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New Webinar on Special Assessments; How to Avoid Them When Possible, and Pass Them When Needed

Upcoming Event: An Exclusive HOAleader.com Webinar With Practical Tips for HOA and Condo Boards

Special Assessments:
How to Avoid Them When Possible, and Pass Them When Needed

Thursday, June 26, 2014
2-3 p.m. Eastern

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“Special assessment.” They may be the two most dreaded words in the minds of HOA owners. Just the mention of “a special” can infuriate homeowners and give HOA board members heartburn.

The term doesn’t have to provoke such negative reactions. When used sparingly, wisely, and successfully, special assessments can strengthen a community and build respect for a condo or HOA board that honors its fiduciary duty.

Join us for an in-depth webinar on June 26 led by two community association attorneys with extensive experience advising associations on the benefits and pitfalls of special assessments. You’ll walk away with concrete information to help you avoid unnecessary special assessments and, when special assessments can’t be avoided, to get them passed with the minimum of rancor.

You’ll learn:

  • The factors you should always consider when determining if it’s appropriate to propose a special assessment
  • The types of projects that should never be funded by a special assessment and the types of projects that are a good fit
  • The alternatives to special assessments—including securing an association loan and contractor financing; when you should pursue them and when you should avoid them
  • How to avoid the trap of chronically under-assessing owners and relying on specials for every major expense
  • How to create a plan to get your special assessment passed
  • The most common causes for special assessment vote failures, even when owners know the project is necessary—and how you can avoid them
  • Steps to take if your special assessment vote fails, including a post-vote debriefing of where the process went wrong and how to decide whether and how to try again
  • Tips to plan better overall so your HOA relies less on special assessments
  • And much more!

In just 60 minutes, you’ll gain practical, valuable tools you can implement now to begin building a better approach to special assessments. Register now for this informative event for community association board members.


Can’t attend on June 26? Order the recording. You and the rest of your board can listen to the on-demand webinar at your convenience.


About Your Speakers
Kevin L. Britt, Esq. Kevin L. Britt grew up in Houston and received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He has focused his Seattle-based legal practice on condominium and homeowners associations in Washington state since 2005. His business mission is to help association clients solve their problems and improve their communities.
Elizabeth White Elizabeth White is a shareholder at the law firm of LeClairRyan in Williamsburg, Va., where she leads the firm’s national community association industry team. Widely regarded as a thought leader in this industry, White is a frequent speaker at CAI events on topics relating to community association law and is a regular contributor to such publications as HOAleader.com. She teaches a class on community association law at William and Mary Law School, which is the only one of its kind in Virginia and one of only a handful nationwide. White has been named one of the best lawyers in America.

How Do Webinars Work?

A webinar is remarkably cost-effective and convenient. You participate from your home or office, using a regular telephone and a computer with an Internet connection. You have no travel costs, hassle, or commute time.

Plus, for one low price, you can get as many people on your condo or HOA board to participate as you can fit around a speakerphone and a computer screen.

Because the conference is live, you can ask the speakers questions – either on the phone or via the webinar interface.

You will receive access instructions via e-mail several days before the event. You don’t need any additional materials before the webinar starts. Your conference materials will be available for you to view, print, and download when you log in to participate in the event.


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If you are not completely satisfied after attending an HOAleader.com event, let us know within 30 days, and we will refund 100% of your registration fee — no questions asked.


About HOAleader.com

HOAleader.com’s attorney editors and experienced journalists constantly research the latest developments in HOA law affecting homeowner and condominium associations across the U.S. Then we publish plain-English analyses of what those developments mean to you as an HOA leader, and what you need to do now to comply with HOA laws, steer clear of legal trouble, avoid or resolve conflicts within your homeowners association, make HOA management easier, and safeguard your community association’s property values and quality of life.

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Litigation and Your HOA – Webinar for Board Members

Upcoming Event: An Exclusive HOAleader.com Webinar for Condo and HOA Boards

Litigation and Your HOA:
How to Avoid It, When to Pursue It, and How to Manage It Wisely

Thursday, May 29, 2014
2-3 p.m. Eastern

HOAleader.com Members save $30!


 

Most community associations fit within one of two common categories when it comes to litigation: Either your board avoids it at all costs, most likely considering it a waste of money; or your board is quick to initiate litigation against anybody, whether it’s a vendor or a fellow homeowner.

