With $237.5 million raised for health-software startups in the first quarter of 2014 alone, this industry segment is on fire.  This, coupled with explosive interest in the post-Affordable Care Act world, means the media has an insatiable appetite for new voices and fresh ideas. That’s why we’re having so much fun right now connecting our…

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The Affordable Care Act’s impact is being felt in all corners of American society, from patients to physicians, and health plans to political leaders.  But it is also being felt in newsrooms, where a legion of journalists have been assigned to translate this new law and offer readers a glimpse of the future.  Lucky for…

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As a tech PR firm, RH Strategic takes client product launches seriously. We encourage our client teams to include us as a part of their internal team so that we can participate in all aspects of the communication planning and preparation that goes into a new product’s one big splash into the market. This fall,…

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The U.S. healthcare system is going through monumental change and criticism. On October 1, one of the pivotal components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect in the form of public health insurance marketplaces. And like any highly anticipated consumer product launch–think Apple iPhone, Madden NFL video games or Microsoft…

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These are heady times in the public relations industry with news of layoffs at some of the larger firms and the continued transformation of traditional media practices by social and digital. At RH Strategic, we have always been proud of our position in the PR landscape; our ability to garner great results; and our success…

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The problems with Healthcare.gov will no doubt eventually be repaired by IT pros, but the damage to reputations will sting for years to come. The challenge for the contractors involved is that the standard crisis communications playbook simply doesn’t apply in these situations. This playbook says that in a typical crisis where a corporate reputation is…

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Last week I attended the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) annual conference in Austin.  For over 10 years I have been going to this conference – in person and remotely – to keep abreast of the latest developments in this unique segment of the healthcare IT industry. More Than an Academic Experiment As has been the…

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Every day we see new survey findings in the news – everything from the cleanest city and the best beaches to the unhealthiest states and most stressful careers. Nationally known research companies such as Kelton Research, Gallup and Harris Interactive are making a killing organizing consumer surveys for foundations, corporations and consumer interest groups. However,…

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A recent PBS special on the coming-of-age of Silicon Valley reminded me of the excitement I had dreaming up the seemingly endless uses for my family’s first home computer (a Timex Sinclair 1000, with 1.5k of built-in memory, circa 1982), and the epochal significance of the work everyone in the technology sector is doing today,…

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