Blog post by Colin Hung. Last week, news broke that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the British drug giant, was investing $300 Million USD in 23andMe, the consumer genetics company best known for helping everyday citizens discover their ancestry. The outcry over the privacy concerns of this arrangement was instantaneous. Yet in the age of social media where […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian The pharma pricing system was not built on the idea of consumer engagement. It was built… on market efficiencies. It was not built on the premise of consumerism. ~ Heather Bresch, CEO Mylan Heather’s comment is specific to pharma but it’s emblematic of the entire healthcare system as we now […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. According to a 2012 report by the Institute of Medicine (IoM), $750 Billion USD of healthcare spending is wasted annually in the United States. That staggering amount is 187 times the combined starting salaries for every Major League Baseball team in 2017 and is the same amount spent on medical […]

Blog post by JoeBabaian It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ~ Warren Buffett This week on #hcldr I want to touch base on something we all think about – sometimes directly, other times more passingly, but we all […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. This week’s HCLDR chat falls right between the Canadian and US Independence celebrations. July 1st is Canada Day, the day Canadians celebrate the creation of the Dominion of Canada – an important milestone on the road to independence. July 4th is Independence Day in the US, the day Americans celebrate […]

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 […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. This week I am attending the annual Patient Experience Summit #PESummit hosted by Cleveland Clinic. The event runs from Monday June 18th to Wednesday June 20th. Many friends and members of the #hcldr community will be there, including: Jason A Wolf @jasonawolf Grace Cordovano @GraceCordovano Sunnie Southern @SunnieSouthern Michael Joseph […]