Does your HOA board fall into one of these two camps?

There is a more effective way to approach potential litigation at your community association! One that saves you and your members money and that improves relationships throughout your community.

Join us for an in-depth webinar on May 29 led by two community association lawyers with extensive experience in advising associations on successfully managing litigation. You’ll get easy-to-understand suggestions you can begin implementing immediately to wisely and cost-effectively manage litigation at your association.

You’ll learn:

  • Factors to consider when determining whether to initiate litigation, including the importance of the issue involved to the homeowner or condo association and its members, the potential cost, and whether there are alternatives to achieving the same goals
  • Information to help you evaluate how to respond to threatened or actual litigation against your association, including determining the strength of the case, whether and how to defend it, and how to evaluate whether a negotiated settlement may be a better choice than defending litigation
  • Effective tactics to help you manage litigation more cost effectively
  • Suggestions to help you avoid mistakes boards sometimes make before and during litigation
  • Guidance on how to track the status of litigation your association is involved in, along with input on which information to disclose to members and which information should be for board eyes only
  • Tips for determining whether to settle and on what terms
  • And much more!

In just 60 minutes, you’ll gain practical, valuable tools you can immediately use to better manage one of the most divisive and expensive issues condos and HOAs face today—litigation. Register now for this informative event for community association board members.


About Your Speakers
Robert M. Diamond, Esq. Robert M. Diamond is a partner at Reed Smith and is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. His practice includes preparing community association documents, reviewing documents for compliance with secondary mortgage market requirements, the negotiation of warranty and construction defect claims, and the general representation of community associations. Diamond’s clients include condominium and homeowners associations; developers of new and conversion residential, office, and mixed-use condominium and PUD projects; and lenders, management companies, and insurance companies working with community associations.
Robert E. Kmiecik, Esq. Robert E. Kmiecik is a partner at Kaman & Cusimano where he represents community associations throughout Ohio. Kmiecik heads his firm’s litigation department, representing associations in a variety of litigation, including construction defect, contractor disputes, covenant and rule enforcement, fair housing and civil rights, board election contests, and developer transition matters. Kmiecik served as an assistant prosecuting attorney and an assistant director of law for the City of Cleveland and then worked for several years in private practice before specializing in community association work. Kmiecik’s civil and criminal litigation background has provided him with valuable experience in representing community associations and managing their litigation. Kmiecik currently lives in a homeowner association.

How Do Webinars Work?

A webinar is remarkably cost-effective and convenient. You participate from your home or office, using a regular telephone and a computer with an Internet connection. You have no travel costs, hassle, or commute time.

Plus, for one low price, you can get as many people on your condo or HOA board to participate as you can fit around a speakerphone and a computer screen.

Because the conference is live, you can ask the speakers questions – either on the phone or via the webinar interface.

You will receive access instructions via e-mail several days before the event. You don’t need any additional materials before the webinar starts. Your conference materials will be available for you to view, print, and download when you log in to participate in the event.


100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied after attending an HOAleader.com event, let us know within 30 days, and we will refund 100% of your registration fee — no questions asked.

Accommodation Requests Under the Fair Housing Act – New Webinar on March 18

Upcoming Event: An Exclusive HOAleader.com Webinar for Condo and HOA Boards

Accommodation Requests Under the Fair Housing Act: Best Practices to Avoid Discrimination Claims & Lawsuits

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
2-3 p.m. Eastern

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Members save $30!


Is your HOA or condo board seeing more and more requests for exceptions to your pet rules? What about requests for specific parking spots or deviations from your architectural rules? Afraid saying no to any request will trigger a costly and stressful discrimination complaint against your HOA?

Take charge of the process for handling requests for accommodations!

Join us for an in-depth webinar on March 18 led by two experts in HOAs, condominiums, and fair housing challenges—a Florida lawyer and a Minnesota lawyer who’ve represented community associations and handled fair housing issues for a combined total of over 28 years.

You’ll get an easy-to-understand explanation of how fair housing laws apply to your day-to-day HOA operations along with a road map you and your fellow board members can begin following immediately to make responding to reasonable accommodation requests consistent, fair, and low-risk.

