Integrated CRM/PRM: A Strategy for Health System Marketing Success

Last year, in an article on Lehigh Valley Health Network’s integrated CRM/PRM strategy, we got right up to the starting line with the health system’s CRM selection and implementation, and learned about its ambitious plans for the future. It’s been 18 months, and we wanted to find out how it’s going. The short answer is, it’s Read More

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Joe Healthcare Marketer, You Are Cordially Invited to the C-Suite

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In a March 2016 article, “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! Lehigh Valley Health Network Revs It Up with Integrated CRM/PRM Strategy,” we got right up to the starting line with the health system’s CRM selection and implementation, and learned about its ambitious plans for the future. It’s been 18 months, Read More

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Health System Develops Campaign To Promote Digital Helpline

Millennials are officially the largest generation, edging out baby boomers in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By 2018, millennials will have more spending power than any other generation, and marketers are lining up to find ways to connect with them. So what do hospitals have to offer young, mostly healthy people? OhioHealth turned Read More

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Launching Digital Helpline for Survivors of Sexual Violence, Health System Serves Millennials

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Millennials are officially the largest generation, edging out baby boomers in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By 2018, millennials will have more spending power than any other generation, and marketers are lining up to find ways to connect with them. So what do hospitals have to offer Read More

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A Methodology that Optimizes Your Marketing on Service Line Capacity and Utilization

If you’ve ever taken the subway in New York from Grand Central Station, you’ve witnessed a highly efficient capacity utilization model. As soon as the line at one turnstile gets a little shorter than the others, transit riders immediately shift over to it, and whatever surplus capacity was there takes a split second to disappear. Read More

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Capacity-Based Marketing Helps Marketers Take Advantage of Real-Time Opportunities

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // If you’ve ever taken the subway in New York from Grand Central Station, you’ve witnessed a highly efficient capacity utilization model. As soon as the line at one turnstile gets a little shorter than the others, transit riders immediately shift over to it, and whatever surplus capacity was there Read More

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Is Online Ad Fraud Hurting the ROI of Your Digital Campaigns?

If you have money to burn on digital advertising, then pay no attention to this article. But if you’re like most health systems, you’re scrambling to prove that the ad dollars you’ve been allotted are netting great results that warrant bigger budgets. So what happens if a big chunk of your online ads is never Read More

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Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google

Troubleshooting Your Digital Healthcare Marketing Strategy

Is it wrong to post ER wait times prominently on your homepage? It’s a fine strategy if you’re content to solve for a tiny fraction of your site visitors, say 2 percent. Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google, suggests instead: Why not create content and marketing strategies that meet the needs of 100 percent Read More

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Eliminating Online Ad Fraud: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // If you have money to burn on digital advertising, then pay no attention to this article. But if you’re like most health systems, you’re scrambling to prove that the ad dollars you’ve been allotted are netting great results that warrant bigger budgets. So what happens if a big chunk Read More

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Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google

Why Isn’t My Hospital’s Digital Strategy Working?

Ask the Expert, with Avinash Kaushik // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Is it wrong to post ER wait times prominently on your homepage? It’s a fine strategy if you’re content to solve for a tiny fraction of your site visitors, say 2 percent. Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google, suggests instead: Why not Read More

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Suzanne Sawyer, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health

Cognitive Technology in Healthcare: Looking to the Future with IBM Watson Health

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // IBM’s cognitive computer Watson became a household name and overnight sensation in 2011 when it beat two of Jeopardy’s top contestants, smoothly handling the show’s lineup of cleverly named categories and obscure facts: “Dialing for Dialects for $800,” says Watson, choosing a category in the opening round. Host Alex Read More

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Gundersen Health System Partners with Medicom Health Interactive to Help Patients Take Care of Themselves

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // While many health systems focus on driving volume in high-margin service lines, Gundersen Health System is beginning to think about things differently. “About two years ago we started looking at how to shift our marketing from driving volume to building relationships, and helping consumers engage in their health and Read More

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Toni-Lynn Hansen, Director of Interactive Communications, Lahey Health

How To Fast-Track a Digital Campaign Launch

Could your health system launch a brand-new digital marketing campaign on four weeks’ notice? When funding for a marketing campaign materialized in the fall of 2015, Lahey Health’s Specializing in You campaign was fast-tracked, with a mandate to be in market by October 1. “The first email I got from our [marketing and communications] team Read More

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Toni-Lynn Hansen, Director of Interactive Communications, Lahey Health

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Has the Country’s Largest Live Liver Donor Transplant Program. Who Knew?

