Content Marketing

Healthcare Content Strategy: Substance and Structure

Vanessa Hill

Every successful healthcare content strategy needs two main ingredients: substance and structure. But how do you merge these two together to create a seamless web experience for your customers? In 2017, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center announced its intent to merge with Beth Israel Deaconess, creating what would be the largest hospital merger in Massachusetts Read More

Peanut Butter + Chocolate: A Recipe for a Successful Content Strategy

Chris Boyer

// By Althea Fung // Content substance and content structure go together like peanut butter and chocolate — and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In 2017, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center announced its intent to merge with Beth Israel Deaconess, creating what would be the largest hospital merger in Massachusetts Read More

Health System Website Revamp? How to Win Over Stakeholders

Aaron Watkins

When starting a health system website revamp, numerous decisions have to be made. What are the priorities? Who will have the final word? How will you align your decisions with your health system’s strategic plan? But most importantly, how will you engage your stakeholders and win their approval when doing a health system website revamp? Read More

Revamping Websites: The Art of Persuading Internal Stakeholders

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // When it comes to web redesign, everyone thinks they’re an expert. Here are some tips from the real experts on how to navigate those internal conversations. It can feel like a tug of war to be a digital marketer in a health system. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you Read More

Is Web Personalization Worth the Investment? How Two Health Systems Are Making the Case

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As a healthcare marketer, how can you justify the investment required for web personalization? While web personalization is perceived by many healthcare systems to enhance their digital marketing and improve the customer experience, a sizeable number of organizations find the tools challenging and have difficulty measuring success. Geonetric’s 2021 Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends survey showed Read More

HCIC 2022: Ready for a Comeback in Miami

Mike Schneider

// By Melanie Graham // After a virtual conference in 2020 and a scaled-back event in 2021, HCIC is ready for a return to normal this year in Miami. With new session formats, an exciting slate of topics, and a beautiful setting, this is a conference that healthcare professionals won’t want to miss. After two Read More

Take Your Personalized Approach to Care to the Web

Selene Mejia

// By Marlene Kurban // Delivering a highly personalized web experience to consumers can increase patient volume and engagement. While web personalization is perceived by many healthcare systems to enhance their digital marketing and improve the customer experience, a sizeable number of organizations find the tools challenging and have difficulty measuring success. Geonetric’s 2021 Healthcare Read More

No, Email Marketing Isn’t Dead

Shivani Srivastava

If you’re an email marketer, you’ve likely heard the refrain “Email marketing is dead” countless times. But that’s just not true. A Pew Research survey found that 92 percent of adult internet users use email. That’s compared to 79 percent of internet users who have a social media profile. In addition, email is more efficient Read More

An Important Strategy for Social Media ROI

Marty Summa

“Hospitals and medical practices are constantly refining their communication plans and budgets to produce the most effective results and greatest ROI,” says Marty Summa of Sage Growth Partners. “Nowhere is this more evident than with social media strategies.” Here’s an excerpt from Summa’s new article: When it comes to developing successful social media marketing campaigns Read More

Worried That AI Will Take Over Your Job? Don’t Be.

Lately

With more than 3.6 billion users worldwide, social media is a highly effective method of communication for marketers. Although social media and healthcare may seem worlds apart, a study published in the journal BMC Research Notes found that 40 percent of consumers use social media for health information. Additionally, 91 percent say online communities influence Read More

The Evolution of Email Marketing

Theresa Lockemy

// By Althea Fung // Marketers from Humana and Johns Hopkins Medicine weigh in on the value of email marketing. Effective strategies for consumer engagement are also more efficient for marketers. If you’re an email marketer, you’ve likely heard the refrain “Email marketing is dead” countless times. But that’s just not true. A Pew Research Read More

The Key to Creating Social Media Success

Marty Summa

// By Marty Summa // Younger audiences trust healthcare information they find on social media platforms. Not only do they consume it, they share it. And overall consumption in other ages groups is also growing. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your social media and content marketing efforts. Hospitals and Read More

Collaboration: The New Gold Standard for Successful Healthcare Organizations

The pandemic had a silver lining. It took a wrecking ball to the walls that have separated internal departments within health systems. Organizations battling COVID-19 had to break down the silos, join forces, and learn to collaborate in new ways. These newly acquired skills are valuable in a post-pandemic world as well.

