Entries by John Kamp

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Policy Speakers to Young Industry Leaders: Know the Facts and Be Communications Advocate

The speakers agreed: It’s prime time for the next generation of industry leaders to step up, speak up and be counted in Washington to ensure that policy makers fully understand the value of robust communication to the delivery of efficient and effective healthcare in America. The message came together on May 11 in Washington when a Congressman, inside-the-beltway experts, and key industry CEOs convened with more than 60 up-and-coming stars from the health agency networks, independent agencies, medical publishers, and digital content providers to review medical policy issues at the Coalition for Healthcare Communication’s Rising Leaders Conference.

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Big picture politics matter to medical marketing

— John Kamp is Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication   Outside-the-beltway folks often tend to understand politics much better than in-the-thick-of-it insiders and the 2016 Presidential race certainly highlights that tendency. Indeed, you outsiders need to help me and other insiders understand the race for the party nominations. For my part, the […]

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Ten Things You Need to Know About the 21st Century Cures Bill and Related Developments

By John Kamp • Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication So, you already know that the 300+ page bill which includes a broad array of amendments related to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) passed out of the House Commerce Committee on May 21 by an […]

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21st Century Cures discussion draft includes textbook/reprint language, communication fixes

By John Kamp New legislation to spur medical innovation through new authorities for FDA and NIH is creating a lot of buzz in the Washington medical community, most of it very good. Indeed, even with outgoing FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s March 30 note of caution that regulatory innovation requires increased staff and other resources, the passage […]