HCIC 2019: A Good Time and a Good Education

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

Sneak Peek at 23rd Annual Greystone.Net Healthcare Internet Conference // By Jane Weber Brubaker // HCIC is a little like the gathering of the clans. “I’ve had people tell me that they feel like this is their tribe,” says Kathy Divis, president and co-founder of Greystone.Net, producers of HCIC, the annual Healthcare Internet Conference. “They Read More

Why a Customized Online Consumer Experience Is Essential

Carrie Liken, head of healthcare industry at Yext

“Personalization has been creeping into our lives over the past 5 to 10 years. It’s gotten even more intense with the release of the iPhone,” says Carrie Liken, head of industry for healthcare at Yext. “No two smartphone home screens are the same.” Here’s an excerpt from Liken’s new eHST article: Starbucks has personalized our Read More

Bringing the Amazon Experience to Healthcare

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Applying Retail Best Practices to Healthcare Marketing

The age of healthcare consumer experience is here to stay, but understanding what that means and how to translate traditional retail customer experience tactics to healthcare can be confusing. This ebook gives you concrete tips and strategies for bringing that Amazon-like experience to healthcare marketing.

This guide examines how Amazon accomplishes great customer experience management through a mobile first strategy, data-based user experience design, conversion optimization, and personalization then shows you where you can apply these same principles to your own website, provider profiles, and more.

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What Consumers Really Want From the Healthcare Experience

Each month, NRC Health surveys American consumers about their healthcare experiences and preferences. And every month, the data seems to point to the same conclusion: Consumers want healthcare organizations to stop acting like healthcare organizations. The NRC survey polls more than 500,000 Americans and 100-plus healthcare CEOs. It also includes more than 300 face-to-face interviews Read More

The 9 Essential Questions You Need to Answer Before You Redesign

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Address these steps head on to help you reduce risks to your budget, timeline, and internal political capital and position your team for success.

Over the last fifteen years at MedTouch, we’ve strategized, designed, and built hundreds of websites for healthcare organizations. And over that time, there are some themes we’ve observed with what it takes to get a successful project complete.

Download this brand-new whitepaper to discover 9 essential questions you need to answer to make your website redesign project a success.

Ignore them, and you risk wasting time, money, and internal credibility.

Answer them and you will avoid the most common pitfalls of hospital website redesign efforts.

Our hope is by identifying the need for these questions, you can ensure your team is working to resolve roadblocks before they happen.

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2019 Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends Survey

2019 Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends Survey ebook

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We are pleased to share the results of the 2019 Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends Survey.

Download this report to get data to benchmark your organization — and also to discover insights that will help you plan for the future of your digital operations.

This is Geonetric’s ninth survey over 14 years, and the third in partnership with eHealthcare Strategy & Trends. We’re thrilled to have our largest number of participants ever, with 307 responses (267 providers and 40 vendors).

Our goal is to provide actionable insights and strategies you can use to advance your digital efforts. To achieve this, our survey takes a unique approach, highlighting how leaders execute digital marketing differently, comparing viewpoints of providers with those of their agencies, and looking at the intersections of questions for deeper insights.

Changes for 2019

Each year we iterate to ensure the data is useful and to explore new, emerging topics. This year we polled a group of multi-year survey takers and enlisted an advisory board to provide insider viewpoints on how to report data in meaningful ways.

Big Insights Await

This year’s survey produced many interesting — and some unexpected — findings, that you’ll learn when you download the survey results ebook. Among them, you’ll discover:

  • How actual staff investment by healthcare organizations differs from what was previously reported/believed
  • The most critical differentiators for leading organizations, and what rose to the top of marketers’ rankings for the first time
  • How organizations have succeeded and in what ways they still struggle to leverage customer relationship management (CRM) systems
  • And much, much more.

Realize Your Vision

We hear over and over again how this research helps justify budget requests, secure resources, and make digital the centerpiece of healthcare marketing. We hope it does the same for you.

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eHealthcare Leadership Awards: Recognizing the Wider Industry

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The Call for Entries for the 2019 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is open! This time of year, we highlight some of the great work we’re privileged to recognize, from all sectors of the healthcare industry. Last month, we featured winners of the 2018 eHealthcare Leadership Awards in the Best Site Read More

What Goes Into a Well-Designed Healthcare Site?

eHealthcare Leadership Awards

The call for entries for the 2019 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! Every year around this time, we pick one of our award categories and look back at the prior year’s winners to see what the judges thought they did right — and what they could do even better. In our new story, we Read More

Survey: Healthcare Mobile Traffic Now Exceeding Desktop Traffic

Michael Schneider, executive vice president and co-founder, Greystone.Net

“Digital marketing in healthcare is in the midst of an evolution, with some revealing trends, including a mixed view of customer relationship management (CRM) and emerging technologies, according to the 4th Annual State of Digital Marketing for Hospitals report,” writes Jared Johnson, eHST board member and host of the Healthcare Rap podcast. The report, administered Read More

