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Long Live the MSM!
The conventional wisdom of the digital age long ago declared that nobody really pays attention anymore to the mainstream media…that mainstream media had become irrelevant…that the MSM was dead! But as the great Mark Twain said after a newspaper erroneously reported that he had died while touring Europe: “The reports of my death have been […]
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 health care communicators wondering how best to approach […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Mechanics of a Mesmerizing Event
As a Republican attending my first Democratic National Convention, my experience being in the hall was very much different than watching it on TV. The ambiance of the entire week culminated in one single moment. The pageantry, participation and execution were brilliant, and we know that was the result of hard work by teams of […]