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Choosing the Best CMS for Healthcare Consumer Engagement

The wrong CMS won't get the job done. This guide helps you find one that will

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In today’s healthcare marketing landscape, you face a variety of challenges and competing priorities. Engaging consumers digitally is a top CEO priority, but only 26% of organizations feel “completely ready” to execute digital strategies. Meanwhile, CIOs prioritize preparing for and dealing with internet security, which affects your marketing team’s speed and flexibility in digital engagement.

Because of these complex demands, finding a CMS that satisfies everyone can be overwhelming.

Read Influence Health’s latest white paper, Choosing the Best CMS for Healthcare, now to learn how the right CMS can help you:

  • Create, edit, and publish content without heavy IT involvement
  • Easily personalize content with rich data insights
  • Track progress and effectiveness in real-time
  • Uphold security and scale efforts with cloud-based structure
  • Get Marketing and IT departments on the same page

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2017 Digital Marketing Trends in Healthcare [eBook]

2017 Digital Marketing Trends Survey eBook

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Get the data you need to plan your 2017 digital marketing initiatives.

In Geonetric’s recent Healthcare Digital Marketing survey, co-sponsored by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, healthcare marketers just like you told us their top digital priorities and biggest challenges for 2017.

Download this eBook and benchmark your organization’s online strategies against peers and better understand the current state of digital marketing in healthcare. In addition, utilizing these valuable industry trends will help as you plan future marketing initiatives.

You will learn:

  • How budgets and teams are shifting
  • Which tactics and techniques are producing the most effective results
  • What your competitors are spending on digital
  • Where you should be focusing your web development energy
  • How the most effective healthcare marketers plan and track activities

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Ask the Expert: What Does It Take to Win at Digital Marketing in Healthcare?

Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric

[Hint: It isn’t size and budget that make a leader a leader.] // By Ben Dillon // For the past decade, Geonetric has performed its Digital Marketing in Healthcare survey to help healthcare marketers uncover industry trends, benchmark their own efforts, and better understand how to plan for upcoming digital initiatives. As part of the Read More

How To Create Engaging Physician Profiles That Get Results

Shawn Gross, White Rhino

“Patients turn to online doctor profiles to learn something meaningful about the person who’s going to be managing their health,” says Shawn Gross, Chief Digital Strategist, Healthcare Practice Lead for White Rhino in Lexington, Massachusetts. “But often these profiles are little more than an abbreviated resume: an academic history, professional credentials, and a headshot. They rarely convey Read More

Do You Accurately Value Your Hospital’s Website Conversions?

Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google

In a recent eHST “Ask the Expert” column with Avinash Kaushik, Digital Evangelist at Google and Co-Founder of Market Motive Inc., we briefly touched on the concept of economic value in the context of web analytics and website goals. “Without goals and goal values, you are not doing web analytics,” says Kaushik. Goals are conversions, Read More

Reimagining the Online Doctor Profile

Shawn Gross, White Rhino

3 Strategies to Build Patient Trust and Drive More Online Appointments // By Shawn Gross // Patients turn to online doctor profiles to learn something meaningful about the person who’s going to be managing their health. But often these profiles are little more than an abbreviated resume: an academic history, professional credentials, and a headshot. Read More

What Is Your Hospital Website Worth?

Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In a recent eHST “Ask the Expert” column with Avinash Kaushik, Digital Evangelist at Google and Co-Founder of Market Motive Inc., we briefly touched on the concept of economic value in the context of web analytics and website goals. “Without goals and goal values, you are not doing web Read More

Top Healthcare Marketing Initiatives for 2017: Be Better, Faster, Smarter

Gary Druckenmiller, Marketing Practice Leader at Evariant

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An eHealthcare Strategy & Trends webinar for healthcare marketers and digital strategists

Your Presenter:
Gary Druckenmiller, Marketing Practice Leader, Evariant

Are you ready to create marketing resolutions for 2017? The New Year is rapidly approaching, and it’s time to think about new ideas and strategies to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

In a dynamic new webinar, Gary Druckenmiller, Marketing Practice Leader at Evariant, will discuss the top initiatives that must be on your 2017 marketing roadmap. The presentation will dive into new marketing strategies you can start using today, share advice for resources planning, elaborate on tips for launching effective pilot programs, and review the important marketing metrics you need to start tracking now.

