Tag Archives: healthcare

The Healing Power of Poetry & The Arts

Introduction by Joe Babaian. Blog by Britta Bloomquist, Pamela Ressler MS, RN, and Brian Stork, MD This is #Thanksgiving week here in the USA. It feels like an eternity since I typed “USA” and wasn’t feeling the pressure of loving my nation but being deathly afraid of my nation’s direction and leadership. #hcldr is not […]

Meeting the Patient in Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. ~ Sir William Osler, M.D. Where do you meet the patient? Where do you meet the clinician? Is the playing field level, eye to eye, or is the power and decision-making imbalance clear for all to […]

(Mis-) Trust in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian It’s the kind of mistrust of science because science is viewed as authority. And there’s a lot of anti-authority feeling. I think that’s the kind of thing that drives the anti-vaxxers, the people who don’t believe the science of vaccination and don’t want to get their children vaccinated. It’s all […]

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Blog by Joe Babaian Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 dawns with the continued shaping of a new reality for everyone. First, you’re not alone. I have seen more connection, more support, more hope, and more examples of folks showing their greatest selves over the past weeks. Some examples – like the love from true #hcldr Liz […]

Being A Healthcare Consumer

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 striking and it’s emblematic of the entire healthcare system as we now know it. […]

Healthcare Conversations: Communication or Broadcast?

Blog Post by Joe Babaian Does intent matter in the world of authentic communication? Today, as every day, I am inspired and encouraged by the depth of community collaboration and growth here at #hcldr and our extended communities – great folks in such a wide and diverse group! This got me thinking about communication versus […]

The Illusion of Choice in Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian The illusion of choice is the greatest magic trick ever performed. ― Ziad K. Abdelnour 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 choice in healthcare. […]

Innovation’s Challenge In Healthcare

Blog by Joe Babaian For True Innovation, Don’t Rely On Your Own Ideas. This is an interesting take from Daniel Terdiman of Fast Company. How often do we consider innovation, both disruptive and incremental, as the life-blood of our journey? This week many are gathering at @ExponentialMed in California looking to reshape health and medicine’s future. This is […]

The Pursuit of Perfection in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well. ~ Shakespeare The best is the enemy of the good. ~ Voltaire Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ~ Confucius This week on #hcldr I want to take a leap into the pool of our pursuit of perfection […]

Role of Patients Seen Through the Lens of The Women’s Suffrage Movement

Blog post by “e-Patient Dave” deBronkart (Introduction by Joe Babaian) Introduction We are honored this week to welcome a very special guest to #hcldr. Dave deBronkart better known as @ePatientDave is a globally recognized advocate for patients. His own healthcare journey propelled him to use his voice along with his singular passion and determination to advocate and push for […]