Healthcare

HIPPA

Ensure Your Intranet Is HIPAA Compliant

Written by Giuliana LaMantia, HospitalPortal.net. Utilizing an Intranet comes with a number of positives, such as enhanced collaboration, organization, and management to name a few. However, like any organization process or product, an Intranet also comes with the responsibility of keeping information secure and private. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996

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Social Media Best Practices for Healthcare Marketing

Written by Casey O’Quinn, originally published on November 28, 2016, Gravity Digital’s blog. We’re discussing social media best practices for healthcare marketing. Specifically, B2B (Business to Business) companies that provide products and services to providers. There is a common misconception that social media isn’t a place for B2B, but it’s simply not true. In conversations

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Using Your Intranet To Organize Internal Communications

Written by Jason Oshita, originally posted on the Hospital Portal Net’s blog. A common issue among hospitals, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory surgical clinics is managing the large and constant volume of information. While there isn’t an ideal amount of time to dedicate to review content since the majority of the staff is usually out

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The Role of Communication in Creating Successful Healthcare Partnerships

As healthcare organizations, systems and networks focus on providing a continuum of care in primary care services, acute in-patient care and post-hospital care, new partnerships and relationships are formed. The internal communication function is critical to the successful management, adoption and integration of these partnerships, ensuring consistent and clear communication internally across all partner organizations

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Strategic Internal Communications for Health Care

Is lack of staff impacting on your ability to deliver impactful and timely internal communications?

Earlier this year we surveyed internal communications professionals working in the healthcare industry. Almost 60% responded that lack of staff for new initiatives is one of the biggest challenges they face. This lack of resources is underpinned by a larger problem facing internal communicators in all industries. Newsweaver recently published the interim results of a

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“Communication culture” equals great collaboration

Written by Stacy Wilson, President of Eloquor Consulting, Inc. I first started hearing communicators talk about “a culture of communication” more than 10 years ago. I had one client in particular who was really interested in the concept and could articulate the potential effectively. We understand the connection between good communication and the bottom line. We know that

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Collaboration and the Digital Workplace in Health Care

Written by: Stacy Wilson, Owner & President, Eloquor Consulting, Inc I’m not sure what started my fascination with health care, but it started early. Perhaps it was that my father was an exercise physiologist. Perhaps it was my early job at an association for medical group managers (way before “managed care” was common). It might

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Creating Two-Way Communication with Front-line Staff

We recently conducted an online survey of communicators in the healthcare industry and found that 63% of those that responded named reaching non-desk employees and volunteers as their biggest challenge. If you work in the healthcare industry I’m sure that this isn’t a surprise. From nurses and laboratory technicians to emergency medical technicians and surgical

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Reaching a mobile workforce: Learn how Miami Children’s Health System’s used responsive design emails to let staff read newsletters on the go

About Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS) in South Florida is routinely ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation. They employ over 3,500 employees. Francis Forte, Employee Communications Specialist, is part of a central HR team that manages internal communications throughout the organization. Challenge Reaching MCHS’ diverse workforce is a big challenge. For example,

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