Mayo Clinic Lends a Hand to Healthcare Startups

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Health tech is booming. With digital technology, healthcare providers can offer patients effective interventions, in-person and remotely. This has become increasingly important throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, as the use of telehealth and remote monitoring has accelerated. According to the latest Healthcare Investment and Exits report from the Silicon Valley Bank, investors are pouring billions Read More

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// By Althea Fung // The hospitality industry strives to give customers great experiences that will win their loyalty. How can providers adopt some of the same principles and make telehealth visits more hospitable? Going to the doctor can often be stressful for patients and their loved ones. That’s why having an attentive and caring Read More

When Zero Is More Than One

Sajul Raju

// By Jim Samuel // Taking advantage of Google’s Position Zero, or featured snippets, can be an effective way to enhance your brand and drive traffic to your website, particularly for mobile users. While it can be challenging to attain this coveted place in Google’s search results, with planning and effort, it is possible to Read More

Health Equity and the Role of Technology

Patti Doykos

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Healthcare executives from Highmark Health, Virginia Mason, and Bristol Myers Squibb discuss the potential of technology to level the playing field in healthcare. Technology is a two-edged sword. It can help solve some of healthcare’s thorniest challenges, and it can also create problems, however unintended, particularly in the realm Read More

Making Every Dollar Count When Budgets Are Limited

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Connecticut is a small state with a large number of healthcare facilities to choose from — and now even drug stores turned health hubs are competing for the same patients. “There’s a lot of noise out there,” says Cathie Cannon, assistant vice president of health communications at UConn Health. “Consumers have a lot of options Read More

Startups Get a Leg Up with Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate

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// By Althea Fung // Health tech is booming. With digital technology, healthcare providers can offer patients effective interventions, in-person and remotely. This has become increasingly important throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, as the use of telehealth and remote monitoring has accelerated. According to the latest Healthcare Investment and Exits report from the Silicon Valley Read More

Launching a Better Physician Communications Strategy

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Hackensack Meridian Health needed a better way to communicate with its physicians. The Edison, New Jersey-based organization was like many health systems across the country, and relied on a combination of email, newsletters, electronic health records (EHR), and other methods to reach and engage its medical staff. “We had multiple ways to communicate with our Read More

What Are the Top Industry Priorities for 2022?

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Digital technologies are transforming how healthcare is delivered and ushering in new competitors to the market from nontraditional spaces like retail and payers. Large insurance companies are acquiring or developing physician practices in markets across the country. For example, OptumCare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, employs or is affiliated with 50,000 doctors — the largest provider Read More

Virgin Pulse Acquires Welltok To Serve More Clients Across the Healthcare Spectrum

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In recent years, the healthcare industry has been moving away from its traditional focus on episodic care toward wellness, prevention, and population health. The recent acquisition of Welltok by Virgin Pulse in October 2021 underscores that this movement is coming from multiple directions. Welltok and Virgin Pulse have primarily focused on the employer and payer Read More

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How One New Jersey Health System Uses Digital Tools to Build Physician Engagement and Improve Communications

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// By Jim Samuel // Like many health systems throughout the nation, New Jersey’s Hackensack Meridian Health faced challenges when it came to communicating with physicians. A patchwork of multiple systems and methods resulted in poor communications and left doctors disengaged. The system used digital tools to solve the problem and build physician engagement. Hackensack Read More

SCL Health Makes Engagement a Top Priority

One way health systems can highlight their digital leadership, share successes, and demonstrate the ways technology helped their organizations achieve strategic business objectives is to enter — and win — the Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award, the highest honor conferred by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Three health systems received recognition for winning this prestigious Read More

Who Gets a Seat at the Healthcare Table in 2022?

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// By Althea Fung // Digital technologies are transforming how healthcare is delivered and ushering in new competitors to the market from nontraditional spaces like retail and payers. Large insurance companies are acquiring or developing physician practices in markets across the country. For example, OptumCare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, employs or is affiliated with 50,000 Read More

Learn How Podcasts Can Be a Primary Content-Generation Tool

Bill Klaproth

Versatile podcasts can stand on their own as a popular source of content, but they are also a great way to stoke the content-generation engine, especially for healthcare communications and marketing programs. “It all starts with a podcast,” says Bill Klaproth, director of marketing and production for DoctorPodcasting by RadioMD. Klaproth, who provides podcast services Read More

Virgin Pulse Acquires Welltok: Q&A with Christopher Michalak, CEO

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In recent years, the healthcare industry has been moving away from its traditional focus on episodic care toward wellness, prevention, and population health. The recent acquisition of Welltok by Virgin Pulse in October 2021 underscores that this movement is coming from multiple directions. Welltok and Virgin Pulse have primarily Read More

How One System Transformed Care Delivery During the Crush of COVID

Rachel Donovan

It wasn’t just any Friday the 13th. It was March 13, 2020 — the day the federal government declared a national emergency due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Across the country, businesses started to shut down; people started working remotely, and hospitals, including Nemours Children’s Health, had to figure out how to quickly optimize Read More

SCL Health Takes Home Top Honors for the Second Year in a Row

Lydia Jumonville

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // One way health systems can highlight their digital leadership, share successes, and demonstrate the ways technology helped their organizations achieve strategic business objectives is to enter — and win — the Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award, the highest honor conferred by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Three health systems Read More

Using Data To Seamlessly Unite Two Systems

When South Carolina’s Greenville Health System merged with Palmetto Health in 2017 to create Prisma Health, the two systems did not know each other very well. They had different billing systems and different electronic health records (EHR). They even had different physician referral systems. “We didn’t know each other, and providers didn’t know what services Read More

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Overcoming Pandemic-Related Team Communications Challenges

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“Hospital and health system marketers and digital teams can stand tall at the end of 2021 and look back at a year in which they triumphed over some of their greatest challenges yet,” writes Jared Johnson of the Healthcare Rap podcast; he is also a member of the eHST Editorial Advisory Board.  Here’s an excerpt Read More

Podcasts: A Key to Content Creation

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// By Wendy Stark Healy // Podcasts are a win-win. They provide great information to the community, engage potential patients, and help organizations market their services with versatile content that can be reused. Versatile podcasts can stand on their own as a popular source of content, but they are also a great way to stoke Read More

COVID Accelerates Enterprise Telehealth Adoption at Nemours Children’s Health

Jenna MacPherson

// By Marcia Simon, APR //  The pandemic changed the dynamics of collaboration in health systems, with clinical and operations teams working side by side with marketing technology and communications departments to coordinate enterprise-wide transformation.  It wasn’t just any Friday the 13th. It was March 13, 2020 — the day the federal government declared a Read More