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AI Bringing Nuance and Depth to Customer Feedback on Important Issues

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Artificial intelligence (AI) gives healthcare organizations the ability to gain a better understanding of customer behavior, needs, and concerns, analyze data in real time, and strengthen customer engagement. AI enables collection of more patient feedback at a much bigger scale, and this means a more robust, statistically significant data set that supports strategic decisions and Read More

AI Helps Yuma Regional Medical Center Understand What Matters Most to Patients

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// By Marlene Kurban // Using AI gives Yuma Regional Medical Center a better understanding of what its customers are saying about the medical center. It’s often very different from information collected on a paper survey. Artificial intelligence (AI) gives healthcare organizations the ability to gain a better understanding of customer behavior, needs, and concerns, Read More

Personalization Can Help Drive Consumer Loyalty

Redpoint Global

Over the past few years, various industries have realized that personal data on consumers can be leveraged to create curated experiences. In addition, research shows that when executed well, personalization helps businesses differentiate themselves and drives up consumer loyalty. Increasingly, consumers expect some level of personalization when interacting with companies. According to a recent survey Read More

Northwell Health’s Technology Initiatives Proved Invaluable During COVID

Emily Kagan Trenchard

When the pandemic hit New York City, Northwell Health became a proving ground for new technology solutions to help mitigate the extreme challenges. Having an agile in-house team capable of creating sophisticated new solutions is “a tremendous muscle for the organization,” says Emily Kagan Trenchard. Northwell Health’s homegrown native app, winner of a platinum award Read More

Survey Shows Consumers Crave a Personalized Healthcare Experience

Chris Evanguelidi

// By Althea Fung // In ecommerce, personalization is used to build relationships with consumers and sell them more goods. In healthcare, the goal of personalization is to improve health outcomes. After weeks of receiving emails from Old Navy promoting joggers — fleece-lined joggers, comfy-cozy joggers, $12 joggers, I finally caved. When I clicked on Read More

UCLA Health Wins Prestigious Mark Gothberg Award

UCLA Health

UCLA Health was one of three healthcare systems that received the prestigious Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award at the 22nd Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards held at HCIC in Las Vegas on November 4, 2021. This award is the highest honor conferred by eHealthcare Leadership Awards, with entries evaluated on an organization’s overall digital approach Read More

Northwell Health Takes Digital Patient Experience to New Heights

Mike Mangi

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // When the pandemic hit New York City, Northwell Health became a proving ground for new technology solutions to help mitigate the extreme challenges. Having an agile in-house team capable of creating sophisticated new solutions is “a tremendous muscle for the organization,” says Emily Kagan Trenchard. Northwell Health’s homegrown native Read More

UCLA Health One of Three Health Systems to Receive Top Award at 22nd Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards Ceremony

Linda Ho

// By Marlene Kurban // As the pandemic surged in Southern California in 2020, leaders at UCLA Health posed the question, “What if we could turn digital products and tools that we were merely piloting into full-blown digital experiences?” UCLA Health was one of three healthcare systems that received the prestigious Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Read More

Launching a Better Physician Communications Strategy

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Hackensack Meridian Health needed a better way to communicate with its physicians. The Edison, New Jersey-based organization was like many health systems across the country, and relied on a combination of email, newsletters, electronic health records (EHR), and other methods to reach and engage its medical staff. “We had multiple ways to communicate with our Read More

How One New Jersey Health System Uses Digital Tools to Build Physician Engagement and Improve Communications

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// By Jim Samuel // Like many health systems throughout the nation, New Jersey’s Hackensack Meridian Health faced challenges when it came to communicating with physicians. A patchwork of multiple systems and methods resulted in poor communications and left doctors disengaged. The system used digital tools to solve the problem and build physician engagement. Hackensack Read More

SCL Health Makes Engagement a Top Priority

One way health systems can highlight their digital leadership, share successes, and demonstrate the ways technology helped their organizations achieve strategic business objectives is to enter — and win — the Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award, the highest honor conferred by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Three health systems received recognition for winning this prestigious Read More

