the steps above, financial, emotional, educational, physical, […]

Next week (March 20th) on #hcldr we are going to explore patient engagement in research. We will be joined by special guests from the BC SUPPORT Unit and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research in British Columbia, and Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Andrea Bishop, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, […]

Blog post by Fred Goldstein MS, Alexis Skoufalos EdD, Gregg Masters MPH Ah, Population Health…it’s everywhere! Hospitals, health plans, clinics, IT companies, care management companies – is there any sector where people are not talking about it? But is Population Health for real?  Or will it go down as just another fad that cycles around […]

 or, how we learned to love conferences from afar. Blog post by Joe Babaian The Fear of Missing Out or FOMO is commonly defined as: A pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent. A desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing. We’ve all been there, or […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. The annual #HIMSS18 conference is now just a week away…and it is full-on HIMSSanity for me as I prepare for the big event. For the first time in 12 years, I do not have a booth to manage. I’m completely free to roam the exhibit hall and attend sessions. Paradoxically, […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. With the annual #HIMSS18 conference just a few weeks away, most of the industry’s attention is turning to matters relating to technology, cyber security and the regulations around HealthIT. We thought it would be fitting, therefore, to team up with the wonderful folks at @HIMSS for a tweetchat focused on […]

Guest post by Sean Erreger @StuckonSW Mental health and addictions are becoming in the forefront of healthcare. Healthcare leaders are thinking about how they can better address mental health and addictions needs of those they serve.  Opportunities such as co-location of mental health services in primary care are slowly changing the way mental health care. […]