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Thoughts on How to Balance Rest and Adventure on a Sabbatical

Since SHIFT announced its sabbatical program about four years ago, I have been thinking long and hard about what I would do with this precious time off. In fact, in true B2B PR fashion, I often thought about the ROI of the vacation spend: how I could be optimize the time and leverage it for…

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Business Travel Tips

Business Travel Tips for PR Pros

For many of us in the PR agency business, travel can come in waves and totally upend your routine. With conference season upon us, the Mobile World Congress and HIMSS-bound communications pros will be on buses, trains and planes over the next few months. I have been riding that wave over the past several months…

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National Health IT Week

SHIFT Healthcare Celebrates National Health IT Week

This week marks the 11th annual National Health IT (NHIT) Week, which the founding organizations define as “a nationwide awareness week focused on the value of healthcare IT.” Over the course of #NHITWeek, individual health IT advocates and various healthcare organizations will attend in-person and/or virtual events at the nation’s capital and across the country.…

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digital health startup

How to Tackle PR for a Digital Health Startup

Digital health continues to grow as evident from reports across the industry, including those covered by Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare Dive. Changing healthcare economies – value-based care, market consolidation, major players entering/exiting state insurance exchanges, etc. – are simultaneously transforming the industry, creating a prime market for innovation. But the health and medical app arena…

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SHIFT Healthcare Q&A Part 2: Writing and Healthcare Trends

This is the second blog post in a series of two posts in the SHIFT Healthcare team’s Q&A with our friend and colleague Mike Feibus, President and Principal Analyst, FeibusTech, as well as Contributor for USA Today and Fortune. Our first installment focused on the taboos and to-dos of event outreach for PR professionals. This…

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SHIFT Healthcare Q&A Part 1: Tradeshow Outreach

Event outreach for PR professionals can be a daunting task that starts months and months before the actual event. But all of that planning is done in vain if the execution isn’t perfect in the 2-3 weeks leading up to the event. It’s these critical couple of weeks where all the planning turns into action…

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HealthyComms: Mobile + Health – Why don’t you two just get hitched already?

This post is from our healthcare team blog, HealthyComms. No one will argue that smart phones and mobile gadgets have completely altered our lives. As noted in this CNN piece by Doug Gross back in 2010, “It’s a mobile society. Call it good. Call it bad. It just is.” As with most things in healthcare, the adoption…

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