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What Can AI Unlock for You as a Healthcare Marketer?

Paul Roetzer

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // “AI” and “machine learning” are terms that get batted around a lot these days. We know that there’s great promise on the clinical side to take vast amounts of data and use AI to make discoveries that would be impossible for humans to find on their own — akin Read More

University of Michigan Research Instrumental in Shaping Communications to Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Mary Masson

// By Brian Griffin // As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads rapidly across the country, there is an increasingly urgent need to overcome vaccine hesitancy and access to care issues among the unvaccinated. Michigan Medicine’s communications strategy is based on research that shows patients want empathy, not lectures or bullying. Healthcare providers on the frontlines Read More

Chicago-Area Health System Puts Spotlight on Identifying and Managing High Costs

Bonny Chen

// By Jim Samuel // Hospitals and health systems across the country are constantly looking for ways to identify and manage unnecessary spending — for themselves and for patients. Controlling costs is particularly important when one of your system’s core values is stewardship. That’s why Chicago-based AMITA Health turned to an app that gives providers Read More

Lessons from Retail: How Health Care Can Win by Adapting to Changes in Consumer Behavior

Discover how ProMedica uses customer feedback and a digital-first approach to consumers to achieve stellar results across more than 400 facilities in 28 states.

A Strategic Health Care Marketing webinar for marketers, communicators, and strategists at hospitals, health systems, and physician groups

Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 2:00 P.M. Eastern

Your Presenters:

  • Annie Haarmann, Head of Strategy and Consulting, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Reputation
  • Adeline Ashley, Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing Communications, ProMedica

Join us on July 21 to learn how to harness the power of digital to deliver a more retail-like experience in a changing environment. You’ll see real-world examples and learn best practices from health care leaders and industry disruptors.

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eHST Monthly Video Update – June 2021

Watch this episode of our video update with stories from eHealthcare Strategy & Trends: Health systems use digital tools to connect people with vaccines. Top industry leaders share post-pandemic priorities. Lessons from higher education for digital fundraising in healthcare. How to raise your organization’s social justice profile. And an update on the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards.

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Want to Drive Patient Satisfaction and Capture More Market Share for Your Physicians? Make It Easy for Patients to Self-Schedule Virtual Visits

Grant Lunney

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Even as healthcare organizations build out their marketing stacks to better reach, engage, and serve patients and prospective patients, health technology companies are building stacks of their own, for some of the same reasons — to help their clients improve patient access and convenience. NextGen Healthcare was named by Read More

Sustaining and Accelerating Digital Health Innovation in a Post-COVID World

Tara Nooteboom, manager of digital patient engagement, Rush

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // “I really hope that in the next 10 years the term ‘digital health’ is retired because all healthcare will be digitally enabled,” says Margo Schneider, senior director of digital strategy at UW Medicine. Schneider, with co-panelists Tara Nooteboom, director of strategic and digital growth at Rush System for Health, Read More

Text Messaging Beats Out Email, Apps for Coordinating Vaccine and Other Appointments

Adnan Iqbal

// By Althea Fung // Within the first three months of 2021, Chicago’s Cook County Health scheduled one million COVID-19 vaccination appointments, using text messaging at scale.  With the rush to get Americans vaccinated, organizations struggled to find the best way to contact patients to coordinate vaccine appointments, especially when demand exceeded supply. Adnan Iqbal, Read More

Member Webinar: Digital Health Strategies that Will Shape the Future


How the pandemic has accelerated digital innovation in care delivery — and how you can take advantage of new models to meet consumer expectations

An eHealthcare Strategy & Trends webinar on demand for healthcare marketers and digital strategists.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities to transform care delivery with digital solutions and spawned digital health strategies that will define the future.

Which emerging digital solutions have the most power to disrupt? What does this mean for the future of telehealth? Or hospital care at home? What new challenges have emerged that we must pay attention to?

This panel discussion will focus on how health systems and technology leaders are pivoting and developing their digital health plans and products in response to the new landscape, and how they are partnering with vendors, incubators, and accelerators in new ways as digital health solutions proliferate.

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Content Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World

Marsha Tapscott

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The pandemic commandeered most of the marketing resources of healthcare organizations during the past year or so, but in the background, marketing teams have been steadily pushing key initiatives forward, laying the foundation for post-pandemic activities. Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health network based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and North Mississippi Read More

How Cleveland Clinic Prepped for Google’s Core Web Vitals Algorithm

Amanda Todorovich

// By Althea Fung // Google is changing its search algorithm in June. Is your team prepared? With the new algorithm, called Core Web Vitals, Google will implement a new set of metrics that take into account page experience in search ranking. “Core Web Vitals is really getting at the overall experience of your page. Read More

Submit Your Entry to the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards!

It’s May, and if you’re part of the digital healthcare marketing community, you know what that means… the Call for Entries for the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! What a year it has been. Last year around this time, we were hoping the worst was over and we could begin to get back Read More

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System’s Internal Communications Strategy Kept Employees Connected During COVID-19

Alan Shoebridge

 // By Brian Griffin // Among the many adjustments hospital and health system marketers have made during the coronavirus pandemic is placing a greater emphasis on internal communications. In many cases, the shift has been dramatic. Alan Shoebridge, director of marketing and communication at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) in west-central California, estimates that Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Recognizing Excellence in COVID-19 Communications


// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The past 12 months have pushed healthcare organizations to adapt quickly and build resilience to meet the ever-changing circumstances brought on by the pandemic. Communicators in healthcare organizations have had to continuously anticipate the pandemic-related information needs of their organizations and communities and create multidirectional, multiplatform, multichannel communications to Read More

Call for Entries for the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Is Open


// By Jane Weber Brubaker // It’s May, and if you’re part of the digital healthcare marketing community, you know what that means… the Call for Entries for the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! What a year it has been. Last year around this time, we were hoping the worst was over and Read More

A New Value Equation for Digital Healthcare

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Social Media and the Social Justice Movement: Finding Your Voice

Stephanie Purinton

// By Althea Fung // The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities and injustice of American society. Communities of color bore about three times the burden of COVID-19 infections and deaths as White communities. While job losses were universal, Latinos and Blacks had the highest unemployment rate — about 19 and 17 percent, respectively. Read More

Digital-First Philanthropy: What Healthcare Can Learn from Higher Education

Michelle Clark

// By Marcia Simon, APR // Did you cancel fundraising events during the pandemic? How did your development team find other ways to successfully keep donors engaged and giving? Without the galas, hospital tours, and meetings with doctors and researchers, the pandemic has no doubt created a new fundraising challenge. But as with other aspects Read More

As we come out of the pandemic, what are the top digital priorities for healthcare organizations as they get back to business?

John Halamka

Ask the Expert, with the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board // By Jane Weber Brubaker // We’re fortunate at eHealthcare Strategy & Trends to have a talented and dedicated group of advisors with diverse backgrounds and experience — senior executives from leading healthcare organizations, digital agencies, and consulting groups. So when we wanted Read More

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