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About Danny

Danny Lieberman is the authority in applying threat analysis to Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) in healthcare. He is a sought-after speaker, prolific blogger on healthcare technology, and advisor on software security and privacy compliance issues to healthcare and medical device vendors. He is passionate about Pathcare: the private social network for a doctor and her patients. Danny is a solid-state physicist by training, professional programmer by vocation and avid amateur saxophonist and biker.

Natural disasters, war – where are your loved ones?


Danny Lieberman, founder of Pathcare; the private social network for a doctor and his patients goes back in time to 1973 and talks about a multi-trauma patient management system – developed in Israel during the war as a response to the … Continue reading


Are doctor-patient relationships like being married?


Danny Lieberman, founder of Pathcare, the private social network for doctors and patients, asks “What are the ingredients for a successful doctor-patient relationship” and makes a surprising discovery. A conversation with a twice-divorced colleague, got me thinking about relationships: doctor-patient relationships … Continue reading


How to make care coordination work


Danny Lieberman, founder of Pathcare, talks about how to help doctors and patients coordination care with simple, easy-to-use commodity digital tools that can be provided on the Internet as a service. Leaving in the Middle East, our experience has been that … Continue reading


How do Israeli nurses sustain high stress with low burnout?


Nursing is, by its very nature, an occupation subject to a high degree of stress. Every day a nurse confronts stark suffering, grief, and death as few other people do. Many tasks are mundane and unrewarding. Many are, by normal … Continue reading


It’s people, not hackers who threaten patient privacy


Danny Lieberman, founder of Pathcare, the private social network for healthcare that enables  physicians to care for more patients with less stress in less time explains that patient privacy breaches are caused by people, not by hackers. Dateline 2011 Canada –  a … Continue reading


Thinking better with high-fat diets


Danny Lieberman, founder of Pathcare, the private social network for healthcare that enables  physicians to care for more patients with less stress in less time brings some interesting research that challenges conventional wisdom on what foods are healthy. The role of pasta … Continue reading


Health care and confusing profit, patient, cost and quality.


Danny Lieberman, the founder of Pathcare – talks about why we should be spending less money on healthcare and more on collaboration. The root cause of big failures is always hubris. Think about hubris in healthcare when you read this … Continue reading


Improve the patient-physician relationship with 4 simple tools.


Danny Lieberman – the founder of Pathcare, the private social network for a physician and his patients, talks about how to improve the effectiveness of  the patient-physician relationship with 4 simple tools. Walter had struggled with pain on his side … Continue reading


Treat the patient, not the laboratory test numbers


Danny Lieberman, the founder of Pathcare, the private social network for healthcare, talks about the importance of treating the patient not the numbers.  As an example of this notion, Danny presents some guidelines from the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine … Continue reading


How to play the ADHD game


Danny Lieberman, the founder of Pathcare, the private social network for healthcare, reviews an innovative online service for clinicians that uses distracters to help improve ADHD diagnosis and treatment plans. Do you have a child with ADHD? Then surely, you … Continue reading


We have a lymphedema pandemic – while IT is busy evaluating systems


IT (information technology) is about executing predictable business processes. Doctors are about handling the unexpected and dealing with the extreme and unfamiliar like lymphedema. If they will ever bridge this gap, IT and physicians must adopt a common goal and … Continue reading


Can Dr. Google do it alone?


Patient self-management is great, but is a “have browser, will heal” strategy really a good idea?  Perhaps it’s a really bad idea? People have deep emotional concerns with psychosomatic implications that cannot be resolved by asking Dr. Google. A few … Continue reading


Team-based care


When I grew up in New Jersey, we had a GP who took care of the entire family, my parents, me and my 3 younger sisters. 30 years later, when my Mom became ill with MSA (multiple system atrophy), she … Continue reading


Why your doctors should be working together


Why your doctors should be working together and why patients shouldn’t have to integrate the data themselves. Eleven years ago, my Mom passed away from MSA – Multiple system atrophy. Multiple-system atrophy (MSA) is a neurological disorder associated with the … Continue reading


Back to basics – putting the patient back into center court


I remember standing on a line in a Barnes and Nobles store in Manhattan about 15 years ago and picking up a slim book of Michael Jordan’s autobiography.   I actually read the entire book while waiting in the queue … Continue reading


Are you using social networking for healthcare like you choose your haircut?


Danny Lieberman talks about why taking decisions on using social media for your medical practice should be based on your specialty and your patients’ needs, not what kind of haircut the guys in your class favor. A flattop is a … Continue reading


Freeing yourself from a tobacco and alcohol addiction


Danny Lieberman talks about improving healthcare by taking a page out of the chip industry, designing a process, ramping it up into mass production and then driving down costs with continuous improvement. Social media is more addictive than cigarettes and … Continue reading


I can have my cake and eat it too!


Danny Lieberman frames the question of healthcare and social in a different way – and there might even be a delicious cake recipe in the post that is not too fattening! There is a tremendous swell of interest in using … Continue reading


Can I trust you to keep a secret?


In this article, Danny Lieberman talks about the importance of trust and privacy in our healthcare interactions. pri·va·cy/ˈprīvəsē/ The state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people. The state of being free from public … Continue reading


Getting into bed and staying there?


The family GP doesn’t do house calls anymore In late May 2009, my 87 year old mother-in-law fell. She got back into bed and stayed there. She was unwilling to get out of bed and be taken by ambulance to … Continue reading


When doctors still made house calls and people still died at home


Over 100 years ago, when doctors still made house calls and people still died at home, it would have been difficult to predict the events that led much of the Western world to a trillion dollar healthcare systems technology industry … Continue reading


A simple solution for improving healthcare


We can improve healthcare today by improving accessibility of the information shared between doctor (the expert on the science) and the patients (the experts on their personal experience). Over 5000 years ago, as described in the Old Testament, the first human … Continue reading


The value proposition of private social networking for healthcare


The value proposition of private social networking for healthcare is saving time not spending time. You, me, we’re all consumers As consumers of products and services, doctors are no different from anyone else. They have basic needs (sales is defined … Continue reading


How private social networking can make healthcare workers really effective


We  are accustomed to think  about social media in terms of the personal interactions that stimulate our System 1: the intuitive, fast thinking process in our brain that enables us to enjoy interesting content and parry conversations with witty repartee. … Continue reading


The biggest resource in healthcare is the patients themselves.


We can use private social networks to enable patients to connect directly with their physicians and healthcare providers. By connecting directly with their physician in a private social network, doctors can provide guidance and patients can provide feedback using a simple, easy-to-use … Continue reading


(Un)-meaningful use – the healthcare system you should be using


How do you get the most of a software application for managing your patients’ medical information, i.e. maximize your return on investment? At the same time, how do you minimize your security and compliance risk for using the software? Different … Continue reading