How To Get More (and Better) Patient Reviews

Jane Weber Brubaker

Where does patient experience begin and end? Think about it from your own perspective. Say you’ve had knee pain for a few weeks and it’s not going away. You go online and research possible causes. Based on your research, you decide to see an orthopedist for an evaluation. You start looking for a doctor near Read More

2019 Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends Survey

2019 Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends Survey ebook

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Free ebook download, sponsored by Geonetric and eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

We are pleased to share the results of the 2019 Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends Survey.

Download this report to get data to benchmark your organization — and also to discover insights that will help you plan for the future of your digital operations.

This is Geonetric’s ninth survey over 14 years, and the third in partnership with eHealthcare Strategy & Trends. We’re thrilled to have our largest number of participants ever, with 307 responses (267 providers and 40 vendors).

Our goal is to provide actionable insights and strategies you can use to advance your digital efforts. To achieve this, our survey takes a unique approach, highlighting how leaders execute digital marketing differently, comparing viewpoints of providers with those of their agencies, and looking at the intersections of questions for deeper insights.

Changes for 2019

Each year we iterate to ensure the data is useful and to explore new, emerging topics. This year we polled a group of multi-year survey takers and enlisted an advisory board to provide insider viewpoints on how to report data in meaningful ways.

Big Insights Await

This year’s survey produced many interesting — and some unexpected — findings, that you’ll learn when you download the survey results ebook. Among them, you’ll discover:

  • How actual staff investment by healthcare organizations differs from what was previously reported/believed
  • The most critical differentiators for leading organizations, and what rose to the top of marketers’ rankings for the first time
  • How organizations have succeeded and in what ways they still struggle to leverage customer relationship management (CRM) systems
  • And much, much more.

Realize Your Vision

We hear over and over again how this research helps justify budget requests, secure resources, and make digital the centerpiece of healthcare marketing. We hope it does the same for you.

Download your copy today

ROI Matters, Even If No One Is Asking

Ben Dillon

Insights from popular survey reveal the real state of ROI reporting in healthcare digital marketing and what savvy leaders can do about it. // By Ben Dillon // A senior marketing leader at a large health system once told me that her ultimate career goal was to get finance to treat her department as a Read More

How To Create the Experiences Your Customers Expect and Want

Piedmont Healthcare Logo with margin

In our new Ask the Expert column by Jared Johnson, Matt Gove, chief consumer officer at Piedmont Healthcare and eHealthcare Strategy and Trends editorial advisory board member, shares his perspectives on how healthcare marketing teams can create the experiences consumers expect. Here’s an excerpt: eHST: In general, where should healthcare marketers be focused today, and Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Recognizing the Wider Industry

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The Call for Entries for the 2019 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is open! This time of year, we highlight some of the great work we’re privileged to recognize, from all sectors of the healthcare industry. Last month, we featured winners of the 2018 eHealthcare Leadership Awards in the Best Site Read More

Succeeding with Customer Experience Management

Matt Gove, chief consumer officer at Piedmont Healthcare

Ask the Expert with Matt Gove, Chief Consumer Officer, Piedmont Healthcare // By Jared Johnson // Success for marketing teams rests on their ability to be seen as a critical business function, not just the ones who produce “pretty things.” This starts by using data to be the voice of the customer. Here, Matt Gove, Read More

What Goes Into a Well-Designed Healthcare Site?

eHealthcare Leadership Awards

The call for entries for the 2019 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! Every year around this time, we pick one of our award categories and look back at the prior year’s winners to see what the judges thought they did right — and what they could do even better. In our new story, we Read More

Personalization Leads To Richer Donor Experiences

Jane Weber Brubaker

If you read any of the 2019 trends articles at the beginning of the year, chances are personalization was one of the “hot trends to watch.” But what exactly does personalization look like in a healthcare organization? If you ask 10 people, you’re likely to get 10 different answers. One thing is certain: It’s more Read More

Building the Children’s Hospital of the Future

Medical University of South Carolina - MUSC Children's Health

How do you build the children’s hospital of the future? Start by asking family members, patients, clinicians, and other healthcare providers what they want. That is exactly what MUSC Health did when designing MUSC’s new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital set to open in October 2019. More than 20 different committees comprising hospital staff, physicians, nurses, Read More

Survey: Healthcare Mobile Traffic Now Exceeding Desktop Traffic

Michael Schneider, executive vice president and co-founder, Greystone.Net

“Digital marketing in healthcare is in the midst of an evolution, with some revealing trends, including a mixed view of customer relationship management (CRM) and emerging technologies, according to the 4th Annual State of Digital Marketing for Hospitals report,” writes Jared Johnson, eHST board member and host of the Healthcare Rap podcast. The report, administered Read More

