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A Recipe for Success: Leveraging Market Research Insights to Support Patients

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On a journey to “future proof” its marketing, Fresenius Kidney Care started in the most unlikely of places: recipes. As with any chronic illness, diet dramatically affects a patient’s success. But a kidney disease-friendly diet has more restrictions and requirements than most. One in seven U.S. adults have kidney disease, and one in three don’t Read More

Digital Ethnography Sheds New Light on Online Patient Behavior

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How well do you really understand your target audience? Whether that’s patients, prospective employees, donors, or any other stakeholders you want to reach and influence, it’s easy to make incorrect assumptions about why they behave the way they do. In the digital realm, social listening tools help organizations hear what people say online, and analyze Read More

ChatGPT Prompt Writing: Best Practices to Get the Results You Need

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There’s no question that ChatGPT possesses power that users are only beginning to understand. Unleashing its potential in your healthcare marketing strategy starts with learning how to craft strong prompts. Writing is one of the most important business functions. And now, any savvy AI user can produce coherent writing with a few keystrokes. But there’s Read More

What Is Digital Ethnography, and Why Should You Use It?

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Ask the Expert, with Dean Browell, Chief Behavioral Officer at Feedback  “We want to know if there’s a gap between what they’re saying when you’re courting them from a survey standpoint, versus what they’re actually doing out in the wild.”  // By Jane Weber Brubaker // How well do you really understand your target audience? Read More

Mastering the Art of ChatGPT Prompts

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How to write high-performance ChatGPT prompts for healthcare marketing success. // By Wendy Margolin // There’s no question that ChatGPT possesses power that users are only beginning to understand. Unleashing its potential in your healthcare marketing strategy starts with learning how to craft strong prompts. Writing is one of the most important business functions. And 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

Craig Kartchner

// 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

Year in Review: 5 Digital Healthcare Themes From 2022

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2022 has been a momentous year for digital healthcare leaders, in part because the delicate balance — of returning to “normal” after so many years of a global pandemic and returning to the continuous push for more digital transformation — is a fine line given budget constraints and resource limitations. But striking that balance is Read More

eHealthcare Strategy & Trends 2022 Year in Review

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// By Daniel Fell // Why now is a great time to review all the excellent content from this past year and use it in planning for the new year. 2022 has been a momentous year for digital healthcare leaders, in part because the delicate balance — of returning to “normal” after so many years Read More

Why Health Systems Might Be Relying Too Much on CRM Data

Healthcare organizations use customer relationship management (CRM) platforms to manage patient information, appointments, and communications. If your organization uses a CRM system to engage patients, you may think the data in your system is clean, accurate, and reliable. But a recent study suggests that health systems may be putting too much trust into the accuracy Read More

Do Hospitals and Health Systems Put Too Much Trust in Their CRM Data?

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// By Jim Samuel // Healthcare organizations use customer relationship management (CRM) platforms to manage patient information, appointments, and communications. Are they putting too much trust in the accuracy of the data in their systems? One study of CRM data quality says the answer may be yes. If your health system uses a customer relationship Read More

Survey Reveals Healthcare Consumers Are More Empowered Than Ever

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Consumerism is a growing force in healthcare. The industry has been pushing consumers to take a more active role in their health and wellness for many years. With growing involvement comes a set of growing expectations that healthcare providers will operate on consumers’ terms and that they’ll meet health consumers where they are. In a Read More

The Digital Health Journey: The Consumer Perspective

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// By Ben Dillon // A new survey reveals that consumers are more empowered than ever, and their expectations have grown over the past two years. Consumerism is a growing force in healthcare. The industry has been pushing consumers to take a more active role in their health and wellness for many years. With growing Read More

What’s the Best Way to Measure Conversions?

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Healthcare marketers ask a common and essential question when launching campaigns or important projects: “What does success look like?” Marketing success is typically measured in converted leads and improved loyalty. But nurturing potential customers in hopes that they will become consumers can be challenging. One marketing leader decided to study the process of lead conversion. Read More

Defining Success: Study Gives Healthcare Market Tips on Measuring Conversions

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// By Althea Fung // Healthcare marketers ask a common and essential question when launching campaigns or important projects: “What does success look like?” Marketing success is typically measured in converted leads and improved loyalty. But nurturing potential customers in hopes that they will become consumers can be challenging. One marketing leader decided to study Read More

Empathy, Not Judgment, To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

Rose Glenn

As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads rapidly across the country, there is an increasingly urgent need to overcome vaccine hesitancy and access to care issues among the unvaccinated. Michigan Medicine is fielding a comprehensive vaccine hesitancy communications initiative that is strongly influenced by University of Michigan (U-M) research stressing the importance of being empathetic to Read More

University of Michigan Research Instrumental in Shaping Communications to Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Mary Masson

// By Brian Griffin // As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads rapidly across the country, there is an increasingly urgent need to overcome vaccine hesitancy and access to care issues among the unvaccinated. Michigan Medicine’s communications strategy is based on research that shows patients want empathy, not lectures or bullying. Healthcare providers on the frontlines Read More

COVID Accelerates Digital-First Strategy at Two Systems

Morgan Griffith

Bon Secours Mercy Health, a 50-hospital health system spanning seven states and Ireland, was in the midst of redefining the patient journey experience when COVID hit. “We’re one of the five largest Catholic healthcare systems in the U.S. — we have thousands of points of care and 60,000 associates. So, as you can imagine, making Read More

How Has COVID-19 Affected Digital Healthcare Marketing?

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“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry in the U.S., but not all in the same way or to the same degree,” says Ben Dillon of Geonetric. “Healthcare’s experience has been unique, with the combination of shutdowns early in the crisis coupled with costly emergency response plans for many health systems. Teams pivoted to focus Read More

Digital Marketing Trends in 2020 — The Impact of COVID-19

Ben Dillon Geonetric

// By Ben Dillon // The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry in the U.S., but not all in the same way or to the same degree. Healthcare’s experience has been unique, with the combination of shutdowns early in the crisis coupled with costly emergency response plans for many health systems. Teams pivoted to focus Read More

How To Merge 24 Sites Across Two Separate Health Systems

Evelyn Meneghin, assistant vice president of interactive services, RWJBarnabas Health

Anyone who has worked in healthcare communications and digital marketing understands that a website relaunch project can be a daunting task. But one that involves merging 24 existing websites across two separate health systems sounds downright intimidating. In early 2017, that’s exactly what the RWJBarnabas Health web team was facing. They were on the hook 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