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Case Study: Drive More Patient Portal Signups and Usage

“Healthcare portals are huge,” says Caty Wolf, Manager of Marketing Communications at WellSpan Health, an integrated health system in central Pennsylvania. Wolf is responsible for CRM and marketing automation. She works with LionShare’s business intelligence and CRM platform, DIATA®. WellSpan is using marketing automation to acquire and activate consumers on its patient portal. “[A portal Read More

What Happens to Patients With Chronic Diseases Between Office Visits?

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As hospitals and health organizations move toward population health and engage in value-based contracting, managing patients with chronic diseases effectively and efficiently has risen to the top of the agenda. “It would be great if the patient is giving you information every day in a way that helps drive workflow around urgency and kicking out Read More

How a 200-Year-Old Hospital Prioritizes Digital Innovation

Shawn Gross, Chief Digital Strategist at White Rhino

One way to accelerate consumer-facing digital technologies in established health care organizations is to carve out a dedicated team focused on innovation. “When Massachusetts General Hospital formed the Healthcare Transformation Lab, a startup group within the 200-year-old institution, the organization made technology in healthcare delivery a priority,” says Shawn Gross, Chief Digital Strategist and Health Read More

Suzanne Sawyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Penn Medicine, and Rob Grant, Co-Founder and Executive VP, Evariant to present at new eHST webinar

Recently, we published “Precision Digital Marketing: Penn Medicine’s Journey of Innovation.” There were so many takeaways and lessons to be learned from the Penn Medicine experience we asked the lead voices in that article to share more in a new webinar. I’m happy to announce that they have agreed, and on Sept. 3, Suzanne Sawyer, Read More

How Mobile-Friendly Is Your Hospital Website?

Chris Boyer, Senior Vice President, Digital, ReviveHealth

More and more people are using mobile devices to access and consume digital content. In response to this growing trend, Google is now giving preferential treatment to mobile-friendly websites in search results from mobile devices. So if your site isn’t mobile-friendly, how big a problem is it? Has organic search fallen off a cliff? To Read More

Are Wearables the Cure for Chronic Disease Management?

Dr. Richard Milani

Chronic diseases cause 70 percent of deaths in the U.S., and hypertension is one of the most pervasive chronic diseases. “A third of all adults in the U.S. have it,” says Dr. Richard Milani, Ochsner Health’s Chief Clinical Transformation Officer. “Only half of adults with high blood pressure have it under control. It’s a big Read More

B2C Marketing Predictions 2015

The results of an Economist Intelligence Unit survey, commissioned by Marketo, indicate that 99% of marketers plan to invest in marketing technologies in the next year. Here are other key findings: Impact on Revenue Of the B2C marketers surveyed, more than half (55%) feel that their marketing departments are regarded as little more than a Read More

Marketing Automation Helps Kindred Healthcare Deliver the Right Message at the Right Time to the Right Person Across All Channels

Is your organization like Kindred Healthcare—trying to do a lot with a lean marketing team? Kindred Healthcare provides post-acute, rehabilitation, hospice and home care services in 2,787 locations in nearly every state. Early in 2013, Kindred began working with marketing automation service provider Marketo to extend the reach of its field operations team. “What we Read More

Learn How Kaiser Permanente Achieved a 69% Patient Portal Adoption Rate

Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

Patient retention is one of the many things healthcare marketers need to stay on top of. Can your patient portal help you retain patients? Kaiser Permanente thinks so. “A 2012 Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Managed Care found that patients with online access to their patient information were 2.6 times more Read More

Conversa Health’s Clinical Response Marketing Concept Recognizes that Clinicians Need Marketers for Patient Communications to be Effective

Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

Wanted: Clinical Response Marketer. “This individual should have a strong grasp of consumer-friendly communications, be proficient in digital media including social media, and have the ability to lead the testing of different data collection and messaging approaches to find those that are most effective.” This is an excerpt from an actual job description posted by Read More

Ignore These 5 Digital Marketing Trends at Your Own Peril

Kathy Divis, President, Greystone.Net

Are you ready to run hundreds of micro-targeted campaigns each year? Kathy Divis, President of Greystone.Net (and member of the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board) thinks you should be. Not ready to stick your toe in the mobile waters? Divis says, “If you don’t have a mobile strategy, then you don’t have a Read More

Successful Pay-Per-Click Campaigns Justify Bigger Budgets for North Shore-LIJ

In this week’s ezine, we take a look at a case study we’ve recently posted online that explores how the North-Shore-LIJ Health System used successful digital marketing campaigns for specific service lines to not only drive profitable volume, but also to justify greater investment in this type of healthcare marketing campaign. What if you could Read More

ProHealth Care Manages Population Health for 150 Employers, 12,000 Employees, Significantly Expands Patient Base

Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

ProHealth Care has had a long relationship with Aegis Health Group, an employer relationship management solution provider. Two years ago Aegis introduced OneCommunity, its employee wellness and engagement portal. ProHealth Care jumped on it as a way to help employees stay healthier and offer employers even greater insight into employee health risks. “I can let Read More

Ask the Expert: Kathy Divis Says Healthcare Marketers Need to Catch Up

Kathy Divis, President, Greystone.Net

Kathy Divis, President of Greystone.net and presenter at the recent Healthcare Marketing and Physician Strategies Summit in Las Vegas, gave us a lot to think about in her presentation, “Five Digital Trends Healthcare Marketers Can No Longer Ignore.” Sharing her perspective on the current state of healthcare marketing, she says, “Healthcare is behind many other Read More

Not Just a Physician Directory: Two Hospitals Get More Bang for Their Buck Using Healthgrades Multi-Channel Marketing Platform

Citrus Valley Health Partners in California wants to drive volume to service lines, and gear up for value-based payment models. The health system selected Healthgrades as its CRM provider, and launched its first campaign in February 2014. “The numbers from last year were pretty stunning,” says Martin Kleinbart, Chief Strategy Officer. Aubrey Hinkson, Marketing Manager Read More

MidMichigan Health Multi-Channel Campaign Featuring Animated TV Spot Hits the Target

MidMichigan Health was succeeding at getting people in the community to participate in health risk assessments. The problem was, they were reaching the “worried well” and not people who needed intervention. To remedy the situation, MidMichigan launched an advertising campaign, working with creative agency Neathawk Dubuque & Packett. The centerpiece of the campaign is an Read More

University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Digital Marketing Redesign Achieves Stellar Results

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Few would disagree that healthcare has lagged behind other industries in adoption of digital marketing strategies and technologies. Suzanne Sawyer, Chief Marketing Officer at Penn Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, made it her mission to change that in her own organization. “The discipline of marketing is changing and evolving,” says Sawyer. “We’ve been Read More