Protecting Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

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The Department of Defense's Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program has been an integral facilitator and supporter of cancer research since fiscal year 2009. This program facilitates high impact, innovative research to fund unmet needs in cancer research. Funding is granted only for initiatives that directly address the topics set forth by Congress.  In Fiscal Year 2016, … Continue reading Protecting Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

Social Media Day 2016

Did you know there is a day dedicated to celebrating Social Media's impact on communication and global connection?  Social Media Day, June 30th, is a concept developed seven years ago by Mashable. The goal of the day is to engage, inspire and fuel connections among people who are passionate about Social Media. Today there are … Continue reading Social Media Day 2016

Head to the Hill: Brain Tumor Patient Advocacy

Head to the Hill Brain Tumor Advocacy

Together voices are stronger.  Together communities make change.  This past May during Brain Tumor Awareness Month I had the great privilege to participate in the National Brain Tumor Society's Head to the Hill Event.  Head to the Hill is a powerful advocacy event held yearly in Washington, D.C.  During the two day event, 304 advocates … Continue reading Head to the Hill: Brain Tumor Patient Advocacy

Managing Online Physician Reviews

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You know you've been there.  You want to find a new doctor or you've already selected a new doctor and you are seeing them for the first time. What do you do?  You Google! Before we go any further, let me first suggest that you become a discerning Googler when it comes to healthcare. Many … Continue reading Managing Online Physician Reviews

Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, and maybe even if this is your first time stopping by PUGTATO, you know I’m passionate about the mission behind oncology.  There is still so much to learn about cancer.  Every cancer is different, and the era of personalized … Continue reading Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Reputation and Crisis Management in Healthcare Social Media

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Welcome back to the final installment in my three part series on healthcare social media strategy and implementation. Part one, "How to create a Healthcare Social Media Strategy and Policy," discussed important questions to consider before taking your healthcare organization online.  Part two, "Online Content Strategies and Paid Promotions in Healthcare Social Media," was a … Continue reading Reputation and Crisis Management in Healthcare Social Media

EHR handcuffs: Let Doctors be Doctors.

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EHR has been a topic of interest for me for a long time, and was one of the topics I chose to research in depth during my MBA. Five years ago we were half a decade away from the 2015 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act deadline that would penalize providers for not having adopted an … Continue reading EHR handcuffs: Let Doctors be Doctors.

Dying for a cure this Pinktober: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

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Pink parties. Pink Ribbons.  Pink celebrations. Pink boas.  Pink bagels.  You name it, it's pink in October.  Many people, breast cancer patients and others, find empowerment and emotional comfort in "pink." Many feel as if they have done good by participating or buying a "pink" good. As I've mentioned before in my post, Missed Opportunities: Celebrities … Continue reading Dying for a cure this Pinktober: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness