Archive: October 1996

MARK THESE DATES

October 31st, 1996 by

November 10-12 The Alliance For Healthcare Strategy and Marketing and The Greystone Group, Inc.’s First Annual Healthcare Marketing and Technology Conference. Las Vegas. Members: $695; Non-members: $745. Call 312/704-9701. Nov. 10-13 The National Association of… Continued

DETROIT DOCTOR TAKES FIGHT AGAINST ASSISTED SUICIDE TO THE INTERNET

October 31st, 1996 by

As if Jack Kevorkian didn’t have enough dissenters, enter Dr. Sanjay Gupta and his Web site. In response to the so-called Dr. Death’s presence in his Detroit community, the medical resident at Henry Ford Hospital’s… Continued

AD GUIDELINES ISSUED

October 31st, 1996 by

After a Miami hospital was sued for using the x-rays of one of its patients in an ad, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), a Chicago-based organization that promotes medical-data accuracy and confidentiality, has… Continued

SNEAK PEAK AT HEDIS

October 31st, 1996 by

You may want to wait to do patient satisfaction surveys –although the complete HEDIS 3.0 document, a four-volume compilation of broad narratives and narrow technical details, won’t be ready until early January — a summary… Continued

MEDICAL DEVICE PEOPLE RIDE THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY

October 31st, 1996 by

In a high-tech medical device industry, manufacturers are leaning more heavily than ever on cyberspace to boost their marketing efforts. A show of hands at last month’s annual meeting of the Medical Marketing Assn. (MMA)… Continued

ADVANTAGE TO USING ADVANTAGE?

October 31st, 1996 by

Independent Health in Buffalo, N.Y., filed a trademark-infringement suit last month in U.S. District Court to stop Blue Cross and Blue Shield from using the word "Advantage" in advertising its new heath maintenance organization. The… Continued

MARK THESE DATES

October 28th, 1996 by

Nov. 5-7: Promotion Marketing Ass’n of America, "Basics of Promotion Marketing," Los Angeles, 212/420-1100. Nov. 5-8: Center for Corporate Community Relations, "Program Evaluation," Boston, 617/552-2555. Nov. 6: W. Glen Communications/New Media Forum, "Target Audiences Via… Continued

CALMING MEDIA AND PUBLIC CONCERNS DURING SAFETY CRISIS

October 28th, 1996 by

For a PR firm, it’s one thing (a good thing) to be flooded with client calls. It’s quite another (a challenging thing) to be approached by a client desperate to stave off negative publicity about… Continued

APPOINTMENTS/HIRES/CORPORATE

October 28th, 1996 by

Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, which has opened a PR office in the Detroit area on Oct. 18, has promoted Kim Custer to director of public affairs and corporate communications. Other members of the new… Continued

NEWS/ AGENCY UPDATE

October 28th, 1996 by

Schwartz Communications Inc., a high-tech public relations agency headquartered in Wellesley, Mass., was named by Inc. Magazine to the 1996 Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing, private companies. Schwartz’s 876 percent revenue growth over the… Continued