You’ll learn:

  • The most important things you need to know about fair housing laws, including the groups of people who are protected by them
  • The most common types of fair housing law challenges HOA boards face and the latest trends in fair housing issues for HOAs
  • What is a reasonable accommodation, how the need for an accommodation is established, including the information you can request of owners
  • How to create HOA policies and procedures to consistently and fairly respond to owners’ requests for an accommodation
  • Recent court cases that could dramatically affect how condos and HOAs handle requests for an accommodation
  • Key components of reasonable accommodation policies and procedures, including important language boards often forget to add, and new provisions boards have added in recent years that could protect your association
  • The most important factors to consider when deciding whether to grant a request for an accommodation … and the most common mistakes boards make in that decision-making process
  • And much more!

In just 60 minutes, you’ll gain practical, useful tools you can immediately use to smartly manage one of the most challenging issues condos and HOAs face today. Register now for this informative event for community association board members.


About Your Speakers

Lisa Magill, Esq.

Attorney Lisa Magill is a shareholder at Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. She represents condominium, homeowner, cooperative, and other common-interest realty associations, including condo-hotels, country clubs, and commercial and mixed use properties. She’s long been active on several boards of directors of the Community Associations Institute, where she’s been a featured speaker on housing laws, covenant enforcement, and association operations for board members, managers, and other professionals in the field. She’s a frequent author of articles and editor of the Firm’s Community Update and is the editor of the Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog. Based on a poll of more than 12,000 Florida attorneys who selected their peers as the top 1.7 percent of their respective practice areas, Florida Trend Magazine recognized her in 2005, 2006, and 2011 among its “Legal Elite” in real estate and community association law.

Phaedra Howard, Esq.

Phaedra J. Howard is an attorney with Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC. She specializes in real estate, real estate litigation and appeals, creditor remedies, and community association law, with an emphasis in the representation of condominium, townhome, planned community and cooperative associations. Howard assists hundreds of community associations in interpreting and enforcing governing documents; drafting and amending governing documents; handling homeowner and vendor disputes; advising associations on fair housing issues; and providing legal advice and opinions on a wide variety of issues affecting community associations. Howard has taught many seminars on topics relating to community associations and is an approved fair housing trainer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


How Do Webinars Work?

A webinar is remarkably cost-effective and convenient. You participate from your home or office, using a regular telephone and a computer with an Internet connection. You have no travel costs, hassle, or commute time.

Plus, for one low price, you can get as many people on your condo or HOA board to participate as you can fit around a speakerphone and a computer screen.
Because the conference is live, you can ask the speakers questions – either on the phone or via the webinar interface.

You will receive access instructions via e-mail several days before the event. You don’t need any additional materials before the webinar starts. Your conference materials will be available for you to view, print, and download when you log in to participate in the event.


100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If you are not completely satisfied after attending an HOAleader.com event, let us know within 30 days, and we will refund 100% of your registration fee — no questions asked.

eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

eHealthcare Strategy & Trends: 2009 Index of Articles

eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, January—December 2009

Awards

  • 2009 eHealthcare Leadership Award Winners, 11/09

Content

  • Content Is King! But Does That Make You the Slave? Strategies for Staying on Top of Web Site Content, 10/09

E-Business

  • Varying Administrative Options Can Help Health Plans Meet Consumer Expectations; Implications for Providers, 11/09

Intranet

  • User-Centric Design Can Significantly Increase Intranet Adoption, 8/09

Marketing/Communications

  • Unique Web Site Targeting Newcomers Engages and Informs, 1/09
  • Healthcare Provider Ads ‘Go Wild’ to Build Web Site Traffic, 3/09
  • Buy Online Offerings of Lo-cal ‘Traditional’ Media to Maximize Your Media Strategy, 4/09
  • How to Access Facebook Demographic Data, 4/09
  • Electronic Greeting Cards Promote and Support Causes—A Branding Vehicle, Too, 4/09
  • Ask the Expert: In Today’s Economy, What e-Strategies Should Be Deployed to Engage and Convert Consumers? 4/09
  • Ask the Expert: Should My Organization Consider Widgets? 5/09
  • Hospitals Take Digital Signage to the Next Level, 6/09
  • Online Humana Program Challenges Public to Improve Health, 6/09
  • West Coast Hospital Takes Artistic Approach to Digital Signage, 8/09
  • Ask the Expert: How Should Healthcare Organizations Blend Online and Offline Marketing Strategies to Achieve Their Organizational Goals? 9/09
  • Today’s Webcasts Bring TV Studio Action to Operating Rooms—Hospitals Explore Options, Approaches, and Expenses, 10/09
  • Unique Interactive Display Celebrates Life, Raises Funds, 10/09