Health systems that forge internal alliances unleash their collective strengths and leverage competitive strengths to lead their organizations and the industry in innovation and transformation.

This report is a collection of our best articles on the value of collaboration, with interviews from healthcare leaders who have successfully built coalitions, worked across departmental lines, and brought teams together to accomplish what their organizations needed most.

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How AI Helps Streamline Social Media Marketing

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// By Althea Fung // Afraid AI is going to take over your job? Don’t be. “Marketers should … see AI not as a way to replace humans but to augment and enhance the important and necessary work we do,” says Lately.ai’s founder Kate Bradley Chernis. With more than 3.6 billion users worldwide, social media Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: A Microcosm of Our Field

jane-brubaker

For more than two decades, the eHealthcare Leadership Awards have showcased creativity and innovation in digital communications that support healthcare organizations’ marketing and business goals, and enhance patient and consumer experiences. Here’s a message from the new co-chair of the awards, Susan Dubuque: I am honored to serve as co-chair for this year’s eHealthcare Leadership Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards Reflect the Evolution of Our Industry

Susan Dubuque, principal and co-founder of ndp

// By Susan Dubuque // For more than two decades, the eHealthcare Leadership Awards have showcased creativity and innovation in digital communications that support healthcare organizations’ marketing and business goals, and enhance patient and consumer experiences. I am honored to serve as co-chair for this year’s eHealthcare Leadership Awards. In preparing for this role, I Read More

It’s Time To Enter the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards!

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Spring is here, and it’s time to turn your attention to the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Call for Entries is officially open! In addition to affecting our overall lives in innumerable ways, the pandemic has certainly presented us with many challenges as healthcare marketers. Budgets were slashed due Read More

Call for Entries for the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Is Open

Susan Dubuque, principal and co-founder of ndp

A Note from the President: I’m pleased to announce that Susan Dubuque will co-chair this year’s eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Susan is cofounder of NDP Agency, a marketing and advertising firm based in Richmond, Virginia, and a nationally recognized expert in behavioral marketing. She literally wrote the book on marketing’s role in health improvement, Gearing Up Read More

What Are the Benefits of Doing a Website Content Audit?

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // “Ask the Expert” with Jeremy Dietz, Executive Digital Editor at Coffey Communications A website can be like a snowball, picking up more and more content as time goes on. Or it can be like your basement, a convenient place to store things that you’re not sure what to do Read More

Standard Definitions Improve Content Delivery and Communications

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“The terms ‘content marketing’ and ‘content strategy’ get slung around like so many shiny, whole tunas at Pike’s Place Market in Seattle,” says Ahava Leibtag of Aha Media Group. “As content production in healthcare has increased, the need for tools and documentation to keep teams aligned and efficient has also risen.” Here’s an excerpt from Read More

Podcasting Made Easy: You Don’t Have to Start From Scratch

Podcasting Made Easy

Learn how Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital launched a successful podcast, and how it keeps the content pipeline filled.

A new eHealthcare Strategy & Trends webinar for healthcare marketers and digital strategists.

Panelists:

  • Patrick Moody, Director of Marketing, Public and Community Relations, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
  • Bill Klaproth, Director of Marketing and Production, DoctorPodcasting by RadioMD

Watch this webinar and you’ll learn:

  • Why podcasting is a valuable marketing platform
  • How to get physician buy-in and participation
  • How to determine the right audience — consumers, referring physicians, or internal staff
  • Which topics to choose — and why
  • How to promote your podcast
  • Best practices for maximum growth, and how to measure success

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Slippery Fish: Defining Content, Content Strategy, and Content Marketing

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// By Ahava Leibtag // When we speak to executives, our colleagues, teams, and vendors, it’s in our best interest to use these terms consistently to avoid confusion and frustration. The terms “content marketing” and “content strategy” get slung around like so many shiny, whole tunas at Pike’s Place Market in Seattle. As content production 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

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

How Nebraska Medicine Stepped Up Its Already-Robust Communications During COVID

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Nebraska Medicine is a global leader in infectious diseases, and its experts have been in demand since the earliest days of the pandemic — locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Nebraska Medicine held the first U.S. COVID-19 press conference in January 2020, well before a global pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization. The following Read More

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