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Twitter: It’s No Longer All About The Clicks

It’s no secret that Twitter is a mainstay of the healthcare marketing tool kit. But as the social media landscape evolves, Twitter’s role as a content marketing channel is evolving as well. Although it comes as no real surprise to marketers, Facebook continues to keep its place at the top of the social media food Read More

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Melanie Graham

As Twitter Numbers Lag, Experts Focus on Conversation Over Clicks

How Healthcare Marketers Are Adjusting Social Strategies to Maintain Success on Twitter // By Melanie Graham // It’s no secret that Twitter is a mainstay of the healthcare marketing tool kit. But as the social media landscape evolves, Twitter’s role as a content marketing channel is evolving as well. Although it comes as no real Read More

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Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic: Two Award-Winning Websites

Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic are ranked #1 and #2 in the country respectively by U.S. News & World Report. But that doesn’t automatically mean that their websites will live up to their stellar clinical reputations. But they did, according to the 2016 eHealthcare Leadership Awards judges. These institutions were the only two to garner Read More

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Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: A Closeup Look at Two Platinum Winners

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic are ranked #1 and #2 in the country respectively by U.S. News & World Report. But that doesn’t automatically mean that their websites will live up to their stellar clinical reputations. But they did, according to the 2016 eHealthcare Leadership Awards judges. These institutions Read More

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A Multichannel Strategy Focusing Attention on Cancer Care

We’ve written extensively about the need for different skills in healthcare marketing. A recurring theme is: MarCom is out and MarTech is in. But the truth is, we need both. The goal of everything we do as marketers is to communicate clearly and effectively, no matter which channel we’re doing it in. One thing healthcare 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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NewYork-Presbyterian’s Communications Strategy Leverages All Channels to Put the Spotlight on Cancer Research and Treatment

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In a publication like eHealthcare Strategy & Trends that focuses on digital innovation, it would be easy to lose sight of the big picture. We’ve written extensively this year about the need for different skills in healthcare marketing. A recurring theme is: MarCom is out and MarTech is in. 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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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

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Live Streaming Surgical Procedure on Periscope Helps Families Decide

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // It took an Olympic swimmer to raise public awareness of pectus excavatum. Cody Miller won a bronze medal in the men’s 100 meter breaststroke in the Rio games, and then followed up with a gold medal in the men’s 4 x 100 meter relay. It was a triumph that Read More

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Mayo Clinic Shares Healthcare Social Media Best Practices

“Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie Mayo were our first social networkers,” says Lee Aase, Director of Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. “They really believed that to do the best care for patients, they needed to learn from others, and they felt an obligation to share what they were learning in their practice.” The Mayo Clinic Social Media Read More

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Kathy Wilets, Director of Public Relations and Content Marketing, UUHC

#HCSM: How (and Why) To Get Your Doctors Tweeting

Do you have a hard time getting your physicians to tweet or blog or post anything at all on social media? So did University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) before the organization found a way to crack the code. “I’m not going to lie, most of them needed some convincing,” says Libby Mitchell, Social Media Read More

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University of Utah Health Care Gives Docs Something to Tweet About

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Do you have a hard time getting your physicians to tweet or blog or post anything at all on social media? So did University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) before the organization found a way to crack the code. “I’m not going to lie, most of them needed some Read More

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Mayo Clinic’s Commitment to Sharing Best Practices Extends to Social Media

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The time change between China and the U.S. made it relatively easy to connect with Lee Aase, Director of Mayo Clinic Social Media Network; it was Wednesday evening on the East Coast, and Thursday morning in Beijing—12 hours apart. Aase was on a two-week trip to China in June, Read More

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James Gardner

#PatientExperience: Twitter Offers Valuable Insights

“When you think of using social media to conduct groundbreaking customer research, a hospital probably isn’t the first place you’d look,” says James A. Gardner of Connective DX. But, he points out, “Your patients are talking about you and their experience with your hospital! If you’re ready to listen to these conversations and learn from Read More

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Twitter Holds Patient Experience Clues

// By James A. Gardner // When you think of using social media to conduct groundbreaking customer research, a hospital probably isn’t the first place you’d look. But the Computational Epidemiology Group in the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is a leader in mining social channels for health-related insights. It is now 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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Dan Dunlop, Jennings

Digital Physician Relations Pilot Changes Model, Connects Referring Physicians to MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Digital Resources Using Social Media

Ask the Expert with Dan Dunlop Dan Dunlop, President and CEO at Jennings, and Lyle Green, Associate Vice President, Physician Relations, MD Anderson Cancer Center co-authored The Digital Future of Physician Relations, an article that appeared in eHST in August 2013. In it, they introduced the concept of using digital to reach out to referring physicians. Read More

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