Integrated CRM/PRM: A Strategy for Health System Marketing Success

Last year, in an article on Lehigh Valley Health Network’s integrated CRM/PRM strategy, we got right up to the starting line with the health system’s CRM selection and implementation, and learned about its ambitious plans for the future. It’s been 18 months, and we wanted to find out how it’s going. The short answer is, it’s Read More

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Joe Healthcare Marketer, You Are Cordially Invited to the C-Suite

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In a March 2016 article, “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! Lehigh Valley Health Network Revs It Up with Integrated CRM/PRM Strategy,” we got right up to the starting line with the health system’s CRM selection and implementation, and learned about its ambitious plans for the future. It’s been 18 months, Read More

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Kathy Divis, president and co-founder of Greystone.Net

What Are the Top 3 Challenges Healthcare Chief Marketing Officers Face?

Ask the Expert, with Kathy Divis // By Jane Weber Brubaker // What keeps chief marketing officers up at night? We asked Kathy Divis, president and co-founder of Greystone.Net, to weigh in on the top concerns of marketing executives in healthcare organizations. While acknowledging that there are many and diverse challenges in today’s complex environment, Read More

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Matt Gove, chief consumer officer of Piedmont Healthcare

Why It Pays To Broaden Your Concept of “Patient Experience”

Your brand is the sum of the experiences a customer has with you, says Matt Gove, chief consumer officer at Piedmont Healthcare in Georgia. This definition goes beyond the conventional scope of patient experience, or as Gove consistently refers to it: customer experience. While patient experience historically has been a clinical initiative, with the bulk of Read More

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Matt Gove, chief consumer officer of Piedmont Healthcare

Customer Experience the Piedmont Way

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Your brand is the sum of the experiences a customer has with you, says Matt Gove, chief consumer officer at Piedmont Healthcare in Georgia. This definition goes beyond the conventional scope of patient experience, or as Gove consistently refers to it: customer experience. Patient experience historically has been a Read More

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Shawn Gross, White Rhino

Technology That Engages Patients Emotionally

“The robotic yet charming voice of Alexa can help you find a good movie, make a payment on your credit card, get airline fares for a trip to Dublin, or see how many calories are in the banana you’re eating,” notes Shawn Gross, Chief Digital Strategist at White Rhino. “With an estimated 11 million devices Read More

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Shawn Gross, White Rhino

Alexa, Find Me a Doctor

// By Shawn Gross // The robotic yet charming voice of Alexa can help you find a good movie, make a payment on your credit card, get airline fares for a trip to Dublin, or see how many calories are in the banana you’re eating. With an estimated 11 million devices sold, the Amazon Echo Read More

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Virtual Voice Assistants: Their New Role in Healthcare

Imagine if all of your older and chronically ill patients had personal assistants to help them monitor their vital signs, answer pressing health questions, and remind them to take their medicines. While this scenario may sound ideal, it’s also quite an unrealistic goal to expect to accomplish for an entire population. But the newest generation Read More

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How Virtual Voice Assistants Can Extend the Reach of Your Healthcare System

// By Lisa D. Ellis // Imagine if all of your older and chronically ill patients had personal assistants to help them monitor their vital signs, answer pressing health questions, and remind them to take their medicines. While this scenario may sound ideal, it’s also quite an unrealistic goal to expect to accomplish for an Read More

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Are You Meeting Healthcare Consumer Expectations?

Insights from New Study of Healthcare Consumers’ Digital Experience // By Becky Barney-Villano // Retail has done it for years. Restaurants have, too. Even the banking industry is now meeting consumer expectations for on-demand services with such capabilities as mobile deposits, and complicated mortgages are being closed with a few clicks from a smartphone. Healthcare Read More

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Kris Altiere, Director of Marketing and Creative at Sequence Health

The Value of Following Patients Through the Care Continuum

“You’re spending a lot to attract potential patients, but how well are you converting them, or nurturing them once you get their attention?” asks Kris Altiere, director of marketing and creative at Sequence Health. “Are you able to see where they are in the sequence of actions you’re trying to get them to take? Do Read More

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Emily Kagan Trenchard, associate vice president of digital & innovations strategy, Northwell Health

APIs: The Digital Glue That Will Save Healthcare From Itself

// By Emily Kagan Trenchard // I just got back from HIMSS 2017 in Orlando, Florida, and if this national conference of health IT professionals had a message, it was this: Patient engagement is the goal, so interoperability is the key. Why is that? Because to truly boost consumer engagement, we need to get our Read More

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Making the Shift from Traditional PR to Digital Marketing

