Tips To Prepare for Google’s New Core Web Vitals Algorithm

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Google is changing its search algorithm this month. Is your team prepared? With the new algorithm, called Core Web Vitals, Google will implement a new set of metrics that take into account page experience in search ranking. “Core Web Vitals is really getting at the overall experience of your page. Are users able to see Read More

During a Crisis, Focus First on Communicating With Internal Stakeholders

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Among the many adjustments hospital and health system marketers have made during the coronavirus pandemic is placing a greater emphasis on internal communications. In many cases, the shift has been dramatic. Alan Shoebridge, director of marketing and communication at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) in west-central California, estimates that from the spring of 2020 Read More

Content Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World

Marsha Tapscott

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The pandemic commandeered most of the marketing resources of healthcare organizations during the past year or so, but in the background, marketing teams have been steadily pushing key initiatives forward, laying the foundation for post-pandemic activities. Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health network based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and North Mississippi Read More

How Cleveland Clinic Prepped for Google’s Core Web Vitals Algorithm

Amanda Todorovich

// By Althea Fung // Google is changing its search algorithm in June. Is your team prepared? With the new algorithm, called Core Web Vitals, Google will implement a new set of metrics that take into account page experience in search ranking. “Core Web Vitals is really getting at the overall experience of your page. Read More

Submit Your Entry to the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards!

It’s May, and if you’re part of the digital healthcare marketing community, you know what that means… the Call for Entries for the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! What a year it has been. Last year around this time, we were hoping the worst was over and we could begin to get back Read More

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System’s Internal Communications Strategy Kept Employees Connected During COVID-19

Alan Shoebridge

 // By Brian Griffin // Among the many adjustments hospital and health system marketers have made during the coronavirus pandemic is placing a greater emphasis on internal communications. In many cases, the shift has been dramatic. Alan Shoebridge, director of marketing and communication at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) in west-central California, estimates that Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Recognizing Excellence in COVID-19 Communications

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The past 12 months have pushed healthcare organizations to adapt quickly and build resilience to meet the ever-changing circumstances brought on by the pandemic. Communicators in healthcare organizations have had to continuously anticipate the pandemic-related information needs of their organizations and communities and create multidirectional, multiplatform, multichannel communications to Read More

Wrapping Social Justice Into Your Social Media Efforts

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The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities and injustice of American society. Communities of color bore about three times the burden of COVID-19 infections and deaths as White communities. While job losses were universal, Latinos and Blacks had the highest unemployment rate — about 19 and 17 percent, respectively. The world watched as people Read More

What Universities Can Teach Healthcare About Effective Digital Fundraising

Chris Snavely

Did you cancel fundraising events during the pandemic? How did your development team find other ways to successfully keep donors engaged and giving? Without the galas, hospital tours, and meetings with doctors and researchers, the pandemic has no doubt created a new fundraising challenge. But as with other aspects of life, the pandemic has forced Read More

Call for Entries for the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Is Open

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // It’s May, and if you’re part of the digital healthcare marketing community, you know what that means… the Call for Entries for the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! What a year it has been. Last year around this time, we were hoping the worst was over and Read More

A New Value Equation for Digital Healthcare

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Heading Off Misinformation With a Collaborative Approach

Tina Varona

The internet is rife with misinformation. During the COVID pandemic, when we’re all desperate for facts, getting the wrong information can have consequences for communities. For Hartford HealthCare, a seven-hospital health system serving Connecticut and parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a collaborative approach allowed the communications and marketing teams to disseminate valuable information across Read More

What Are the Top Digital Priorities as We Move Out of the Pandemic?

Ben Dillon Geonetric

We’re fortunate at eHealthcare Strategy & Trends to have a talented and dedicated group of advisors with diverse backgrounds and experience — senior executives from leading healthcare organizations, digital agencies, and consulting groups. So when we wanted to get a broad perspective on where things are likely to go as we move out of the Read More

Social Media and the Social Justice Movement: Finding Your Voice

Stephanie Purinton

// By Althea Fung // The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities and injustice of American society. Communities of color bore about three times the burden of COVID-19 infections and deaths as White communities. While job losses were universal, Latinos and Blacks had the highest unemployment rate — about 19 and 17 percent, respectively. Read More

Digital-First Philanthropy: What Healthcare Can Learn from Higher Education

Michelle Clark

// By Marcia Simon, APR // Did you cancel fundraising events during the pandemic? How did your development team find other ways to successfully keep donors engaged and giving? Without the galas, hospital tours, and meetings with doctors and researchers, the pandemic has no doubt created a new fundraising challenge. But as with other aspects Read More

As we come out of the pandemic, what are the top digital priorities for healthcare organizations as they get back to business?

John Halamka

Ask the Expert, with the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board // By Jane Weber Brubaker // We’re fortunate at eHealthcare Strategy & Trends to have a talented and dedicated group of advisors with diverse backgrounds and experience — senior executives from leading healthcare organizations, digital agencies, and consulting groups. So when we wanted Read More

Are Your Videos in Compliance With WCAG Guidelines? Maybe Not.

Anthony Vivian, video production manager at Baptist Health

Since the start of the pandemic, YouTube viewership in the U.S. has gone up, way up — 450 million hours of content watched per day in 2020, up from 250 million watch hours daily in 2019. While the platform delivers on serving up content to teach you how to knit, show you how to beat Read More

Using AI To Help Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

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“As COVID-19 vaccine rollouts continue, it is clear that hope is on the horizon,” says Betsy Keller of Welltok. “But healthcare marketers know there are still challenges ahead in overcoming vaccine hesitancy before we inoculate enough people to achieve herd immunity and return to a more normal way of life.” Here’s an excerpt from Keller’s Read More

eHealthcare Monthly Roundup #1

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Watch the pilot episode of our monthly video roundup of the latest stories from eHealthcare Strategy & Trends. A low-tech inpatient telehealth solution at Boston Children’s Hospital. Marketing lessons from Futurescan. Physician social media ambassadors at Mount Sinai Health System. An interview with the principal transformation consultant for strategy and digital health at Henry Ford Health System. And creating connected digital experiences at Baystate Health and Banner Health.

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Learn How One System Is Fighting COVID Via Digital Transformation

COVID-19 has disrupted American healthcare — killing more than half a million people, including more than 2,900 healthcare workers; challenging bed and equipment capacity; and canceling elective health services. But it also has sped up digital transformation of healthcare and brought to the forefront innovative approaches to how patients receive care. Providence, a Seattle-based 51-hospital Read More

When Digital Platforms for Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Leave Some Seniors Shut Out, Others Step In to Help

// By Jim Samuel // Scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine was supposed to be easy because of digital tools. But digital tools have proven difficult to use for many older Americans. To help, some hospitals, health systems, and public health departments have embraced older technology, while community residents have stepped in to help. Adults Read More