You may not directly associate Instagram with companies within Life Sciences & Health. It is not the ideal platform to reach HCPs. Still, Instagram is a valuable channel for more and more LSH companies. Not necessarily to reach HCPs, but, for example, to find young talent that is fully active on Instagram. Organizations present themselves as an attractive employer by means of carousel posts, stories or videos. In this way, Instagram becomes an online showcase with which LSH companies can create an experience that matches their identity.
15 October, 2020Read More
Like LinkedIn, Twitter is a powerful social media channel for reaching healthcare professionals. The fact that HCPs are well represented on both channels is perhaps the only similarity between Twitter and LinkedIn. Twitter is characterized as a short, concise and fast channel, while it is very common on LinkedIn to share extensive content. Twitter differs from other channels because of its real-time character. When something happens in the world, a lot of people check Twitter first, before other media. Twitter is therefore a perfect medium for companies to respond to current events or to bring out company news, for example.
24 September, 2020Read More
Healthcare professionals (HCPs) are an important target group for many companies in Life Sciences & Health. A research by Veeva shows that 70% of HCPs are digital natives and collect information online. For example, they use LinkedIn to profile themselves, network and to take subject-specific information. For companies that want to reach HCPs, a business page on LinkedIn offers many options and functionalities to give the organization a face. In addition to sharing small updates with text or images, it is possible to share videos or long articles. By sharing links, the target group is only one click away from, for example, a webinar or whitepaper on your website. Advertising makes it possible to generate a large reach in the short term.
24 July, 2020Read More
For a pharmaceutical company, health care service provider, medical producer or industry association it is important to develop a website on a medical condition. This kind of website is a clever way to provide the target group with reliable and relevant medical information and enhance the online presence of the organization. Through a disease website a pharmaceutical company, health care service provider, medical producer or industry association is able to provide its target group with information on a disease and encourage them to take action. To discover what the quality of these websites is, I examine, analyze and review 5 websites on medical afflictions.
12 March, 2020Read More
That the patient takes for granted what the docter tells him, is now past. Patients nowadays want to hold the reins. They are more independent, and this is due to developments in health care in the field of digital. It is a process where control is shifting slowly towards the patient. A patient needing more and better information, taking control and wanting to manage a lot of health care related issues himself, is called ‘patient empowerment’.
12 March, 2020Read More