We’re in a new era of health consumerism. Patients are making informed decisions about their own health and demanding better access and communication from healthcare providers.

Post 3rd Open Enrollment CMS figures by ethnic & racial group are yet to be published by CMS, however, as of last Fall, most states had yet to enroll more than half of their Hispanic & African American uninsured ACA eligibles. But surprisingly, Multicultural segments eligibles are surprisingly less risky than White Non-Hispanic eligibles.

Hispanic & African American Affordable Care Act eligibles standing in the sidelines differ from White Non-Hispanics (WNH) in some significant ways.

Sensis was awarded a new multiple award blanket purchase agreement for health marketing and communication support services by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There are innumerable ways to enhance the effectiveness of healthcare marketing communications, from better problem definition to sharper insights to stronger ideas, but there is one underlying factor that is the primary determinant of success: talent.

By Gonzalo López Martí         LMMIAMI.COM

  • Millennials live in a sort of protracted adolescence.
  • Not necessarily their fault.
  • See, “modern capitalism”- for lack of a better definition- needs consumers to behave as teenagers starting at the tender age of 9 and well into our 60s.
  • Existentially obsessed with success, popularity and youth.
  • Continually under the urge of instant gratification.
  • Even if your helicopter parents cater to your every whim and tell you once and again since your earliest childhood that you are special and can be whatever you want to be in life, by the time you reach adulthood reality hits you.

At first mention of the internet of things (IoT) for healthcare, Fitbits, Jawbones and smart watches probably come to mind. These devices have received a strong dose of media hype, but they are just the tip of the iceberg in a growing infrastructure that is bringing meaningful connectivity to the business of health.

Sensis has launched SensisHealth, a specialized health care marketing practice to help providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies improve outcomes for a diverse population of patients and caregivers.

Healthcare, as an industry, is uniquely positioned to create powerful social innovation by virtue of the connections between patients, as well as within the community of doctors. The fact that there are almost no good examples of social healthcare brands cannot be written off purely to FDA regulations (or the lack thereof) in this area. The root of the issue is a lack of understanding of how social and technological innovations really affect culture, and how marketing needs to reflect it. A presence of social platforms is a far cry from an understanding of what it is to be a social brand.

The digital revolution continues to transform healthcare fundamentally, and many people believe that a tipping point is finally within reach. In 2014, digital health investments topped $6.5 billion, compared with $2.9 billion a year earlier.  by David Champagne, Amy Hung, and Olivier Leclerc

2016 will be a year of firsts for players within healthcare as the industry adapts to the main forces driving the New Health Economy: the rise of consumerism, the focus on value, downward pressure on costs, technological innovation and the impact of new entrants.

Maintaining a strong brand that represents the core values of the consumers they serve, differentiating from competitive offerings and generating positive customer experiences is key to surviving in today’s competitive healthcare climate. Healthcare, meet the business world.

Until recently, consumerism in the U.S. healthcare industry has moved slowly. However, several converging forces are likely to change the situation soon and result in a more dynamic market. Higher deductibles and copayments, greater transparency into provider performance and costs, and the rise of network narrowing and provider-led health plans are prodding patients to become more involved in healthcare decision making than ever before.

With this in mind, UCSA in partnership with award-winning creatives Abe Garcia (Dieste), Daniel G Milan (Lopez Negrete NY) and Dario Campos (McGarryBowen SAT), and Shooters Films has launched a new campaign focused on cyberbullying.

Responding to the billions of advertising dollars being spent to promote prescription products, physicians at the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new policy aimed at driving solutions to make prescription drugs more affordable.

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