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How COVID Has Accelerated Healthcare Consumerism

Jane Sarasohn Kahn

Healthcare is undergoing dramatic change. Whether the change is in response to growing consumer pressures, technological advances, or the COVID-19 pandemic, it is bringing new challenges and opportunities for healthcare marketers. The American Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) publication Futurescan looks at some of the most important and impactful Read More

Even the Experts Have Trouble Finding Specialists

“Few things are more routine — pre-pandemic, anyway — than the semiannual dental cleaning,” says Neal Linkon. “Routine, that is, until the dentist stops in for a quick exam and asks: ‘How long have you had that white spot on your tongue?’ “I had no idea what she was talking about. But the quarter-size white Read More

Marketing Lessons from Futurescan

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// By Jim Samuel // Every year, the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) publishes Futurescan, an annual report that examines healthcare trends and their implications for leadership teams over the next five years. Many of the trends covered in the report could have consequences for healthcare marketing. Healthcare is undergoing dramatic 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

Yes, You Can Get Personal Without Violating HIPAA

While 75 percent of consumers prefer to do business with organizations that create a personal, relevant shopping experience, 60 percent don’t think the communications they receive from healthcare institutions meet the mark. With more and more patient acquisition processes occurring online — from health research to appointment scheduling — dynamic personalization presents an opportunity to 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

2021 Digital Initiatives from 2 Leading Health Systems

Jill McCormick, Christopher Pace, Jared Johnson

How Banner Health and Baystate Health are Creating Quality Digital Experiences for Prospects and Patients

Where can your health care organization focus your efforts in 2021 to improve the digital experience for your prospects and patients to differentiate your brand, drive key business metrics, and win in the marketplace?

To meet the changing needs of healthcare consumers, digital teams at two leading organizations are changing focus – moving beyond mastering discrete channels or platforms and focusing instead on delivering the connected digital experiences that healthcare consumers expect.

Hear from Jill McCormick, Director of Design and Innovation at Baystate Health and Chris Pace, Chief Digital Marketing Officer at Banner Health, as they share the initiatives their organizations are focusing on to create those connected digital experiences for prospects and patients.

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Best Practices for Creating Personalized Experiences That Customers Value

// By Marlene Kurban // While 75 percent of consumers prefer to do business with organizations that create a personal, relevant shopping experience, 60 percent don’t think the communications they receive from healthcare institutions meet the mark. With more and more patient acquisition processes occurring online — from health research to appointment scheduling — dynamic Read More

My Personal “Find a Doctor” Journey

// By Neal Linkon // Few things are more routine — pre-pandemic, anyway — than the semiannual dental cleaning. Routine, that is, until the dentist stops in for a quick exam and asks: “How long have you had that white spot on your tongue?” I had no idea what she was talking about. But the Read More

How Duke Health’s Alexa Skill Improved Urgent Care Access

// By Jared Johnson // Now is an ideal time to explore opportunities for voice skills to improve a consumer’s healthcare experience. Seamus O’Reilly, senior director of content marketing and digital presence at Duke Health, and Matt Hummel, chief experience officer and vice president of consumer strategy and design at Paragon, presented on this topic Read More

How COVID Has Changed Your Search Strategy

Carrie Liken, head of healthcare industry at Yext

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a defining moment for humanity. It has been equally defining for healthcare,” says Carrie Liken, head of industry, healthcare at Yext. Here’s an excerpt from Liken’s new article: As long as COVID is part of our world, people will travel less for care, and they will search more for local Read More

2020 eHealthcare Leadership Award Winners

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The eHealthcare Leadership Awards honor the very best websites and digital communications from a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations. Winners of the 21st Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards were announced on November 17 at a special presentation at HCIC@Home, the virtual conference sponsored by Greystone.Net, our partner in presenting the Read More

A Targeted Approach to Virtual Care Pays off for Rush University System for Health

Tatyana Popkova, system senior vice president and chief strategy officer, Rush University System for Health

The COVID-19 outbreak has been challenging for healthcare organizations, but one positive for marketers is that the pandemic has presented new opportunities to engage consumers digitally. When patients can’t see their providers in the office, they use virtual care or telemedicine services. Rush University System for Health, a network of physicians and hospitals in the Read More

All Healthcare Is Local — Especially During a Pandemic

Carrie Liken, head of healthcare industry at Yext

// By Carrie Liken // The COVID-19 pandemic has been a defining moment for humanity. It has been equally defining for healthcare. As long as COVID is part of our world, people will travel less for care, and they will search more for local care that is convenient to them. If you use this to Read More

On-Demand Virtual Visits Attract New Patients to Rush University System for Health

// By Wendy Stark Healy // The COVID-19 outbreak was challenging for healthcare organizations, but one positive for marketers was that the pandemic presented new opportunities to engage consumers digitally. When patients couldn’t see their providers in the office, they used virtual care or telemedicine services. Rush University System for Health, a network of physicians 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

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

Healthcare Technology Gets a Pandemic-Related Boost

Dave Wieneke, healthcare innovation leader at PK

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals and health systems to quickly adopt new technology that has changed how Americans receive healthcare. One change has been a dramatic increase in the adoption of telehealth, says Dave Wieneke, healthcare innovation leader at PK, an international experience engineering firm. One large telehealth provider, Wieneke says, talked of experiencing Read More

What Digital Marketers Should Take Away from 2020

Andy Gradel, director of Digital Marketing, Wolters Kluwer

“It’s hard to believe we’re only seven months into 2020, which has brought us enough twists and turns to last a decade,” says Andy Gradel, director of digital marketing for Wolters Kluwer, Health. “From a global pandemic and coast-to-coast protests over police practices to a presidential impeachment and even murder hornets, the 24-hour news cycle Read More

How COVID-19 Has Put Technology Roadmaps on a Fast Track

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Ask the Expert, with Bryce Cannon, President of Modea // By Jane Weber Brubaker // The pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of our lives for the past several months. As health systems have scrambled to meet the needs of their communities, technology projects that may have been nice to have down the Read More