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Consumers Now Control the Healthcare Marketing Experience

Kathy Divis, president and co-founder, Greystone.Net

It’s time to stop thinking about marketing as two separate components — traditional vs. digital — and blend the best tactics of each discipline. “Tradigital” combines the best of both strategies and is redefining healthcare marketing today. That is the message of healthcare marketing consultants Kathy Divis, president and co-founder, Greystone.Net, and Rob Klein, founder Read More

The Rise of “Tradigital” Marketing

// By Wendy Stark Healy // It’s time to stop thinking about marketing as two separate components — traditional vs. digital — and blend the best tactics of each discipline. “Tradigital” combines the best of both strategies and is redefining healthcare marketing today. That was the message of healthcare marketing consultants Kathy Divis, president and Read More

Use Your Data To Drive Patient Acquisition and Retention

“More than ever, today’s consumers are conducting research online before making healthcare decisions,” says Andrew Rainey of Binary Fountain. “Organizations need to work harder — and smarter — to provide exceptional patient experiences reflected in their brand’s online reputation, to ensure that patients choose them for their healthcare needs.” Here’s an excerpt from Rainey’s new Read More

How Customer Experience Equates to KPIs: Strategies That Hospitals and Healthcare Systems Can Leverage to Turn Data into Actionable Insights

// By Andrew Rainey // More than ever, today’s consumers are conducting research online before making healthcare decisions. Organizations need to work harder — and smarter — to provide exceptional patient experiences reflected in their brand’s online reputation, to ensure that patients choose them for their healthcare needs. Unfortunately, the healthcare landscape has been turned Read More

Moving Toward Consumerism: One System’s Digital Journey

Jeremy Rogers, executive director, digital marketing and experience at Indiana University (IU) Health

Jeremy Rogers is executive director, digital marketing and experience at Indiana University (IU) Health. IU Health and Loyal, led by president Brian Gresh, are partnering on multiple initiatives that fall under the broad heading of consumerism. “We knew we had to put the customer at the center of all of our decision-making,” Rogers says. Rogers Read More

Indiana University Health’s Digital Journey Toward Consumerism

Brian Gresh, president at Loyal

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Brian Gresh, president of Loyal, made an attention-grabbing statement during his presentation at HCIC 2019, Delivering on the Promise of an Empowered Digital Experience: “When it comes to healthcare, I don’t think there’s a single healthcare system out there that’s truly digital.” Coming from the person who is well Read More

How To Get More (and Better) Patient Reviews

Jane Weber Brubaker

Where does patient experience begin and end? Think about it from your own perspective. Say you’ve had knee pain for a few weeks and it’s not going away. You go online and research possible causes. Based on your research, you decide to see an orthopedist for an evaluation. You start looking for a doctor near Read More

Ochsner Launches Website with Consumers (and CTAs) in Mind

Amber Welch, director of digital content for Ochsner Health System

We recently spoke with Amber Welch, director of digital content for Ochsner Health System, about Ochsner’s recent efforts in creating its new state-of-the-art website and tracking the results. eHST: How has the consumerization of healthcare impacted Ochsner Health System and how you operate online and through your website? AW: Our online patients expect to find what Read More

Online Reputation Management: Boston Children’s Hospital Reaps the Benefits — and It’s Just Getting Started

William Gagnon is senior director, digital at Boston Children’s

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Boston Children’s Hospital recently received highest honors from U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s number-one children’s hospital for 2018-2019, for the fifth year. “Boston Children’s Hospital tops this year’s Honor Roll and ranks No. 1 in three of the 10 specialties; neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology and orthopedics,” Read More

The Front Door Is NOT Your Hospital’s Website: Why Reputation Management Matters

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Hospitals and health systems think of their websites as the digital “front door” to their organizations, but before consumers get there, search engine results could steer them away to competitors with higher star ratings and more positive reviews. Reputation is everything. The sheer number of places consumers post information Read More

Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic: Two Award-Winning Websites

Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic are ranked #1 and #2 in the country respectively by U.S. News & World Report. But that doesn’t automatically mean that their websites will live up to their stellar clinical reputations. But they did, according to the 2016 eHealthcare Leadership Awards judges. These institutions were the only two to garner Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: A Closeup Look at Two Platinum Winners

Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic are ranked #1 and #2 in the country respectively by U.S. News & World Report. But that doesn’t automatically mean that their websites will live up to their stellar clinical reputations. But they did, according to the 2016 eHealthcare Leadership Awards judges. These institutions Read More

How To Create Engaging Physician Profiles That Get Results

Shawn Gross, White Rhino

“Patients turn to online doctor profiles to learn something meaningful about the person who’s going to be managing their health,” says Shawn Gross, Chief Digital Strategist, Healthcare Practice Lead for White Rhino in Lexington, Massachusetts. “But often these profiles are little more than an abbreviated resume: an academic history, professional credentials, and a headshot. They rarely convey Read More

Reimagining the Online Doctor Profile

Shawn Gross, White Rhino

3 Strategies to Build Patient Trust and Drive More Online Appointments // By Shawn Gross // Patients turn to online doctor profiles to learn something meaningful about the person who’s going to be managing their health. But often these profiles are little more than an abbreviated resume: an academic history, professional credentials, and a headshot. Read More

Starred Reviews Work for Amazon—and Piedmont Healthcare

Matt Gove, chief consumer officer at Piedmont Healthcare

The most influential source in selecting a physician may be a recommendation from a friend or family member, but it doesn’t stop there. “When you get a recommendation from someone you know, one of the first things you do is look online to find more information about that physician,” says Matt Gove, Chief Consumer Officer Read More

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

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