Joseph Babaian is a progressive leader and healthcare IT consultant hailing from humid Houston, Texas. He has over 15 years of IT management and business development experience supporting the healthcare and telecommunications sectors.

Joseph is co-moderator along with Colin Hung @Colin_Hung and Bernadette Keefe, MD @nxtstop1 of the popular blog and Twitter chat hosted by the Healthcare Leadership Blog Hcldr.org #hcldrnxtstop1 – please check it out for ongoing engagement, exciting healthcare topics, and solutions from our worldwide community of engaged participants.

An engaged pro in using social media to improve customer experience and engagement, Joseph works to be a driver for creating new efficiencies in business operations plus finding and creating new opportunities. With a keen interest in healthcare leadership initiatives, Joseph led a motivated and skilled group of senior MBA students to create a successful business plan for the Texas Medical Center’s Council of Nursing Executives in pursuit of a new Nursing Leadership Institute. The resulting business plan was well-received by the council and adopted as their blueprint.

Joseph holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management with a focus on Healthcare administration from the University of Houston. He is a member of ACHE, HIMSS, Beta Gamma Sigma, serves as Vice-President for his MBA Alumni Association, and spends time in the summer helping to lead his community summer swim team, The Sharks.




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  1. Hi, Joe:

    Thanks for your comment on my blog post on RBCs. You’re so right – what is a person to do to help our patients and the populace at large? Just today I saw an article about e-visits — if there is a buck to be made, be sure some entrepreneurs and the insurance companies will be right there. That’s the problem with our system – no feedback.

    I think that the primary care professional societies would be the best ones to weigh in, and get some money from government to do the studies and write the articles. Unfortunately, at least in the case of pediatrics, their focus is too diffuse, and they are not able to go forward very far in health care organization policy. They are diverted by a myriad of other issues, all important, but diffuse — and, they are conflict-avoiders. It’s such a shame – if they were a stronger organization, they could do much more.

    The AAFP is much stronger as an organization, but once again, how many issues can they take on at once? The AMA has been toothless and diverted for years.

    So, I’m not terribly hopeful. Maybe a strong, independent organization that took on the monitoring of health care organization innovations could do it – but I don’t see any such organization on the horizon.

    So, I suppose we will just see a proliferation of efforts without good feedback, until horror stories emerge and finally action is taken.

    Let me know if you will be in SF sometime and let’s get together!


    Budd Shenkin

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