Whether the imperative is to maintain or grow a business, or to defend it in the face of an ever-shifting environment and intense competition, healthcare clients come to us to deliver meaningful and measurable outcomes. As one of the few agencies with a truly global network in the healthcare arena, our experts work across virtually every sector of the industry. We’ve represented many of the leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, health foundations and institutes, patient advocacy and medical professional associations, state and federal government health initiatives, medical device manufacturers, hospital systems and insurance providers.

What We Do

Reputation Management

Our teams provide a wide spectrum of reputation management consulting services, from support for leadership changes and mergers and acquisitions to employee communications, issues preparedness and crisis response. Equipped with proprietary tools such as our Authenticity Gap methodology, we help organizations across the healthcare sector identify and take positive steps toward managing the gaps between their brand and reputation.

Product Launch and Marketing

Each market and therapeutic category provides its own challenges, opportunities and circle of stakeholders. From clinical trial recruitment to end-of-lifecycle strategies, FleishmanHillard provides insights into the introduction and marketing of new and mature products. With a deep understanding of the regulatory environments and market complexities in which they work, our counselors have helped create powerful campaigns to launch products at a global, regional and national level – shaping a positive environment for product uptake and generating ongoing demand.

Clinical Trial Recruitment

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Public Affairs and Government Relations

FleishmanHillard provides an in-depth understanding of local, regional and global healthcare issues, advocacy, alliance development, stakeholder engagement and government affairs. We help healthcare companies, trade associations and nongovernmental organizations navigate regulation, mobilize opinion leaders, and influence legislation and health policy. Our healthcare-focused public affairs experts around the world have extensive experience counseling organizations on the wide range of product, corporate and marketplace issues.

Digital and Social Outreach

FleishmanHillard’s digital and social experts worldwide help organizations apply new technologies, tools and channels to shape integrated communications programs that create a measurable impact. We work with clients to optimize the power of social media, including implementing policies for employees, launching branded promotional and unbranded educational campaigns, working with HR to enhance recruitment and retention, and coaching executives in the medium.


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    Adam Silverstein

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    Richard Sorian

    Hard to believe it’s time for the second year of full implementation of the Affordable Care Act —aka Obamacare. On November 15, the health insurance marketplaces reopen for business for Americans to shop for private health insurance. Proponents are hoping this year will look nothing like last year’s debacle. The Obama Administration, worried about setting…


    Taking the Pulse: What Will the New Congress Prescribe on Healthcare Policy?

    Richard Sorian

    Now that the 2014 elections are more or less over (ah, runoffs…) it’s time to consider their impact. Republicans made strong gains in both houses of Congress, cementing their already strong majority in the House and retaking control of  the Senate in resounding fashion.  Republicans also made gains at the state level and held off…

  • Putting Ebola Into Context

    Pippa Galbraith

    Striking a delicate balance between communicating a healthcare threat and managing public perceptions “Rumours and panic are spreading faster than the virus,” said Dr Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organisation on Monday this week. In the same speech she called the Ebola outbreak “a crisis for international peace and security”. While the…


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    Mark Senak

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    And the Grand Prix winner is…Well, turns out we’re going to have to wait until next year at least in the pharmaceutical category. The pharma jury at the inaugural Cannes Lions Health festival shocked the audience at the Palais des Festivals by opting not to award one, throwing down a challenge to clients and agencies…

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    Orla Burke

    What if mobile phones could detect cancer cells? Or an ultrasound was performed via television? How would these disruptive technologies impact healthcare models and how would communications adapt to help save lives? These were amongst some of the most provocative questions asked on day one at Lions Health. During a session entitled Creative Ideas and Innovators…


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    Mark Senak

    Last April, as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released information about individual physician payments from Medicare, there was a firestorm of media about the big bucks some doctors and medical specialties were raking in from the federal program. National and locals outlets piled on, some even posting multiple articles, and naming names of…


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    Anne de Schweinitz

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