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Helping Consumers Find Care Everywhere

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // At Northeast Georgia Health System and UPMC, improving access and making digital scheduling easier are top priorities. What does it actually mean for health systems to embark on a digital transformation journey? Among the priorities are making it easier for consumers to find and access the care they need Read More

Call for Entries for the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Is Open

Susan Dubuque, principal and co-founder of ndp

A Note from the President: I’m pleased to announce that Susan Dubuque will co-chair this year’s eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Susan is cofounder of NDP Agency, a marketing and advertising firm based in Richmond, Virginia, and a nationally recognized expert in behavioral marketing. She literally wrote the book on marketing’s role in health improvement, Gearing Up Read More

What Are the Benefits of Doing a Website Content Audit?

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // “Ask the Expert” with Jeremy Dietz, Executive Digital Editor at Coffey Communications A website can be like a snowball, picking up more and more content as time goes on. Or it can be like your basement, a convenient place to store things that you’re not sure what to do Read More

Salesforce Gives Marketers Top Tips to Drive Growth in Email Marketing

Rachel Boyles

// By Althea Fung // Email marketing is still the preferred channel for personalized communications among all age groups. Are you making the most of it? People often say that email marketing is dead, but that’s not true. A 2021 study by Bluecore and NAPCO Research found that email is the most preferred communication channel Read More

Standard Definitions Improve Content Delivery and Communications

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“The terms ‘content marketing’ and ‘content strategy’ get slung around like so many shiny, whole tunas at Pike’s Place Market in Seattle,” says Ahava Leibtag of Aha Media Group. “As content production in healthcare has increased, the need for tools and documentation to keep teams aligned and efficient has also risen.” Here’s an excerpt from Read More

Augmented Reality with Choco the Bear Comforts Children During MRIs

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// By Cheryl L. Serra // Children’s Hospital of Orange County makes having an MRI feel like an adventurous day near the sea. Imagine a child you love is not feeling well. They have seemingly ceaseless appointments at unfamiliar places — hospitals or healthcare facilities with all their starched efficiency, forms, and strangers — to Read More

Podcasting Made Easy: You Don’t Have to Start From Scratch

Podcasting Made Easy

Learn how Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital launched a successful podcast, and how it keeps the content pipeline filled.

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

Panelists:

  • Patrick Moody, Director of Marketing, Public and Community Relations, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
  • Bill Klaproth, Director of Marketing and Production, DoctorPodcasting by RadioMD

Watch this webinar and you’ll learn:

  • Why podcasting is a valuable marketing platform
  • How to get physician buy-in and participation
  • How to determine the right audience — consumers, referring physicians, or internal staff
  • Which topics to choose — and why
  • How to promote your podcast
  • Best practices for maximum growth, and how to measure success

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Highlights from Futurescan 2022-2027

Randy Oostra

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Can healthcare think and act like a service industry? How will Big Tech continue to challenge traditional healthcare? How will the industry adapt to new models that focus on care outside the hospital? Each year since 1999, the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) produces Futurescan, Read More

Improving the Patient Experience Through Digital Transformation

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// By Brian Griffin // Two health systems, one in Florida and one in South Dakota, are at the forefront of using technology to meet the rapidly changing expectations of healthcare consumers. The coronavirus, growing consumerism, and increased competition are contributing to decreased patient loyalty and a heightened need for healthcare organizations to improve the Read More

Beyond ROI: How Can You Use Your Marketing Data to Understand Patient Needs, Support Operational Growth, and Inform Business Strategy?

Amber Welch, director of digital content for Ochsner Health System

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // While many health systems struggle to consolidate data that exists in silos, Ochsner Health’s marketing team has succeeded in wrestling its data to the ground. Insights gleaned from the data are revealing opportunities for investment in new strategic growth initiatives. We were intrigued by the first two words of Read More

Slippery Fish: Defining Content, Content Strategy, and Content Marketing

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// By Ahava Leibtag // When we speak to executives, our colleagues, teams, and vendors, it’s in our best interest to use these terms consistently to avoid confusion and frustration. The terms “content marketing” and “content strategy” get slung around like so many shiny, whole tunas at Pike’s Place Market in Seattle. As content production Read More

