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Emerging Ethical Challenges for Healthcare Marketers

Clockwise from top left, Danny Fell, Karen Corrigan, David Feinberg, Greg Green

Daniel Fell, president and CEO of ndp, recently moderated the panel presentation Blurred Lines: Marketing and Ethics in the Brave New World held at the 2018 Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC) in Scottsdale, Arizona. Panel members include Karen Corrigan, founder and CEO of Corrigan Consulting; David Feinberg, chief marketing officer at Mount Sinai Health System in Read More

Blurred Lines: Marketing and Ethics in the Brave New World, Part 2

Danny Fell

// By Daniel Fell // The following article is Part 2 of a 2-part series. (Read Part 1 here). The series was adapted from the panel presentation Blurred Lines: Marketing and Ethics in the Brave New World held at the 2018 Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC) in Scottsdale, Arizona. Panel members include Karen Corrigan, founder and Read More

How To Personalize Your Site Without Going Too Far

Melanie Graham

When talking about healthcare provider websites, the word “personalization” will give most people pause. With today’s heightened awareness around patient privacy and HIPAA, how can a healthcare provider effectively personalize a website without going too far? This was a question Main Line Health faced in 2015-2016 when it took on a website redesign project. The Read More

Blurred Lines: Marketing and Ethics in the Brave New World, Part 1

Danny Fell

// By Daniel Fell // The following article was adapted from the panel presentation Blurred Lines: Marketing and Ethics in the Brave New World held at the 2018 Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC) in Scottsdale, Arizona. Panel members included Karen Corrigan, founder and CEO of Corrigan Consulting; David Feinberg, chief marketing officer at Mount Sinai Health Read More

How to Create a Personalized Web Experience Without Getting Creepy

Melanie Graham

// By Melanie Graham // When talking about healthcare provider websites, the word “personalization” will give most people pause. With today’s heightened awareness around patient privacy and HIPAA, how can a healthcare provider effectively personalize a website without going too far? This was a question Main Line Health faced in 2015-2016 when it took on Read More

A New Tool To Hack-Proof Your Mobile Data

Cybersecurity Expert Ralph Echemendia, The Ethical Hacker. Photo credit: Photographer Andres Hernandez

A few days ago, a headline popped up: “Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up To 500 Million Guests.” Not again. First a health insurance company. Then a credit reporting agency. And now a hotel chain. How does this happen? Where is the weak link that allows major corporations — and their customers — to be Read More

Gamified Cybersecurity Tool Empowering Consumers – Coming Soon!

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // A few days ago, a headline popped up: “Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up To 500 Million Guests.” Not again. First a health insurance company. Then a credit reporting agency. And now a hotel chain I frequent. How does this happen? Where is the weak link that allows major Read More

How Healthcare Marketers Can Leverage the New Google Marketing Platform

Melanie Graham

As a digital marketer, you know that staying on top of the latest analytics trends and algorithm changes is all part of the game. Nevertheless, the summer of 2018 really kept marketers on their toes, as Google made several big announcements that have shifted the way marketers use their ad and analytics platforms. In June, Read More

Nemours Children’s Launches Clinical Logistics Center, Bringing Air Traffic Control Strategies to Healthcare

Nemours Children's Health System Logo

More than a decade ago, Stephen Lawless, MD, senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Nemours Children’s Health System, recognized similarities between hospitals and airports, and decided to adopt an air traffic control “command center” model to streamline operations in the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. Nemours’ initiative, called the Clinical Logistics Center, is Read More

Is a Central “Command Center” in Your Future?

