A new survey of Hispanic Baby Boomers conducted by health and well-being company Humana Inc. revealed that despite notable barriers, many Hispanics age 55 or over have a positive outlook on their health and are strongly motivated to stay healthy, with almost half of the respondents reporting they don’t feel old and still have many goals they wish to accomplish.

The patient as the consumer. You’ve heard this one before. Additionally, you’ve probably read about how you, as a healthcare marketer, need to view patients through that lens from now on. But how do you actually turn that insight into action? Before answering that question, we should be asking ourselves how accurate the “consumer” label is.

“Listen to your customer” is a business truism that approaches cliché, but the consequences of not adapting commercial models to market shifts can be severe.  By Brian Fox and Paul Magills

Biopharmaceutical manufacturers have been reliant on the in-person sales rep model for so long, with just tentative experimentation with multichannel marketing over the years.  So what is making the tide turn in favor of multichannel marketing?

To bridge this gap, healthcare professionals need to establish and communicate programs that are mindful of the unique medical needs of these patients and what support is necessary to make the process easier.

Every good marketer knows that the most successful brands don’t sell products; they sell identities and values. For health and wellness products, those revolve closely around lifestyle.

Health literacy is a growing concern for all of us who produce content, especially marketers seeking to drive patients to treatment, improve adherence, change behavior, and manage disease.  By Beatriz Mallory, Vice President / SensisHealth

The days of influence marketing solely backed by celebrities or public figures are long gone. Today, people publish their own opinions and find their voice online by publishing blogs that carry influence of the same caliber, if not more. Bloggers can engage on a personal level, strengthening influence with their audience, and in fact we are seeing higher engagement rates in some cases vs. paid advertising. But how do health marketers create an “influencer campaign” and where to start?

We’re in a new era of health consumerism. Patients are making informed decisions about their own health and demanding better access and communication from healthcare providers.

Post 3rd Open Enrollment CMS figures by ethnic & racial group are yet to be published by CMS, however, as of last Fall, most states had yet to enroll more than half of their Hispanic & African American uninsured ACA eligibles. But surprisingly, Multicultural segments eligibles are surprisingly less risky than White Non-Hispanic eligibles.

Hispanic & African American Affordable Care Act eligibles standing in the sidelines differ from White Non-Hispanics (WNH) in some significant ways.

Sensis was awarded a new multiple award blanket purchase agreement for health marketing and communication support services by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There are innumerable ways to enhance the effectiveness of healthcare marketing communications, from better problem definition to sharper insights to stronger ideas, but there is one underlying factor that is the primary determinant of success: talent.

By Gonzalo López Martí         LMMIAMI.COM

  • Millennials live in a sort of protracted adolescence.
  • Not necessarily their fault.
  • See, “modern capitalism”- for lack of a better definition- needs consumers to behave as teenagers starting at the tender age of 9 and well into our 60s.
  • Existentially obsessed with success, popularity and youth.
  • Continually under the urge of instant gratification.
  • Even if your helicopter parents cater to your every whim and tell you once and again since your earliest childhood that you are special and can be whatever you want to be in life, by the time you reach adulthood reality hits you.

At first mention of the internet of things (IoT) for healthcare, Fitbits, Jawbones and smart watches probably come to mind. These devices have received a strong dose of media hype, but they are just the tip of the iceberg in a growing infrastructure that is bringing meaningful connectivity to the business of health.

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