Survey Shows Consumers Crave a Personalized Healthcare Experience

Chris Evanguelidi

// By Althea Fung // In ecommerce, personalization is used to build relationships with consumers and sell them more goods. In healthcare, the goal of personalization is to improve health outcomes. After weeks of receiving emails from Old Navy promoting joggers — fleece-lined joggers, comfy-cozy joggers, $12 joggers, I finally caved. When I clicked on Read More

Northwell Health Takes Digital Patient Experience to New Heights

Mike Mangi

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // When the pandemic hit New York City, Northwell Health became a proving ground for new technology solutions to help mitigate the extreme challenges. Having an agile in-house team capable of creating sophisticated new solutions is “a tremendous muscle for the organization,” says Emily Kagan Trenchard. Northwell Health’s homegrown native Read More

Is Capacity Marketing the Next Step for Health Systems? Ask the Expert, with Chris Boyer, Vice President of Digital Strategy & Marketing Intelligence, Beth Israel Lahey Health

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// By Jim Samuel // “What health systems have to do now is get a better understanding of their customers’ needs, where they’re seeking care, and start to market to them where there is the capacity for care,” says Boyer. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals around the country are learning how to deal Read More

“The Happy Marriage of Health and Tech”

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Physicians leading the healthcare vertical in Big Tech companies are embracing the opportunity to leverage technology to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges. It’s always interesting to see who’s included in Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and how the list changes over time. In 2019, for example, Dr. Read More

UCLA Health One of Three Health Systems to Receive Top Award at 22nd Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards Ceremony

Linda Ho

// By Marlene Kurban // As the pandemic surged in Southern California in 2020, leaders at UCLA Health posed the question, “What if we could turn digital products and tools that we were merely piloting into full-blown digital experiences?” UCLA Health was one of three healthcare systems that received the prestigious Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Read More

The Right Patient at the Right Time: How UCHealth Uses Automated Messaging to Drive Patient Retention

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// By Bill Altorfer // UCHealth piloted triggered email reminders for breast cancer screenings, generating almost 1,000 mammogram appointments. This past year was a year of transformation for UCHealth. Although such transformation during the COVID pandemic was challenging, it also gave rise to opportunities to improve patient experience in ways that weren’t initially on UCHealth’s Read More

Virtual Roundtable: Building Your Digital Front Door

Virtual Roundtable Building Your Digital Front Door

The COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing competitive environment are making the consumer and patient digital experience a higher priority for healthcare marketers than ever before. This webinar will provide important insights and tips you need to be ready to play a key role in improving your digital front door.

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

Panelists:

  • Kendra Calhoun, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Communications, Avera Health
  • Ed Rafalski, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, BayCare Health System
  • Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric

Watch this webinar and you’ll learn:

  • Benchmark where your organization is today
  • Set a vision for future improvement based on digital experience roadmaps
  • Get leadership and organizational buy-in for digital experience initiatives
  • Overcome roadblocks and breakdown operational silos
  • Determine pilot initiatives and build on early wins
  • Establish and measure key indicators for success
  • Put key takeaways to work at your organization

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// By Althea Fung // The hospitality industry strives to give customers great experiences that will win their loyalty. How can providers adopt some of the same principles and make telehealth visits more hospitable? Going to the doctor can often be stressful for patients and their loved ones. That’s why having an attentive and caring Read More

When Zero Is More Than One

Sajul Raju

// By Jim Samuel // Taking advantage of Google’s Position Zero, or featured snippets, can be an effective way to enhance your brand and drive traffic to your website, particularly for mobile users. While it can be challenging to attain this coveted place in Google’s search results, with planning and effort, it is possible to Read More

Health Equity and the Role of Technology

Patti Doykos

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Healthcare executives from Highmark Health, Virginia Mason, and Bristol Myers Squibb discuss the potential of technology to level the playing field in healthcare. Technology is a two-edged sword. It can help solve some of healthcare’s thorniest challenges, and it can also create problems, however unintended, particularly in the realm Read More

Startups Get a Leg Up with Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate

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// By Althea Fung // Health tech is booming. With digital technology, healthcare providers can offer patients effective interventions, in-person and remotely. This has become increasingly important throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, as the use of telehealth and remote monitoring has accelerated. According to the latest Healthcare Investment and Exits report from the Silicon Valley Read More

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