Give where you live. Do More in 24.

Do More 24 Breast care for Washington, pugtato, breast cancer non-profits Washington, DC

Alright PUGTATO readers.  I need your help.  It all happens in 4 days. In 4 days, we each have an opportunity to give back to those who are less fortunate than us.  On June 6th, 2013, the start-up I am a part of, Breast Care for Washington is participating in a one day, online fundraising … Continue reading Give where you live. Do More in 24.

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Hello Spring.

pugtato working away on saturday

Well, it's a beautiful day here in DC.  I've finished up at the local farmer's market with my friend Jess and now I'm taking advantage of the weather by doing some Breast Care for Washington work out on my porch. Turns out we are in desperate need of a patio umbrella and we get direct bake-you-to-a-crisp … Continue reading Hello Spring.

I was there: The Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Gene Patents.

myriad gene patent hearing

Living in Washington, D.C. means I am fortunate to be close to a lot of interesting moments in American History.  This past Monday was no exception.  Monday, April 15th, the oral arguments were held for the Association of Molecular Pathology (lead by the ACLU) vs. Myriad Genetics. The hearing challenged some of Myriad's patents related … Continue reading I was there: The Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Gene Patents.

What’s social media got to do with it? Getting started with a compliant healthcare social media strategy.

Social Media in Healthcare, physician social media strategy

What's social media got to do with it?  I see patients.  That's my job.  Sound familiar? The role of today's physician is ever-expanding and constantly evolving. It's a role that I would argue benefits from including a social media presence, and physician buy-in regarding social media's necessity is growing. There's a revolution taking place online and … Continue reading What’s social media got to do with it? Getting started with a compliant healthcare social media strategy.

PUGTATO reaches over 1000 Creativity Fanatics in 4 months!

It's a good day here at PUGTATO HQ.  As of last night, PUGTATO hit a milestone, reaching over 1000 creativity fanatics!  I am thrilled! Thank you to all who have read PUGTATO, commented and reached out to me. I look forward to our time together in 2013.  Get ready to see what's hot in health … Continue reading PUGTATO reaches over 1000 Creativity Fanatics in 4 months!

Are you there, Pharma? It’s me, Liz. Part 3: making real change in 2013

Part 3: Making change happen in the pharmaceutical industry in 2013

Welcome to the final entry in my mini-series "Are you there, Pharma? It's me, Liz," about creativity squashers in the pharmaceutical industry. Part one included a short overview of the uncertainty this industry is facing and a decree for strategic integration of social strategies.  It also suggested that pharma must begin to, "Listen and Act." Part two … Continue reading Are you there, Pharma? It’s me, Liz. Part 3: making real change in 2013

7 mega-trends that will redefine the healthcare industry in 2013

7 mega trends revolutionizing healthcare in 2013 pugtato

Great video from Deloitte Health solutions. Must watch for anyone working in healthcare. Never before has an industry faced such uncertainty as the healthcare industry. Related articles What are the 7 mega-trends that will redefine the healthcare industry in 2013? (medcitynews.com) Healthcare Analytics/Medical Analytics Market is Growing at CAGR of 23.7% to Reach $10.8 Billion … Continue reading 7 mega-trends that will redefine the healthcare industry in 2013

Getting creative with breast cancer screening.

Getting Creative with Breast Cancer Screening

It's been a busy fall here at PUGTATO headquarters. Fall is the season of ovarian cancer awareness month, breast cancer awareness month, and this year, it also included moving to a new home and Breast Care for Washington's official launch. Oy vey. Outside of my outreach work with Myriad this fall, my brain has been … Continue reading Getting creative with breast cancer screening.