Consumer Engagement

Healthcare Content Strategy: Substance and Structure

Vanessa Hill

Every successful healthcare content strategy needs two main ingredients: substance and structure. But how do you merge these two together to create a seamless web experience for your customers? In 2017, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center announced its intent to merge with Beth Israel Deaconess, creating what would be the largest hospital merger in Massachusetts Read More

Peanut Butter + Chocolate: A Recipe for a Successful Content Strategy

Chris Boyer

// By Althea Fung // Content substance and content structure go together like peanut butter and chocolate — and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In 2017, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center announced its intent to merge with Beth Israel Deaconess, creating what would be the largest hospital merger in Massachusetts Read More

No, Email Marketing Isn’t Dead

Shivani Srivastava

If you’re an email marketer, you’ve likely heard the refrain “Email marketing is dead” countless times. But that’s just not true. A Pew Research survey found that 92 percent of adult internet users use email. That’s compared to 79 percent of internet users who have a social media profile. In addition, email is more efficient Read More

The Evolution of Email Marketing

Theresa Lockemy

// By Althea Fung // Marketers from Humana and Johns Hopkins Medicine weigh in on the value of email marketing. Effective strategies for consumer engagement are also more efficient for marketers. If you’re an email marketer, you’ve likely heard the refrain “Email marketing is dead” countless times. But that’s just not true. A Pew Research Read More

Collaboration: The New Gold Standard for Successful Healthcare Organizations

The pandemic had a silver lining. It took a wrecking ball to the walls that have separated internal departments within health systems. Organizations battling COVID-19 had to break down the silos, join forces, and learn to collaborate in new ways. These newly acquired skills are valuable in a post-pandemic world as well.

Health systems that forge internal alliances unleash their collective strengths and leverage competitive strengths to lead their organizations and the industry in innovation and transformation.

This report is a collection of our best articles on the value of collaboration, with interviews from healthcare leaders who have successfully built coalitions, worked across departmental lines, and brought teams together to accomplish what their organizations needed most.

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Using Digital Tools To Enhance the Patient Journey

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The coronavirus, growing consumerism, and increased competition are contributing to decreased patient loyalty and a heightened need for healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience through digital transformation. “The latest market research shows there’s been a sharp drop in loyalty over the past few years, especially during the pandemic,” says Ben Dillon, chief strategy officer Read More

Salesforce Gives Marketers Top Tips to Drive Growth in Email Marketing

Rachel Boyles

// By Althea Fung // Email marketing is still the preferred channel for personalized communications among all age groups. Are you making the most of it? People often say that email marketing is dead, but that’s not true. A 2021 study by Bluecore and NAPCO Research found that email is the most preferred communication channel Read More

Personalization Can Help Drive Consumer Loyalty

Redpoint Global

Over the past few years, various industries have realized that personal data on consumers can be leveraged to create curated experiences. In addition, research shows that when executed well, personalization helps businesses differentiate themselves and drives up consumer loyalty. Increasingly, consumers expect some level of personalization when interacting with companies. According to a recent survey Read More

Improving the Patient Experience Through Digital Transformation

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// By Brian Griffin // Two health systems, one in Florida and one in South Dakota, are at the forefront of using technology to meet the rapidly changing expectations of healthcare consumers. The coronavirus, growing consumerism, and increased competition are contributing to decreased patient loyalty and a heightened need for healthcare organizations to improve the Read More

Survey Shows Consumers Crave a Personalized Healthcare Experience

Chris Evanguelidi

// By Althea Fung // In ecommerce, personalization is used to build relationships with consumers and sell them more goods. In healthcare, the goal of personalization is to improve health outcomes. After weeks of receiving emails from Old Navy promoting joggers — fleece-lined joggers, comfy-cozy joggers, $12 joggers, I finally caved. When I clicked on 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

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

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

What’s the Best Way to Measure Conversions?

Haldeman-Dalal

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 the process of lead conversion. Read More

Defining Success: Study Gives Healthcare Market Tips on Measuring Conversions

Haldeman-Dalal

// 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

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

HCIC 2021 – Live! in Las Vegas

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

// 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

Lessons from Retail: How Health Care Can Win by Adapting to Changes in Consumer Behavior

Discover how ProMedica uses customer feedback and a digital-first approach to consumers to achieve stellar results across more than 400 facilities in 28 states.

A Strategic Health Care Marketing webinar for marketers, communicators, and strategists at hospitals, health systems, and physician groups

Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 2:00 P.M. Eastern

Your Presenters:

  • Annie Haarmann, Head of Strategy and Consulting, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Reputation
  • Adeline Ashley, Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing Communications, ProMedica

Join us on July 21 to learn how to harness the power of digital to deliver a more retail-like experience in a changing environment. You’ll see real-world examples and learn best practices from health care leaders and industry disruptors.

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The Digital Team’s Important Role in COVID-19 Vaccinations

Zain Ismail, Henry Ford Health System

// By Jared Johnson //  Ask the Expert with Zain Ismail, Principal Transformation Consultant, Strategy and Digital Health, Henry Ford Health System This chapter of the pandemic is the time for nonclinical teams to shine, according to Zain Ismail, principal transformation consultant for the Henry Ford Health System. In particular, digital marketing and communications teams Read More

Leverage Your EHR To Boost Your Marketing Efforts

Ryan Younger, Virtua Health

When Virtua Health, a southern New Jersey-based health system, acquired Lourdes Health System in 2019, the leadership team decided it would be a good time to continue to build on how the now five-hospital system was investing in its marketing initiatives. “[The marketing department] had an opportunity to build technology platforms that could help them Read More

How Virtua Health Turned Its EHR into a Powerful Marketing Tool

Chris Hemphill, director, client AI & operations, SymphonyRM

// By Althea Fung // When Virtua Health, a southern New Jersey-based health system, acquired Lourdes Health System in 2019, the leadership team decided it would be a good time to continue to build on how the now five-hospital system was investing in its marketing initiatives. “[The marketing department] had an opportunity to build technology Read More

Healthcare Technology Gets a Pandemic-Related Boost

Dave Wieneke, healthcare innovation leader at PK

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals and health systems to quickly adopt new technology that has changed how Americans receive healthcare. One change has been a dramatic increase in the adoption of telehealth, says Dave Wieneke, healthcare innovation leader at PK, an international experience engineering firm. One large telehealth provider, Wieneke says, talked of experiencing Read More

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