How Your Health System Website Can Be Your Best Digital Salesperson

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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

Margo Schneider and Sarah Sommer Join Editorial Advisory Board of eHST

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The eHST Editorial Advisory Board is made up of leaders in the healthcare marketing field committed to shaping the future of the industry. They offer ongoing feedback on our editorial coverage, write occasional articles, and point us to developments and people eHST members like you should know about. I’m very pleased to announce that Margo Schneider and Sarah Sommer Read More

HIPAA-Pocalypse Now: Understanding the New HHS Guidance, the Implications for Healthcare Digital Marketers, and How to Respond

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A new eHealthcare Strategy & Trends webinar for healthcare marketers and strategists

Panelist:

  • Ben Dillon, Co-Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Geonetric

Watch this webinar and you’ll learn:

  • What the HHS guidance is, and how it relates to PHI and HIPAA
  • Why every healthcare organization should be thinking about how they use marketing trackers and other ad technologies.
  • Implications for healthcare that go beyond tracking pixels.
  • How to engage in a risk assessment process.
  • How to develop a process for achieving and maintaining compliance in the future.

And much more!

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Answering the Call for Growth Through Data-Enabled Solutions

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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

Solving the HIPAA Conundrum

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Can healthcare marketers leverage tracking technologies the way they used to without risking noncompliance? When HHS stepped on the gas last December — issuing ominous warnings about HIPAA, tracking pixels, and PHI — healthcare marketers and legal and compliance teams put the brakes on fast. But some organizations had Read More

Digital Ethnography Sheds New Light on Online Patient Behavior

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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

A Data-Enabled Approach to Patient and Referral Growth

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Contemporary solutions leveraging AI, big data, and proven customer platforms provide a breakthrough opportunity for health system growth when it is most needed. When data and technology are used to view patient and provider behavior in the market holistically, new opportunities come to light. // By Rich Phillips // Never before has the role of Read More

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

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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

What Is Digital Ethnography, and Why Should You Use It?

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Ask the Expert, with Dean Browell, Chief Behavioral Officer at Feedback  “We want to know if there’s a gap between what they’re saying when you’re courting them from a survey standpoint, versus what they’re actually doing out in the wild.”  // By Jane Weber Brubaker // How well do you really understand your target audience? Read More

5 Ways to Measure Marketing Growth Beyond Tracking Pixels

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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

Mastering the Art of ChatGPT Prompts

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How to write high-performance ChatGPT prompts for healthcare marketing success. // By Wendy Margolin // 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 Read More

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

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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

5 Strategies for Measuring ROI and Growth: It’s Not Only About Tracking Pixels

// By Shawn Gross // 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 Read More

See You in the City of Angels, Changemakers!

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Join your industry peers for the annual gathering of digital innovators at HCIC in Los Angeles, November 5-8. This year in Los Angeles. Last year in Miami. HCIC spans the country the same way it covers the digital healthcare landscape — coast to Read More

How Beacon Health System Leverages Content to Drive Online Appointments

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Relationships are everything when it comes to data. Defining those relationships is what humans do best; scaling is what machines do best. If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: Content is king. But content on its own — even expert, authoritative, and trustworthy content — Read More

Can AI Technology Help Prevent Gun Violence at Hospitals?

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Any location can become the scene of mass carnage — even a hospital. An AI-powered technology solution that aims to prevent deadly incidents has recently caught the attention of hospitals and health systems looking to improve the safety of patients and providers. Providers in U.S. hospitals have to deal with the results of gun violence Read More

Avoiding Communication Biases When Marketing Hybrid Care

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// By Heidi Jannenga // Using the example of physical therapy, this author makes the case for eliminating unconscious age bias that assumes older patients are less interested in digital communications and telehealth. The truth is patients of all ages want and need a hybrid approach to care and communications that will help them achieve Read More

Navigating the AI Road Ahead: 5 Themes From MAICON 2023

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With AI in full swing, healthcare marketers must learn to navigate a whole new world of challenges, opportunities, and uncertainty. We asked Amanda Todorovich, executive director of digital marketing at Cleveland Clinic, to share her impressions from Marketing AI Institute’s annual conference, MAICON 2023, held July 26-28. Here’s what she said: “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Read More

Preventing Mass Shootings Through AI

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Any location can become the scene of mass carnage — even a hospital. Providers in U.S. hospitals have to deal with the results of gun violence all too often when victims of mass shootings are brought to their ERs for lifesaving treatment — if those patients are fortunate enough Read More

4 Ways to Improve the Digital Experience for Black and Minority People

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Althea Fung learned an important lesson about her healthcare needs during a dermatologist visit as a young adult. During a discussion about dry skin, the dermatologist asked Fung, who is Black and wears dreadlocks, about her hair care routine. She responded that she washes her hair about every three weeks. After years of experience maintaining Read More