Health Disparities

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

Call for Entries for the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Is Open

Susan Dubuque, principal and co-founder of ndp

A Note from the President: I’m pleased to announce that Susan Dubuque will co-chair this year’s eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Susan is cofounder of NDP Agency, a marketing and advertising firm based in Richmond, Virginia, and a nationally recognized expert in behavioral marketing. She literally wrote the book on marketing’s role in health improvement, Gearing Up Read More

What Are the Top Industry Priorities for 2022?

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Digital technologies are transforming how healthcare is delivered and ushering in new competitors to the market from nontraditional spaces like retail and payers. Large insurance companies are acquiring or developing physician practices in markets across the country. For example, OptumCare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, employs or is affiliated with 50,000 doctors — the largest provider Read More

Who Gets a Seat at the Healthcare Table in 2022?

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// By Althea Fung // Digital technologies are transforming how healthcare is delivered and ushering in new competitors to the market from nontraditional spaces like retail and payers. Large insurance companies are acquiring or developing physician practices in markets across the country. For example, OptumCare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, employs or is affiliated with 50,000 Read More

How Chatbots Helped One System Reduce COVID-Related Call Volume

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A few hospitals and health systems have been using chatbots for several years, but they came into more widespread use last year to help deal with the high volume of phone calls and emails they received about COVID-19. One such system was Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. According to a news release from Read More

Do Chatbots Speak Your Patients’ Language?

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// By Jim Samuel // Health systems have used chatbots on their websites for several years, and their usage increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now chatbot developers and health systems are looking to expand their use of chatbots into other areas of healthcare. If not implemented correctly, could chatbots increase inequity in our healthcare system? Read More

Who Is Responsible for the Ethics of AI?

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The Peter Parker Principle says, “With great power comes great responsibility.” It’s a phrase often attributed to Spiderman’s father as he talked about the superhero’s powers. But it could be equally applicable to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare today. That’s because while AI can bring significant capabilities to healthcare, it can also Read More

Artificial Intelligence Can Bring Real Ethical Concerns to Healthcare

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// By Jim Samuel // Increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has brought many benefits to healthcare providers and patients. But despite the benefits, there are ethical concerns — unintentional or malicious — that any healthcare organization that embraces AI should address. The Peter Parker Principle says, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Read More

Submit Your Entry to the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards!

It’s May, and if you’re part of the digital healthcare marketing community, you know what that means… the Call for Entries for the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! What a year it has been. Last year around this time, we were hoping the worst was over and we could begin to get back Read More

Wrapping Social Justice Into Your Social Media Efforts

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The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities and injustice of American society. Communities of color bore about three times the burden of COVID-19 infections and deaths as White communities. While job losses were universal, Latinos and Blacks had the highest unemployment rate — about 19 and 17 percent, respectively. The world watched as people Read More

Call for Entries for the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Is Open

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // It’s May, and if you’re part of the digital healthcare marketing community, you know what that means… the Call for Entries for the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! What a year it has been. Last year around this time, we were hoping the worst was over and Read More

What Are the Top Digital Priorities as We Move Out of the Pandemic?

Ben Dillon Geonetric

We’re fortunate at eHealthcare Strategy & Trends to have a talented and dedicated group of advisors with diverse backgrounds and experience — senior executives from leading healthcare organizations, digital agencies, and consulting groups. So when we wanted to get a broad perspective on where things are likely to go as we move out of the Read More

Social Media and the Social Justice Movement: Finding Your Voice

Stephanie Purinton

// By Althea Fung // The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities and injustice of American society. Communities of color bore about three times the burden of COVID-19 infections and deaths as White communities. While job losses were universal, Latinos and Blacks had the highest unemployment rate — about 19 and 17 percent, respectively. Read More

As we come out of the pandemic, what are the top digital priorities for healthcare organizations as they get back to business?

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Ask the Expert, with the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board // By Jane Weber Brubaker // We’re fortunate at eHealthcare Strategy & Trends to have a talented and dedicated group of advisors with diverse backgrounds and experience — senior executives from leading healthcare organizations, digital agencies, and consulting groups. So when we wanted Read More

Inherent (and Dangerous) Racism in Medical Algorithms

“In 2019, Optum’s medical algorithms were flagged for underestimating the needs of the sickest Black patients in its system,” writes Ndome Yvonne Essoka. “Hospitals and insurers all over the country use these algorithms daily to make healthcare decisions for hundreds of millions of Americans in the U.S. each year. The error highlighted flaws within healthcare Read More

Medical Algorithm Technology and Its Fatal Flaw: An Implicit Bias

// By Ndome Yvonne Essoka // In 2019, Optum’s medical algorithms were flagged for underestimating the needs of the sickest Black patients in its system. Hospitals and insurers all over the country use these algorithms daily to make healthcare decisions for hundreds of millions of Americans in the U.S. each year. The error highlighted flaws Read More