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HIPAA Compliance FAQs: Your Guide to Healthcare Data Protection

Josh Kinney,

Have questions about how to manage tracking technologies in light of HHS/OCR guidance? So do your peers. Here are some answers from two technology leaders. “When HHS and OCR opened up a huge can of worms last December, they created some chaos in the universe of healthcare marketers who work for entities covered by HIPAA,” Read More

Solving the HIPAA Conundrum

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Can healthcare marketers leverage tracking technologies the way they used to without risking noncompliance? When HHS stepped on the gas last December — issuing ominous warnings about HIPAA, tracking pixels, and PHI — healthcare marketers and legal and compliance teams put the brakes on fast. But some organizations had Read More

HIPAA Compliance and Online Tracking: New Guidance for Healthcare Marketers

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“In December 2022, the Office of Civil Rights put the hammer down, shoring up HIPAA regulations to cover online tracking technologies that could compromise consumer privacy. Healthcare marketers must take a proactive role in responding,” writes James A. Gardner. “Healthcare marketing is full of important acronyms, but HIPAA — the federal Health Insurance Portability and Read More

HIPAA Compliance 2023: A Guide to Google, Meta, and Other Online Tracking Tools

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// By James A. Gardner // In December 2022, the Office of Civil Rights put the hammer down, shoring up HIPAA regulations to cover online tracking technologies that could compromise consumer privacy. Healthcare marketers must take a proactive role in responding. Healthcare marketing is full of important acronyms, but HIPAA — the federal Health Insurance Read More

HCIC 2022: Ready for a Comeback in Miami

Mike Schneider

// By Melanie Graham // After a virtual conference in 2020 and a scaled-back event in 2021, HCIC is ready for a return to normal this year in Miami. With new session formats, an exciting slate of topics, and a beautiful setting, this is a conference that healthcare professionals won’t want to miss. After two 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

What Are the Benefits of Doing a Website Content Audit?

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // “Ask the Expert” with Jeremy Dietz, Executive Digital Editor at Coffey Communications A website can be like a snowball, picking up more and more content as time goes on. Or it can be like your basement, a convenient place to store things that you’re not sure what to do Read More

How COVID Has Changed Your Search Strategy

Carrie Liken, head of healthcare industry at Yext

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a defining moment for humanity. It has been equally defining for healthcare,” says Carrie Liken, head of industry, healthcare at Yext. Here’s an excerpt from Liken’s new article: As long as COVID is part of our world, people will travel less for care, and they will search more for local Read More

All Healthcare Is Local — Especially During a Pandemic

Carrie Liken, head of healthcare industry at Yext

// By Carrie Liken // The COVID-19 pandemic has been a defining moment for humanity. It has been equally defining for healthcare. As long as COVID is part of our world, people will travel less for care, and they will search more for local care that is convenient to them. If you use this to Read More

Using a CRM To Build a Multilayered Campaign at Johns Hopkins

Suzanne Sawyer, senior vice president and chief marketing communications officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine

Connecting the dots. That’s the value provided by a customer relationship management (CRM) database, a tool health system marketing and communications leaders increasingly use to deliver precision marketing to consumers and calculate accurate return on investment (ROI). Yet having a CRM is only one part of the digital marketing puzzle. Hospitals experiencing the highest level Read More

How Three Health Systems Used Their MarTech Stack to Improve Patient Experience and Drive Growth

Kyle Hardner

// By Kyle Hardner // Connecting the dots. That’s the value provided by a customer relationship management (CRM) database, a tool health system marketing and communications leaders increasingly use to deliver precision marketing to consumers and calculate accurate return on investment (ROI). According to the 5th Annual Digital Marketing Report from Greystone and Klein & Read More

ROI Matters, Even If No One Is Asking

Ben Dillon

Insights from popular survey reveal the real state of ROI reporting in healthcare digital marketing and what savvy leaders can do about it. // By Ben Dillon // A senior marketing leader at a large health system once told me that her ultimate career goal was to get finance to treat her department as a Read More

SEO Management Tips from Bozeman Health

Joshua Francis, webmaster and digital strategy at Bozeman Health

Bozeman Health is a rural health system serving southwest Montana, with two hospitals, 20 clinics, and 150 providers. “Montana is an interesting puzzle when it comes to healthcare because we are about 90 percent of the size of California with about a million people,” says Joshua Francis, Bozeman Health’s webmaster and digital strategist. (California’s population Read More

Best Practices for Managing SEO Internally

Joshua Francis, webmaster and digital strategy at Bozeman Health

Insight from the Bozeman Health Digital Team // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Bozeman Health is a rural health system serving southwest Montana, with two hospitals, 20 clinics, and 150 providers. “Montana is an interesting puzzle when it comes to healthcare because we are about 90 percent of the size of California with about a Read More

Duke Health’s Ongoing Consumer Website Revitalization

Debbe Geiger, director of content strategy, Duke Health, with Chad Roberts, UX designer, Duke Health

It’s been more than five years since Duke Health relaunched its consumer website (DukeHealth.org), but the redesign process is far from over. “We planned for our website to evolve into an engaging user experience as we learned more about our audience, who they are, and why they’re coming to our site,” says Debbe Geiger, director Read More

Evolving Website Redesign: Duke Health’s Research-Driven Approach

Debbe Geiger, director of content strategy, Duke Health, with Chad Roberts, UX designer, Duke Health

// By Melanie Graham // It’s been more than five years since Duke Health relaunched its consumer website (DukeHealth.org), but the redesign process is far from over. “We planned for our website to evolve into an engaging user experience as we learned more about our audience, who they are, and why they’re coming to our Read More

Why Healthcare Marketing Needs a New Approach to Analytics

Carrie Liken, head of healthcare industry at Yext

“We are in the New Age of Discovery,” says Carrie Liken, head of industry for healthcare at Yext. “It’s all about how a patient is exposed to and finds your health system, your brand, and your providers. Patients are discovering healthcare differently today than they did even two years ago. And this requires new ways of Read More

How Healthcare Marketers Can Leverage the New Google Marketing Platform

Melanie Graham

As a digital marketer, you know that staying on top of the latest analytics trends and algorithm changes is all part of the game. Nevertheless, the summer of 2018 really kept marketers on their toes, as Google made several big announcements that have shifted the way marketers use their ad and analytics platforms. In June, Read More

Crawl Before You Walk, Walk Before You Run: Get Your SEO Fundamentals in Order

// By Mark Samber, PhD // Ranking high on search engine results pages (SERP) is probably the most important endeavor for any healthcare marketing department. After all, 60 to 70 percent of your potential customers (patients) search Google for providers. It is imperative that the bulk of your resources — infrastructure and marketing spend — Read More