Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) announced that it has acquired Hola Doctor Inc. (HolaDoctor). The acquisition is a significant strategic initiative by PALIG that both expands its presence in the U.S. Hispanic market and strengthens its position as a healthcare leader in Latin America.

Many people have a hard time walking away from their devices, even when they know they should.

A wide-ranging public opinion poll conceived and commissioned by LAVIDGE and Mosaic Multicultural found surprising and insightful consumer sentiments about how people are responding to healthcare marketing messages.

The Univision panel was focused on how to provide marketers with tips on how to reach, influence and address Hispanics’ healthcare needs.
 

Men represent 2 out of 5 of the more than 40 million unpaid family caregivers in the U.S., but very few reach out for support. To help male caregivers get the tools and resources they need to take care of themselves and their adult loved ones, AARP and the Ad Council are refreshing their Caregiver Assistance campaign.

Nontraditional players have recognized the tremendous opportunity that lies in the healthcare space, and are innovating with or without pharma partners to solve many of the healthcare issues that patients are dealing with. Companies such as Apple, Google, General Electric, Samsung, Microsoft, and IBM are flooding the healthcare market with innovative approaches to medicine.

Perceived social isolation (PSI) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Social media platforms, commonly used by young adults, may offer an opportunity to ameliorate social isolation.

A decade after the emergence of smartphones, Facebook and Twitter, more than four out of five adults in the U.S. (86 percent) report that they constantly or often check their email, texts and social media accounts, according to part two of the American Psychological Association's (APA) report Stress in America™:  This attachment to devices and the constant use of technology is associated with higher stress levels for these Americans.

Customers are demanding we satisfy their information needs as they manage and curate their own content. We have dubbed the shift to delivering messages to physicians and patients within an appropriate context, theAudience Economy.

The findings for the Ipsos poll on healthcare perceptions and knowledge.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers, payers and healthcare providers (HCPs)—as well as a host of tech-focused newcomers—are exploring digital programs that complement standard therapies and hold promise to keep patients healthier and produce better outcomes.

Despite the proliferation of health and wellness information online and in real life, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, only 12% of the U.S. adult population is “health literate.”

Healthcare marketing is not automobile marketing but there is something we can learn from the Ram campaign. How can we create campaigns that go beyond the ephemerally provocative, to those that create legacy? How can we use our unique platform to do good?

In 1964, media visionary Marshall McLuhan coined the indelible phrase “the medium is the message,” all but predicting the Internet and how advances in communications technology would come to shape the symbiotic relationship between what is said and how. The ascendency of digital, social, and mobile has progressively empowered once-passive consumers, now equal partners in content selection, redistribution and even creation. The good news is that digital channels provide unprecedented opportunities for targeting and personalization; the bad news is audiences now control how and with what they engage, tuning in and out as they desire.

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