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How to Shift from Managing Complexity to Creating Value

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // 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 Read More

Keep Them Coming Back for More: Top 4 Ways to Re-engage Patients


// By Shawn McKee // Does your practice have a plan to reactivate patients? Sometimes all it takes is the right nudge to get patients to come back. It’s worth a lot to your practice when they do. Patient churn is an expected part of any provider’s practice. In fact, only 30 percent of physical Read More

eHST Video Update: Episode 4

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Show NotesBelow are links to the articles covered in this eHealthcare Monthly Video Update. HCIC 2021 – Live! in Las Vegas How Customer Data Platforms Can Power More Consumer-Driven Opportunities in Healthcare MACH: Making MarTech Modular Artificial Intelligence Can Bring Real Ethical Concerns to Healthcare Creating a Digital-First Approach to Behavioral Healthcare

Webinar: Build a Better Healthcare Podcast

eHealthcare Strategy & Trends presents a brand-new webinar for healthcare marketers and digital strategists

Podcasts have been on a steady march into the hearts, minds, and ears of consumers. And healthcare consumers have shown that they want to hear directly from their local hospitals and physicians.

But how do you do it well? And how can you make sure your healthcare podcast meets your business objectives?

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Why You Should Have a Customer Effort Strategy


// By Diane S. Hopkins //  Ease should be part of the definition of an exceptional experience in any business but for those who are ill or injured, making their journey as easy as possible is part of exceptional caring. When you are designing customer solutions, is ease of use your numberone priority? Healthcare providers Read More

Defining Success: Study Gives Healthcare Market Tips on Measuring Conversions


// By Althea Fung // Healthcare marketers ask a common and essential question when launching campaigns or important projects: “What does success look like?” Marketing success is typically measured in converted leads and improved loyalty. But nurturing potential customers in hopes that they will become consumers can be challenging. One marketing leader decided to study Read More

Do Chatbots Speak Your Patients’ Language?


// By Jim Samuel // Health systems have used chatbots on their websites for several years, and their usage increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now chatbot developers and health systems are looking to expand their use of chatbots into other areas of healthcare. If not implemented correctly, could chatbots increase inequity in our healthcare system? Read More

Mobile App or Web App: Which Is Better for Your Organization?


// By Jared Mauskopf // Healthcare organizations are increasingly under enormous pressure to offer the best digital tools to their patients. But before you set out to develop a healthcare application, you’ll need to make a number of key decisions — not least whether you should opt for a mobile app or a web app. Read More

The State of Healthcare Digital Marketing in 2021

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The survey results are in! See how the pandemic has shifted digital priorities and investments.

A new eHealthcare Strategy & Trends webinar for healthcare marketers and digital strategists.

Your Presenter:
Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric

Watch this webinar and you’ll learn:

  • How the pandemic shifted priorities and investments
  • Where organizations are investing when it comes to virtual care capabilities
  • What leading organizations are doing differently than others in terms of goal setting, digital marketing tactics, and spending
  • What are the hottest areas for staffing
  • Where healthcare marketers feel most behind — and how that compares to the agency perspective

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eHST Monthly Video Update: Episode 3

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Show NotesBelow are links to the articles covered in this eHealthcare Monthly Video Update. How Cleveland Clinic Prepped for Google’s Core Web Vitals Algorithm eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Recognizing Excellence in COVID-19 Communications Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System’s Internal Communications Strategy Kept Employees Connected During COVID-19 Content Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World Data Is Redefining the Read More

MACH: Making MarTech Modular

Neal Prescott

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // There’s a lot of fear around technology investments. They can be expensive, complicated, and hard to implement. You send out an RFP, get multiple proposals, and narrow the list down to a few finalists. You speak with references, get a proof of concept. You’re finally ready to pick the Read More

HCIC 2021 – Live! in Las Vegas

Michael Schneider, executive vice president and co-founder, Greystone.Net

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Viva live conferences! When HCIC convenes in Las Vegas in November, it will feel like a long-deferred family reunion. Virtual conferences and video chat have kept us safe and connected during COVID, but there’s nothing like the shared energy of an in-person meeting. This year is the 25th anniversary Read More

Artificial Intelligence Can Bring Real Ethical Concerns to Healthcare


// By Jim Samuel // Increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has brought many benefits to healthcare providers and patients. But despite the benefits, there are ethical concerns — unintentional or malicious — that any healthcare organization that embraces AI should address. The Peter Parker Principle says, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Read More

Creating a Digital-First Approach to Behavioral Healthcare

Michael Thompson

// By Althea Fung // The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many people’s mental health. A Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll from July 2020 found that many adults reported difficulty sleeping or eating, increases in alcohol consumption or substance use, and worsening chronic conditions, due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. But the Read More

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

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