February 7, 2020

It has been more than a year since HHS proposed a set of rules to improve electronic healthcare data interoperability among payers, providers and patients. With the rules expected to roll out later this month, healthcare providers and payers will be required to implement open data-sharing technology to improve access to patient information. The rules require health plans to offer patients and clinicians access to their medical claims and health information, but providers will also be on the hook to increase patient access; as non-compliant physicians will be included in a public report that consumers could reference when selecting a provider. Here at Aria, these proposed rules have been a hot topic of conversation for a couple of our clients in particular.

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January 30, 2020

As a healthcare public relations agency, we at Aria Marketing are certainly no strangers to reactive pitching opportunities. When the Department of Health and Human Services releases a new draft plan, we are ready to pitch our clients’ expertise on how the rules might impact the industry. When a new data breach is reported, we know which reporters will want to hear from an expert on what went wrong and how other organizations can prevent such an incident. However, while politics and healthcare are deeply intertwined, it is not every day that we pitch a client to discuss a potential national security threat. The U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in January, however, presented that opportunity.

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January 24, 2020

The beginning of the year always provides a perfect opportunity to pause and reflect on the past, and strategize how to make the future the best yet. That rings true at Aria, where we fuel our healthcare communications work with a robust wellness offering. As we prepare for another successful year of public relations wins, we are bringing the best of 2019's wellness initiative forward, plus scheming up new plans and activities. Here’s a taste of what we did last year plus a sampling of our team’s feedback and goals for 2020.

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January 16, 2020

It’s only January so I think looking back at 2019 is still fair game, and it sure was an interesting year for Aria, integrated heatlhcare marketing and for healthcare IT in general. 

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January 9, 2020

 

For 25 years, Michael Dowding has pursued the twin passions of writing and education as a freelance writer and professor at Boston University’s College of Communication. In addition to thousands of content-writing projects and several ghostwritten books, his BU classes on media writing and popular workshops for the PR Club of New England have helped him devise and refine the writing principles that he loves to share. Following his guest lecture for Aria Marketing, we caught up with Michael to get his latest take on the current state of professional media writing.

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