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Healthcare CRM: Leverage Your Existing Data to Drive Patient Activation

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In healthcare, CRM is often referred to as the software itself — as a noun — versus the activity of managing customers — a verb. In some cases, it’s a checkbox for a technology neither mapped to organizational goals nor mapped to driving metrics that matter to the health system. Innovative health systems have started Read More

CRM Is a Verb, Not a Noun

Alan Tam

// By Jared Johnson // Ask the Expert, with Alan Tam, Vice President of Marketing, Actium Health This month’s featured expert believes that CRM implementations in healthcare should deliver on business metrics that matter — revenue growth, cost reduction, patient outcomes, and ROI. In healthcare, CRM is often referred to as the software itself — Read More

Is Web Personalization Worth the Investment? How Two Health Systems Are Making the Case

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As a healthcare marketer, how can you justify the investment required for web personalization? While web personalization is perceived by many healthcare systems to enhance their digital marketing and improve the customer experience, a sizeable number of organizations find the tools challenging and have difficulty measuring success. Geonetric’s 2021 Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends survey showed Read More

Take Your Personalized Approach to Care to the Web

Selene Mejia

// By Marlene Kurban // Delivering a highly personalized web experience to consumers can increase patient volume and engagement. While web personalization is perceived by many healthcare systems to enhance their digital marketing and improve the customer experience, a sizeable number of organizations find the tools challenging and have difficulty measuring success. Geonetric’s 2021 Healthcare 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

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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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

Using Digital Tools To Enhance the Patient Journey

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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

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// 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

Well-Earned CRM “Magic” at Ochsner Health System

Is it possible for health systems to have their own version of “set it and forget it”? Can they really set up campaigns in their CRMs and let them run automatically based on pre-set rules? Maybe not right out of the gate, but with diligence, healthcare marketers can learn to crawl, then walk, then run Read More

Living the Dream of CRM at Ochsner Health System

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Is it possible for health systems to have their own version of “set it and forget it”? Can they really set up campaigns in their CRMs and let them run automatically based on pre-set rules? Maybe not right out of the gate, but with diligence, healthcare marketers can learn 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

Unleash the Dragon and Up Your Social Media Performance

// By Amy Houck // When creating a social media campaign, a few simple steps can optimize social media performance. Following the DRAGON Method will put healthcare marketers on the best track to success: Duplicate top-performing ads. Retarget website visitors. Actively test new copy and creatives. Get rid of poor-performing ads. Optimize and repeat. Never Read More

Physician Social Media Strategies Used by Mayo Clinic

Lee Aase, director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

How many of your hospital’s physicians are active on social media? Most hospital marketing teams don’t know the answer, but they should, says Lee Aase, director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Aase says that hospital physicians who engage in social media can impact reputation scores that account for about 25 percent of a Read More

“Engagement” Is Not Enough

Jeffrey Stewart, assistant vice president of digital communications at VITAS Healthcare

Healthcare marketing is all about continuous learning. It’s a little like climbing a mountain. Just when you think you’ve reached the summit, you find there’s another crest, and then another. But unlike mountain climbing, there is no final destination in healthcare marketing, and that’s what makes it interesting, at least for those who aren’t content Read More

Fine-Tuning Content for Conversions

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // How VITAS Healthcare’s content strategy is evolving to better serve site visitors and meet business objectives. Healthcare marketing is all about continuous learning. It’s a little like climbing a mountain. Just when you think you’ve reached the summit, you find there’s another crest, and then another. But unlike mountain Read More

What’s Trending in Healthcare CRM?

Ask the Expert, with Daniel Quinn, Vice President of Business Strategy and Analytics, LionShare Marketing // By Jared Johnson // The role of data in the lives of marketers continues to expand. Customer relationship management (CRM) software has brought some of the most sophisticated data uses to healthcare marketing, including segmentation and personalization. But as Read More

Beyond Advertising: The State of Healthcare Digital Transformation

Jared Johnson

Ask the Expert with Shawn Gross, Vice President, Digital Transformation at ReviveHealth // By Jared Johnson // Digital transformation is more than improving internal operational efficiencies, creating a digital workplace, or doing more innovative advertising. It means offering real improvements in convenience, usefulness, ease, and other qualities people value. Here, Shawn Gross, vice president, digital 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

How To Create the Experiences Your Customers Expect and Want

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In our new Ask the Expert column by Jared Johnson, Matt Gove, chief consumer officer at Piedmont Healthcare and eHealthcare Strategy and Trends editorial advisory board member, shares his perspectives on how healthcare marketing teams can create the experiences consumers expect. Here’s an excerpt: eHST: In general, where should healthcare marketers be focused today, and Read More

Succeeding with Customer Experience Management

Matt Gove, chief consumer officer at Piedmont Healthcare

Ask the Expert with Matt Gove, Chief Consumer Officer, Piedmont Healthcare // By Jared Johnson // Success for marketing teams rests on their ability to be seen as a critical business function, not just the ones who produce “pretty things.” This starts by using data to be the voice of the customer. Here, Matt Gove, Read More

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