Tag Archives: EHR

Fax Machines + Healthcare

Last week, I live-tweeted a presentation on the future of fax in healthcare. The information and statistics I shared generated some strong reactions on Twitter. I thought it would be interesting to discuss fax technology this week on HCLDR. Fax ain't going anywherere anytime soon. Over 50% of healthcare people surveyed said they intend to […]

Expectations & Resolutions 2017

Blog post by Colin Hung Happy New Year! …and welcome to another fantastic year of #hcldr. Can you believe that it’s already 2017? Where did 2016 go? Since many people are still recovering from the holidays, I thought it would be nice to start the year with a bit of a “softer” #hcldr topic. So […]

Healthcare Harvest

Blog post by Colin Hung This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada. Although we Canadians don’t celebrate in as grand a fashion as our American friends (there is no Black Friday or post-dinner football), it is still a time of feasting, friends and family. It is one of my favourite times of the year. Normally for […]

Too Little or Too Much Health Technology?

Blog post by Colin Hung Our next #hcldr tweetchat – Tuesday June 7th – coincides with Canada’s eHealth conference in Vancouver (#eHealth2016). It is an annual gathering of HealthIT professionals, government policy makers, healthcare leaders and consultants. For the first time I’ll be attending #eHealth2016 as an attendee – no booth to man this time. […]

Financial Incentives in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung Financial incentives can be a powerful motivator in any industry. Corporations often use incentives to align employees with organization goals. The lure of financial reward is often a nice “sweetener” that pushes people to work just a little bit harder. Equally motivating are penalties and punishments. Governments often use the […]

Boomers – Got Fit (bit)?

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”  – (credited to, but not said by  W. Edwards Deming) Introduction If you are 50 years of age or older you are a Baby Boomer. By 2030, there will be 77 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S. alone.  The […]

Challenge of True Interoperability & Why It Matters

Blog post by Joe Babaian In healthcare, interoperability is the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged. – HIMSS Information is not knowledge. – Albert Einstein Ripped from recent headlines: Group Seeks Federal Standards for HIT Interoperability – Bipartisan Policy Center EHR […]

Data Sharing for Research & Care

Blog post by Janet Freeman-Daily & Colin Hung The President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) 2014-15 workshop series, Connected Health: Improving Patients’ Engagement and Activation for Cancer-Related Health Outcomes, aims “to answer timely, critical questions about connected health strategies and technologies and their potential to engage and activate individuals and patients, with the ultimate goal of improving […]

Jumping Into The Future: How Can We Accelerate Technology Adoption in Healthcare?

Blog post by Joe Babaian The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan Kay, Turing Award Winner We find ourselves navigating an era of rapidly advancing new technology in healthcare. As part of the worldwide healthcare community, we wonder how we’re going to know which technology matters, which is just […]

Are well designed healthcare apps just wishful thinking?

Blog post by Colin Hung This week, #hcldr is teaming up with our friends over on #HITsm for a collaborative chat. Much like our collaboration with #InnoPsy, this will be an opportunity for both communities to explore a single topic from multiple points of view. For those that aren’t familiar with #HITsm, it is a […]