Turning a Chatbot Into a Lifeline During COVID-19

Richard Rinaudot, digital marketing director for Adventist HealthCare

When Adventist HealthCare, a three-hospital system based in Gaithersburg, Maryland deployed a chatbot on its website in late 2018, it did so to connect with two distinct audiences. First, it asked the chatbot to give moms-to-be answers to their pregnancy and childbirth-related questions. Next, Adventist used the chatbot to provide customer support for the August Read More

Chatbots Reshape the Way COVID-19 Era Healthcare Facilities and Hospitals Connect with Patients

// By James Ramey // There’s no doubt that recent circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have reshaped the way hospitals and healthcare facilities connect with their patients. Shelter-in-place ordinances and stay-at-home mandates have forced many provider organizations to rely on technologies like chatbots and knowledge management tools that use artificial intelligence (AI) with machine learning (ML) to Read More

Navigating the New Marketing Normal

// By Marlene Kurban // Today’s environment is incredibly challenging for healthcare leaders, as the pressures and changes brought by COVID-19 have impacted the way they plan and implement marketing/communications within their organizations. Many have been asked to “do more with less,” but what does this mean and how can organizations prepare for a post-COVID Read More

How To Scale Your Telemedicine Program

Annie Haarmann, senior director of healthcare strategy, Reputation.com

COVID-19 brought about the explosion of telemedicine for obvious reasons — quick and convenient access between patient and provider, maintaining patient load to prevent appointment cancellations, and — most important — safety for both patients and providers. “Why would I want to go to a doctor’s office now if I don’t have to?” is today’s Read More

Integrating Digital Media and Content Strategy

// By John Gonda // Content marketing and digital media placement are becoming increasingly intertwined. To increase the impact of marketing efforts, coordination among paid, earned, and owned communication channels is vital. By truly understanding the entire buyer’s journey, you can better align your media strategies to produce desired awareness and action. You can then Read More

Unleash the Dragon and Up Your Social Media Performance

// By Amy Houck // When creating a social media campaign, a few simple steps can optimize social media performance. Following the DRAGON Method will put healthcare marketers on the best track to success: Duplicate top-performing ads. Retarget website visitors. Actively test new copy and creatives. Get rid of poor-performing ads. Optimize and repeat. Never Read More

3 Trends Impacting Healthcare Digital Marketers in 2020

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Medical Algorithm Technology and Its Fatal Flaw: An Implicit Bias

// By Ndome Yvonne Essoka // In 2019, Optum’s medical algorithms were flagged for underestimating the needs of the sickest Black patients in its system. Hospitals and insurers all over the country use these algorithms daily to make healthcare decisions for hundreds of millions of Americans in the U.S. each year. The error highlighted flaws Read More

How a Chatbot Helped Adventist HealthCare Connect With Patients During COVID-19

Kyle Hardner

// By Kyle Hardner // When Adventist HealthCare, a three-hospital system based in Gaithersburg, Maryland deployed a chatbot on its website in late 2018, it did so to connect with two distinct audiences. First, it asked the chatbot to give moms-to-be answers to their pregnancy and childbirth-related questions. Next, Adventist used the chatbot to provide Read More

Healthcare Technology Gets a Pandemic-Related Boost

Dave Wieneke, healthcare innovation leader at PK

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals and health systems to quickly adopt new technology that has changed how Americans receive healthcare. One change has been a dramatic increase in the adoption of telehealth, says Dave Wieneke, healthcare innovation leader at PK, an international experience engineering firm. One large telehealth provider, Wieneke says, talked of experiencing Read More

Video Is on the Rise in the Post-COVID World

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In Part I of a special two-article series for eHST, Dan Dunlop and Jared Johnson discussed a phased approach to marketing during the peak of the crisis and a plan for coming out of it. In Part II of the series, they discuss some of the new opportunities that are emerging during a time of Read More

