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Where Does CRM Stand in Addressing Today’s Healthcare Challenges?

Bob Cummings

The high cost and amount of churn in the healthcare CRM market have had many marketing leaders wondering if the huge investment they made was worth it. And those who still shop for the right solution wonder where to turn. But the need for flexible solutions that meet organizational needs has never been greater, as Read More

Geisinger and Henry Ford Health Leverage Epic Cheers to Fuel Marketing Efforts

Nithin Sathyamoorthy

Epic is the dominant player in electronic health records, with U.S. hospital market share of 35.9 percent, according to May 2023 research from KLAS, reported by Becker’s. This figure represents 47.6 percent of beds — nearly double that of Epic’s closest competitor, Oracle Cerner (25.8 percent), which gained hospitals but lost beds year over year. Read More

Set Your Healthcare Marketing Up for Success in 2024


2023 was a tough year for healthcare marketers. Budgets were cut, priorities slid in a dozen different directions at once, and tools we’ve used for decades became poisoned chalices locked behind glass by our Security and Compliance teams. 2024 looks like it is going to be a year of recovery: healthier margins, more favorable patient Read More

Practical Uses of AI to Help Supercharge Your Marketing Efforts

Jenny Collopy

While there is a lot of noise and hype around AI, healthcare marketers see the benefits of taking a practical approach. Real-world examples can inspire us and showcase AI’s transformative impact on consumer engagement, internal communications, and even healthcare recruitment. Four panelists presented on this topic on eHealthcare Strategy & Trends’ webinar, December 13, 2023. Read More

MU Health Care Elevates Content with Strategic Storytelling


What if you had to reach only one audience with your hospital content? Your communications would be more targeted and powerful. You’d know your audience better and deliver content they’re more likely to read. That’s exactly what the team at MU Health Care in Columbia, Missouri, does with its “Live Healthy” blog and related wellness Read More

Marketing Magic? Virtua Health Integrates CRM Data and Predictive AI to Deliver Targeted Messaging

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Imagine tracking the direct patient journey from receiving a piece of marketing content to undergoing life-saving surgery. You could measure the direct correlation of your hospital marketing communication team’s effort to improve patient outcomes. It’s every healthcare marketer’s dream — to save lives while also proving your department’s worth. That’s precisely what Virtua Health’s marketing Read More

Lehigh Valley Health Network Leverages Digital Tools to Enhance Organizational Culture


In today’s healthcare environment, enhancing organizational culture has never been more important or challenging. It requires dedicated focus and the need for marketers to adapt to more diverse employee, leader, and physician communication needs. How do you build and maintain a strong organizational culture in a rapidly growing health system? That’s the challenge Lehigh Valley Read More

How TikTok Can Be an Ideal Channel for Hospital Marketing

Jody Ganschinietz

In December 2021, Callista Dammann and Jody Ganschinietz sat in their boss’s office watching a short homemade video on repeat. They were about to attempt what teens and young adults do daily by riding on the coattails of the latest viral TikTok video content. But the stakes were high for these two, serving as senior Read More

6 Ways to Use Generative AI Responsibly


It’s no exaggeration to say 2023 has been the Year of AI — and the use of AI technologies in healthcare marketing is no exception. You can probably rattle off a host of marketing benefits. There are seemingly unlimited new AI tools every day to accelerate strategic priorities and get more work done in less Read More

Navigating the Privacy Landscape in 2023 and Beyond


The issue of pixel tracking tied to third-party website analytics tools was the big story of 2022 and 2023. It’s been about a year and a half — June 2022 to be exact — since several leading technology media outlets published the results of a joint study by The Markup and STAT News. The study Read More

Privacy Enhancing Technologies: A Potential Solution to Privacy Concerns?

Anthony Katsur

Healthcare marketers have been scrambling to find ways to reclaim the data analytics they’ve grown accustomed to while also staying in compliance with HIPAA and its latest dictates, published in a bulletin from HHS last December. On the other side of the fence, the AdTech world has been working just as feverishly to retain its Read More

Should Influencer Marketing Be Part of Your Marketing Mix?

