Tag Archives: medicine

A Matter of Trust

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling up a piece of paper. You can smooth it over but its never going to be the same again. – anonymous There is perhaps no more central concept to human communication and relationships than trust: “belief that someone or something is reliable,good,honest,effective”. This holds true […]

Laughter + Medicine

Blog post by Colin Hung Last week’s #hcldr chat on Emotional Support For Patients, Families and Clinicians After An Adverse Event featured special guests Linda K Kenney (@lindakkenney) and Winnie Tobin (@wntobin). Both are from the MITSS organization out of Boston which helps healthcare providers implement programs to help people after an error has occurred. […]

Dec 17 Chat – Leana Wen MD Who’s my Doctor

Blog post by Lisa Fields I first met Leana Wen MD this fall when she presented  Back to the Basics: the power of the patient narrative (Preview) during Medicine X at Stanford Medical School. As part of her introduction she shared in the Stanford material she stated: “The patients’ story forms the cornerstone of medical care. Studies […]

Dec 10 Chat – Work-Life Balance

Blog post by Colin Hung The holiday season is upon us. It’s a time of great celebration, reflection and fun. It is also a time of tremendous stress. It seems that things move faster during the holidays. The days compress, evenings aren’t as relaxing and there’s something happening every weekend. Every year I feel more […]

Nov 5th Chat – The Bunjee Jump (Medical Version)

Blog post by Gia Sison. Intro by Colin Hung. Last week we were privileged to have Dr. Gia Sison as our guest on #HCLDR, It was an amazing and educational chat – one that will be remembered by Lisa and I for a long time. You can read the transcript of that chat here (courtesy […]

Oct 15 Chat – What healthcare discoveries are you thankful for?

Post by Colin Hung This weekend is a holiday long weekend in both the United States and Canada. In the US, Monday is Columbus Day while in Canada it’s Thanksgiving weekend. Columbus Day in the US is a celebration of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. Thanksgiving in Canada is a […]

July 23rd Chat – Healthcare Price Transparency

Colin Hung Since the dawn of shopping (okay maybe a slight exaggeration), consumers have compared prices. Whether it was for papyrus, chickens, cars or flat screens, we have always sought the best price. Yet when it comes to healthcare we, as consumers, rarely think of the true cost of the procedures and the prescriptions given […]