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Drupal the Right CMS Fit for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

When James Yanek joined The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in 2011 as Director of Web Strategy, he saw the opportunity as well as the need to redesign the organization’s website, bring it up to today’s standards, and ensure that it was aligned with organizational objectives. The first step was to restructure the Web strategy Read More

Converting Prospects to Patients: Effective Tools for Hospital Websites

Stephen Moegling

“Hospitals are becoming savvier at using their website vehicles to convert prospective patients in the ‘golden moment’ when those prospects are making active healthcare decisions,” says Stephen Moegling. Moegling is a partner at Franklin Street, a healthcare branding and digital marketing firm based in Richmond, Virginia. “In addition, because the decision-making for complex healthcare solutions Read More

New Tool Reveals User Experience Insights on Hospital Websites

Are you about to embark on a major overhaul of your health system’s website? A before-and-after user experience survey could help you prove that the investment was worth every penny. Or, maybe you just launched your new website and are itching to find out what site visitors think of it. gSight℠, a new Web experience Read More

New CMS Means Self-Service Content Creation for Stanford Medicine

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When Stanford Medicine decided it was time to replace its legacy platform, Dreamweaver, and look for a new enterprise Web content management platform, the number-one priority was ease of use by content authors. The Stanford Medicine Web presence consists of more than 200,000 pages; 825 websites; and 500 content authors. “Our vision for a target Read More

An Expert’s Take on Staying Current With Your Digital Healthcare Marketing

In our latest story, eHealthcare Strategy & Trends interviews Paul Griffiths, MedTouch CEO and Founding Partner, to get the 50,000-foot view of CMS re-platforming projects, what it takes to succeed, and what healthcare organizations hope to achieve. MedTouch is a Platinum Sitecore Implementation Partner and works exclusively with healthcare organizations. Sitecore is a Web content management system Read More

Text Messaging Increases Satisfaction and Reduces No-Shows

Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana is one of the largest safety net health systems in the U.S., providing care to nearly a million outpatient visitors a year. Some of its 38 multispecialty clinics were experiencing no-show rates for office visits of up to 40 percent. “One of our clinics, which you would think would have a Read More

New Partnership Models Connect Healthcare Providers and Entrepreneurs

In June, Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin announced its investment in StartUp Health, a global entrepreneurship development company. “Aurora Health Care is taking a lead investor role in StartUp Health to help expedite the review and adoption of innovations designed to transform the delivery of care,” says Rick Klein, Executive Vice President of Aurora’s Enterprise Read More

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, director of digital and analytics at University of Minnesota Health and Fairview Health

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