Information Overload and Healthcare's Direction   One of the best tools we can be using today to understand health care and the patient experience better is our connectedness through social media. Each week, a group of passionate thinkers, innovators, leaders, and change-makers get together for the #HCLDR chat. One of the founding members of the HCLDR movement, Colin Hung, recapped this last week's chat with a Storify release, highlighting the best tweets and comments in one easy to read format. We hope you enjoy it, and learn something new as well!  
  Colin Hung     Colin Hung is a seasoned health care IT professional with over 20 years in software and information technology. But his passions don't stop there, and he is joined  by two other professionals, Joseph Babaian and Bernadette Keefe, in moderating the weekly twitter chat #HCLDR. Twitter has become a powerful tool for patients and providers alike, and has brought together both sides of the aisle through chats like #hcsmca and #HITsm. We were excited to sit down with Colin to chat HIMSS and Twitter, and you can hear the whole chat after the break!

          How Open Health Data will Accelerate Care Delivery Innovation. ( apigee ) Thinking Cap Lets You Control a Prosthetic Hand. ( psfk ) Americans Believe Their Medical Data Should be Shared With Their Providers. ( e-patients.net ) The Challenge for Technology at the...

  Doctor as Designer   When Joyce Lee, M.D., M.P.H., took her sabbatical at Stanford, she discovered design and design thinking and her whole approach to life was turned upside-down. And she has never been more excited. When you see the transformation that just her office took (check out her blog here) into become a collaborative space, or how she approaches life with her two children and family, it's evident that design thinking has radically transformed her work and life for the better. We were able to catch Dr. Lee during her busy schedule to connect online and have an amazing conversation about design thinking in health care, patients as part of the collaborative process, and how design enables people to power their own health. Catch the whole conversation after the break!

  A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy from our friend Joseph Babaian @joebabaian   The conflict felt when choosing what can be done, what must be done, and what should be done in healthcare ever present. We regularly find ourselves in highly emotional situations dealing...