View this in-depth webinar now and get a head start on best practices for 2017.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Map your patient journey(s)
  • Get serious about your marketing technology (MarTech) stack
  • Achieve cross-functional alignment & collaboration
  • Use data effectively to drive strategic decisions
  • Focus on ROI—and other important marketing metrics
  • And much more…

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What’s Your Healthcare Organization’s Mobile Readiness?

Ken Robbins

New Survey Data Reveals Growing Number of “Health-Sumers” Engage Using Mobile Devices // By Ken Robbins // The Internet offers a vast universe of information for consumers to sink their teeth into, and one area where that appetite has proven to be insatiable is healthcare. In a June 2016 survey of 1,000 consumers conducted by Read More

Starred Reviews Work for Amazon—and Piedmont Healthcare

Matt Gove, chief consumer officer of Piedmont Healthcare

The most influential source in selecting a physician may be a recommendation from a friend or family member, but it doesn’t stop there. “When you get a recommendation from someone you know, one of the first things you do is look online to find more information about that physician,” says Matt Gove, Chief Consumer Officer Read More

Digital Marketing in Healthcare Webinar

Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric

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Research Findings to Guide Your eHealth Strategies in 2017

A webinar for healthcare marketers and digital strategists

Sponsored by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends and Geonetric

Your Presenter:

  • Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric

Digital budgets are increasing at hospitals and health systems across the country. Physician ratings and reviews are being added to provider directories at a rapid pace. Healthcare organizations cite a lack of time and budget as barriers to digital progress, but their digital agency partners tell a different story…

In a new webinar, Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer at Geonetric, will share results from a just completed industry survey of digital strategy leaders at more than 200 healthcare organizations and agencies.

Healthcare marketers just like you told us their top digital priorities and biggest challenges for 2017.

View this in-depth webinar now, and you’ll walk away with valuable insights on everything from what your competitors are spending on digital to where you should be focusing your web development energy.

You’ll learn:

  • The new digital and web strategies your competitors are preparing to launch
  • How your organization’s online strategies stack up against peers
  • Whether your investments in digital marketing are in line with industry averages
  • How your team’s size and structure matches up against similar organizations
  • Plus much more…

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Win at Mobile Search: 3 Strategies for Success for Healthcare Marketers

Jeremy Dietz

“Organic search is a valuable source of website traffic for hospitals and health plans,” says Jeremy Dietz, Executive Digital Editor at Coffey Communications. “To capture relevant search traffic, healthcare marketers need to build and maintain websites that meet current best practices for search engine optimization (SEO).” While the best way to make a site rank well is Read More

Precision Healthcare Marketing

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How to Improve Patient Engagement, Revenue, and Profitability—Lessons from Penn Medicine’s Transformation to Data-Driven Digital Marketing

Originally presented September 3, 2015.
Your Presenters:

  • Suzanne Sawyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Penn Medicine
  • Rob Grant, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Evariant

Members can watch this on-demand webinar below. (Not a member yet? Start your trial membership and watch now.)

In this webinar, which was originally presented on Sept. 3, 2015, Suzanne Sawyer, then Chief Marketing Officer of Penn Medicine (now Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health, and member of the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board), shares lessons learned from transforming her organization from traditional marketing to digital and data-driven methods, and how this four-year journey helped Penn Medicine reach new patients and better engage with its current ones. We guarantee you’ll gain insight that will help your own organization make its marketing more targeted, more accountable, and more profitable.

Suzanne and her team successfully implemented a technology platform that supports more targeted marketing and communications with patients, consumers, and referring physicians. They created a robust digital marketing program that is trackable, highly targeted, and very effective.

Penn chose Evariant as its CRM provider. Over the past four years, they’ve collaborated on 100 digital campaigns that have generated more than 20,000 digital leads, 38% of which have converted to patients. You’ll get the inside scoop on their approach, from platform implementation, data integration, and staffing, to campaign deployment, analytics, and a reliable ROI. Find out how their continuous learning approach to digital marketing has improved results (and how yours can, too!)

