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Our Picks for Top Health Communications News Stories of the Summer

It can be challenging to keep up with all of the latest news about health care communications and health policy. Given that the health communication industry is rapidly evolving, there is always something new developing. In an effort to help you stay current on the latest and greatest health care communications news, we've created this highlight of stories from the months of July and August that we feel are deserving of your attention. More than 4,000 people from 72 countries met at the Glo… [Read More]

Electronic Medical Records: They’re Not Just for Doctors!

When you think of medical records, you probably think of file folders at your doctor's office filled with his or her chicken-scratch handwriting--documents that are highly unlikely to be useful or relevant to you as a patient. A few years ago, you'd be right. Now, with the advent of electronic records, all that is slowly changing and we as patients have a lot to be excited about. With the increased prevalence of digital data storage and Internet access, many health care practices are transiti… [Read More]

How the Right Words at the Right Time Can Make All the Difference

As a health communicator, I have made a career out of carefully crafting messaging to ensure that the right words are used to communicate to people about health-related topics. I aim to write materials that are clear, concise, and easy to understand. I espouse the use of plain language principles and am a health literacy champion. But I have never really given a great deal of thought about how the ability to communicate effectively about health is an equally important skill in everyday life. … [Read More]


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