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Road to Recovery: Latest Survey Shows Slow Return to Pre-Pandemic Marketing Efforts 

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// By Ben Dillon // The Digital Healthcare Marketing Trends Survey, now in its 12th Edition, is an industry litmus test that reveals the challenges and opportunities for growth and transformation in provider organizations of all sizes. Discover major themes from the research — positive trends as well as ongoing challenges — and what’s on the road ahead.

Privacy-First Foundation for High-Performance Healthcare Marketing

Privacy-First Foundation for High-Performance Healthcare Marketing

// By Ray Mina // Privacy regulations make healthcare marketing harder. A healthcare privacy platform adds a layer of protection, giving digital marketers access to the analytics tools they need without putting protected health information at risk. Find out how marketers get in hot water with regulators and how to structure your tech stack for HIPAA compliance.

The 2024 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Are Open—Submit Your Entries Today!

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This year marks the silver anniversary of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of industry innovation and honor your accomplishments from the past year. The Call for Entries is officially open! The eHealthcare Leadership Awards recognize outstanding health websites and digital initiatives, highlighting the role of digital communications in achieving Read More

25 Years of Celebrating Excellence: eHealthcare Leadership Awards Are Open

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// By Susan Dubuque // This year marks the silver anniversary of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of industry innovation and honor your accomplishments from the past year. The eHealthcare Leadership Awards recognize outstanding health websites and digital initiatives. The Call for Entries is officially open!

Strategic Repurposing: How to Get the Most Out of Your Content

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Hospitals and healthcare organizations produce an astounding amount of content. Thousands of blog posts, service line pages, emails, social media posts and other collateral probably come out of your department every year. But knowing these stats makes all your efforts and content production worth it: 77 percent of health searches begin online. 95 percent of Read More

Where Does CRM Stand in Addressing Today’s Healthcare Challenges?

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The high cost and amount of churn in the healthcare CRM market have had many marketing leaders wondering if the huge investment they made was worth it. And those who still shop for the right solution wonder where to turn. But the need for flexible solutions that meet organizational needs has never been greater, as Read More

Four Ways to Repurpose Your Content

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Don’t forget the mountain of content you’ve already created. There’s precious metal in there, just waiting for some polish so it can sparkle once again. // By Ahava Leibtag // Hospitals and healthcare organizations produce an astounding amount of content. Thousands of blog posts, service line pages, emails, social media posts and other collateral probably Read More

Set Your Healthcare Marketing Up for Success in 2024

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2023 was a tough year for healthcare marketers. Budgets were cut, priorities slid in a dozen different directions at once, and tools we’ve used for decades became poisoned chalices locked behind glass by our Security and Compliance teams. 2024 looks like it is going to be a year of recovery: healthier margins, more favorable patient Read More

Two Easy Things Healthcare Marketers Can Do to Start 2024 with a Bang

This is the perfect time to turbocharge your marketing efforts, demonstrate success, and give your patients the best possible digital experience. // By Marc Needham // 2023 was a tough year for healthcare marketers. Budgets were cut, priorities slid in a dozen different directions at once, and tools we’ve used for decades became poisoned chalices Read More

How Your Health System Website Can Be Your Best Digital Salesperson

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Against a backdrop of rapidly emerging digital marketing tools, the venerable website deserves as much attention as ever. Your website should be your best salesperson. It’s often the first point of contact with your company’s products and services for the majority of potential customers. Anything from a Google search to a radio ad or a Read More

Answering the Call for Growth Through Data-Enabled Solutions

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Never before has the role of the healthcare marketing leader been more crucial to health system performance. Following waves of COVID, the resulting depletion of both operational capacity and emotional stamina forced health systems to grapple with the brutal combination of rising costs and diminishing access. The ensuing reductions in staffing and closing of services Read More

A Data-Enabled Approach to Patient and Referral Growth

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Contemporary solutions leveraging AI, big data, and proven customer platforms provide a breakthrough opportunity for health system growth when it is most needed. When data and technology are used to view patient and provider behavior in the market holistically, new opportunities come to light. // By Rich Phillips // Never before has the role of Read More

5 Ways to Measure Marketing Growth Beyond Tracking Pixels

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Health system marketing is more than gathering marketing pixel data — it’s about creating measurable business growth that offers real value and builds long-term loyalty. Amid the turbulence of healthcare privacy reforms, marketers are caught up in a tug of war between adherence and effectiveness. While debates about tracking pixels, OCR’s guidance, and evolving state Read More

5 Strategies for Measuring ROI and Growth: It’s Not Only About Tracking Pixels

// By Shawn Gross // Health system marketing is more than gathering marketing pixel data — it’s about creating measurable business growth that offers real value and builds long-term loyalty. Amid the turbulence of healthcare privacy reforms, marketers are caught up in a tug of war between adherence and effectiveness. While debates about tracking pixels, OCR’s Read More

Trendwatch: New Research Examines the Latest Digital Customer Experience Trends in Marketing

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In an era of heightened patient expectations and evolving consumer behaviors, the digital customer experience has emerged as a critical component in healthcare marketing, playing a pivotal role in delivering personalized care, enhancing patient satisfaction, and driving organizational growth. Slowly but surely, leaders of healthcare organizations are recognizing the strategic value that marketing brings to Read More

Digital Customer Experience: Where Are We on the Progress Bar?

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Two research reports examine the state of marketing and digital customer experience across industries. Slowly but surely, leaders of healthcare organizations are recognizing the strategic value that marketing brings to the table. Technology adoption and increasing competence in its use to meet consumers at the point of their need Read More

CRM Success in Healthcare: Integration and Automation

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The rapid, COVID-driven pace of innovation that some saw as the pandemic’s silver lining is slowing down. As we pick up where we left off, we see that some of the challenges that were dogging provider organizations before the onset of the pandemic are still there. CRM is one example. Many healthcare organizations that have Read More

What It Takes to Achieve CRM Success

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida knew it needed to consolidate its data and technology platforms to make them usable for marketing and to better serve consumers, patients, and internal stakeholders. The rapid, COVID-driven pace of innovation that some saw as the pandemic’s silver lining is slowing down. As we Read More

Where Healthcare CRM Is Headed in 2023 and Beyond

Seth Kaplan

// By Jared Johnson // As CRM has matured, expectations have changed. Digital leaders at HonorHealth discuss the challenges and opportunities, and the importance of close collaboration between strategy and operations to help internal clients achieve success. Marketers at hospitals and health systems have spent the better part of a decade building the business case Read More

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