Relationship Building

  • Ask the Experts: How Do Patient Portals Benefit the Organization and Its Patients? 2/09
  • Idaho System’s Three-Year Experience with a Homegrown Patient Portal Proves Positive, 7/09
  • Kaiser Study: Seniors Comfortable Using Online Healthcare Tools, 10/09
  • The Kids’ ER Waiting Room That Thinks It’s a Video Game, 12/09

Search Engine Strategies

  • The How and Why of Google Analytics—Moving Beyond Web Log Analysis Programs, 1/09
  • How to Ensure That Your Web Site Content Satisfies Both Search Engines and Visitors, 2/09
  • Organization Uncovers Strategies That Deliver Involved Web Site Consumers, 8/09

Social Media

  • Organizations Mine Blogs for Valuable Intelligence, 2/09
  • Social Networking in Healthcare Plays Increasingly Vital Role in Research and Patient Care, 2/09
  • Why Children’s Hospitals Love Facebook: Minimal Cost, Instant Access to Supporters … But Not Without Hazards, 4/09
  • The Social Media Manager: Coming Soon to a Marketing Department Near You, 6/09
  • Social Media Helps Hospital Connect and Communicate During Crisis, 7/09
  • How Organizations Can Use Twitter and Articulate a Measur-able Value to the C-Suite, 9/09
  • WellPoint Jumps Into Social Media with Early Successes, 9/09
  • Guidance in Establishing a Social Media Policy, 9/09
  • Online Patient Communities: What’s Working, What’s Not, and Why the Jury Is Still Out, 12/09

Strategic Web Initiatives

  • Ask the Expert: How Can Web Technology Engage, Support, and Retain Board Members? 3/09
  • Eyes on the Future, Children’s Hospital Boston Turns to Tweens, 5/09
  • Special Cancer Survivor Events Go Online—From Concept to Live Site in Less Than 10 Days, 7/09
  • Special Web Site Enhances Provider Communication Skills, 9/09
  • Community Health Network Looks to Mobile Communications to Enhance Customer Relations, Support Patient Safety and Care, 11/09

Strategy/Planning/Site Development

  • Innovative, Cutting-Edge Virtual Tours Engage, Inform, and Enhance Experience, 1/09
  • Most Companies Not Ready to Design Web Sites for Desirability, 1/09
  • Survey Shows Growing Consumer Interest in New Media and Online Health Tools, 3/09
  • Hospital Web Priorities Revealed in e-Health Innovation Survey, 6/09
  • Ask the Expert: How Do You Make Your Web Site Sticky? 7/09
  • Intermountain Healthcare Gets the Most Out of a New Content Management System, 7/09
  • How to Select a Search Marketing Vendor, 7/09
  • What You Need to Know About Wrapping Related Web Site Content Around User Interest, 8/09
  • Ask the Expert: How Can a Healthcare Organization Get the Most Out of Its Online Physician Directory? 10/09
  • Analysis of Nearly Two Million Healthcare Conversations Will Provide Health System with Valuable Insights, 11/09
  • Ask the Expert: What Are the Key Trends in Healthcare Web Site Development? Two Parts, 11/09 & 12/09

Technology

  • Remote Patient Monitoring: A Critical Tool for Reducing Readmissions and ER Visits, 3/09
  • Biometrics Takes Hold in Healthcare, 5/09
  • Ask the Expert: What Is the Best Way to Connect the Enter-prise to the Community? 8/09

Trends, Developments, Online Demographics

  • Ask the Experts: What Will 2009 Mean for e-Healthcare? 1/09
  • How Health Plans Are Addressing the Weak Economy and New e-Healthcare Technologies, 3/09
  • Internet Usage Growth Greatest for Age 40-Plus Popula-tion, But Social Networking Skews Younger, Finds Survey, 4/09
  • Marketers Plan Increased Social Media Spending Despite Recession, 5/09
  • What Do Your e-Healthcare Colleagues Think About Some Key Issues? 12/09