Solving the Problem of Getting Timely Info to Physicians

If you’ve ever used Microsoft Office, you’re familiar with the ribbon — the horizontal toolbar at the top of the document loaded with icons that make it easy for users to change things like fonts, formatting, colors, layouts, and alignment with a single click. Now take that same concept and drop it into the electronic Read More

What Digital Marketers Should Take Away from 2020

Andy Gradel, director of Digital Marketing, Wolters Kluwer

“It’s hard to believe we’re only seven months into 2020, which has brought us enough twists and turns to last a decade,” says Andy Gradel, director of digital marketing for Wolters Kluwer, Health. “From a global pandemic and coast-to-coast protests over police practices to a presidential impeachment and even murder hornets, the 24-hour news cycle Read More

How COVID-19 Has Put Technology Roadmaps on a Fast Track

Ask the Expert, with Bryce Cannon, President of Modea // By Jane Weber Brubaker // The pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of our lives for the past several months. As health systems have scrambled to meet the needs of their communities, technology projects that may have been nice to have down the Read More

Telemedicine – Zooming to New Heights

Virtual care is here to stay. // By Marcia Simon, APR // COVID-19 brought about the explosion of telemedicine for obvious reasons — quick and convenient access between patient and provider, maintaining patient load to prevent appointment cancellations, and — most important — safety for both patients and providers. “Why would I want to go Read More

Building Connected Healthcare Experiences One Step at a Time

// By Jim Samuel // What has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic — and what hospitals and health systems should know about moving from a basic online presence to a fully open digital front door. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals and health systems to quickly adopt new technology that has changed how Americans Read More

Use Your Data To Drive Patient Acquisition and Retention

“More than ever, today’s consumers are conducting research online before making healthcare decisions,” says Andrew Rainey of Binary Fountain. “Organizations need to work harder — and smarter — to provide exceptional patient experiences reflected in their brand’s online reputation, to ensure that patients choose them for their healthcare needs.” Here’s an excerpt from Rainey’s new Read More

Digital Marketing Lessons We’ve Relearned (So Far) in 2020

Andy Gradel, director of Digital Marketing, Wolters Kluwer

// By Andy Gradel // It’s hard to believe we’re only seven months into 2020, which has brought us enough twists and turns to last a decade. From a global pandemic and coast-to-coast protests over police practices to a presidential impeachment and even murder hornets, the 24-hour news cycle has been true to its name. Read More

Preparing Your Post-Pandemic Marketing Strategy, Part II

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Leveraging New Opportunities Pushed Forward by the Coronavirus // By Dan Dunlop and Jared Johnson // In Part I of this two-article series, we discussed a phased approach to marketing during the peak of the crisis and a plan for coming out of it. Here, we’ll talk about some of the new opportunities that are Read More

Boots on the Ground: How One Marketing Team Has Been Coping with COVID

Pam Landis, vice president of digital engagement, Hackensack Meridian Health

COVID-19 has challenged the American health system. As the disease spread across the country infecting more than a million people, hospitals jumped into action to save lives and minimize the virus’ spread. Part of that lifesaving care has been happening outside of the hospital grounds — it’s happening in the homes of the marketing and Read More

Restarting Elective Procedures in an Orderly and Efficient Way

Hitting the pause button on elective procedures has resulted in deep financial losses across all U.S. health systems, and they now face immense pressure to recover financially, as quickly as possible. In Ohio, nonessential elective procedures stopped on March 18 and didn’t reopen until May 1. Even now, only elective procedures that do not require Read More

How Customer Experience Equates to KPIs: Strategies That Hospitals and Healthcare Systems Can Leverage to Turn Data into Actionable Insights

// By Andrew Rainey // More than ever, today’s consumers are conducting research online before making healthcare decisions. Organizations need to work harder — and smarter — to provide exceptional patient experiences reflected in their brand’s online reputation, to ensure that patients choose them for their healthcare needs. Unfortunately, the healthcare landscape has been turned Read More