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Can Smartphones Help Patients with Behavioral Health Disorders?

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

eHealthcare Pulse // By Jane Weber Brubaker // “One in four Americans experiences a mental illness or substance abuse disorder each year, and the majority also has a comorbid physical health condition,” says the American Hospital Association (AHA). Treating mental illness contributes significantly to overall healthcare costs. Health Affairs reported last year that Americans spent Read More

Powering Patient-Centric Care with Data-Driven Solutions

Ajay Khanna

// By Ajay Khanna // With the emergence of value-based delivery models, the approach to healthcare is significantly evolving. In addition, there has been a significant shift in patient expectations. Patients today are looking for experiences similar to what they get as a consumer of retail, banking, or hospitality. They want to engage with the Read More

What Is the Role of a Marketing Technologist?

Mayur Gupta

Ask the Expert, with Marketing Technologist Mayur Gupta // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Mayur Gupta is a marketing technology visionary with diverse industry background including C-level executive positions at Healthgrades, Kimberly-Clark, and Spotify. In eHST’s latest interview, Gupta discusses the evolution of marketing from a multi-industry perspective, and shares his thoughts on how digital Read More

2017 Digital Marketing Trends in Healthcare [eBook]

2017 Digital Marketing Trends Survey eBook

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Hiding in Plain Sight: A Solution to Patient Engagement You May Already Have

Allison Hart, Vice President of Marketing Communications at West

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Looking for a technology solution to stay in closer touch with patients between visits? Maybe your patients over age 50 haven’t scheduled their colonoscopy yet. Some patients may need closer contact after being discharged from the hospital, or they have a chronic condition like diabetes, hypertension, or COPD and Read More

Gearing Up for 2017: Interview with Kathy Divis

Kathy Divis, President, Greystone.Net

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Digital marketing in healthcare continues to evolve and grow in sophistication, according to Kathy Divis, President and Co-Founder of Greystone.Net, and she has the data to prove it. “In our digital survey [The State of Digital Marketing in Healthcare Moving Toward 2017] we asked our respondents to compare their activities Read More

Ask the Expert: What Does It Take to Win at Digital Marketing in Healthcare?

Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric

[Hint: It isn’t size and budget that make a leader a leader.] // By Ben Dillon // For the past decade, Geonetric has performed its Digital Marketing in Healthcare survey to help healthcare marketers uncover industry trends, benchmark their own efforts, and better understand how to plan for upcoming digital initiatives. As part of the Read More

Have You “Imagineered” Your Site Lately?

Andy Gradel, System Director, Digital Marketing at Main Line Health

// By Andy Gradel // Imagineering is a concept created by Walt Disney in 1952 as “the blending of creative imagination with technical know-how.” At its core, imagineering is rooted in storytelling, with projects using extensive theming, atmosphere, and attention to detail in an attempt to create attractions and themed layouts that will successfully lead Read More

Online Ad Viewability: Is One Second Really Enough?

Boschen Boz, ndp

// By Boz Boschen // Earlier this year, more than 205 U.S. digital advertising professionals working for publishers were surveyed about the state of the digital advertising marketplace and the issues they believe matter most. Sixty-nine percent said they were extremely or very concerned about viewability, identifying it as the top issue impacting the market. Read More

Reimagining the Online Doctor Profile

Shawn Gross, White Rhino

3 Strategies to Build Patient Trust and Drive More Online Appointments // By Shawn Gross // Patients turn to online doctor profiles to learn something meaningful about the person who’s going to be managing their health. But often these profiles are little more than an abbreviated resume: an academic history, professional credentials, and a headshot. Read More

Real-World Mobile Strategy at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine Logo

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // After reading marketing automation software company Marketo’s Definitive Guide to Mobile Marketing, we asked Marketo how healthcare organizations compare to other types of organizations when it comes to mobile. Kristen Kaighn, Senior Product Marketing Manager, weighed in. Then we spoke to a digital marketing executive at a major health Read More

What Is Marketing Automation and How Can You Leverage It at Your Healthcare Organization?

Robin Snow

// By Robin Snow // Marketing automation refers to the software platforms and technologies that facilitate digital marketing strategies by automating certain repetitive tasks. Higher-end marketing automation software provides marketing intelligence and advanced workflows that marketers can leverage to more efficiently and effectively communicate with targeted prospects and customers through multiple channels. Marketing automation is Read More

Podcasts: On-Demand and in Your Patient’s Pocket

Shel Holtz, Principal at Holtz Communication + Technology,

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The growth rate of podcasting, a term coined more than 10 years ago, is accelerating today. Demand for all types of digital content is growing because mobile devices make it easy and convenient to access it. Additionally, consumers have grown to expect on-demand access to content at a time Read More

Digital Marketing Highlights from the World Congress Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit

World Congress

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // On September 29-30, the World Congress convened its third annual Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit in Boston, with presenters from Cleveland Clinic, Novant Health, Main Line Health, Presence Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Trinity Health, RWJBarnabas Health, and others. Several presentations discussed the evolution of hospital brands in an environment Read More

Top Healthcare Marketing Initiatives for 2017: Be Better, Faster, Smarter

Gary Druckenmiller, Marketing Practice Leader at Evariant

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Eliminating Online Ad Fraud: There’s a New Sheriff in Town


// By Jane Weber Brubaker // If you have money to burn on digital advertising, then pay no attention to this article. But if you’re like most health systems, you’re scrambling to prove that the ad dollars you’ve been allotted are netting great results that warrant bigger budgets. So what happens if a big chunk Read More

What’s Your Healthcare Organization’s Mobile Readiness?

Ken Robbins

New Survey Data Reveals Growing Number of “Health-Sumers” Engage Using Mobile Devices // By Ken Robbins // The Internet offers a vast universe of information for consumers to sink their teeth into, and one area where that appetite has proven to be insatiable is healthcare. In a June 2016 survey of 1,000 consumers conducted by Read More

Cleveland Clinic Turns to Marketing to Lead Culture Change

Paul Matsen, Chief Marketing Officer of Cleveland Clinic

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // How often does this happen? The CEO of your top-rated health system turns to your marketing team, and directs you to use marketing as a lever to change the culture of your organization. Marketers in many health systems may only dream of this level of support and confidence, but Read More

Why Isn’t My Hospital’s Digital Strategy Working?

Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google

Ask the Expert, with Avinash Kaushik // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Is it wrong to post ER wait times prominently on your homepage? It’s a fine strategy if you’re content to solve for a tiny fraction of your site visitors, say 2 percent. Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google, suggests instead: Why not Read More