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March 27, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

For once, CSPAN was enthralling in the lead up to the choice Speaker Paul Ryan made last Friday to pull the American Health Care Act after failing to secure enough support from his party. The AHCA was the “repeal and...

March 6, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Storylines last week focused on drama, mystery, and intrigue. Our top case revolves around the case of the missing healthcare bill. Following President Trump’s address that focused heavily on overhauling healthcare, the GOP promised to unveil its replacement to the...

January 8, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Happy New Year! Welcome back. As we kick-off the season for transitions, renewed commitments, and overcrowded gyms (we swear we’re getting back on the wagon on that one), we ask a series of questions: Is your company compliant with disclosing...

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

1. Calls for Greater Data Sharing The current issue of NEJM includes a series of perspectives articles advocating for greater data sharing among pharma companies, academic institutions and the government. One of the pieces is by Sen Elizabeth Warren, who...

April 28, 2014

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Beltway Buzz: Spring has Sprung in Washington

The Beltway Buzz is CCA-DC’s monthly recap of healthcare related happenings in the District. Out with the Old, In with the New: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced she will resign her post, in a move that ends...

Newly Insured Consumers Necessitate a New Communications Approach

Patients are at the core of what we do as health communicators. We speak to a variety of audiences, but at the end of the day, we often find ourselves trying to reach patients to affect behavior change. Today this...

January 6, 2014

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A Spirit of Compromise as ACA Marches On

In these very early days of January, I am predicting that “access” will be the word of the year for 2014, especially in healthcare. Merriam-Webster defines access as “a way of being able to use or get something.” As the...

Gauging Healthcare Investor Sentiment

Even with all of the turmoil in the healthcare market in 2012, the overall healthcare sector performed well. Drug approvals were positive compared with 2011, procedure volumes stabilized and cost initiatives were realized. These factors, along with consolidation, all supported...