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As we come out of the pandemic, what are the top digital priorities for healthcare organizations as they get back to business?

John Halamka

Ask the Expert, with the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board // By Jane Weber Brubaker // We’re fortunate at eHealthcare Strategy & Trends to have a talented and dedicated group of advisors with diverse backgrounds and experience — senior executives from leading healthcare organizations, digital agencies, and consulting groups. So when we wanted Read More

At Mount Sinai Health System, Physicians Are Driving Social Media Success

Social media plays an important role in many healthcare systems’ efforts to promote their brands, engage their audiences, and share valuable information with their communities. Mount Sinai Health System is no exception. Its 905,000 social media followers across the system make it the top health system on social media regionally and number three nationally. The Read More

A New Way for Health Care Marketers To Reach Moms: Pinterest

If you’re trying to reach mothers — the primary healthcare decision-makers in most households — then Pinterest may be an attractive opportunity for your health system. As of October 2020, U.S. monthly active users on Pinterest numbered 98 million, and more than 78 percent are female. Pinterest reported in March 2019, the month before it Read More

How Henry Ford Health System Uses Pinterest to Engage a Key Audience: Moms

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // If you’re trying to reach mothers — the primary healthcare decision-makers in most households — then Pinterest may be an attractive opportunity for your health system. As of October 2020, U.S. monthly active users on Pinterest numbered 98 million, and more than 78 percent are female. Pinterest reported in Read More

Yes, Consumerism Is Still a Factor When it Comes to Specialty Care

Heide Schulte, vice president of enterprise platform engagement at Healthgrades

Give someone a good experience, gain their trust, and you’ll earn their loyalty. That’s consumerism, the bargain consumers strike with any company they do business with, whether they’re shopping for products or services — including healthcare services. “Healthcare consumerism is looking at everything through the lens of the patient, even starting before they become a Read More

Online Reviews and Ratings: The Importance of Proactive Relationship Management

Ed Rafalski

The ratings and reviews that consumers post online can advance or damage the reputation of any organization, and healthcare is no exception. Online reputation management (ORM) and ongoing analysis of reviews have the potential to significantly improve the patient experience and positively influence customer lifetime value (CLV). BayCare Health System has spent the past two Read More

How BayCare Health Is Building Deeper Customer Relationships and Driving Brand Loyalty

// By Marlene Kurban // The ratings and reviews that consumers post online can advance or damage the reputation of any organization, and healthcare is no exception. Online reputation management (ORM) and ongoing analysis of reviews have the potential to significantly improve the patient experience and positively influence customer lifetime value (CLV). BayCare Health System Read More

How To Plan Digital Marketing Campaigns in an Uncertain Environment

Hospital digital teams continue to ask lots of questions about resuming and revising their digital marketing campaigns as COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise. For many, it continues to be a challenge to make decisions about how to revive key service-line campaigns while simultaneously mixing in COVID-19 informational messaging. JK Lloyd, president of Eruptr, recently Read More

Winning with Digital Marketing Campaigns During the Pandemic’s Ups and Downs

Jared Johnson

Ask the Expert, with JK Lloyd, President, Eruptr // By Jared Johnson // Hospital digital teams continue to ask lots of questions about resuming and revising their digital marketing campaigns as COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise. For many, it continues to be a challenge to make decisions about how to revive key service-line campaigns while Read More

How To Learn More From the Data You Are Already Collecting

Brandy Hill, director of marketing and public relations at Riverview Health

Health systems and hospitals can use data they already have to help set marketing priorities and determine the best use of their budgets, according to Brandy Hill, director of marketing and public relations at Riverview Health in Noblesville, Indiana, and Mahek Thakkar, manager of integrated marketing at Healthgrades. Hill says Riverview’s experience showed that brand Read More

Riverview Health Mines Data to Uncover New Opportunities and Drive Growth

// By Jim Samuel // Health systems and hospitals can use data they already have to help set marketing priorities and determine the best use of their budgets. That was just one of the lessons identified during “Using Analytics to Inform, Plan, and Optimize Marketing,” a presentation given during the 2020 Healthcare Marketing and Physician Read More

Using a CRM To Build a Multilayered Campaign at Johns Hopkins

Suzanne Sawyer, senior vice president and chief marketing communications officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine

Connecting the dots. That’s the value provided by a customer relationship management (CRM) database, a tool health system marketing and communications leaders increasingly use to deliver precision marketing to consumers and calculate accurate return on investment (ROI). Yet having a CRM is only one part of the digital marketing puzzle. Hospitals experiencing the highest level Read More

Consumers Now Control the Healthcare Marketing Experience

Kathy Divis, president and co-founder, Greystone.Net

It’s time to stop thinking about marketing as two separate components — traditional vs. digital — and blend the best tactics of each discipline. “Tradigital” combines the best of both strategies and is redefining healthcare marketing today. That is the message of healthcare marketing consultants Kathy Divis, president and co-founder, Greystone.Net, and Rob Klein, founder 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

The Rise of “Tradigital” Marketing

// By Wendy Stark Healy // It’s time to stop thinking about marketing as two separate components — traditional vs. digital — and blend the best tactics of each discipline. “Tradigital” combines the best of both strategies and is redefining healthcare marketing today. That was the message of healthcare marketing consultants Kathy Divis, president and Read More

How Three Health Systems Used Their MarTech Stack to Improve Patient Experience and Drive Growth

Kyle Hardner

// By Kyle Hardner // Connecting the dots. That’s the value provided by a customer relationship management (CRM) database, a tool health system marketing and communications leaders increasingly use to deliver precision marketing to consumers and calculate accurate return on investment (ROI). According to the 5th Annual Digital Marketing Report from Greystone and Klein & Read More

How To Scale Your Telemedicine Program

Annie Haarmann, senior director of healthcare strategy, Reputation.com

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 to a doctor’s office now if I don’t have to?” is today’s Read More

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

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