You’ll learn:

  • How—and why—Penn Medicine transformed its marketing function to be more digitally focused and data driven.
  • The results of Penn Medicine’s 100 digital campaigns, and how to use what its marketers learned to transform your organization’s marketing success.
  • The most effective marketing communications strategies for increasing cross selling/upselling to patients and other consumers.
  • What the Penn marketing team analyzed—and the value of using those analytics—to better manage and assess campaigns.
  • Practical tips that will help you find the right CRM solution for your organization.
  • How to build a marketing technology platform that supports targeted marketing and better communication with patients, consumers, and referring physicians.
  • How to get good results using Penn’s continuous learning approach to digital marketing.

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How Have Healthcare Websites Fared After Google’s Mobile-Friendly Updates?

Jeremy Dietz

// By Jeremy Dietz // Organic search is a valuable source of website traffic for hospitals and health plans. To capture relevant search traffic, healthcare marketers need to build and maintain websites that meet current best practices for search engine optimization (SEO). It’s not always easy to know exactly what to do to make a Read More

What Do Customers Hate About Your Hospital’s Website?

Are your website visitors captive customers? When an organization fails to meet customer expectations—and the bar has been set high by industries outside of healthcare—the impact on brand can be great. More than a third of visitors to health system websites surveyed by Greystone.Net and Klein & Partners, creators of gSight™, a healthcare and hospital Read More

How To Fast-Track a Digital Campaign Launch

Toni-Lynn Hansen, Director of Interactive Communications, Lahey Health

Could your health system launch a brand-new digital marketing campaign on four weeks’ notice? When funding for a marketing campaign materialized in the fall of 2015, Lahey Health’s Specializing in You campaign was fast-tracked, with a mandate to be in market by October 1. “The first email I got from our [marketing and communications] team Read More

Leverage Retail Strategies To Drive Your Healthcare Business

Ken Robbins

Is retail strategy relevant to your work as a healthcare marketer? The answer is a resounding yes, according to Ken Robbins, Founder and President of award-winning digital agency Response Mine Interactive (RMI). “Techniques used to increase conversions for larger retail organizations can be very successfully applied to healthcare,” he says. He offers the following stats in support Read More

Where Is Healthcare Marketing Headed In 2020 and Beyond?

Sanjay Dholakia, Chief Marketing Officer of Marketo

In early April, the Economist Intelligence Unit released results of its latest survey of top marketing executives, The Path to 2020: Marketers Seize the Customer Experience, commissioned by marketing automation company Marketo. The report captures the insights and opinions of global marketing leaders spanning multiple industries. We followed up with Marketo’s Chief Marketing Officer Sanjay Read More

Keys To Selecting the Right Technology Vendor

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When it comes to selecting software, implementation, or design vendors for major technology upgrades such as a content management system (CMS) or customer relationship management system (CRM), there’s a lot on the line. Even small healthcare organizations may have to pony up hundreds of thousands of dollars; for larger organizations, it could be in the Read More

Online Reputation in Healthcare [Webinar]

Online Reputation in Healthcare Webinar Recording

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How to Improve Online Visibility and Ratings to Attract More Patients

An eHealthcare Strategy & Trends webinar for healthcare marketers and digital strategists

Sponsored by Reputation.com

Your Presenters:

  • Pascal Bensoussan, Chief Product Officer, Reputation.com
  • Steve Conlee, Marketing Consultant, American Family Care

Nearly every consumer decision starts with an online search—and there is no more important consumer decision than healthcare. In fact, nearly 80 percent of patients begin their search for a healthcare system online.

For better or worse, your reputation is prominently displayed across the digital realm for all to see. Star ratings and reviews play a critical role in how patients evaluate your organization, your practitioners and your standard of care.

It’s time to bring your online reputation in line with the standard of care you really provide. Whether you’re looking to grow a practice or drive new patients and referrals into a major hospital system, a well-managed online reputation is critical to your success.

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