Archive | October, 2016

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Public Communication in Science Promotion

A study released in Pediatrics shows that an increasing number of pediatricians are facing parents who refuse routine, recommended vaccinations for their children. Pediatricians perceive that ill-informed parents have come to believe that vaccines, which prevent life-threatening illnesses and hold epidemics at bay, are somehow unnecessary or even dangerous. I choose to vaccinate my children […]

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PR’s Role in Patient Engagement | O’Dwyer’s

Patients and families often need guidance to make informed and confident decisions about their health and healthcare. Check out Sharon’s article in O’Dwyer’s October issue to learn how communications professionals play a critical role in encouraging and influencing conversations and in promoting shared decision-making. Some of the key takeaways include: Make it a priority for […]

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MACRA | Another Step in Reforming Care Delivery

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the much-anticipated final rule on the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 – better known as MACRA. This rule is 2,200 pages (a length that surprises no one familiar with CMS rules) and […]

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Write Like You Talk — and 5 Other Unorthodox Writing Tips

Clients hire PR firms to tell their stories.  Accurately. Interestingly. Powerfully. It’s not easy work, so that’s why they pay someone else to do it. To be successful, PR professionals can’t just go through the motions. With each project, we must tell stories in a compelling enough way to attract the attention of key audiences, […]

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