Momentum is building for the HES Awards

When we announced the Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards a few weeks ago, we hoped that we would start a conversation about where the really effective engagement is happening in healthcare.

We’ve been discussing effective engagement in healthcare all year through our Healthcare Engagement Strategy e-journal, but now we wanted to hear more about your ideas. Where have you seen the best outcomes from healthcare engagement during 2009?

And you certainly have been sharing your views! We’re excited to see nominations coming in thick and fast, and with them, some real encouragement from healthcare companies and communications experts.

So, thanks for your encouraging Tweets, your nominations, and for spreading the word. Together, we can help celebrate the achievement of real health results through engagement.

A different sort of Award

We hoped that the Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards would mark a different approach to recognising effective engagement. We wanted to create something entirely open.

So, no predefined categories to constrain nominations, no awards entry fee, in fact not even a formal awards ceremony to speak of. We wanted nominations from people who have experienced the benefits of a healthcare campaign, or who have actively engaged on health issues.

Nominations keep coming!

We wanted to encourage the international healthcare community to get involved in nominations – and you certainly have! Nominations have come in thick and fast via open Tweets and Direct Messages, and by email.

Find out more

And with the dialogue, you’ve told us you want to know more about the Awards. So I’ve published a few additional resources that will hopefully inspire you to get involved and nominate entries.

You can find out more here:

Announcing the Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards

Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards: Your Questions Answered

HES Awards: The International Judging Panel

How to nominate for the Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards

Keep up your support: you’re making a difference!

Every time you tweet with #hesawards, you continue to encourage innovation and a focus on real outcomes from engagement in healthcare.

So don’t forget to keep spreading the word to help us uncover the most effective healthcare engagement in 2009. Nominate (another) entry by tweet with #hesawards, or simply spread the word by tweeting this, or a variation:

Nominate strategies, campaigns & people for Healthcare Engagement Strategy Awards: Tweet @EngagementStrat with tag #hesawards

Daniel Ghinn

Daniel Ghinn is Editor of Healthcare Engagement Strategy and CEO of Creation Healthcare, the online market research consultancy for healthcare. He is a prolific writer and speaker on emerging trends healthcare engagement in the digital age.