Health Monitor Builds Digital Data Analytics Division

July 20, 2021

As part of a continued growth strategy, Health Monitor is strengthening its digital data analytics capabilities with new product innovations and a major leadership addition. Based on a strong belief that an analytics competency is essential for the development of new products, the company has bolstered its Analytics and Research division with the addition of Steven Blahut, PhD. Dr. Blahut will be joining the company as Vice President, Analytics & Research, reporting directly to the President, Howard Halligan.

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Point of Care Changed in 2020…Will there be a New Normal? 

July 14, 2021

Of the many aspects of pre-COVID life that changed during the pandemic, one to which health care professionals and brand marketers continue to pay close attention is Point of Care. As patient visits to physician offices dropped by around 60% in the early weeks of COVID, several things occurred simultaneously.  

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The Power of Trusted Content in Healthcare Communications

July 7, 2021

To Health Monitor, trust isn’t merely the buzzword of the moment—it’s the guiding force of the brand! Since its inception, Health Monitor has offered patients proactive strategies for optimizing their health. Engaging with our products motivates patients to embrace participation, change and action that helps lead to better outcomes. 

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The New “New Normal”. Really.

June 8, 2021

As we get ready to head into the second half of 2021, it is clear that businesses in the US are heading into a new chapter in the covid-era. The “new normal.” Airplanes are now packed with travelers – but we are wearing masks. Consumers are now buying, building, investing with a frenzy – and waiting for delivery backlogs. And patients, well, they ARE back in physician offices getting the treatment they need, and in many cases put off for several months during the peak of the pandemic. It looks like a new normal has been reached.

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Health Monitor Network Expands Senior Leadership Team in Response to Continued Growth

June 2, 2021

Health Monitor Network is once again expanding its senior leadership team during this period of strong growth. Keith Sedlak joined the company today as the Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Industry Sales and Account Management. He will be responsible for Health Monitor's sales growth trajectory and will lead the entire Sales and Sales Operations teams. 

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Transforming HR from Policing to Inspiring – A Culture of Care

May 26, 2021

A Less Traditional HR Roadmap

I come from a large corporate background where the traditional HR function, my role, was an operational necessity. Two years ago, I had the privilege of joining a much smaller organization, Health Monitor Network, with roughly 150 employees in total. When sheer volume of employees is not an issue, it is certainly easier to adopt a different way of doing things. They call me Chief People Officer.

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May 18, 2021

The art of engaging patients through…


…connecting on an emotional level: when dealing with serious health conditions, optimism and hope are important to a patient’s favorable outcome. At Health Monitor we visually depict genuine hope through personal stories combined with inspirational imagery of our patients. They selflessly share their stories and images as a way of giving back to others dealing with similar issues. The result—teller and audience both gain from the experience.

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Health Monitor Wins Top International Creative Awards

May 4, 2021

Health Monitor Network, a leading provider of integrated marketing solutions that maximize biopharmaceutical/OTC brand growth and improve health outcomes, today announced that they have won a series of top awards in the preeminent Hermes Creative Awards competition.  The company received numerous platinum and gold awards for their groundbreaking work in direct-to-patient marketing at the point of care. Their award-winning digital and print educational materials have impacted millions of patients suffering from conditions such as diabetes, HPV, IBD, severe asthma, heart attack, stroke, and dermatologic conditions.  This marks consecutive years that the company has won platinum and gold awards in a competition that attracts over 6,000 submissions and celebrates the best in concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media.

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Transforming HR from Policing to Inspiring – A Culture of Care

April 28, 2021

When you are privileged to have earned a Great Place to Work designation for two consecutive years, people start asking about your secret sauce. I’m not sure I have a revelation to offer, but I can certainly share thoughts about the somewhat unconventional path we have taken and how that has made a difference for our people.

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New Leadership Team Addition in Response to Continued Growth

April 12, 2021

Health Monitor Network, a leading provider of integrated marketing solutions that maximize biopharmaceutical/OTC brand growth and improve health outcomes, today announced a key new hire to the executive team. Rob Dougherty will be joining the company on April 12, 2021 as the Senior Vice President for Network Sales, reporting directly to the CEO. He will lead a team dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals and their patients with in-office educational materials on disease states and specific therapies.

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Building a More Connected Patient Experience

March 31, 2021

For most of us – healthcare professionals, insurers, administrators, and patients alike – the pandemic turned a gradually evolving focus on telehealth and telemedicine in recent years into a lifeboat for patient care. As much of the nation was in lockdown mode, ongoing patient care needs required a different paradigm for doctor/patient contact. Enter the onscreen, online checkup or check-in. And for all its technical challenges, telehealth became the widely used and accepted vehicle for non-COVID 19 medical appointments.  

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Major Leadership Team Appointments in Response to Significant Growth at Health Monitor

March 23, 2021

Responding to years of rapid growth and signaling expectations of ongoing success, the company has appointed David Paragamian to the position of CEO. Additionally, Howard Halligan will be promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. After 16 years at the helm of Health Monitor, former CEO, Ken Freirich will be retiring. 


Mr. Paragamian brings extensive senior leadership experience to the position, including former roles as President of Razorfish Health, Group President of The ApotheCom Group, and Group President for Havas Health, as well as leadership roles in marketing and sales at Roche Diagnostics, Sanofi, Johnson & Johnson, and Procter & Gamble. He joined Health Monitor in December 2020 as President.

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PM360 Circle of Excellence: Maximizing Point of Care Marketing in the New Normal

January 21, 2021

PM360, Health Monitor Network and the 2020 Trailblazer Brand Champions gathered for a virtual discussion on how the point of care space is evolving due to the pandemic, and how life sciences marketers need to adapt their tactics in this new normal. Moderated by Croom Lawrence, Strategy Lead, Merkle Health, the discussion covers how to deal with restricted access to physicians, changes to patient education, what good leadership looks like at the point of care, organizational barriers, ultimate wish lists, and so much more.

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