Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Why Health Systems Might Be Relying Too Much on CRM Data

Healthcare organizations use customer relationship management (CRM) platforms to manage patient information, appointments, and communications. If your organization uses a CRM system to engage patients, you may think the data in your system is clean, accurate, and reliable. But a recent study suggests that health systems may be putting too much trust into the accuracy Read More

How a CRM Strategy Delivered Cleaner and More Accurate Data for St. Bernards

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Without the right tools, it’s hard to meet your strategic goals. With the right tools and partners, it’s as different as night and day. At St. Bernards Healthcare in northeast Arkansas, trying to prospect for new patients among new movers wasn’t working. That changed when the health system adopted a CRM platform, Virgin Pulse, in Read More

Do Hospitals and Health Systems Put Too Much Trust in Their CRM Data?

Jim-Samuel

// By Jim Samuel // Healthcare organizations use customer relationship management (CRM) platforms to manage patient information, appointments, and communications. Are they putting too much trust in the accuracy of the data in their systems? One study of CRM data quality says the answer may be yes. If your health system uses a customer relationship Read More

CRM Kick-Starts Successful Direct Marketing Campaigns at St. Bernards

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // St. Bernards’ marketing team tried to run direct mail campaigns on their own, but they weren’t working. Today, it’s a different story. Without the right tools, it’s hard to meet your strategic goals. With the right tools and partners, it’s as different as night and day. At St. Bernards Read More

Is it Time to Take Your Digital Health Marketing In-House?

Jennifer Vazales

When you’re ready to make the transition to in-house digital health marketing, finding the right partner is key. Small marketing teams often lean on third-party providers to run their marketing campaigns. As these teams develop skills in digital marketing, they gain the confidence to staff up and bring campaign management in-house. By 2020, VCU Health’s 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

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

How Nebraska Medicine Stepped Up Its Already-Robust Communications During COVID

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Nebraska Medicine is a global leader in infectious diseases, and its experts have been in demand since the earliest days of the pandemic — locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Nebraska Medicine held the first U.S. COVID-19 press conference in January 2020, well before a global pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization. The following Read More

Why Accurate Customer Data Is So Crucial – and Complex

Optum

“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

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

Why It’s Crucial To Be Proactive About Your Reviews and Star Ratings

“Now more than ever before, reviews and star ratings influence consumers’ purchasing decisions, especially in retail,” says Ed Rafalski, Ph.D., MPH, FACHE, chief strategy and marketing officer, BayCare Health System. Here’s an excerpt from Ed’s new article: When it comes to healthcare, consumers are factoring pandemic safety measures taken by physicians and care facilities into Read More

The Economic Value of Star Ratings and Reviews in Healthcare

// By Ed Rafalski // Using Customer Lifetime Value and ratings, organizations can identify the total cost of acquisition of new customers and the total incremental cost of retaining existing customers. BayCare Health has seen promising results with its proactive strategy. Now more than ever before, reviews and star ratings influence consumers’ purchasing decisions, especially in retail. Read More

Video Is on the Rise in the Post-COVID World

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In Part I of a special two-article series for eHST, Dan Dunlop and Jared Johnson discussed a phased approach to marketing during the peak of the crisis and a plan for coming out of it. In Part II of the series, they discuss some of the new opportunities that are emerging during a time of Read More

Preparing Your Post-Pandemic Marketing Strategy, Part II

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Leveraging New Opportunities Pushed Forward by the Coronavirus // By Dan Dunlop and Jared Johnson // In Part I of this two-article series, we discussed a phased approach to marketing during the peak of the crisis and a plan for coming out of it. Here, we’ll talk about some of the new opportunities that are Read More

Your Regular Marketing Plan Is Out the Window Right Now. Do This Instead.

Alan Shoebridge, director of marketing and communications at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare organizations to develop and execute crisis marketing plans. A crisis marketing plan addresses brand management with the goal of avoiding disconnects and establishes processes for rapidly redirecting messaging from service line campaigns to patient safety and health. Alan Shoebridge, director of marketing at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and Read More

Why You Need a Crisis Marketing Plan During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jared Johnson

Ask the Expert with Alan Shoebridge, Director of Marketing, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System // By Jared Johnson // The COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare organizations to develop and execute crisis marketing plans. A crisis marketing plan addresses brand management with the goal of avoiding disconnects and establishes processes for rapidly redirecting messaging from service Read More