AMWA Blog

    Conversance with Fundamentals of Health Economics

    By Robert J. Bonk, PhD

    Medical communicators need a level of conversance with terminology and concepts in the field of health economics as cost becomes an outcome for treatment decisions. This blog introduces the fundamentals of health economics to medical communicators.

    June 19, 2023 at 9:15 AM

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    The Importance of Quality Control in Medical Writing

    No one is perfect. 

    Even the best medical writers make the occasional mistake. That is why it is important to use every tool at our disposal to make sure that each project’s content, style, and format are high quality.

    April 17, 2023 at 9:14 AM

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    Editing and Organizing References in EndNote

    By Stephen N. Palmer, PhD, ELS, Texas Heart Institute

    Use these EndNote tips and tricks to save time and solve problems when citing book chapters, making global text edits, maintaining journal title words and abbreviations, collaborating with other users, and correcting erroneous page numbers and corrupted in-text citations. This Mini Tutorial describes tips for EndNote X7. Exact steps may differ for later versions.

    January 9, 2023 at 9:00 AM

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    Proofreading Tips for Busy Medical Communicators

    In medical communication, it is critical to ensure that documents and other materials are free from mistakes, inconsistencies, and errors. The stakes are high, and even though few of us reach perfection, it is important to utilize all the tools at our disposal to get as close as we can.

    December 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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    Medical Editing Checklist: An Essential Tool for Success

    Checklists are popular these days. And for good reason. 

    Ever since surgeon and author Atul Gawande published The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right  in 2009, checklists have proliferated in many fields, and revolutionized the way we conduct business and practice medicine.

    June 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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    Medical Communicators and Medical Advisory Board Meetings

    Pharmaceutical companies look to medical advisory boards to help shape the big‑picture aspects of their work. Are their products benefiting patients and health care professionals? Can they do a better job of meeting the needs of patients?

    April 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM

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