Usability of Web Sites

  • Improved Web Site Usability Generates Organizational Cost Savings, 2/09
  • Ask the Expert: What Is the Best Way to Measure Web Site Customer Satisfaction? 6/09
  • Get the Most Out of Your Web Site Usability Testing, 8/09

Web Site Reviews

  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Good Samaritan Hospital—High-Risk Breast Cancer Program, Bloomington Hospital, 1/09
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America Virtual Experience, Siteman Cancer Center—Your Disease Risk, Sutter Health—Thedoctorforyou.com, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Virtual Tours, 2/09
  • The Scarborough Hospital, Sharing Mayo Clinic, AstraZeneca’s Symbicort, 3/09
  • Methodist Medical Center of Illinois—MyMethodist.net, John C. Lincoln Hospitals, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Beverly Hospital, 4/09
  • Kognito Interactive, Lee Memorial Health System, Midwest Center for Stress & Anxiety, Brooks Community Resource Center, 5/09
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital—Handprints, Cooper University Hospital, 6/09
  • Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cypher Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent, Loma Linda University Medical Center—Perspectives, Main Line Health Heart Center, 7/09
  • LifeBridge Health—The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute Finally Answers, LifeBridge Health—BraVo, Mount Carmel Health, Lexington Clinic, 8/09
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—My Family Health Spot, St. Vincent’s Healthcare, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 9/09
  • VCU Medical Center, Is It Low T? Solvay Pharmaceuticals, CarePartners Health Services, 10/09
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Sutter Health, 11/09
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center—Making Cancer History, WellPoint—Anthem, 12/09

Web Tools

  • Use of Medical Animations on Healthcare Web Sites Surges; iPhone Application Offers New Opportunities, 5/09

 

Strategic Health Care Marketing Logo

Strategic Health Care Marketing: 2009 Index of Articles

Strategic Health Care Marketing, January – December 2009

Accountability/Database Marketing
Database Marketing

  • Marketing Performance Report Reinforces Accountability, Helps Break Down Barriers Between Marketing and Clinical Areas, 6/09
  • Customer Relationship Management Boosts Revenue and Marketing Efficiency—New Movers Serve as Example, 12/09

Advertising/Communications

  • ‘Ambient Advertising’ Helps an Indiana Startup Gain a Strong Foothold, 1/09
  • Five Lessons Participants Say They Have Learned from the ‘Ambient Advertising’ Campaign, 1/09
  • Boiling Ideas Down to Basics: South Carolina System Uses Simple Messages and Unconventional Cartoon TV Spots to Build a Following in Its Market, 2/09
  • Takeaway Lessons from South Carolina System’s Campaign, 2/09
  • Smart Strategies for Health Care Advertising in Tight Times, 3/09
  • Tease, Get Emotional, Then Talk Business—Three-Step Ad Campaign Builds Awareness and Referrals, 4/09
  • Four Tips for Hospital Advertisers, 4/09
  • Experts Speak Out About Social Media’s Place in the Health Care Marketing Mix, 6/09
  • Marketing Health Care to the Modern Procrastinator, 8/09
  • Will We Never Learn? 11/09

Brand Management

  • Sprucing Up a Work-a-Day Image: Occupational Therapy’s New Brand, 5/09
  • Picking a Good One—How to Name a Physician Group, 9/09
  • Ambassadors in the Streets, Local Advertising, and Focused Message Are Key Components of Rebranding Campaign, 11/09

Business Development

  • Perinatal Mental Health Programs Get Solid Returns, 1/09
  • Overseas Medical Tourism Spurs Trend in Domestic Medical Travel, 3/09
  • Concierge Medicine Programs: An Update, 3/09
  • Economy ‘Ideal’ for Occupational Health Programs: Consultants Say Distracted Hospitals Are Largely Ignoring the Opportunity; A Few Noteworthy Exceptions, 5/09
  • Texas Group Seeks to Emulate Northern Stars, 5/09
  • Some Services Are Small but Mighty, 6/09
  • Global Recession Affects Medical Tourism Trade, 7/09
  • Complementary Medicine Gives ‘Luster’ to Hospitals, 7/09
  • Retail Strategies for Health Care Organizations: Is Now the Time? 9/09
  • Incontinence Centers Shine Bright Light on Problem, 10/09
  • Miami Seeks Patients from Outside the United States in Collaborative Venture, 10/09
  • Health Care Retail Clinics Continue to Expand, 12/09

