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6 Insights From Work on a Large Health Network Project

Huge Healthcare Organizations Face the Same Content Challenges as We All Do.

Insights from the Big Guys

Insights from the Big Guys

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Series: Free Back Stage Pass. Share Health Conference Information. Technique #3: Interview the Presenter

I’m changing it up a bit.  Thinking our last post “Thought Leaders” needs a little more attention.  We’ll continue that topic later.  For now, let’s finish up with Health Conference Coverage and then we’ll go deeper, later with Thought Leaders.  Deal?  Read on to round out our series on Health Conference Coverage.

Continuing with our series on sharing health conference information with your audience, today we’ll discuss specifics about interviewing health industry thought leaders, Technique #3.

You’ll recall from “Bird’s Eye View“, that there are three techniques we’ll cover:

1. Summarize health conference session information, on behalf of your organization.

2. Interview a “thought leader” in the health industry who has attended a specific conference session.

3. Interview the conference presenter.

Jump back to Free Back Stage Pass to set the scene for the following information.

Technique #3:  Interview a Conference Presenter.  Continue Reading →

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Series: Free Back Stage Pass: Bring Health Conference Info to your Customers. Technique #2 Health Industry Thought Leaders

Continuing with our series on sharing health conference information with your audience, today we’ll discuss specifics about interviewing health industry thought leaders, Technique #2.

You’ll recall from “Bird’s Eye View“, that there are three techniques we’ll cover:

1. Summarize health conference session information, on behalf of your organization.

2. Interview a “thought leader” in the health industry who has attended a specific conference session.

3. Interview the conference presenter.

Jump back to Free Back Stage Pass to set the scene for the following information.

Technique #2: Whaddaya Think? Get a health care thought leader’s response to conference sessions.

First, answer these three questions: Continue Reading →

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Series: Free Back Stage Pass. Sharing Health Conference Information. Technique #1 Your Own Personal Stamp

Continuing on with our series on sharing health conference information with your audience, today we’ll discuss specifics about providing your customers with your health company’s professional summary,  Technique #1.

You’ll recall from “Bird’s Eye View“, that there are three techniques we’ll cover:

1. Summarize health conference session information, on behalf of your organization.

2.  Interview a “thought leader” in the health industry who has attended a specific conference session.

3.  Interview the conference presenter.

Jump back to Free Back Stage Pass to set the scene for the following information.

Technique #1:  Summarize the Conference Session  on behalf of your organization.

Most of us can write a pretty tight summary.  The idea is to share the information, in your company’s voice, with consumers, customers, followers, and your own employees.  Remember, you are doing this not only to share but to position your organization as the “go-to-guy” for all that is new and trending in your industry.  Here are a few tips: Continue Reading →

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Series: Free Back Stage Pass: Bring Health Conference Info to your Customers. Bird’s Eye View.

So, now I’ve got you thinking, right?  If you’re not, go on back to my first post of this series and think again.  Health conferences are a hot bed of cutting edge information.  They feature the best and the brightest.  They have that Vegas-like aura that at once sucks all natural air and light out of the conference center and breathes inspiration and renewal into its attendees.  Share this with your clients.  They want to know.  Let’s face it: time, money, travel are all barriers to people attending conferences but why should those things be barriers to receiving the information?   The Back Stage Pass Series is going to outline for you how to utilize written communication to position yourself as an expert who is in the know.

Three Techniques for Health Conference Coverage.

1. Summarize conference session information, on behalf of your organization.  This means you or one of your employees attend a relevant, current, cutting edge, or even controversial session and summarizes the information for your audience.

2.  Interview a “thought leader” in the health industry who has attended a specific conference session.  Get his/her point of view regarding the information’s relevance, potential impact on the industry, and expectations of how the information comes into practice.

3.  Interview the conference presenter.  Most likely a thought leader, eh?  Understand additional insights the presenter has.  Gather his/her thoughts on feedback received after the presentation.

Ready to dig in?  Then hang on.  Continue Reading →

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Free Back Stage Pass: Bring Health Conference Info to your Customers

Be in “the know.”

Back in the days when I worked in in-patient rehabilitation, I always took advantage of my yearly continuing education benefit.  Each employee was allowed an annual stipend to further his or her skills, paid for by the department.  In exchange for this free education, each employee attending a conference or course was expected to present the information learned to the rest of the rehabilitation staff within two weeks of completion.  The process integrated learning ingested in the classroom by creating teacher of the student and it extended the “bang for the buck” put out by the hospital’s rehab department because the knowledge was shared with the entire staff for the cost of sending just one.

“Brilliant!”  I thought to myself when I learned from a medical writing collegue that this process is alive and well in the pharmaceutical world.  Independent companies, mostly open- source online, provide blow by blow coverage at relevant conferences keeping their subscribers up to date with the latest research, knowledge, practices, and trends throughout their industry. These companies hire writers to attend the most attractive presentations and pay them to write a report, which appears on their website within 24-48 hrs of the presentation.

I immediately thought of the forrest of booths budding with marketing professionals in khakis and logo golf shirts that crowd the conference hall, that looks like any other conference hall and how their time could be used for things other than re-arranging the give-away key chains.  I began thinking of my conversation with my fellow medical writer and brainstorming ideas about how other health companies could tailor these same methods of sharing employeed by those in the pharmaceutical world.  Everyone wants the latest.  Everyone wants the greatest.  The newest.  The coolest.  Everyone wants to be the first.  How many of us would pass up bragging rights to the coveted “back stage pass?”

What can you learn from this?  How can providing cutting-edge information to  your customers be mutually beneficial?  And what are some strategies to integrate conference coverage into your up-to-the-minute subject matter expert position?  Think blog.  Think website.  Newsletters.  Eblasts.  Yes, you the man! Continue Reading →

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Health Influences

“Whether we mean to or not, we influence public and personal health in all aspects of our lives. Health – good and bad — is communicable, and it is the responsibility of every citizen, especially those of us with leadership roles in any sector or industry, to act on this.”  Excerpt from an article in The Huffington Post Health News.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/07/friends-family-health-influence_n_1000829.html?ref=healthy-living-health-news

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Cutting for Stone: If you Haven’t Read it, do.

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Is your Health and Wellness Webpage Responsible?

And are others you use to gather information?  Use this guide as a start to determine the reliability and useability of a site.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html

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