Tag Archives: healthcare

Illusion of Choice in Healthcare

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 […]

Staying Optimistic

Blog post by Colin Hung This week marks the beginning of very interesting time in world politics. Regardless of whether you support Mr. Trump or not, there can be no doubt that his Presidency will usher in a time of tremendous change. I don’t believe anyone can predict what will happen in the next four […]

Gamification in Healthcare – Let’s Play!

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Playing a game is the voluntary effort to overcome unnecessary obstacles. -Bernard Suits Introduction Game-play focuses and controls our attention, taps into our innate strengths, thrills us utterly, and compels us to greater resilience in the attainment of more powerful and effective skills. For these reasons, some believe that […]

Time to Decouple Fear and Health

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe M.D. Pseudo-dangers represent further opportunities to avoid problems we do not wish to confront….  – Barry Glassner  The Culture of Fear Introduction For a while now, I’ve been concerned about the increasing role that fear has played as a tactic in persuading patients to choose certain treatments in healthcare, and […]

Charitable Giving

Blog post by Colin Hung The December holidays are one of my favorite times of the year. I love the way the streets are all lit up, I love the holiday music on the radio (yes I still listen to the radio) and I love getting together with friends and family over dinner. The holidays […]

Weird Pairings – A Collaboration with #ILN15

Blog post by Colin Hung On Tuesday October 27th the Innovation Learning Network (ILN) is hosting a Twitter Party at their event (#ILN15) being held in in Toronto, Ontario. This party will feature a special #hcldr chat, hosted by yours truly, and will be an online extension of the #ILN15 theme: Weird Pairings and Engineered Random […]

Tribes & Silos: Let’s Chat!

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD     Chat Transcript from 10/20:   http://goo.gl/yKguWv The point is to be together, to mix our differences – @Bionicohand at @iMaginationCtr Introduction During the #HCLDR chat conversation on ‘Positive Deviance” that was held on October 6th, 2015,  (blog post by Colin Hung and transcript) an astute comment was made by Dr. […]