Learn how one health system developed a centralized unit to monitor its pediatric patients. // By Lisa D. Ellis // Managing the many events and crises that occur in a major children’s hospital requires a lot of oversight and coordination, not unlike skills used by air traffic controllers who coordinate flight patterns for busy airports. Read More

Blockchain-Enabled Solutions to Persistent Healthcare Problems

John Halamka

Remember the Winkleveii? The aggrieved Harvard twins of Facebook fame?  They’re in the news again, this time as the “first Bitcoin billionaires.” Moneywatch reported in December that the $11 million they collectively invested in Bitcoin in 2013, was valued at more than $1.7 billion. So what does Bitcoin have to do with healthcare? Or digital Read More

Is Blockchain the Next Big Thing for Healthcare?

Blockchain in healthcare

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Remember the Winkleveii? The aggrieved Harvard twins of Facebook fame?  They’re in the news again, this time as the “first Bitcoin billionaires.” Moneywatch reported in December that their collective $11 million investment in Bitcoin in 2013 was valued at more than $1.7 billion. So what does Bitcoin have to Read More

Keys To Creating an Effective Chatbot for Your Health System

C Source Chatbot Image

For Jonno Boyer-Dry, creating a chatbot for cancer patients wasn’t a project based on financial goals or institutional efficiency. It was something that emerged out of personal experience. “Part of what is maddening about being a cancer patient is that resources and information are incredibly disaggregated,” says Boyer-Dry, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma three Read More

What Chatbots Need to Succeed in Healthcare

Melanie Graham

From small operations to large-scale providers, human-first is the key to a successful chatbot platform // By Melanie Graham // For Jonno Boyer-Dry, creating a chatbot for cancer patients wasn’t a project based on financial goals or institutional efficiency. It was something that emerged out of personal experience. “Part of what is maddening about being Read More

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

APIs: The Digital Glue That Will Save Healthcare From Itself

Emily Kagan Trenchard, associate vice president of digital & innovations strategy, Northwell Health

// By Emily Kagan Trenchard // I just got back from HIMSS 2017 in Orlando, Florida, and if this national conference of health IT professionals had a message, it was this: Patient engagement is the goal, so interoperability is the key. Why is that? Because to truly boost consumer engagement, we need to get our Read More

Can Smartphones Help Patients with Behavioral Health Disorders?

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

eHealthcare Pulse // By Jane Weber Brubaker // “One in four Americans experiences a mental illness or substance abuse disorder each year, and the majority also has a comorbid physical health condition,” says the American Hospital Association (AHA). Treating mental illness contributes significantly to overall healthcare costs. Health Affairs reported last year that Americans spent Read More

Case Study: Live Streaming of Surgery on Periscope Raises Awareness

It took an Olympic swimmer, Rio bronze medalist Cody Miller, to raise public awareness of pectus excavatum: a chest wall deformity characterized by a caved-in appearance. The condition can cause compression of the heart and lungs. Pectus excavatum can be corrected through a surgical procedure known as the Nuss procedure. Jackie Hurley is Surgical Coordinator for Read More

Mobile Strategy: Challenges and Successes at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Aaron Watkins, Senior Director of Internet Strategy at Johns Hopkins Medicine

After reading marketing automation software company Marketo’s Definitive Guide to Mobile Marketing, we asked Marketo how healthcare organizations compare to other types of organizations when it comes to mobile. Kristen Kaighn, Senior Product Marketing Manager, weighed in: “While 90 percent of healthcare providers claim to use mobile devices to engage with patients, only 48 percent Read More

Real-World Mobile Strategy at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine Logo

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // After reading marketing automation software company Marketo’s Definitive Guide to Mobile Marketing, we asked Marketo how healthcare organizations compare to other types of organizations when it comes to mobile. Kristen Kaighn, Senior Product Marketing Manager, weighed in. Then we spoke to a digital marketing executive at a major health Read More

Is Your Healthcare Organization at Risk of a Cyber Attack on Your PHI?

Suni Munshani

“Massive amounts of private health information (PHI) are stored in Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) ready for analysis by those in the healthcare industry for the benefit of all,” notes Suni Munshani. “[But] the healthcare industry must find new ways to defend itself and its sensitive data from bad actors also keen to leverage the wealth Read More