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Telemedicine – Zooming to New Heights

Virtual care is here to stay. // By Marcia Simon, APR // COVID-19 brought about the explosion of telemedicine for obvious reasons — quick and convenient access between patient and provider, maintaining patient load to prevent appointment cancellations, and — most important — safety for both patients and providers. “Why would I want to go Read More

Use Your Data To Drive Patient Acquisition and Retention

“More than ever, today’s consumers are conducting research online before making healthcare decisions,” says Andrew Rainey of Binary Fountain. “Organizations need to work harder — and smarter — to provide exceptional patient experiences reflected in their brand’s online reputation, to ensure that patients choose them for their healthcare needs.” Here’s an excerpt from Rainey’s new Read More

How Customer Experience Equates to KPIs: Strategies That Hospitals and Healthcare Systems Can Leverage to Turn Data into Actionable Insights

// By Andrew Rainey // More than ever, today’s consumers are conducting research online before making healthcare decisions. Organizations need to work harder — and smarter — to provide exceptional patient experiences reflected in their brand’s online reputation, to ensure that patients choose them for their healthcare needs. Unfortunately, the healthcare landscape has been turned Read More

Pregnancy Prep Classes Move Online During Pandemic

Debbie Young, customer relations manager at InJoy

Not long after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 hit the United States, hospitals began to cancel on-site programs and events, particularly those for at-risk populations. Expectant mothers are among the group of people considered to be vulnerable to the coronavirus because their immune system is compromised while they’re pregnant. According to the CDC: “Pregnant Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Call for 2020 Entries Now Open

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If there was ever a perfect time to recognize great marketing and communications in healthcare, this is it. Throughout 2020, healthcare marketing and communications professionals have proven their ingenuity, sensitivity, and adaptability to changes taking place at breathtaking speed. As the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold, leaders from hospitals and health systems were ahead of Read More

How To Start Pivoting Back to Service-Line Marketing

Dan Dunlop, Jennings

“Right now, our hospitals and health systems are facing far more than a public health crisis; they are facing a financial crisis that could threaten their very survival,” say Dan Dunlop of Jennings and healthcare branding specialist Jared Johnson. Here’s an excerpt from their new article: COVID-19 may be with us for a while, but Read More

2020 eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Call for Entries Opens May 20

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // If there was ever a perfect time to recognize great marketing and communications in healthcare, it’s this year — 2020. As we open the call for entries for the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, we recognize that the last 12 months can justifiably be divided into three parts: pre-coronavirus, COVID-19 surge, Read More

How Can Hospitals Recharge Business Development as the Recovery Begins?

Jared Johnson

Ask the Expert, with Kelly David, APR, Director of Marketing and Business Development at St. Joseph Healthcare // By Jared Johnson // The COVID-19 pandemic has changed long-term business priorities for hospitals and health systems. One key to new business development during the recovery phase will be the direct communications tools that have been used Read More

Preparing Your Post-Pandemic Marketing Strategy, Part I

// By Dan Dunlop and Jared Johnson // Right now, our hospitals and health systems are facing far more than a public health crisis; they are facing a financial crisis that could threaten their very survival. It is estimated that hospitals and health systems are losing 25 to 40 percent of their revenue as a Read More

Your Regular Marketing Plan Is Out the Window Right Now. Do This Instead.

Alan Shoebridge, director of marketing and communications at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare organizations to develop and execute crisis marketing plans. A crisis marketing plan addresses brand management with the goal of avoiding disconnects and establishes processes for rapidly redirecting messaging from service line campaigns to patient safety and health. Alan Shoebridge, director of marketing at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and Read More

Why You Need a Crisis Marketing Plan During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jared Johnson

Ask the Expert with Alan Shoebridge, Director of Marketing, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System // By Jared Johnson // The COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare organizations to develop and execute crisis marketing plans. A crisis marketing plan addresses brand management with the goal of avoiding disconnects and establishes processes for rapidly redirecting messaging from service Read More

