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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

Conversational Interfaces Are Transforming Healthcare’s Digital Front Door

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Learn how an AI chatbot and live chat platform has been a “game changer” at Virtua Health — and how you can leverage conversational technology to meet consumer needs

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

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 2pm Eastern

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  • Brian Gresh, President, Loyal
  • Ryan Younger, Vice President of Marketing, Virtua Health

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eHealthcare Monthly Roundup #1

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Watch the pilot episode of our monthly video roundup of the latest stories from eHealthcare Strategy & Trends. A low-tech inpatient telehealth solution at Boston Children’s Hospital. Marketing lessons from Futurescan. Physician social media ambassadors at Mount Sinai Health System. An interview with the principal transformation consultant for strategy and digital health at Henry Ford Health System. And creating connected digital experiences at Baystate Health and Banner Health.

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When Digital Platforms for Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Leave Some Seniors Shut Out, Others Step In to Help

// By Jim Samuel // Scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine was supposed to be easy because of digital tools. But digital tools have proven difficult to use for many older Americans. To help, some hospitals, health systems, and public health departments have embraced older technology, while community residents have stepped in to help. Adults Read More

How AI Can Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption

// By Betsy Keller // As COVID-19 vaccine rollouts continue, it is clear that hope is on the horizon. But healthcare marketers know there are still challenges ahead in overcoming vaccine hesitancy before we inoculate enough people to achieve herd immunity and return to a more normal way of life. Fortunately, new tools are available Read More

10 Questions to Ask Your Potential Digital Advertising Agency

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The Digital Team’s Important Role in COVID-19 Vaccinations

Zain Ismail, Henry Ford Health System

// By Jared Johnson //  Ask the Expert with Zain Ismail, Principal Transformation Consultant, Strategy and Digital Health, Henry Ford Health System This chapter of the pandemic is the time for nonclinical teams to shine, according to Zain Ismail, principal transformation consultant for the Henry Ford Health System. In particular, digital marketing and communications teams Read More

Marketing Lessons from Futurescan

// By Jim Samuel // Every year, the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) publishes Futurescan, an annual report that examines healthcare trends and their implications for leadership teams over the next five years. Many of the trends covered in the report could have consequences for healthcare marketing. Healthcare is undergoing dramatic Read More

Turning Waiting into Health Outcomes

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An Electronic Health Record’s Virtual Visit functionality offers the holy-grail for healthcare marketing—personalized content with no risk of exposing PHI.

In this guide, we’ll explore how the significant rise in telehealth visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity to create a virtual “waiting room” experience that can accelerate the shift from managing your health data to managing your healthcare, and ultimately – managing your health.

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How Henry Ford Health System Uses Pinterest to Engage a Key Audience: Moms

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // If you’re trying to reach mothers — the primary healthcare decision-makers in most households — then Pinterest may be an attractive opportunity for your health system. As of October 2020, U.S. monthly active users on Pinterest numbered 98 million, and more than 78 percent are female. Pinterest reported in Read More

2021 Digital Initiatives from 2 Leading Health Systems

Jill McCormick, Christopher Pace, Jared Johnson

How Banner Health and Baystate Health are Creating Quality Digital Experiences for Prospects and Patients

Where can your health care organization focus your efforts in 2021 to improve the digital experience for your prospects and patients to differentiate your brand, drive key business metrics, and win in the marketplace?

To meet the changing needs of healthcare consumers, digital teams at two leading organizations are changing focus – moving beyond mastering discrete channels or platforms and focusing instead on delivering the connected digital experiences that healthcare consumers expect.

Hear from Jill McCormick, Director of Design and Innovation at Baystate Health and Chris Pace, Chief Digital Marketing Officer at Banner Health, as they share the initiatives their organizations are focusing on to create those connected digital experiences for prospects and patients.

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How Do We Change People’s Minds About Getting the Vaccine?

// By Wendy Stark Healy // The release of the first COVID-19 vaccines in mid-December made Geonetric’s webinar, “Support Your COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts with Your Marketing Strategy,” very timely. Three experts from the agency shared tips for overcoming community hesitancy and misinformation about getting vaccinated. “There’s a lot of interest in this topic,” says David Read More

Best Practices for Creating Personalized Experiences That Customers Value

// By Marlene Kurban // While 75 percent of consumers prefer to do business with organizations that create a personal, relevant shopping experience, 60 percent don’t think the communications they receive from healthcare institutions meet the mark. With more and more patient acquisition processes occurring online — from health research to appointment scheduling — dynamic Read More

My Personal “Find a Doctor” Journey

// By Neal Linkon // Few things are more routine — pre-pandemic, anyway — than the semiannual dental cleaning. Routine, that is, until the dentist stops in for a quick exam and asks: “How long have you had that white spot on your tongue?” I had no idea what she was talking about. But the Read More

How Virtua Health Turned Its EHR into a Powerful Marketing Tool

Chris Hemphill, director, client AI & operations, SymphonyRM

// By Althea Fung // When Virtua Health, a southern New Jersey-based health system, acquired Lourdes Health System in 2019, the leadership team decided it would be a good time to continue to build on how the now five-hospital system was investing in its marketing initiatives. “[The marketing department] had an opportunity to build technology Read More

Opportunity Amid Uncertainty: A Vision for Tomorrow

// By Paul Szablowski // Predictions for 2021 are still anyone’s guess. The coronavirus continues to rage, and many economists are forecasting slow economic growth. Bloomberg reported in mid-November that the increase in COVID-19 cases and resulting new restrictions “threaten to temper momentum for the economic recovery even amid positive news about a vaccine.” Amid Read More

How Duke Health’s Alexa Skill Improved Urgent Care Access

// By Jared Johnson // Now is an ideal time to explore opportunities for voice skills to improve a consumer’s healthcare experience. Seamus O’Reilly, senior director of content marketing and digital presence at Duke Health, and Matt Hummel, chief experience officer and vice president of consumer strategy and design at Paragon, presented on this topic Read More

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