Technology Plays Key Role in Patient-Centered Room of the Future

// By Sheryl S. Jackson // How do you build the children’s hospital of the future? Start by asking family members, patients, clinicians, and other healthcare providers what they want. That is exactly what MUSC Health did when designing MUSC’s new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital set to open in October 2019. More than 20 different Read More

SEO and Digitization Trends for Hospitals and Health Systems

Scott Mowery, senior director of digital operations, Cleveland Clinic

Ask the Experts: A Deep Dive with Panelists from Three Top Medical Facilities // By Jared Johnson // In March, BrightEdge hosted a webinar panel discussion about current trends in healthcare SEO and digitization with marketers representing three of the top medical facilities in the world: Scott Mowery, senior director of digital operations at Cleveland Clinic; Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: It’s Not Just for the Big Guys

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The call for entries for the 2019 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! Every year around this time, we pick one of our 17 award categories and look back at the prior year’s winners to see what the judges thought they did right — and what they could do Read More

The State of Healthcare Digital Marketing

Ben Dillon

Survey Results Are In! Everything You Need to Know to Make the Best Decisions This Year!

An eHealthcare Strategy & Trends webinar on demand for healthcare marketers and digital strategists

Your Presenter:
Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric


The 9th edition of Geonetric’s Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends Survey is an indispensable resource. It will give you an inside view based on data from over 300 organizations — more than 260 hospitals and health systems and more than 40 agency partners who responded to the 2019 edition of the survey, the largest ever.

This year, Geonetric incorporated feedback from multi-year survey takers who confirmed that this data is a “must have” planning tool for all healthcare digital marketers.

This webinar will be a SNEAK PEEK at the survey report — be sure to attend and you’ll be among the first to see this year’s results!

You’ll Learn:

  • Whether your organization is a leader, average, or lagging compared to the industry overall
  • How much leaders are spending on digital marketing, and the percentage digital marketing is of the overall marketing budget
  • The top goals healthcare marketing teams are working towards
  • How your peers and competitors are using digital technology, from CRM to personalization
  • How leading healthcare organizations structure their teams, determine budgets, manage business listings, allocate resources, and much more.

Watch now »

Technology’s Impact on Patient Care and Delivery of Services

Matthew Holt

Technology is drastically changing how we live. This is particularly evident in healthcare, where technology like wearable devices such as Apple Watch give users updates on their health in real time. That same technology is opening up new avenues for healthcare organizations to connect with chronically ill patients. The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Read More

The Key to Providing a Good Chatbot Experience

Brian Gresh, president of Loyal

Chatbots — a computer program or artificial intelligence (AI) that has text or voice conversations — are redefining customer service, especially in healthcare. A 2017 Juniper Research study found that healthcare providers that use chatbots can expect average time savings of just over four minutes per inquiry, with average cost savings in the range of Read More

SEO Management Tips from Bozeman Health

Joshua Francis, webmaster and digital strategy at Bozeman Health

Bozeman Health is a rural health system serving southwest Montana, with two hospitals, 20 clinics, and 150 providers. “Montana is an interesting puzzle when it comes to healthcare because we are about 90 percent of the size of California with about a million people,” says Joshua Francis, Bozeman Health’s webmaster and digital strategist. (California’s population Read More

Survey Highlights Healthcare Digital Marketing’s Growth, Challenges

Jared Johnson

// By Jared Johnson // Digital marketing in healthcare is in the midst of an evolution, with some revealing trends, including a mixed view of customer relationship management (CRM) and emerging technologies, according to the 4th Annual State of Digital Marketing for Hospitals report. The report, administered by Greystone.Net and Klein & Partners, highlights responses Read More

How Do Healthcare Organizations Go Beyond Minimum Requirements to Make Digital Experiences Welcoming to People of All Abilities?

Ask the Expert with Simon Dermer, Managing Director, eSSENTIAL Accessibility // By Jared Johnson // Healthcare organizations that invest in their patients with disabilities reap significant rewards. They enjoy loyalty and high patient satisfaction from the largest minority group in the world. But doing so requires going beyond the minimum requirements for website accessibility. It Read More

How to Make Your Chatbot More Human-Like

Althea Fung

Continuing Evolution of Healthcare AI Improves Consumer Experience // By Althea Fung // Chatbots — a computer program or artificial intelligence (AI) that has text or voice conversations — are redefining customer service, especially in healthcare. A 2017 Juniper Research study found that healthcare providers that use chatbots can expect average time savings of just Read More