Keys To Excellence in Healthcare Website Design

Ashley MacFarland, director of digital communications at Inova

What guides great site design? And who defines what “great” is in the first place? We checked in with some of the 2019 winners of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards to see how they approached their site redesigns, and what drove the decisions they made. The answer is that there is no one answer. Each organization Read More

How To Bring Out the Best During Your Physician Interviews

Dan Dunlop, president, Jennings Healthcare Marketing

It’s hard to imagine that a renowned surgeon or C-suite executive has insecurities, but when it comes to being in front of a video camera — or any type of media — people are people. And some are just not comfortable in that environment. As an interviewer, it’s your job to assess the situation and Read More

Marketing Operations Platform Centralizes Processes for Baptist Health

Katie Jimenez, director of digital engagement at Baptist Health

The marketing technology (MarTech) industry is booming. The landscape has grown from 150 solutions in 2011 to 7,040 in 2019. It’s easy to see why — marketing departments need systems to provide oversight of projects. More and more companies are turning to marketing operations management systems to oversee the marketing process from start to finish. Read More

Award-Winning Site Designs: More Than Skin-Deep

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Inova and St. Louis Children’s Hospital share their website redesign journeys. // By Jane Weber Brubaker // What guides great site design? And who defines what great is in the first place? We checked in with some of the 2019 winners of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards to see how they approached their site redesigns, and Read More

The Art of the Interview: What Works — and What Doesn’t

// By Marcia Simon, APR // It’s hard to imagine that a renowned surgeon or C-suite executive has insecurities, but when it comes to being in front of a video camera — or any type of media — people are people. And some are just not comfortable in that environment. As an interviewer, it’s your Read More

Marketing Operations Management Helps Hospitals Streamline Projects

Althea Fung

// By Althea Fung // The marketing technology (MarTech) industry is booming. The landscape has grown from 150 solutions in 2011 to 7,040 in 2019. It’s easy to see why — marketing departments need systems to provide oversight of projects. More and more companies are turning to marketing operations management systems to oversee the marketing process from start Read More

2019: Change and Competition for Healthcare Marketers

“Toward the beginning of a new year, everyone gets excited about trends,” says Ben Dillon of Geonetric. “But trends don’t start or end in a single year. Sometimes they are more of a movement, something that has been building momentum over the past several years.” In our new article, Dillon takes a look back on Read More

How Data Can Create a Better Brand Experience

Drew Diskin, director of marketing technology for Virtua Health

Data available to marketers today is key to creating brand experiences that last, but only when used at patients’ decision points. Drew Diskin, director of marketing technology for Virtua Health, recently shared how the healthcare system underwent a departmental transformation that resulted in a unique approach to being agile with data. eHST: In general, where Read More

Driving Brand Experience with Data

Ask the Expert, with Drew Diskin, Director of Marketing Technology, Virtua Health // By Jared Johnson // Data available to marketers today is key to creating brand experiences that last, but only when used at patients’ decision points. Drew Diskin, director of marketing technology for Virtua Health, recently shared with me how the healthcare system Read More

Trends, Predictions, and the User Experience Movement

Learn the biggest takeaways from 2019, what to expect for 2020, and why user experience is at the heart of it all. // By Ben Dillon // Toward the beginning of a new year, everyone gets excited about trends. But trends don’t start or end in a single year. Sometimes they are more of a Read More

Who’s In Charge of Your Brand Management? Google.

“Healthcare organizations are finding out that winning in today’s highly competitive and increasingly digital market requires a new approach — one that aligns marketing and brand management with patient experience (PX),” says Patric Wiesmann of Reputation.com. “And that alignment is happening more often on Google and not your healthcare organization’s website.” Here’s an excerpt from Read More

SHSMD Connections 2019: Making Room for Innovation

Jeff Steblea, director of sales for Eruptr

// By Jared Johnson // It’s time to make more room for innovation in our marketing and strategy, according to participants at SHSMD Connections 2019. SHSMD Connections, the annual conference of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, was held September 8-11 in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference included inspirational keynotes, 140+ solution providers, informative Read More

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