Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Healthcare Reputation Management

The Problems Physicians Face

  • Sites like Vitals.com and Healthgrades.com rate physicians and are growing in number and awareness and their content is dominating first page search results
  • A few comments are not representative of a physician’s reputation
  • Negative outliers are hard to get beyond and may follow physicians for years
  • Physicians must protect the reputation of their organization’s location as well as each provider

 Implementingtech.com has a solution to this problem!


Healthcare Focused Reputation Management

  • Deployed with Healthcare Providers and Hospital Systems in Mind:  Implementing Technologies, LLC has partnered with a software developer to launch a solution specifically designed to monitor, maintain, and improve practice, hospital, and provider reputations.
  • Addresses Recent Changes to Google Search Methodologies and Algorithms:  Our latest solution responds to some of the latest changes to Google and other search engine algorithms including the Google Places pages.
  • Provides Strategies to Address Growing Provider Rating Sites:  Rating sites like Vitals.com and Healthgrades.com are growing and their position and insights are first to appear on search results whether or not patients are aware of or actively using these sites.

Solution Features

  • Track and report all online mentions over time
  • 3rd party site redirection drives satisfied patients to third party sites to leave positive comments
  • Update accurate information across hundreds of rating sites
  • Easy to use software and dashboards
  • Comprehensive support service included
  • Patent-pending 3-stage process

 Solution Benefits

  • Drive 4 and 5 star reviews to public sites from your actual patients
  • Improve public ratings and comments for all of your locations and providers
  • Protect your personal reputation in your community
  • Minimize the impact of negative reviews
  • Attract new patients to your practice or hospital
  • Increase Page 1 Search Results
  • Gain marketing advantage over other providers and organizations
Check out solutions at Implementingtech.comhttp://www.implementingtech.com/solutions/reputation-management/ now!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

7th Annual Mail Art Show “Anything Goes — Everything Shows”

Call for Entries — Deadline for submissions:  September 1, 2012 (postmark)

Artists and (non-artists!) are invited to submit non-returnable artwork for the 7th annual Anything Goes, Everything Shows mail art show. There is no submission fee. Our mail art show title says it all! ALL submissions will be exhibited in The Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St. in the River Arts District from September 15 – Oct 27. Opening reception is September 15th from 6pm-9pm Artists are encouraged to demonstrate or explore imagery of any kind.

Anything Goes—Everything Shows is just that, an uncensored free style mail art show. Mail art is art that uses the postal system as a medium. Mail artists typically exchange ephemera in the form of illustrated letters; zines; rubberstamped, decorated, or illustrated envelopes; artist trading cards; postcards; artistamps; faux postage; mail-interviews; naked mail; friendship books, decos and three-dimensional objects.

Fundamentally, mail art in the context of a Mail Art Network is a form of conceptual art. It is a “movement” with no membership and no leaders. Mail art is art which uses the postal system as a medium. The term “mail art” can refer to an individual message in the form of illustrated letters; zines; rubberstamped, decorated or illustrated envelopes; artist trading cards; postcards; artistamps; faux postage; mail-interviews; naked mail; friendship books, decos and three-dimensional objects.

An amorphous international mail art network, involving thousands of participants in over _50 countries, evolved between the 1950s and the present. It was influenced by other movements including Dada and Fluxus.

Themes could include anti-war, anti-art snobbery, anti-gallery art, love ,sex, dissent, anything goes! Mail artists like to claim that mail art began when Cleopatra had herself delivered to Julius Caesar in a rolled-up carpet. However, perhaps the initial genesis of mail art was in postal stationery, from which mail art is now typically distinguished (if not defined in its broadest sense).

This is a celebration of our creative spirit…
…without gallery snobbery or exclusivity!

All media will be accepted and exhibited, including mixed media, Collage, Montage, Sculpture Digital art, Painting, Printmaking, and Photography. Collage and/or the use of imagery are encouraged. Don't be afraid to experiment with 3-dimensional art. We have exhibited painted shoes, records, fish, sticks, and even hog jowls and coal, to name but a creative oddities. Format is freestyle as well. Submissions of any size or shape will be accepted. If you can get a stamp on it and send it through the mail, it will be accepted and exhibited. Remember - Anything Goes, Everything Shows!

The Courtyard Gallery is located on the top floor of the Phil Mechanic Building in Asheville’s River Arts District. Your art works should be addressed to:
Anything Goes—Everything Shows
Carlos Steward
The Courtyard Gallery
P.O. Box 9907
Asheville, NC 28815

The deadline is September 1, 2012 (postmark).  There is no fee for entry.  All entries will be exhibited at The Courtyard Gallery, located at the Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC. Anything Goes – Everything Shows mail art exhibit opening is September 15, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm. For more information, contact purplecoca@aol.com and http://www.ashevillecourtyard.com.

Check out these links from past shows!