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AI in healthcare

The State of AI in Healthcare

There is no doubt as to whether artificial intelligence is poised to disrupt an array of industries and disciplines – be it marketing or healthcare. AI holds the potential to address massive pitfalls specific to healthcare – ranging from administrative tasks like speeding the input of patient notes into the electronic health record, to clinical…

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New PR Professionals

4 Career Building Tips For New PR Professionals (That Can’t Be Achieved Behind a Computer)

Strong Career Moves For New PR Professionals It’s back to school time here in New England and across much of the country. Back to school season is often a time of reflection. I have most recently been thinking about what advice I’d give to an emerging generation of new PR professionals that have recently entered the…

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biotech week boston

Thought Leadership Series: Celebrate Science During Biotech Week Boston

The Life Sciences Hub Boston has gained a reputation as one of the hottest, most dynamic life sciences marketplaces through its density of world class hospitals, research facilities, and biotech stalwarts such as Shire and Vertex. The Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, stressed this fact recently saying, “[Boston is] America’s startup city and lead in…

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healthcare innovation

Thought Leadership Series: McKesson Better Health Tour – Demonstrating Healthcare Innovation with Action

Challenging Established Perceptions Established brands are often challenged by their deep roots and longevity in the marketplace when it comes to claiming true healthcare innovation. On one hand, a business that has weathered many market changes must have innovated at one point in its arc of existence. On the other, venerable brands may perceived with…

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marketing best practices

Marketing Best Practices from BrandHIT

Miss our BrandHIT preview post? Check it out here! I had the opportunity to attend BrandHIT last week in Las Vegas. BrandHIT is a new conference hosted by industry leader HIMSS that offers marketing best practices specific to the health information technology (HIT) community. My colleague, Christopher Penn, also spoke at BrandHIT about how to build…

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Effective Communications

Why Effective Communications Skills Matter in Business, Life and Healthcare

In the last few months, I have been slapped in the face with the simple and critical importance of effective communications both in business and in life. Example 1 – Recently, I discussed PR goal setting with a prospect. I mistakenly assumed that they understood PR terms like media placement and briefing. This initial misunderstanding…

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HIMSS

HIMSS17: Taking a Data-Driven Approach to On-Site PR and Marketing

With HIMSS17 around the corner, you likely have your marketing and communications strategy locked and loaded for the conference. Still, we all know that flexibility in planning and real-time communications are key at any event. In order to fully take advantage of the thought leadership opportunities at HIMSS, your organization and key opinion leaders (KOLs) need…

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media hits

A New Year’s Resolution for PR: Media Hits and the Importance of Asking WHY

If SHIFT had a dollar for every time a client or prospect said the following, we’d likely be living in the lap of luxury by now. “We want to get media hits in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR – those type of tier one media outlets.” When pressed on the “why” behind…

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National Health IT Week

National Health IT Week: A Look at Healthcare in 2030

In celebration of National Health IT Week, the SHIFT Communications Healthcare Team took to the streets (figuratively speaking) to gather insights from some of the leading minds in healthcare. We asked industry experts and veterans like Dr. Nick van Terheyden, Chief Medical Office at Dell, and Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Health Economist and contributor to the Huffington…

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healthcare coverage

Healthcare Coverage Open Enrollment Season: 5 Areas of Opportunity for Engaging Millennials

With open enrollment for healthcare coverage encroaching on November 1, we’re offering a three-part series on best practices for engaging millennials – the nation’s largest living generation. Health insurers looking to reach millennials must address their privacy concerns, grant easy access to information across a variety of relevant formats, and highlight a focus on cost-effective…

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