SCL Health Takes Home Top Honors for the Second Year in a Row

Lydia Jumonville

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // One way health systems can highlight their digital leadership, share successes, and demonstrate the ways technology helped their organizations achieve strategic business objectives is to enter — and win — the Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award, the highest honor conferred by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Three health systems Read More

Nudging People Toward Better Behavioral Choices

David Halpern

Most people want to be healthy. Many smokers lament their smoking and make plans to quit but don’t. Others have a new year’s resolution to lose weight, exercise more, or eat healthier but often fall short. The reality is, saying you want to do something is way easier than actually doing it, especially if you Read More

Texting: A Surprisingly Simple Strategy for Coordinating Vaccine Appointments

Luma Health

With the rush to get Americans vaccinated, organizations struggled to find the best way to contact patients to coordinate vaccine appointments, especially when demand exceeded supply. Adnan Iqbal, CEO of Luma Health, a San Francisco-based patient engagement platform, found many clients wanted to use the platform to get patients signed up at the appropriate time. Read More

Text Messaging Beats Out Email, Apps for Coordinating Vaccine and Other Appointments

Adnan Iqbal

// By Althea Fung // Within the first three months of 2021, Chicago’s Cook County Health scheduled one million COVID-19 vaccination appointments, using text messaging at scale.  With the rush to get Americans vaccinated, organizations struggled to find the best way to contact patients to coordinate vaccine appointments, especially when demand exceeded supply. Adnan Iqbal, Read More

Healthcare Data Is Growing, With a Profound Impact

“According to IDC, data in healthcare is expected to grow at a rate of 36 percent per year through 2025, outranking industries such as manufacturing, media, and financial services,” says Salchin Kalra, vice president of customer success at Infostretch. He says this is no accident. Read on for an excerpt from his new article: Data Read More

Heading Off Misinformation With a Collaborative Approach

Tina Varona

The internet is rife with misinformation. During the COVID pandemic, when we’re all desperate for facts, getting the wrong information can have consequences for communities. For Hartford HealthCare, a seven-hospital health system serving Connecticut and parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a collaborative approach allowed the communications and marketing teams to disseminate valuable information across Read More

Why Customer Experience Matters More Now Than Ever Before

Hardy Kalisher

“As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to swiftly — and perhaps permanently — alter daily life for millions of Americans, Customer Experience, or CX, can mean the difference between remaining vital and present to your customers and patients,” says Hardy Kalisher, chief client officer at Parallel Path. “Digital customer experience is more important now than Read More

Digital Customer Experience in the Time of Coronavirus

Hardy Kalisher

// By Hardy Kalisher // As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to swiftly — and perhaps permanently — alter daily life for millions of Americans, Customer Experience, or CX, can mean the difference between remaining vital and present to your customers and patients. Digital customer experience is more important now than ever. Healthcare organizations instill Read More

Learn By Example To Improve the Customer Experience

Venkatesh Korla, CEO of Element Solutions

Regular readers of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends are likely familiar with the exciting advances in digital patient care and communications. Whether it’s improved chatbot experiences, personalized websites, or new uses for smart technology, healthcare is making some notable progress in how it delivers the patient experience. But when comparing this industry to others, healthcare can Read More

Optimizing the Patient Experience: Finding Inspiration in Retail, Manufacturing, and Finance Industries

// By Melanie Graham // Regular readers of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends are likely familiar with the exciting advances in digital patient care and communications. Whether it’s improved chatbot experiences, personalized websites, or new uses for smart technology, healthcare is making some notable progress in how it delivers the patient experience. But when comparing this Read More

A New Tool That Could Transform Your Patient Communications

Progressive Web App (PWA) Characteristics

What if you could make your website more engaging and easier to access for patients on the go — even when they don’t have access to the internet — while improving your electronic communication and reducing your costs? While this may sound like a tall order, progressive web apps (PWAs) can help you accomplish all Read More