Journey Mapping

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

Dillon-Ben-Geonetric-2022

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

Calhoun-Kendra-Avera

// 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

One Expert’s Take on Why and How Telehealth Could Be Better

Paragon

Telehealth skyrocketed during the pandemic as a way to keep patients and providers safe when in-person office visits weren’t absolutely necessary. The volume of virtual visits went from hundreds a month to thousands a day practically overnight, but the quality of the experience hasn’t always measured up. How do we make it better? To imagine Read More

The Digital Team’s Important Role in COVID-19 Vaccinations

Zain Ismail, Henry Ford Health System

// By Jared Johnson //  Ask the Expert with Zain Ismail, Principal Transformation Consultant, Strategy and Digital Health, Henry Ford Health System This chapter of the pandemic is the time for nonclinical teams to shine, according to Zain Ismail, principal transformation consultant for the Henry Ford Health System. In particular, digital marketing and communications teams Read More

Leverage Your EHR To Boost Your Marketing Efforts

Ryan Younger, Virtua Health

When Virtua Health, a southern New Jersey-based health system, acquired Lourdes Health System in 2019, the leadership team decided it would be a good time to continue to build on how the now five-hospital system was investing in its marketing initiatives. “[The marketing department] had an opportunity to build technology platforms that could help them Read More

How Virtua Health Turned Its EHR into a Powerful Marketing Tool

Chris Hemphill, director, client AI & operations, SymphonyRM

// By Althea Fung // When Virtua Health, a southern New Jersey-based health system, acquired Lourdes Health System in 2019, the leadership team decided it would be a good time to continue to build on how the now five-hospital system was investing in its marketing initiatives. “[The marketing department] had an opportunity to build technology Read More

Cleveland Clinic’s Successful Reactivation Program Returns to the Basics

Sue Omori, executive director, marketing account services at Cleveland Clinic

In this digitally saturated age, we’re all running as fast as we can to keep up with the latest marketing trends and technology innovations. But for Cleveland Clinic — a digital juggernaut — a simple reactivation program designed to bring back patients with chronic conditions is working well. Cleveland Clinic has been running reactivation programs Read More

Following the Fundamentals Still Works: Cleveland Clinic Case Study

Tom Hileman, president of Hileman Group

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In this digitally saturated age, we’re all running as fast as we can to keep up with the latest marketing trends and technology innovations. With all the noise, it’s sometimes hard to remember that “the simplest solution is almost always the best solution,” says the philosophical principle known as Read More

The Value of Customer Journey Mapping in Healthcare

Ask the Expert, with Steve Koch, Managing Director, Cast & Hue // By Jared Johnson // Marketers need to focus on the holistic experience of the consumers and patients they serve. It’s not just acquisition but creating long-term relationships with people as they go through the continuum of care. I spoke with Steve Koch, managing Read More

Digital Marketers: Learn the Art of Failing Fast

Chris Pace, senior director of digital marketing at Banner Health

Marketing teams frequently ask how to structure teams, develop leaders, and address consumers. In our new article by Jared Johnson, Chris Pace, senior director of digital marketing at Banner Health, shares his perspective on how to overcome these common challenges and win as a team. Here’s an excerpt: eHST: In general, where should healthcare marketers Read More

Creating the Winning Healthcare Marketing Team

Jared Johnson

Ask the Expert with Chris Pace, Senior Director of Digital Marketing, Banner Health // By Jared Johnson // Marketing teams frequently ask how to structure teams, develop leaders, and address consumers. Here, Chris Pace, senior director of digital marketing at Banner Health, shares his perspective on how to overcome these common challenges and win as Read More

Learn By Example To Improve the Customer Experience

Venkatesh Korla, CEO of Element Solutions

Regular readers of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends are likely familiar with the exciting advances in digital patient care and communications. Whether it’s improved chatbot experiences, personalized websites, or new uses for smart technology, healthcare is making some notable progress in how it delivers the patient experience. But when comparing this industry to others, healthcare can Read More

Optimizing the Patient Experience: Finding Inspiration in Retail, Manufacturing, and Finance Industries

// By Melanie Graham // Regular readers of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends are likely familiar with the exciting advances in digital patient care and communications. Whether it’s improved chatbot experiences, personalized websites, or new uses for smart technology, healthcare is making some notable progress in how it delivers the patient experience. But when comparing this Read More

Align Your Technology Goals with Customer Demands

Chris Riegger, COO, Modea

Digital experience isn’t just digital anymore. It’s not enough to build a great new website, or launch a mobile app. Your digital initiatives have to connect with and support the entire customer experience. That’s what consumers have grown to expect. It’s not good enough to optimize some parts of the customer journey for the 21st Read More

What Is Digital Transformation?

Chris Riegger, COO, Modea

Ask the Expert with Chris Riegger, COO, Modea   // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Digital experience isn’t just digital anymore. It’s not enough to build a great new website, or launch a mobile app. Your digital initiatives have to connect with and support the entire customer experience. That’s what consumers have grown to expect. Read More

How Location Details Optimize Your Digital Strategy

Katie O’Brien, director of digital strategy, UNC Health Care

Do you include your facility locations as a component of your organization’s digital strategy? If not, you could be sacrificing market share.  With a growing number of Americans turning to their mobile phones to search for healthcare providers in their area, it’s more important than ever that your website content be optimized to allow people Read More

What Healthcare Can Learn from Digital Retail Brands

Dan Greenwald, CEO and chief creative officer of White Rhino

The latest technologies provide consumers with an array of conveniences — from the ability to summon a ride with a click of their phone to ordering fast food online and having it delivered right to their door. As these types of experiences increasingly become the norm, healthcare marketers are being pressed to find new ways Read More

Keys To Understanding and Improving Consumers’ Healthcare Journeys

Pamela Maas, chief business development and marketing officer at Gundersen Health System

Healthcare marketing today is about much more than getting someone in the door for an appointment. Rising care costs, evolving technology, and new payment structures have changed the way consumers make healthcare decisions and altered how healthcare marketers approach patient loyalty. Healthgrades’ recently published white paper “The Longitudinal Customer Journey” focuses on integration of electronic Read More

Healthcare Consumer Engagement Hubs: A Framework for Improving Consumer Health Journeys

Melanie Graham

// By Melanie Graham // Healthcare marketing today is about much more than getting someone in the door for an appointment. Rising care costs, evolving technology, and new payment structures have changed the way consumers make healthcare decisions and altered how healthcare marketers approach patient loyalty. Healthgrades’ recently published white paper “The Longitudinal Customer Journey” 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