Return on Investment (ROI)

Leveraging Data Analytics to Prove the Value of Your Healthcare Marketing

Why travel by horse and buggy when you can drive a Tesla? That’s the metaphor used by three presenters at a recent conference to explain how MedStar Health went from the dark ages of measurement to a souped-up analytics platform that enables insightful, actionable, and easy-to-understand reporting. Ben Waxman, president of Tessellati, LLC, jokes that Read More

MedStar Health Supercharges Its Data and Analytics Capabilities

Ben Waxman

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Do your marketing dollars drive results for your organization? Without the right analytics tools, it’s hard to know — or prove. Why travel by horse and buggy when you can drive a Tesla? That’s the metaphor three presenters at SHSMD Connections 2022 — the annual conference of the Society Read More

Does Your Health System Need a Primary Care Reactivation Campaign?

Cheryl Hodgson

Primary care plays a central role in the healthcare delivery system. But the COVID-19 pandemic upended primary care services. As a result, many primary care physicians closed their offices, offered reduced services, or used virtual care services to connect with patients. But when offices began to reopen, patients remained reticent to return. So is a Read More

Optimized Healthcare Marketing: A Fully Integrated and Transparent Funnel

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“I’ve been a healthcare marketer for what seems like a very long time (20 years), with a big chunk of that at Scripps Health in San Diego,” writes Marc Needham, chief growth officer for Combinaut. “Over that very long period, I’ve seen lots of seemingly impossible problems vanish and other problems that seemed easily remedied Read More

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

When Evaluating Effectiveness of Marketing Initiatives, Don’t Stop at ROI

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We were intrigued by the first two words of a presentation given by two marketing leaders from Ochsner Health at the 2021 Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC): Beyond ROI. Healthcare marketers have learned that provable ROI, or return on investment, helps them make the case for increased investment. But what’s beyond that? So much more, it Read More

Helping Consumers Find Care Everywhere

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // At Northeast Georgia Health System and UPMC, improving access and making digital scheduling easier are top priorities. What does it actually mean for health systems to embark on a digital transformation journey? Among the priorities are making it easier for consumers to find and access the care they need Read More

Beyond ROI: How Can You Use Your Marketing Data to Understand Patient Needs, Support Operational Growth, and Inform Business Strategy?

Amber Welch, director of digital content for Ochsner Health System

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // While many health systems struggle to consolidate data that exists in silos, Ochsner Health’s marketing team has succeeded in wrestling its data to the ground. Insights gleaned from the data are revealing opportunities for investment in new strategic growth initiatives. We were intrigued by the first two words of Read More

Making Every Dollar Count When Budgets Are Limited

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Connecticut is a small state with a large number of healthcare facilities to choose from — and now even drug stores turned health hubs are competing for the same patients. “There’s a lot of noise out there,” says Cathie Cannon, assistant vice president of health communications at UConn Health. “Consumers have a lot of options Read More

Assess How You’re Collecting and Using Your Healthcare Data

Optum

“From digital data streams to artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, the prevalence and use of marketing data is growing exponentially,” says Daniel Fell of Optum. “According to a recent State of Marketing report from Salesforce, the median number of data sources used by marketers grew 50 percent from 2019 to 2021. And the report showed Read More

What Will it Take to Move Healthcare to Full Digital Enablement?

Margo Schneider

“I really hope that in the next 10 years the term ‘digital health’ is retired because all healthcare will be digitally enabled,” says Margo Schneider, senior director of digital strategy at UW Medicine. Schneider, along with Tara Nooteboom, director of strategic and digital growth at Rush System for Health, and Prem Batchu-Green, customer experience designer Read More

Sustaining and Accelerating Digital Health Innovation in a Post-COVID World

Tara Nooteboom, manager of digital patient engagement, Rush

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // “I really hope that in the next 10 years the term ‘digital health’ is retired because all healthcare will be digitally enabled,” says Margo Schneider, senior director of digital strategy at UW Medicine. Schneider, with co-panelists Tara Nooteboom, director of strategic and digital growth at Rush System for Health, Read More

Leverage Your EHR To Boost Your Marketing Efforts

Ryan Younger, Virtua Health

When Virtua Health, a southern New Jersey-based health system, acquired Lourdes Health System in 2019, the leadership team decided it would be a good time to continue to build on how the now five-hospital system was investing in its marketing initiatives. “[The marketing department] had an opportunity to build technology platforms that could help them Read More

How Virtua Health Turned Its EHR into a Powerful Marketing Tool

Chris Hemphill, director, client AI & operations, SymphonyRM

// By Althea Fung // When Virtua Health, a southern New Jersey-based health system, acquired Lourdes Health System in 2019, the leadership team decided it would be a good time to continue to build on how the now five-hospital system was investing in its marketing initiatives. “[The marketing department] had an opportunity to build technology Read More

How To Get the Marketing Dollars You Need in 2021

Tanya Andreadis, UCLA Health

The American Hospital Association estimates that hospitals and health systems across the country have lost more than $200 billion as a result of the pandemic, and total losses may top more than $320 billion by the end of 2020. With COVID-19 cases still surging, how will health systems address the healthcare needs of their communities Read More

Why Search Query Optimization Is Vital for Paid Search Success

Hardy Kalisher

// By Hardy Kalisher // To thrive in healthcare’s hyper-competitive search arena, your organization’s paid search needs to be able to hit the nail on the head perfectly every time. Search query optimization (SQO) is a vital first step in setting your paid search up to maximize your ROI. Many paid search efforts begin with 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

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