Virgin Pulse Acquires Welltok To Serve More Clients Across the Healthcare Spectrum

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In recent years, the healthcare industry has been moving away from its traditional focus on episodic care toward wellness, prevention, and population health. The recent acquisition of Welltok by Virgin Pulse in October 2021 underscores that this movement is coming from multiple directions. Welltok and Virgin Pulse have primarily focused on the employer and payer Read More

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How One New Jersey Health System Uses Digital Tools to Build Physician Engagement and Improve Communications

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// By Jim Samuel // Like many health systems throughout the nation, New Jersey’s Hackensack Meridian Health faced challenges when it came to communicating with physicians. A patchwork of multiple systems and methods resulted in poor communications and left doctors disengaged. The system used digital tools to solve the problem and build physician engagement. Hackensack Read More

SCL Health Makes Engagement a Top Priority

One way health systems can highlight their digital leadership, share successes, and demonstrate the ways technology helped their organizations achieve strategic business objectives is to enter — and win — the Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award, the highest honor conferred by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Three health systems received recognition for winning this prestigious Read More

Who Gets a Seat at the Healthcare Table in 2022?

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// By Althea Fung // Digital technologies are transforming how healthcare is delivered and ushering in new competitors to the market from nontraditional spaces like retail and payers. Large insurance companies are acquiring or developing physician practices in markets across the country. For example, OptumCare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, employs or is affiliated with 50,000 Read More

Learn How Podcasts Can Be a Primary Content-Generation Tool

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Versatile podcasts can stand on their own as a popular source of content, but they are also a great way to stoke the content-generation engine, especially for healthcare communications and marketing programs. “It all starts with a podcast,” says Bill Klaproth, director of marketing and production for DoctorPodcasting by RadioMD. Klaproth, who provides podcast services Read More

Virgin Pulse Acquires Welltok: Q&A with Christopher Michalak, CEO

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In recent years, the healthcare industry has been moving away from its traditional focus on episodic care toward wellness, prevention, and population health. The recent acquisition of Welltok by Virgin Pulse in October 2021 underscores that this movement is coming from multiple directions. Welltok and Virgin Pulse have primarily Read More

How One System Transformed Care Delivery During the Crush of COVID

Rachel Donovan

It wasn’t just any Friday the 13th. It was March 13, 2020 — the day the federal government declared a national emergency due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Across the country, businesses started to shut down; people started working remotely, and hospitals, including Nemours Children’s Health, had to figure out how to quickly optimize Read More

SCL Health Takes Home Top Honors for the Second Year in a Row

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // One way health systems can highlight their digital leadership, share successes, and demonstrate the ways technology helped their organizations achieve strategic business objectives is to enter — and win — the Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award, the highest honor conferred by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Three health systems Read More

Using Data To Seamlessly Unite Two Systems

When South Carolina’s Greenville Health System merged with Palmetto Health in 2017 to create Prisma Health, the two systems did not know each other very well. They had different billing systems and different electronic health records (EHR). They even had different physician referral systems. “We didn’t know each other, and providers didn’t know what services Read More

Overcoming Pandemic-Related Team Communications Challenges

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“Hospital and health system marketers and digital teams can stand tall at the end of 2021 and look back at a year in which they triumphed over some of their greatest challenges yet,” writes Jared Johnson of the Healthcare Rap podcast; he is also a member of the eHST Editorial Advisory Board.  Here’s an excerpt Read More

Podcasts: A Key to Content Creation

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// By Wendy Stark Healy // Podcasts are a win-win. They provide great information to the community, engage potential patients, and help organizations market their services with versatile content that can be reused. Versatile podcasts can stand on their own as a popular source of content, but they are also a great way to stoke Read More

COVID Accelerates Enterprise Telehealth Adoption at Nemours Children’s Health

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// By Marcia Simon, APR //  The pandemic changed the dynamics of collaboration in health systems, with clinical and operations teams working side by side with marketing technology and communications departments to coordinate enterprise-wide transformation.  It wasn’t just any Friday the 13th. It was March 13, 2020 — the day the federal government declared a Read More

Get Your Digital Strategy Optimized

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“As we put the finishing touches on our annual Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends Survey, I always look for themes that will define the industry in the coming year,” says Ben Dillon of Geonetric. “This year, one theme is surfacing again and again: digital strategy and the level of investment and focus placed on it by Read More

Coming Together for Patients: 2021 Year in Review

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// By Jared Johnson // Hospital and health system marketers and digital teams can stand tall at the end of 2021 and look back at a year in which they triumphed over some of their greatest challenges yet. When considering everything that the industry went through and learned in 2021, it was a year that Read More

The End of the Third-Party Data Era Is Coming Soon

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If you use third-party data for your marketing, it’s time for you to start getting ready to do something different. That’s because new privacy laws around the world, as well as new measures from Apple and Google, will soon make using third-party data a thing of the past. Coming changes will give consumers more control Read More

2021 eHealthcare Leadership Award Winners

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The eHealthcare Leadership Awards honor the very best websites and digital communications from a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations. Winners of the 22nd Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards were announced on November 4 at a special presentation in Las Vegas during the Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC) sponsored by Greystone.Net, our Read More

Assess How You’re Collecting and Using Your Healthcare Data

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“From digital data streams to artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, the prevalence and use of marketing data is growing exponentially,” says Daniel Fell of Optum. “According to a recent State of Marketing report from Salesforce, the median number of data sources used by marketers grew 50 percent from 2019 to 2021. And the report showed Read More

How To Optimize the 3 R’s: Right Care, Right Time, Right Setting

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If your health system participates in value-based contracting, you have a vested interest in making sure you’re optimizing the three R’s: right care, right time, right setting. Easier said than done. So what is the secret to orchestrating all the variables that go into a patient’s decision to get care, choose a provider, and make Read More

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Reactivate Existing Patients to Boost Revenue

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“Patient churn is an expected part of any provider’s practice,” notes Shawn McKee of WebPT. “In fact, only 30 percent of physical therapy patients make it to the end of their treatment program before dropping out. As a result, practices may lose an average of $150,000 a year from patient dropout alone. “While the numbers Read More

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