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Key elements of engaging healthcare employees

Key elements of engaging healthcare employees

In this article published in the October 2017 edition of O’Dwyer’s magazine, Cynthia Isaac, Head of Corporate Communications Practice, talks about why engagement of healthcare employees is such a challenge and discusses three global trends that are at play: 1)... Read More

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Millennials Give a D*mn: MCON Highlights

July 13, 2016

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Categories: Advocacy, Creativity

Millennials Give a D*mn: MCON Highlights

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Last month, MCON was held in Washington, DC. It was a gathering of leaders, activists and social entrepreneurs acting and finding creative solutions to social issues. The conference spanned topics from entrepreneurship to exploration, from social justice to creativity, and...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

July 13, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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Hello Readers, After this gorgeous sunny summer weekend, we bring you the high-brow and low-brow highlights that the healthcare sector has to offer. From the pages of Vanity Fair, we are reminded about the Icarian downfalls of two healthcare industry...

Telemedicine, Healthcare Coverage, Human Gene Modification, Healthcare Fraud and Enforcement, The American Diet, and More!

July 8, 2016

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Categories: Health, News Media

Telemedicine, Healthcare Coverage, Human Gene Modification, Healthcare Fraud and Enforcement, The American Diet, and More!

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Telemedicine Transformation As reported in the Wall Street Journal, telemedicine is growing, thanks to faster internet connections, ubiquitous smartphones and changing insurance standards – and it’s changing the delivery of health care. More than 15 million Americans received some kind...

Millennial Physicians: Collaboration and Patient Engagement Are Key

June 30, 2016

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Categories: Communications

Millennial Physicians: Collaboration and Patient Engagement Are Key

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I’ve heard a lot about millennial patients and employees but haven’t heard anything about millennial doctors. Do they have specific values and attitudes that they bring to their practice and how does this affect patient care? According to the latest...

The Impact of Augmented Intelligence on Healthcare Communications

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There are many different types of smart machines. Most people are more familiar with the term “artificial intelligence,” or building human-like intelligence in autonomous technology. However, “augmented intelligence,” which is information technology that augments human intelligence, is progressing rapidly and...

How Can a Game of Chess Help Pharmaceutical Companies?

June 27, 2016

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Categories: Communications, Healthcare

How Can a Game of Chess Help Pharmaceutical Companies?

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It seems like there isn’t a healthcare story written these days that doesn’t mention pricing. Even when a drug is facing review by the FDA Advisory Committee, somewhere, you’ll see a line about the potential Wholesale Acquisition Cost, or WAC....

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

June 27, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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Last week served up a veritable feast of healthcare issues in headlines (who said the summer is a slow cooker)! We saw that the House Republicans offered their alternative to the Affordable Care Act; the Supreme Court upheld a ruling...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

June 20, 2016

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Categories: Communications, Corporate Reputaion

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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  SHADY DEALINGS WITH DOCTORS Two former employees of Insys Pharmaceuticals were arrested last week on federal anti-kickback charges regarding the drug maker’s only product, a painkiller spray called Subsys. Subsys, which contains the drug fentanyl, is marketed to treat...

Nutrition, Health Care Coverage, Cancer Medication News, FDA and EMA, and More!

June 14, 2016

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Categories: FDA News, Health Policy and Access

Nutrition, Health Care Coverage, Cancer Medication News, FDA and EMA, and More!

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New Food Label RecommendationsOn May 27, the FDA issued final changes to the Nutrition Facts Label on foods, the first change in 10 years. The changes are generally are intended to give consumers quicker and easier understanding of the important...

Ready, Set, LARP! Using Live Action Role Playing to Spark Creativity and Communicate in New Ways

June 14, 2016

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Categories: Creativity

Ready, Set, LARP! Using Live Action Role Playing to Spark Creativity and Communicate in New Ways

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Simulated realities, technology so advanced they have rendered the human body invulnerable to injury, disease and decay, and characters named “The Black Scrivener,” “Quicksilver Buddha” and the “Dream Witch.” Despite what you may be thinking, no, it’s not the plot...