Blog post by Colin Hung. Over the past seven years, Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk initiative has put the spotlight on mental health in Canada. Started in 2010, the Let’s Talk program has generated over $86 Million dollars for mental health research, support lines and charities. January 31st is #BellLetsTalk day and I thought it would […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian Trust in healthcare. Sounds old-school and a bit paternalistic, right? I’m definitely not talking about that kind of blind trust. Trust in healthcare – the system and the medical profession is rooted in experience, connections, and perception. Different segments of society have varying levels of trust based on socio-economic status, race, […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ – Martin Luther King Jr I was in the midst of finishing the #hcldr blog I had started over the weekend and had almost finished it, when the following tweet came across my stream from Bernice A […]

Blog post by Jennifer Shine Dyer MD, MPH Here is the reality: Life-saving insulin is now difficult for most Americans with insurance to afford, the Medicare ‘doughnut hole’, increasing insulin copays, high deductibles requiring payment at full price which has increase exponentially over the past 5 years All of these are different examples of new […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. Wow. I can’t believe it’s the end of 2017. Was it just me or did this year fly by as fast as an #hcldr tweetchat? I swear I was just toasting the arrival of the year just yesterday. Given that this week’s chat will be the last one for 2017…and […]

Blog by Joe Babaian Greetings #HCLDR community far and wide! We are into the last weeks of the year — both Colin and I feel energized about the past 12 months of valuable conversations and anticipate an even better 2018. Who do we thank? All of YOU in the #hcldr community from long-time friends to the folks […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. At the recent #TopOfMind2018 conference, Amy Edgar, APRN, CRNP posed a tough question to one of the presenters “How do we prevent digital health from becoming the next snake oil”. It stunned the room into silence and for the rest of the day, Amy’s question was frequently referenced. I thought […]