Tag Archives: physicians

Addiction and Healthcare

Blog by Dr. Liam Farrell @drlfarrell. Introduction by Colin Hung. Healthcare is full of personal stories. Often these stories are shared during the “quiet times” – when nurses are taking a break over a meal, physicians are grabbing coffee together, families are sitting with loved ones in their rooms or between sessions at healthcare conferences. […]

Getting Stuff Done in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung There is a saying and a hashtag that is making the rounds in our office: #GSD aka Get Stuff Done (admittedly some use an expletive in that short-from). It has become the mantra of people within our organization who want to get things done despite the challenges in their way. […]

What to say when the wrong thing was said

This week on #hcldr we welcome special guest host – Sarah Greene @ResearchMatters. Sarah is an active participant in the #hcldr community and has some amazing insights into a variety of healthcare issues. She has chosen a fascinating topic for this week’s discussion – communication errors in healthcare. Blog post by Sarah Greene Good intentions […]

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 […]

Names and Labels in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung Over the past several weeks on #hcldr we have tackled a number of important and “deep” subjects: Interoperability Population Health ACSO Framework on the value of cancer care Privacy Sugar and it’s impact on health and health care Since this the final holiday long weekend of the summer here in […]

Quadruple Aim: Care of the Provider

Blog post by Bernadette Keefe MD and Matthew Katz MD The classic ‘triple aim’ for healthcare is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance. IHI asserts that new designs must be developed to simultaneously pursue three dimensions which we call the ‘Triple Aim’: […]

Humanizing Physicians & The Future of Medicine

Blog post by Joe Babaian Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can. – Christa McAuliffe For some time we’ve been hearing the cacophonic drumbeat of compassionate medicine, high-touch care, superior patient experiences, and physicians as empathetic partners in our healthcare journeys. We all know at least a little about these subjects and […]