SEO and Digitization Trends for Hospitals and Health Systems

Scott Mowery, senior director of digital operations, Cleveland Clinic

Ask the Experts: A Deep Dive with Panelists from Three Top Medical Facilities // By Jared Johnson // In March, BrightEdge hosted a webinar panel discussion about current trends in healthcare SEO and digitization with marketers representing three of the top medical facilities in the world: Scott Mowery, senior director of digital operations at Cleveland Clinic; Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: It’s Not Just for the Big Guys

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The call for entries for the 2019 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! Every year around this time, we pick one of our 17 award categories and look back at the prior year’s winners to see what the judges thought they did right — and what they could do Read More

The State of Healthcare Digital Marketing

Ben Dillon

Survey Results Are In! Everything You Need to Know to Make the Best Decisions This Year!

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

Your Presenter:
Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric


The 9th edition of Geonetric’s Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends Survey is an indispensable resource. It will give you an inside view based on data from over 300 organizations — more than 260 hospitals and health systems and more than 40 agency partners who responded to the 2019 edition of the survey, the largest ever.

This year, Geonetric incorporated feedback from multi-year survey takers who confirmed that this data is a “must have” planning tool for all healthcare digital marketers.

This webinar will be a SNEAK PEEK at the survey report — be sure to attend and you’ll be among the first to see this year’s results!

You’ll Learn:

  • Whether your organization is a leader, average, or lagging compared to the industry overall
  • How much leaders are spending on digital marketing, and the percentage digital marketing is of the overall marketing budget
  • The top goals healthcare marketing teams are working towards
  • How your peers and competitors are using digital technology, from CRM to personalization
  • How leading healthcare organizations structure their teams, determine budgets, manage business listings, allocate resources, and much more.

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Technology’s Impact on Patient Care and Delivery of Services

Matthew Holt

Technology is drastically changing how we live. This is particularly evident in healthcare, where technology like wearable devices such as Apple Watch give users updates on their health in real time. That same technology is opening up new avenues for healthcare organizations to connect with chronically ill patients. The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Read More

Survey Highlights Healthcare Digital Marketing’s Growth, Challenges

Jared Johnson

// By Jared Johnson // Digital marketing in healthcare is in the midst of an evolution, with some revealing trends, including a mixed view of customer relationship management (CRM) and emerging technologies, according to the 4th Annual State of Digital Marketing for Hospitals report. The report, administered by Greystone.Net and Klein & Partners, highlights responses Read More

How Do Healthcare Organizations Go Beyond Minimum Requirements to Make Digital Experiences Welcoming to People of All Abilities?

Ask the Expert with Simon Dermer, Managing Director, eSSENTIAL Accessibility // By Jared Johnson // Healthcare organizations that invest in their patients with disabilities reap significant rewards. They enjoy loyalty and high patient satisfaction from the largest minority group in the world. But doing so requires going beyond the minimum requirements for website accessibility. It Read More

7 Smart Podcasts for Healthcare Marketers

Jane Weber Brubaker

What is it about podcasts that makes the good ones so fun to listen to? Here’s what we think: It’s the same reason you wind up sitting in your parked car, having arrived at your destination, so you can hear the end of a great story on NPR. It’s real. It’s in-depth. It’s not just Read More

Podcast Picks

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // What is it about podcasts that makes the good ones so fun to listen to? Here’s what I think: It’s the same reason you wind up sitting in your parked car, having arrived at your destination, so you can hear the end of a great story on NPR. It’s Read More

How Location Details Optimize Your Digital Strategy

Katie O’Brien, director of digital strategy, UNC Health Care

Do you include your facility locations as a component of your organization’s digital strategy? If not, you could be sacrificing market share.  With a growing number of Americans turning to their mobile phones to search for healthcare providers in their area, it’s more important than ever that your website content be optimized to allow people Read More

What Healthcare Can Learn from Digital Retail Brands

Dan Greenwald, CEO and chief creative officer of White Rhino

The latest technologies provide consumers with an array of conveniences — from the ability to summon a ride with a click of their phone to ordering fast food online and having it delivered right to their door. As these types of experiences increasingly become the norm, healthcare marketers are being pressed to find new ways Read More

Blurred Lines: Marketing and Ethics in the Brave New World, Part 1

Danny Fell

// By Daniel Fell // The following article was adapted from the panel presentation Blurred Lines: Marketing and Ethics in the Brave New World held at the 2018 Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC) in Scottsdale, Arizona. Panel members included Karen Corrigan, founder and CEO of Corrigan Consulting; David Feinberg, chief marketing officer at Mount Sinai Health Read More

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