V2 Communications (V2), a public relations and digital communications agency for disruptive global brands, today released its Healthcare Media Landscape Audit, a report uncovering the issues, trends, and companies that health tech journalists are most interested in covering in the aftermath of COVID-19. After surveying more than 20 health tech journalists across business and trade media between April-May 2021, V2 uncovered that while the coronavirus continues to consume reporters’ attention, journalists are eager to explore how health tech is influencing the future of healthcare post-pandemic.
The study found that in the months ahead health tech reporters are interested in:
Covering trends around home-based care, value-based care, and patient engagement: In line with these trends, the top technologies they want to cover are remote patient monitoring (90%), telehealth (86%), and AI (71%). Also, as healthcare becomes increasingly digitized, many reporters highlighted cybersecurity as another topic of focus.
Speaking with credible, trusted sources for perspective on relevant and trending topics to bring their stories to life: Journalists surveyed are overwhelmingly interested in speaking with healthcare providers who can speak about the issues they’re facing, the solutions they’re using, and where they see greater opportunity to improve workflows and outcomes. The business and tech press are also interested in perspective from industry analysts and health tech executives and decision makers.
Profiling companies with standout growth, corporate news, an interesting founder and/or story, or a unique offering: Fifty-two percent of journalists surveyed profile health tech companies, the majority of which are concentrated in the trade press (82%).
“There’s no question that COVID-19 accelerated the digitization of the healthcare industry, and the health tech market is more crowded than ever before,” said Kristen Leathers, VP and Healthcare Practice Lead, V2. “To stand out from the pack, companies need to strategically serve reporters the stories, sources, and content they need to understand where the market is headed. V2 is expert at counseling our clients on the best ways to engage media and emerge as market visionaries and leaders.”
For more information, download the full report here and register for the New England Venture Capital Association’s (NEVCA) first-ever Health Week, where Leathers will be hosting a virtual media panel about the state of healthcare journalism on June 16 at 2:45 p.m. ET.
To learn more about V2’s healthcare practice and get in touch, visit http://www.v2comms.com.
About V2 Communications
V2 Communications is the public relations and digital communications firm for disruptive global brands, redefining what it means to be a strategic communications partner. The agency helps brands navigate the complexities that define communications today to drive business success and growth. V2’s skilled professionals combine a business mindset and creative thinking to provide the strategic counsel, campaign ideas and results that move businesses forward. V2 works with a broad spectrum of clients from technology, cleantech and energy innovators to healthcare disruptors—and 85% of business consists of repeat clients and referrals.
With offices in Boston and New York, V2 has been named to PR NEWS’ 2019 and 2020 Top Places to Work in PR list, and the organization has received awards for client-specific campaigns from the likes of The Bell Ringers, Bulldog Reporter and Best in Biz. For more information, visit v2comms.com and follow the company on Twitter @v2comms.