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When you think of influencer marketing, do celebrities like LeBron James and Taylor Swift and their millions of followers come to mind? Ochsner Health is thinking small, successfully leveraging “micro-influencers” — those with 1,000 followers or more — to get the word out in Louisiana about choosing healthy habits. Ochsner chose to tap into the Read More

An Unfiltered Conversation About AI — With AI Itself


Editor’s Note: We’ve done a lot of Q&A’s over the years, but never with AI. Until now. The following interview takes place with a conversational chatbot called Pi, recently released by the company Inflection AI, started by LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman in 2022. Inflection AI is working on a variety of machine learning and generative Read More

2023 eHealthcare Awards Honor Outstanding Digital Healthcare Communications


Winners of the 24th Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards were announced on November 5, at a special Awards Presentation held during the Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC). The eHealthcare Leadership Awards recognize outstanding health websites and digital initiatives, highlighting the role of digital communications in achieving healthcare organizations’ business objectives. This leading awards program draws approximately 1,000 entries annually. It exclusively recognizes Read More

4 Tips for Maintaining HIPAA Compliance and Managing Online Tracking Risks


Digital marketing got a lot riskier when HHS rolled out its “Use of Online Tracking Technologies by HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates” bulletin last December. What steps should you take to manage the risks? Change often feels like the only constant in the world of healthcare marketing. And oh, what a year of change! Read More

Overcoming Your Digital Challenges With Effective Change Management


How is it possible that a health system operating in four U.S. states and three countries in Central and South America with 50,000 employees would be invisible to search engines — unless you searched on it by name? Take cardiology for example. CHRISTUS Health has a 100-bed heart hospital in Tyler, Texas. It is the Read More

HIPAA Compliance FAQs: Your Guide to Healthcare Data Protection

Josh Kinney,

Have questions about how to manage tracking technologies in light of HHS/OCR guidance? So do your peers. Here are some answers from two technology leaders. “When HHS and OCR opened up a huge can of worms last December, they created some chaos in the universe of healthcare marketers who work for entities covered by HIPAA,” Read More

A Recipe for Success: Leveraging Market Research Insights to Support Patients


On a journey to “future proof” its marketing, Fresenius Kidney Care started in the most unlikely of places: recipes. As with any chronic illness, diet dramatically affects a patient’s success. But a kidney disease-friendly diet has more restrictions and requirements than most. One in seven U.S. adults have kidney disease, and one in three don’t Read More

How Your Health System Website Can Be Your Best Digital Salesperson


Against a backdrop of rapidly emerging digital marketing tools, the venerable website deserves as much attention as ever. Your website should be your best salesperson. It’s often the first point of contact with your company’s products and services for the majority of potential customers. Anything from a Google search to a radio ad or a Read More

Answering the Call for Growth Through Data-Enabled Solutions


Never before has the role of the healthcare marketing leader been more crucial to health system performance. Following waves of COVID, the resulting depletion of both operational capacity and emotional stamina forced health systems to grapple with the brutal combination of rising costs and diminishing access. The ensuing reductions in staffing and closing of services Read More

Digital Ethnography Sheds New Light on Online Patient Behavior


How well do you really understand your target audience? Whether that’s patients, prospective employees, donors, or any other stakeholders you want to reach and influence, it’s easy to make incorrect assumptions about why they behave the way they do. In the digital realm, social listening tools help organizations hear what people say online, and analyze Read More

ChatGPT Prompt Writing: Best Practices to Get the Results You Need


There’s no question that ChatGPT possesses power that users are only beginning to understand. Unleashing its potential in your healthcare marketing strategy starts with learning how to craft strong prompts. Writing is one of the most important business functions. And now, any savvy AI user can produce coherent writing with a few keystrokes. But there’s Read More

5 Ways to Measure Marketing Growth Beyond Tracking Pixels


Health system marketing is more than gathering marketing pixel data — it’s about creating measurable business growth that offers real value and builds long-term loyalty. Amid the turbulence of healthcare privacy reforms, marketers are caught up in a tug of war between adherence and effectiveness. While debates about tracking pixels, OCR’s guidance, and evolving state Read More

HCIC 2023 Preview: Come for the Comradery, Leave with Fresh Inspiration


This year in Los Angeles. Last year in Miami. HCIC spans the country the same way it covers the digital healthcare landscape — coast to coast and end to end. #HCIC23, the latest edition of the must-attend conference for digital healthcare marketers, promises to showcase the industry’s best practices and get attendees up to speed Read More

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