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // How many health systems do you know that could launch their first ever digital campaign on four weeks’ notice? When funding for a marketing campaign materialized in the fall of 2015, Lahey Health’s Specializing in You campaign was fast-tracked, with a mandate to be in market by October 1. Read More

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How To Best Leverage a Powerful (and Free) Marketing Tool

Two years ago, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare launched its new website, mywheaton.org, built on Geonetric’s VitalSite CMS (content management system). One of the top priorities of the redesign was to make it easier for visitors to find physicians, choose physicians, and request appointments. “Before we redesigned our site I would say we were averaging about 50 Read More

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Jaimie Somlai

Web Analytics: A Digital Healthcare Marketer’s BFF

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Two years ago, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare launched its new website, mywheaton.org, built on Geonetric’s VitalSite CMS (content management system). One of the top priorities of the redesign was to make it easier for visitors to find physicians, choose physicians, and request appointments. “Before we redesigned our site, I would Read More

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Chris Behan

Crucial Factors To Consider When Redesigning Your Healthcare Organization’s Website

“A complete redesign and development of your website can be a daunting process for any size organization, and the challenges posed may be wide-ranging,” says Chris Behan, President and Founder of Socius Marketing in Tampa, FL. “If all goes well, there is much to gain, and organizations can move forward rapidly. But more often than Read More

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Chris Behan

Ask the Expert: What Are the Critical Factors to Consider During a Website Redesign?

// By Chris Behan // With so many healthcare organizations planning or undergoing major website redesigns, the need for expert guidance to ensure success has never been greater. We asked Web content and search engine optimization expert Chris Behan, President and Founder of Socius Marketing, to weigh in on some of the potential pitfalls, and Read More

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Case Study: Creating a Social Media “Command Center”

Social media has become a critical component of the digital marketing mix for most healthcare organizations. Social media command centers are making it possible for lean marketing teams to listen, respond, and engage with growing numbers of consumers on multiple platforms, and share information across the organization. Some command centers are fishbowl-style physical spaces designed Read More

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Social Media Command Centers Help Johns Hopkins and Sharp Streamline Operations and Increase Visibility

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Social media has become a critical component of the digital marketing mix for most healthcare organizations. Social media command centers are making it possible for lean marketing teams to listen, respond, and engage with growing numbers of consumers on multiple platforms, and share information across the organization. Some command Read More

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Blogging Maximizes Impact and Reduces Workload for Nebraska Medicine

To say that the past couple of years at Nebraska Medicine have been a busy time would be an understatement. As if launching a new name and brand weren’t enough, Nebraska Medicine completed the clinical integration of three separate entities into one operating unit, all while dealing with the international press as one of three Read More

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Nebraska Medicine Launches Blogs, Reduces Spend on Traditional Media

To say that the past couple of years at Nebraska Medicine have been a busy time would be an understatement. As if launching a new name and brand weren’t enough, Nebraska Medicine completed the clinical integration of three separate entities into one operating unit, all while dealing with the international press as one of three 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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Chris Boyer, Senior Vice President, Digital, ReviveHealth

How Mobile-Friendly Is Your Hospital Website?

More and more people are using mobile devices to access and consume digital content. In response to this growing trend, Google is now giving preferential treatment to mobile-friendly websites in search results from mobile devices. So if your site isn’t mobile-friendly, how big a problem is it? Has organic search fallen off a cliff? To Read More

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