Following the November elections, we predicted how tech policy issues would fare under a Biden administration and a new Congress, as well as tips for how media pros should communicate about them. The predictions held up well for Biden’s first 100 days in office. Now here’s a look forward at how two key tech issues…

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Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how intimately entwined our public policy is with our healthcare system. From stimulus funds to vaccine prioritization to new health technologies, the government and the healthcare industry have been — and must continue — working together to ensure effective public health responses and recovery. To understand…

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Almost a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, the new Biden administration is expected to move quickly to respond to the crisis. It is also expected to make significant long-term changes to the U.S. healthcare system and health policy. As healthcare communicators and PR pros, we need to track these policy changes and adjust our…

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As PR and public affairs specialists, we know tech clients will be asking our advice on how to navigate a potentially new administration and a Congress that remains split between Democrats and Republicans. From our point of view, there’s no one overall effect on tech policy. We think it will differ issue by issue. Here’s…

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Pre-COVID, people generally perceived healthcare as hard to navigate, exceedingly expensive, insufficient and sometimes ineffective. But what will people think of healthcare in the years to come? Well, that depends on who is shaping the conversations. For decades, thought leaders have focused on moving healthcare policy and big ideas forward, but healthcare’s current period of…

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Never before have we relied on the technology and cybersecurity sectors as heavily as we do today. With more people working from home and using telehealth services or remote learning tools, it is more important than ever that Congress devote legislative time to cyber issues and, potentially, develop new policies and regulations. How Congress determines…

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Wielding influence in Washington, D.C. requires a holistic approach to media relations, public affairs and developing relationships with influencers — but who are these influencers and how do we engage with them? In D.C., major players from Congress, the Administration, think tanks and other Hill organizations are constantly moving and shaping public policy. It takes…

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Over the past few months, Congress has approved an unprecedented amount of federal funding to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and stimulate the economy. How are these funds being used and what is still available for businesses? The Families First Coronavirus Response Act expanded worker protections and provided additional resources for the healthcare sector, while…

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From the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee’s investigation of competition in digital markets to the state of California’s passage of a bill requiring app-based companies such as Uber and Lyft to treat contract workers as employees, 2019 has seen a major shift in how U.S. policymakers and legislators approach the tech industry. More is coming….

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Trish Rimo, who leads RH Strategic’s cybersecurity practice, has a storied career at the intersection of public relations, government affairs and cybersecurity. We recently chatted with Trish, who has represented clients like McAfee, Intel and SAIC, to assess what is top of mind among policymakers in Washington DC. What are lawmakers in DC most concerned…

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