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Media Relations Fundamentals

Even in today’s unprecedented news environment, media relations is still about the fundamentals. Since January 20 (and arguably since November 8), it’s been impossible to predict the topic du jour of the news cycle because of what’s been coming out of Washington, D.C. This uncertainty has some healthcare communicators wondering how best to approach media […]

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5 New Challenges for Healthcare PR in 2017

New Challenges for Healthcare PR in 2017

2016 was a year of unprecedented change for our industry, with high-stakes battles over the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid, culminating in a watershed presidential election. And, if the first few weeks of 2017 are any predictor, healthcare communications is heading into another turbulent, exciting, and pivotal period. To keep up with the relentless pace […]

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Introducing…You

Introducing yourself in a meeting seems easy enough. Then why do so many people fail to make the most of it, and sometimes even leave a bad impression? Some people talk incessantly about all their experience and accomplishments in what ends up putting off rather than impressing their listeners. Others give only the bare minimum, […]

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Four Tips for Successful Leaders

Focus. Confidence. Integrity. Passion. These are key qualities of effective leaders, as outlined in a highly useful presentation at a recent Public Relations Society of America luncheon in Charlotte, N.C. Establishing yourself as a leader is vital to building your role on your team, and advancing your career to the next level. It’s something that […]

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Team News: Two New VP Promotions at The Reis Group

The Reis Group is pleased to announce that two of its team members, Lauren K. Musiol and Hieu D. Nguyen, have been promoted to Vice President. In their new leadership roles, they will be supervising work for major clients in healthcare, and science, and will also promote the firm’s continuing growth in public education, professional […]

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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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