Consumerism/Customer Relations and Service

  • Advocating for Patients—Implications for Hospitals, 3/09
  • How Hospitals Bring Patient Relations Initiatives to Life—Does Marketing Play a Special Role? 8/09
  • Administrative Rounding Boosts Satisfaction Scores, 9/09
  • Patient Relations Programs Drive Loyalty, Top-Line Revenue—Recruiting, Employee Engagement, Innovation Strategies Play a Role, 10/09

Innovation

  • Michigan System Opens New Hospital That Exemplifies ‘Health and Healing Beyond the Boundaries of Imagination,’ 3/09
  • Executives Assume Front-Line and Support Staff Jobs—COO as Patient Transporter for the Day, 12/09

Market Research

  • Use Market Research to Strengthen Your Financial Health, 5/09
  • Boomer Women Are Not Like Women of Years Past, 6/09
  • Immediate Feedback Tool Ups Patient Satisfaction Score, 6/09
  • Mystery Shops Can Help Detect Key Problems That Keep Patients Away, 8/09
  • Mystery Shopping Nuggets, 8/09
  • Alternative to Traditional Focus Groups Saves Money, Offers Flexibility, 9/09
  • Think Your Market Research Is Working? Think Again. Questioning Traditional Research Methods and Exploring the New, 10/09
  • Additional Insights—Resources for Getting Closer to the Customer, 10/09
  • University of Michigan Health System Pilots Experience Mapping in Patient-Centered Skin Cancer Program—A Framework for Destination Marketing; Creating Patient, Physician Advocates, 11/09

Physician Relations/Operations

  • Medical Staff Engagement, 2/09
  • Physician Mentoring Boosts Recruitment and Retention, 4/09
  • Helpful Resources for Physician Mentoring, 4/09
  • Physician Retention, 4/09
  • How Physician Engagement Drives Physician Satisfaction and Market Share, 4/09
  • ‘Surgicalist’ Programs Create Efficiencies, Attract Physicians, 11/09
  • Meridian Health Pilots Sophisticated Physician-to-Physician Marketing Program—But Future Path Uncertain, 11/09

Planning

  • Strategists Face Financial Fear Factors, 2/09
  • Marketers Need to Lead Miracle on Main Street, 2/09

Public Relations/Advocacy

  • Hospital Hospitality Houses Thrive Despite Being Unprofitable—Think Mission, Goodwill, and Word-of-Mouth, 2/09
  • Transforming PR Tactics in a Troubled Economy—How Will Patients and Other Stakeholders React When Expensive New Hospitals Open in Some of the Nation’s Hardest-Hit Areas? 4/09
  • Media Relations’ New Realities, 4/09
  • How Hospitals Should Respond to Consumer Questions About Their Economic Stability, 6/09
  • How to Work with—and Around—Ineffective Spokespeople, 11/09

Quality and Outcomes

  • Text Message Reminders Can Expand Relationships with Patients and Improve Outcomes—But Short Message Service, or SMS, Communication Isn’t Perfect, 7/09
  • Texting Innovation, 7/09

Sales and Promotion

  • Physician Liaison Programs: Do’s and Don’ts, 5/09
  • The Business of Manners, 8/09

Strategic Issues/Trends

  • Top Trends Affecting Health Care Marketing in 2009, 1/09
  • Health Care Reform Has Implications for Marketers—Get Used to the ‘New Normal,’ 12/09

Wellness/Prevention/Access

  • Hospitals Get Serious About Wellness, Starting with Waistlines of Their Own Employees, 7/09
  • Dual Campaigns Tempt Employees to Eat Well, Lose Weight, 7/09
  • A Focus on Cultural Diversity Pays Off, 8/09

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Plain-English Media is an independent, privately-held publishing company. We produce HOAleader.com, the Practical Guide to Homeowner Association Management.

HOAleader.com is a membership site for homeowner association and condominium board members, community association managers, and advisors or vendors to HOAs.

HOAleader.com’s attorney editors and experienced journalists constantly research the latest developments in HOA law affecting homeowner and condominium associations across the U.S. Then we publish plain-English analyses of what those developments mean to you as an HOA leader, and what you need to do now to comply with HOA laws, steer clear of legal trouble, avoid or resolve conflicts within your homeowners association, make HOA management easier, and safeguard your community association’s property values and quality of life.