Aha Media Group writer Teri Cettina switched roles, from health copywriter to patient, when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Many health systems seem to shy away from creating and promoting content about stress management and mental health. They shouldn’t. Patients who receive emotional as well as physical care often heal faster and… Read more
Stay-at-home restrictions are lifting, but the fear of getting COVID-19 or spreading it to others is tangible. This fear is holding many people from seeing a doctor for medical issues such as injuries, chronic conditions and even emergencies.
Aha Media Group writer Teri Cettina switched roles, from health copywriter to patient, when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. My most recent chemotherapy appointment marked the first time I had visited my local hospital since the COVID-19 crisis began.
Lately, when I turn on the news, I hear less about the devastation from the coronavirus (which is still heartbreaking) and more about plans to reopen the country. As healthcare communicators, we’re in the trenches, giving our audience the crucial information they need. But with this shift in tone, it’s time to look ahead and… Read more
In seemingly no time at all, the coronavirus has upended our world. People who had never heard of COVID-19 a few months ago are spending their days frantically researching and seeking coronavirus-related information.
Coronavirus messaging has changed rapidly over the past few weeks — and will continue to evolve as the situation progresses. As healthcare communicators grapple with the daily (sometimes hourly) changes, ensure that your content consistently speaks with sensitivity toward high-risk groups.
Aha Media Group writer Teri Cettina switched roles, from health copywriter to patient, when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. I had just finished a project for a children’s hospital website. It was a tough job. After all, medical writing requires a delicate balance. We need to provide clear, useful information while conveying… Read more
“That story sounds a lot like mine — if they can conquer [health problem], so can I.” One of the most powerful ways to connect with a healthcare audience is through stories. So how can you use patient stories to create authentic, meaningful connections with your audience? Take a look at these 5 hospitals —… Read more
The beginning of the year is a great time to look back. I love rereading our content from the previous year to see what topics and healthcare marketing blogs resonated with our audience. Some of our biggest hits delved into hospital social media, physician bios and writing about sensitive healthcare issues. Fortunately, we conducted webinars… Read more
To reach more patients, sometimes you have to make like Beyoncé and change your (page) name. Developing clinical program and service names is not for the faint of heart: The name needs to reflect your clinicians’ expertise, honor financial donors and align with your organization’s mission. But often, a name that checks those boxes is… Read more