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Anna Hermann

Senior Medical Writer

The art of communication –
targeting medical education to different audiences

As an agency working in healthcare communication, we are delighted to see an ever-increasing demand for medical education. Be it a slide kit for healthcare professionals, an educational brochure for nurses, an eBook for patients and caregivers or promotional training material for the field force, all need to be tailored to the various target groups and presented in a clear, attractive, and user-friendly manner. As this may come all at the same time, it can make our everyday agency life diverse and exciting.

What are the steps we consider in order to communicate complex medical information effectively and tailored to the audience’s needs and level of understanding? Here is an overview

  • Create a central idea! Together with the client, our team of medical writers and project managers determines the overall scope and desired outcome of the project, develops learning objectives, and defines the target group.
  • Understanding the audience is key! Before putting pen to paper, it is essential to identify the target group’s background, characteristics, and level of knowledge. This can be achieved through a number of different methods such as a literature review, surveys, and interviews to name a few.
  • It’s all about the format! Careful consideration of suitable content formats is crucial to cater to the needs of the learner. Each group has its own preferences regarding structure and level of detail.
  • The right wording makes all the difference! Whenever writing medical and scientific content, our writers ensure that the language is compelling and clear for the intended audience. Content aimed at HCPs typically includes technical terminology and in-depth information. Patient pieces need to be easy-to-understand and free of medical jargon.
  • Design matters! A visually appealing concept can take the content to the next level. To effectively tailor medical education to different audiences, our artwork team develops a broad range of visual materials from simplified illustrations to complex mode-of-action animations.
  • Choose appropriate channels! Once the production draws to a close, the project team chooses the appropriate channels to communicate our message and reach the target group, whether it be as complex as a CME event or as simple as a social media post.
  • Thorough evaluation is essential! By measuring effectiveness through metric analysis, surveys or focus groups, we can determine if the message was well-received and understood by the targeted audience. This allows us to learn and improve continuously, adapt present campaigns and future projects.

In conclusion, effective communication with different target groups requires a deep understanding of the unique needs and preferences of the intended audience leading to an accordingly tailored approach. Appropriate language, format, and level of detail enables effective medical education that can reach a variety of audiences.

Have we piqued your interest in realising your own project tailored specifically to the needs of your audience? Then please do not hesitate to reach out for more information and feel free to contact us at