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Set Your Healthcare Marketing Up for Success in 2024

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2023 was a tough year for healthcare marketers. Budgets were cut, priorities slid in a dozen different directions at once, and tools we’ve used for decades became poisoned chalices locked behind glass by our Security and Compliance teams. 2024 looks like it is going to be a year of recovery: healthier margins, more favorable patient Read More

Two Easy Things Healthcare Marketers Can Do to Start 2024 with a Bang

This is the perfect time to turbocharge your marketing efforts, demonstrate success, and give your patients the best possible digital experience. // By Marc Needham // 2023 was a tough year for healthcare marketers. Budgets were cut, priorities slid in a dozen different directions at once, and tools we’ve used for decades became poisoned chalices Read More

Intermountain Health’s Digital Rebrand Fueled by AI and Data-Driven Solutions

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With a massive digital rebrand in the works, data has become a critical component to maintaining Intermountain Health’s mission. When Intermountain Health decided to embark on a rebrand, it was about more than finding a new logo design — it was about transforming into a brand that truly represents the organization’s core. “Although we have Read More

Data-Rich Directories and AI-Powered Solutions at the Core of Intermountain Health’s New Digital Patient Experience

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// By Melanie Graham // With a massive rebrand in the works, data has become a critical component to maintaining Intermountain Health’s mission. Mona Baset, vice president of digital services at Intermountain, discusses how Intermountain’s data-driven approach to digital is paving the way for a better patient and caregiver experience. When Intermountain Health decided to Read More

How to Maximize Clinic Capacity by Leveraging CRM

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“What does deep-sea fishing have in common with CRM?” asks Craig Kartchner, AVP of marketing and customer experience at HonorHealth. In a new article, he explores the unexpected parallels between the two and discusses how healthcare marketers can leverage CRM to maximize clinic capacity. He describes the scenario like this: “Years ago, a friend of Read More

How to Create a Boatload of Clinic Capacity — and Quickly Fill It

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// By Craig Kartchner // What does deep-sea fishing have in common with CRM? To be successful, both require real-time information and open lines of communication. Years ago, a friend of a friend shocked everyone in his circle when he quit his corporate job and decided to become a helicopter pilot. He eventually landed a Read More

How Digital Innovation is Transforming Patient Care at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health

Kishore Reddipeta-Stanford Medicine Children

The web and mobile transformation initiatives at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health focus on enhancing the experience for patients and families by providing digital tools at every touchpoint throughout their care. Stanford Medicine Children’s Health was one of four health-related organizations to receive the Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award at the 23rd Annual eHealthcare Leadership Read More

Call for Entries for the 2023 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Now Open

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// By Susan Dubuque // We’re pleased to announce that the 2023 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Call for Entries is officially open! It’s time to review all the great things you’ve accomplished and prepare to receive the recognition you deserve. Throughout the pandemic, digital tools and tactics saved the day — allowing organizations to maintain productivity by Read More

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Receives Top Honor at 23rd Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards Presentation

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// By Susan Dubuque // The web and mobile transformation initiatives at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health focus on enhancing the experience for patients and families by providing digital tools at every touchpoint throughout their care. Stanford Medicine Children’s Health was one of four health-related organizations to receive the Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award at Read More

Trendwatch: Latest Mobile Design Trends for Healthcare in 2023

Gregg Shanefelt

Like mobile devices, mobile design is always on the move, constantly adapting to consumer expectations and technology capabilities. We’ve seen trends like M-Dot come and go, followed by responsive design, adaptive design, mobile-first, and device-agnostic design. The crossover year — when mobile usage of the internet overtook desktop usage for the first time — was Read More

What Are the Latest Trends in Mobile Design and Usability for Healthcare?

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Ask the Expert, with Gregg Shanefelt, Principal Engineer, Mobile Development at Phase2 // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Designing to meet consumer expectations is not a one-and-done proposition. Like mobile devices, mobile design is always on the move, constantly adapting to consumer expectations and technology capabilities. We’ve seen trends like M-Dot come and go, followed Read More

Optimized Healthcare Marketing: A Fully Integrated and Transparent Funnel

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“I’ve been a healthcare marketer for what seems like a very long time (20 years), with a big chunk of that at Scripps Health in San Diego,” writes Marc Needham, chief growth officer for Combinaut. “Over that very long period, I’ve seen lots of seemingly impossible problems vanish and other problems that seemed easily remedied Read More

Health System Website Revamp? How to Win Over Stakeholders

Aaron Watkins

When starting a health system website revamp, numerous decisions have to be made. What are the priorities? Who will have the final word? How will you align your decisions with your health system’s strategic plan? But most importantly, how will you engage your stakeholders and win their approval when doing a health system website revamp? Read More

Revamping Websites: The Art of Persuading Internal Stakeholders

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // When it comes to web redesign, everyone thinks they’re an expert. Here are some tips from the real experts on how to navigate those internal conversations. It can feel like a tug of war to be a digital marketer in a health system. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you Read More

What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know About Google Analytics 4

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// By Rachael Sauceman // Now is the time to start getting ready for Google’s transition to GA4 in July 2023. In March, Google announced that it plans to officially retire the current version of Google Analytics and require all users to move to the next generation, Google Analytics 4, or GA4, by July 1, Read More

How AI Can Improve Your Site’s Search Functionality

Carrie Liken

Nowadays, we can type long, complex phrases into a search box and find pretty much exactly what we’re looking for on Google. Machine learning is running in the background, getting smarter and smarter. What if health system site searches could be that good? With a form of artificial intelligence, natural language processing, it’s becoming a Read More

How UNC Health Makes Site Search More Google-Like

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Can AI make Find A Doctor functionality and site search work better for consumers? Think back to the earliest days of online search, when keywords first came to be. A typical call to action — in a TV spot or a print ad — would be something like this: Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: A Microcosm of Our Field

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For more than two decades, the eHealthcare Leadership Awards have showcased creativity and innovation in digital communications that support healthcare organizations’ marketing and business goals, and enhance patient and consumer experiences. Here’s a message from the new co-chair of the awards, Susan Dubuque: I am honored to serve as co-chair for this year’s eHealthcare Leadership Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards Reflect the Evolution of Our Industry

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// By Susan Dubuque // For more than two decades, the eHealthcare Leadership Awards have showcased creativity and innovation in digital communications that support healthcare organizations’ marketing and business goals, and enhance patient and consumer experiences. I am honored to serve as co-chair for this year’s eHealthcare Leadership Awards. In preparing for this role, I Read More

It’s Time To Enter the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards!

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Spring is here, and it’s time to turn your attention to the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Call for Entries is officially open! In addition to affecting our overall lives in innumerable ways, the pandemic has certainly presented us with many challenges as healthcare marketers. Budgets were slashed due Read More

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