Blog post by Colin Hung. In past years, the HCLDR chat that has fallen right before the Thanksgiving holiday in the US has been on the topic of giving thanks. This year, I thought we do something a little different, yet still centered on a Thanksgiving theme. When US Thanksgiving rolls around, I find myself […]

Next week is Digital Health Week in Canada (November 12-18) and #hcldr is going to be joining in the activities by having a discussion about #DigitalHealth on Tuesday November 13th at 8:30pm ET (for your local time click here). We have special guest hosts from Canada Health Infoway, who have written the following blog to […]

Blog by Joe Babaian In healthcare, the use of inter-industry comparisons has continued to increase. Some debate exists when it comes to the applicability of many of these comparisons – no doubt about that. One term of the art that’s used in telecommunications is the Last Mile. This refers to the physical connection between the telecom […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. Since the next HCLDR chat falls on the night before Halloween, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the parts of healthcare that scare us – as patients, as clinicians, as administrators and as people who work in the industry. Who doesn’t like a good scare on Halloween? […]

Blog by Joe Babaian The illusion of choice is the greatest magic trick ever performed. ― Ziad K. Abdelnour The idea of free will and the meaning of choice have been a philosophical discussion since the beginning of spoken language. I’d like to focus on something a bit less esoteric – choice or the illusion of […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. Last week I attended #SHSMD18 – the annual conference of the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development. While at the event, I had an unexpected conversation with several marketing leaders from hospitals in the US Northeast. They were all concerned about the upcoming vote in Massachusetts on mandatory nursing […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian 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, and level of interaction with the healthcare system to name a few. You can see social determinants of health […]