How Chatbots Helped One System Reduce COVID-Related Call Volume

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A few hospitals and health systems have been using chatbots for several years, but they came into more widespread use last year to help deal with the high volume of phone calls and emails they received about COVID-19. One such system was Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. According to a news release from Read More

eHST Video Update: Episode 4

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Show NotesBelow are links to the articles covered in this eHealthcare Monthly Video Update. HCIC 2021 – Live! in Las Vegas How Customer Data Platforms Can Power More Consumer-Driven Opportunities in Healthcare MACH: Making MarTech Modular Artificial Intelligence Can Bring Real Ethical Concerns to Healthcare Creating a Digital-First Approach to Behavioral Healthcare

What Type of App Should You Implement?

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“Healthcare organizations are increasingly under enormous pressure to offer the best digital tools to their patients,” says Jared Mauskopf, CEO of Medical Web Experts. “But before you set out to develop a healthcare application, you’ll need to make a number of key decisions — not least whether you should opt for a mobile app or Read More

Why You Should Have a Customer Effort Strategy

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// By Diane S. Hopkins //  Ease should be part of the definition of an exceptional experience in any business but for those who are ill or injured, making their journey as easy as possible is part of exceptional caring. When you are designing customer solutions, is ease of use your numberone priority? Healthcare providers Read More

Defining Success: Study Gives Healthcare Market Tips on Measuring Conversions

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// By Althea Fung // Healthcare marketers ask a common and essential question when launching campaigns or important projects: “What does success look like?” Marketing success is typically measured in converted leads and improved loyalty. But nurturing potential customers in hopes that they will become consumers can be challenging. One marketing leader decided to study Read More

A Better Path To Optimized Omnichannel Marketing?

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There’s a lot of fear around technology investments. They can be expensive, complicated, and hard to implement. You send out an RFP, get multiple proposals, and narrow the list down to a few finalists. You speak with references, get a proof of concept. You’re finally ready to pick the winner. Even with all the due Read More

Do Chatbots Speak Your Patients’ Language?

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// By Jim Samuel // Health systems have used chatbots on their websites for several years, and their usage increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now chatbot developers and health systems are looking to expand their use of chatbots into other areas of healthcare. If not implemented correctly, could chatbots increase inequity in our healthcare system? Read More

Mobile App or Web App: Which Is Better for Your Organization?

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// By Jared Mauskopf // Healthcare organizations are increasingly under enormous pressure to offer the best digital tools to their patients. But before you set out to develop a healthcare application, you’ll need to make a number of key decisions — not least whether you should opt for a mobile app or a web app. Read More

The State of Healthcare Digital Marketing in 2021

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The survey results are in! See how the pandemic has shifted digital priorities and investments.

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

Your Presenter:
Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric

Watch this webinar and you’ll learn:

  • How the pandemic shifted priorities and investments
  • Where organizations are investing when it comes to virtual care capabilities
  • What leading organizations are doing differently than others in terms of goal setting, digital marketing tactics, and spending
  • What are the hottest areas for staffing
  • Where healthcare marketers feel most behind — and how that compares to the agency perspective

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Why Accurate Customer Data Is So Crucial – and Complex

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“The data needed to run a modern healthcare marketing program is becoming vaster and more complex every day, and marketers will require ever more sophisticated tools to manage this data more efficiently and effectively in the future,” says Daniel Fell. Fell is a senior strategist with Optum and a member of the eHealthcare Strategy & Read More

Who Is Responsible for the Ethics of AI?

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The Peter Parker Principle says, “With great power comes great responsibility.” It’s a phrase often attributed to Spiderman’s father as he talked about the superhero’s powers. But it could be equally applicable to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare today. That’s because while AI can bring significant capabilities to healthcare, it can also Read More

eHST Monthly Video Update: Episode 3

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Show NotesBelow are links to the articles covered in this eHealthcare Monthly Video Update. How Cleveland Clinic Prepped for Google’s Core Web Vitals Algorithm eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Recognizing Excellence in COVID-19 Communications Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System’s Internal Communications Strategy Kept Employees Connected During COVID-19 Content Strategies for a Post-Pandemic World Data Is Redefining the Read More

HCIC 2021 Is Live This Fall in Las Vegas: Learn What’s In Store

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Viva live conferences! When HCIC convenes in Las Vegas in November, it will feel like a long-deferred family reunion. Virtual conferences and video chat have kept us safe and connected during COVID, but there’s nothing like the shared energy of an in-person meeting. This year is the 25th anniversary of HCIC. Launched in 1996 — Read More

MACH: Making MarTech Modular

Neal Prescott

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // There’s a lot of fear around technology investments. They can be expensive, complicated, and hard to implement. You send out an RFP, get multiple proposals, and narrow the list down to a few finalists. You speak with references, get a proof of concept. You’re finally ready to pick the Read More

Shift to Teletherapy Increases Access For Millions

Stuart Lustig

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many people’s mental health. A Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll from July 2020 found that many adults reported difficulty sleeping or eating, increases in alcohol consumption or substance use, and worsening chronic conditions, due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. But the stay-at-home orders made seeking in-person Read More

HCIC 2021 – Live! in Las Vegas

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Viva live conferences! When HCIC convenes in Las Vegas in November, it will feel like a long-deferred family reunion. Virtual conferences and video chat have kept us safe and connected during COVID, but there’s nothing like the shared energy of an in-person meeting. This year is the 25th anniversary Read More

Artificial Intelligence Can Bring Real Ethical Concerns to Healthcare

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// By Jim Samuel // Increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has brought many benefits to healthcare providers and patients. But despite the benefits, there are ethical concerns — unintentional or malicious — that any healthcare organization that embraces AI should address. The Peter Parker Principle says, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Read More

Empathy, Not Judgment, To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

Rose Glenn

As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads rapidly across the country, there is an increasingly urgent need to overcome vaccine hesitancy and access to care issues among the unvaccinated. Michigan Medicine is fielding a comprehensive vaccine hesitancy communications initiative that is strongly influenced by University of Michigan (U-M) research stressing the importance of being empathetic to Read More

Creating a Digital-First Approach to Behavioral Healthcare

Michael Thompson

// By Althea Fung // The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many people’s mental health. A Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll from July 2020 found that many adults reported difficulty sleeping or eating, increases in alcohol consumption or substance use, and worsening chronic conditions, due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. But the Read More

Nudging People Toward Better Behavioral Choices

David Halpern

Most people want to be healthy. Many smokers lament their smoking and make plans to quit but don’t. Others have a new year’s resolution to lose weight, exercise more, or eat healthier but often fall short. The reality is, saying you want to do something is way easier than actually doing it, especially if you Read More

When Stewardship Is a Core Value, Cost Management Is Critical

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AMITA Health is one of the largest health systems in Illinois and provides care to nearly 6.6 million residents of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The system consists of 15 acute care hospitals, four specialty hospitals, 20 urgent care centers, and outpatient care centers for primary care and many specialties. “At AMITA, one of our Read More

What Can AI Unlock for You as a Healthcare Marketer?

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // “AI” and “machine learning” are terms that get batted around a lot these days. We know that there’s great promise on the clinical side to take vast amounts of data and use AI to make discoveries that would be impossible for humans to find on their own — akin Read More

A Targeted Campaign Boosts Lung Cancer Screenings at Trinity Michigan

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“When it became clear in March 2020 that the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. had reached pandemic heights, federal health officials and cancer societies urged Americans to delay routine cancer screenings,” says Bradley Wensel, EVP and chief customer officer at Healthgrades. “Providers and consumers heeded those recommendations, which led to an abrupt drop in screenings, Read More