How Does a Digital Marketer Transition from E-Commerce to Healthcare?

Ask the Expert, with Scott Mowery, Director of Digital Services at Cleveland Clinic // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Scott Mowery, Director of Digital Services at Cleveland Clinic, presented at HCIC 2015. His background in e-commerce intrigued us. We wanted to know how it shaped his approach to digital marketing in healthcare. We also wanted Read More

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Ask the Expert: From E-Greetings to E-Healthcare

Scott Mowery, Director of Digital Services at Cleveland Clinic, presented at HCIC 2015. He used to work at American Greetings Interactive, and his background in e-commerce intrigued us. According to Scott, there’s a lot of overlap between e-commerce and healthcare marketing: “At American Greetings [my whole job was about] seeing how many subscribers turned into paying Read More

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How To Improve Your Healthcare Facility’s Online Reputation

Sixty-six percent of respondents to Nielsen’s 2015 Global Trust in Advertising survey say they trust consumer opinions posted online. Reviews are the third-most-trusted source, after recommendations from friends and family (83 percent), and branded websites (70 percent). Yet Pew Research statistics indicate that only 3 to 4 percent of consumers write online reviews of treatments, hospitals, Read More

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Kindred Healthcare Dramatically Improves Its Online Reputation

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The CEO of Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, Texas was concerned. A patient and the patient’s family member had previously committed to coming to the facility. “Then they went online, and they read the reviews, and they came back and told [the facility] that they were not coming any longer,” Read More

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Stephen Moegling

Establishing Conversion Tools for Hospital Websites

// By Stephen Moegling // The Internet is the primary source for consumers to search for products and services instantly. Healthcare solutions are no exception. Hospitals are becoming savvier at using their website vehicles to convert prospective patients in the “golden moment” when those prospects are making active healthcare decisions. In addition, because the decision-making Read More

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Are You Making Faulty Assumptions About What’s Driving Your Online Marketing Results?

Your paid search campaign looks like a winner, but did other channels influence a patient to click on that search ad? An immature cross-channel attribution model and incomplete understanding of the data could lead you to overspend in one channel and underspend time and budget in another. This is just one of many pitfalls Kyra Hagan, Read More

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Two-Tiered Performance Measurement: The Gold Standard for Modern Marketing

// By Kyra Hagan // Good marketers continually try to figure out which strategies and tactics will work best to achieve or exceed their goals. They spend days, sometimes weeks, compiling metrics and spreadsheets attempting to both understand and clearly articulate the story hiding within the data. But let’s face it—when it comes to effectively Read More

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WellSpan Health Uses LionShare’s CRM and Marketing Automation Platform to Crack the Code on Portal Sign-ups

// Ask the Expert, with Caty Wolf // Caty Wolf is Manager of Marketing Communications at WellSpan Health, an integrated health system in central Pennsylvania. She is responsible for CRM and marketing automation, and works with LionShare’s business intelligence and CRM platform, DIATA®. WellSpan is using marketing automation to acquire and activate consumers on its Read More

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Andy Gradel, System Director of Digital Marketing, Main Line Health

Industry Thought Leader Andy Gradel Shares Tips on How to Succeed in Your First Year in a New Healthcare Organization

Either due to industry consolidation, or because your digital know-how is very much in demand, you may find yourself in a new healthcare organization more than once in your career. Andy Gradel became System Director of Digital Marketing for Main Line Health in Philadelphia about a year ago. We asked him how he approached his Read More

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Andy Gradel, System Director of Digital Marketing, Main Line Health

From 0 to 365: Tips for Your First Year at a New Healthcare Organization

// By Andy Gradel // My father spent practically his entire career working for the same company. With the change of our workforce from a production-driven economy to a service and information-driven model, staying with the same company more than a decade has become more and more rare. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Read More

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Mark Shipley, CEO and Strategy Director of Smith and Jones, a healthcare marketing agency specializing in hospitals and provider networks

What Are the Best Ways to Measure the Effectiveness of Health Care Marketing Campaigns? 3 Steps to Effective Metrics

// Ask the Expert, with Mark Shipley // To measure the effectiveness of your hospital’s marketing programs, design campaigns around analytics. It’s impossible to measure ROI at the end of a campaign if the goals weren’t established at the beginning. Think of measurement as a cyclical process. All marketing campaigns should begin and end with Read More

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How Do I ‘Easily’ Calculate ROI in Service-Line Marketing?

Ask The Expert with Scott McRae Calculating return on investment for a service-line marketing campaign can be elu­sive and is not for the faint of heart. How­ever, demonstrating that your marketing efforts contrib­ute to your organization’s bottom line communicates the value of your function and benefits your career. Where to begin To demonstrate the calculation Read More

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Daniel Ansel

Can Lifetime Value of a Patient Be Calculated? Is It Worth the Effort?

// Ask The Expert with Daniel E. Ansel // It’s a commonly accepted maxim that it costs five times more to re­cruit a new cus­tomer than to retain a satisfied one, yet when I ask hospitals and health systems if they’re concerned or think about tracking the “lifetime value” of a patient, they usually don’t Read More

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