Don Stanziano is corporate vice president of marketing and communications at Scripps Health, an integrated healthcare delivery network in San Diego with five acute care hospitals; 30 ambulatory clinics; 14,000 employees; 3,000 physicians; and $2.9 billion in annual revenue. Stanziano leads branding, public relations, internal communications, and call center marketing, as well as digital-first demand Read More

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Listening to the Voice of the Customer Dramatically Increases Portal Usage at MD Anderson

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In 2002, years before patient portals were a checkbox to qualify for meaningful use incentives under healthcare reform, MD Anderson Cancer Center created its own patient portal. But the motivation was not financially driven. “Patients were walking around with huge amounts of paper. You would see people—I’m not lying—with Read More

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How To Give Patients the Portal They Want

In 2002, years before patient portals were a checkbox to qualify for meaningful use incentives under healthcare reform, MD Anderson Cancer Center created its own patient portal. myMDAnderson was launched in 2002. It gave patients a personalized electronic hub to organize all their information, and 24/7 online access. The tool has stood the test of time, Read More

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How Does a PR Professional Make the Transformation to Data-Driven Healthcare Marketing?

Ask the Expert, with Don Stanziano // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Don Stanziano is corporate vice president of marketing and communications at Scripps Health, an integrated healthcare delivery network in San Diego with five acute care hospitals; 30 ambulatory clinics; 14,000 employees; 3,000 physicians; and $2.9 billion in annual revenue. Stanziano leads branding, public Read More

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Kris Altiere, Director of Marketing and Creative at Sequence Health

Effective Patient Management Strategies Provide Better Quality of Care and Return on Marketing Dollars

// By Kris Altiere // You’re spending a lot to attract potential patients, but how well are you converting them, or nurturing them once you get their attention? Are you able to see where they are in the sequence of actions you’re trying to get them to take? Do you know when they stall? Do Read More

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Nigel Murray, Waikato DHB

Global Perspective: Popular Consumer App Evolves to Enable Enterprise-Level Virtual Care

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Nigel Murray is the Chief Executive Officer of the Waikato District Health Board, headquartered in Hamilton, New Zealand. One of 20 district health boards (DHBs) in the country, it includes the largest hospital in the southern hemisphere. The Waikato DHB serves a population of 400,000 within the local urban Read More

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Suni Munshani

Is Your Healthcare Organization at Risk of a Cyber Attack on Your PHI?

“Massive amounts of private health information (PHI) are stored in Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) ready for analysis by those in the healthcare industry for the benefit of all,” notes Suni Munshani. “[But] the healthcare industry must find new ways to defend itself and its sensitive data from bad actors also keen to leverage the wealth Read More

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Suni Munshani

The Worm That Turned Hostage Taker: Protect Your Data to Protect Your Healthcare Brand

// By Suni Munshani // Massive amounts of private health information (PHI) are stored in Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) ready for analysis by those in the healthcare industry for the benefit of all. But mobile and cloud technologies have blurred traditional enterprise perimeters and the healthcare industry must find new ways to defend itself and Read More

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Pamela Landis

Carolinas Healthcare System Launches MyCarolinas Tracker, Offering Convenience, Clinical Context, and Connection

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Patients don’t make allowances for healthcare. They expect to have the same seamless, integrated digital experience they have using Amazon Prime or Uber when they interact with their health system or provider. “That ease of mobility is what’s important to them,” says Pamela Landis, Vice President of Information Services Read More

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Fully Integrated PRM and CRM = Fully Leveraged Healthcare Marketing

Ever dream of driving a Ferrari? If you’re a health system, the equivalent is a completely tricked-out, customized, integrated technology platform that gives you all the information you need to tackle your market holistically. No more siloed B-to-B vs. B-to-C strategies. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is living this dream as it prepares to roll Read More

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! Lehigh Valley Health Network Revs It Up with Integrated CRM/PRM Strategy

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Is the whole equal to the sum of its parts, or greater than the sum of its parts? Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is banking on the latter as it prepares to roll out fully integrated physician relationship management (PRM) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems from Evariant this Read More

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Evidence-Based Design Moves Beyond Mere Aesthetics To Drive Results

“We’re lucky enough to live in an era when design is no longer viewed as decoration,” says Emily Kagan Trenchard, Associate Vice President of Digital Marketing Strategy for Northwell Health (formerly the North Shore-LIJ Health System). But even though “[w]e understand it as a core principle that shapes our everyday interaction…that doesn’t always mean we Read More

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Evidence-Based Design: The Science of Better User Experiences

// By Emily Kagan Trenchard // We’re lucky enough to live in an era when design is no longer viewed as decoration. We understand it as a core principle that shapes our everyday interaction—from how we answer the smartphone in our pocket, to how we pay for things with a swipe of a card. We Read More

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