October 22, 2020

The Aria Marketing staff has spent the past seven months supporting our health IT clients from home amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While working remotely has introduced us to many challenges, like issues with internet coverage, Zoom calls, homeschooling, and crowded households, the Aria team has found innovative ways to set themselves up for success at home. Hear from members of the Aria team below on best practices for working from home as well as what they miss most about our office:

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October 9, 2020

For the 7th consecutive year, our client Kyruus is hosting its Annual Thought Leadership on Access Symposium (ATLAS), an event that brings together health system and hospital leaders from across the country to collaborate on transforming patient access and the patient experience. Like many other events, ATLAS is going to be conducted virtually this year.  This setting actually allows Kyruus to bring in even more experts from across the industry, including C-level executives from top U.S. health systems like Banner Health, Geisinger, and Providence. Some other agenda highlights include:

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October 1, 2020

Social distancing orders have forced companies to work remotely and re-evaluate the way they do business. The world of media relations is no different, with many reporters now primarily conducting interviews via phone or video (Zoom, Skype, etc.). The Aria team has been working with clients to prepare them for successful remote interviews over the past few months, so we wanted to share some tips for nailing the virtual video interview.

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September 24, 2020

2020 is a year for the record books (thanks COVID-19). As healthcare PR professionals, we will always remember 2020 as the year that the HIMSS annual conference was cancelled for the first time ever. While the cancellation of HIMSS20 was a painful blow for both our clients and the Aria team, we can all start looking forward to HIMSS21, which is scheduled to take place August 9–13, 2021 in Las Vegas. With the 2021 date set, it is time to start thinking about HIMSS speaking proposals (the speaking portal officially opens October 5).

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September 17, 2020

A frostbite-like rash on feet or hands is just one potential symptom of the novel coronavirus. If you search Google Images for the colloquial term, “COVID toe,” you’ll find dozens of photos of toes with reddish or purplish splotches – almost entirely on white skin. You’ll likely have to scroll and scroll before finding a single image of brown or black skin. (That is, if you find one at all.)

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