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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For the past decade there has been lots of talk about the coming boom in healthcare IT spending, but little to show for it. Now the money is actually starting to flow. As a result, the healthcare industry has developed an insatiable appetite for hard-to-find skilled IT workers. Sunny Singh, CEO of health IT company Edifecs…

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