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Chris Boyer Explains the Potential of Capacity Marketing

Beth Israel Lahey Health

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals around the country are learning how to deal with its lasting effects on hospital operations. Some health systems are developing a new marketing style to best match patient needs with available services. To learn more about this shift in marketing focus, we spoke with Chris Boyer, vice president Read More

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

Survey Shows Consumers Crave a Personalized Healthcare Experience

Chris Evanguelidi

// By Althea Fung // In ecommerce, personalization is used to build relationships with consumers and sell them more goods. In healthcare, the goal of personalization is to improve health outcomes. After weeks of receiving emails from Old Navy promoting joggers — fleece-lined joggers, comfy-cozy joggers, $12 joggers, I finally caved. When I clicked on Read More

Is Capacity Marketing the Next Step for Health Systems? Ask the Expert, with Chris Boyer, Vice President of Digital Strategy & Marketing Intelligence, Beth Israel Lahey Health

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// By Jim Samuel // “What health systems have to do now is get a better understanding of their customers’ needs, where they’re seeking care, and start to market to them where there is the capacity for care,” says Boyer. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals around the country are learning how to deal 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

Making Every Dollar Count When Budgets Are Limited

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Connecticut is a small state with a large number of healthcare facilities to choose from — and now even drug stores turned health hubs are competing for the same patients. “There’s a lot of noise out there,” says Cathie Cannon, assistant vice president of health communications at UConn Health. “Consumers have a lot of options Read More

Overcoming Pandemic-Related Team Communications Challenges

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“Hospital and health system marketers and digital teams can stand tall at the end of 2021 and look back at a year in which they triumphed over some of their greatest challenges yet,” writes Jared Johnson of the Healthcare Rap podcast; he is also a member of the eHST Editorial Advisory Board.  Here’s an excerpt Read More

Coming Together for Patients: 2021 Year in Review

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// By Jared Johnson // Hospital and health system marketers and digital teams can stand tall at the end of 2021 and look back at a year in which they triumphed over some of their greatest challenges yet. When considering everything that the industry went through and learned in 2021, it was a year that Read More

The End of the Third-Party Data Era Is Coming Soon

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If you use third-party data for your marketing, it’s time for you to start getting ready to do something different. That’s because new privacy laws around the world, as well as new measures from Apple and Google, will soon make using third-party data a thing of the past. Coming changes will give consumers more control Read More

2021 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 22nd Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards were announced on November 4 at a special presentation in Las Vegas during the Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC) sponsored by Greystone.Net, our Read More

Third-Party Cookie Deprecation: What You Should Do to Get Ready

Samantha Ngo

// By Jim Samuel // Third-party cookies may have received a reprieve, but that only gives you more time to prepare for their eventual demise. Whether it’s because of Apple’s security updates to its email app, Google’s end to support for cookies, or the new privacy laws in many states and countries, organizations that rely Read More

What’s the Best Way to Measure Conversions?

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Healthcare marketers ask a common and essential question when launching campaigns or important projects: “What does success look like?” Marketing success is typically measured in converted leads and improved loyalty. But nurturing potential customers in hopes that they will become consumers can be challenging. One marketing leader decided to study the process of lead conversion. Read More

Defining Success: Study Gives Healthcare Market Tips on Measuring Conversions

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// By Althea Fung // Healthcare marketers ask a common and essential question when launching campaigns or important projects: “What does success look like?” Marketing success is typically measured in converted leads and improved loyalty. But nurturing potential customers in hopes that they will become consumers can be challenging. One marketing leader decided to study Read More

HCIC 2021 Is Live This Fall in Las Vegas: Learn What’s In Store

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Viva live conferences! When HCIC convenes in Las Vegas in November, it will feel like a long-deferred family reunion. Virtual conferences and video chat have kept us safe and connected during COVID, but there’s nothing like the shared energy of an in-person meeting. This year is the 25th anniversary of HCIC. Launched in 1996 — Read More

HCIC 2021 – Live! in Las Vegas

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

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Viva live conferences! When HCIC convenes in Las Vegas in November, it will feel like a long-deferred family reunion. Virtual conferences and video chat have kept us safe and connected during COVID, but there’s nothing like the shared energy of an in-person meeting. This year is the 25th anniversary Read More

Empathy, Not Judgment, To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

Rose Glenn

As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads rapidly across the country, there is an increasingly urgent need to overcome vaccine hesitancy and access to care issues among the unvaccinated. Michigan Medicine is fielding a comprehensive vaccine hesitancy communications initiative that is strongly influenced by University of Michigan (U-M) research stressing the importance of being empathetic to Read More

What Can AI Unlock for You as a Healthcare Marketer?

Paul Roetzer

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // “AI” and “machine learning” are terms that get batted around a lot these days. We know that there’s great promise on the clinical side to take vast amounts of data and use AI to make discoveries that would be impossible for humans to find on their own — akin Read More

A Targeted Campaign Boosts Lung Cancer Screenings at Trinity Michigan

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“When it became clear in March 2020 that the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. had reached pandemic heights, federal health officials and cancer societies urged Americans to delay routine cancer screenings,” says Bradley Wensel, EVP and chief customer officer at Healthgrades. “Providers and consumers heeded those recommendations, which led to an abrupt drop in screenings, Read More

University of Michigan Research Instrumental in Shaping Communications to Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Mary Masson

// By Brian Griffin // As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads rapidly across the country, there is an increasingly urgent need to overcome vaccine hesitancy and access to care issues among the unvaccinated. Michigan Medicine’s communications strategy is based on research that shows patients want empathy, not lectures or bullying. Healthcare providers on the frontlines Read More

Tips To Prepare for Google’s New Core Web Vitals Algorithm

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Google is changing its search algorithm this month. Is your team prepared? With the new algorithm, called Core Web Vitals, Google will implement a new set of metrics that take into account page experience in search ranking. “Core Web Vitals is really getting at the overall experience of your page. Are users able to see Read More

How Cleveland Clinic Prepped for Google’s Core Web Vitals Algorithm

Amanda Todorovich

// By Althea Fung // Google is changing its search algorithm in June. Is your team prepared? With the new algorithm, called Core Web Vitals, Google will implement a new set of metrics that take into account page experience in search ranking. “Core Web Vitals is really getting at the overall experience of your page. Read More

Submit Your Entry to the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards!

It’s May, and if you’re part of the digital healthcare marketing community, you know what that means… the Call for Entries for the 2021 eHealthcare Leadership Awards is officially open! What a year it has been. Last year around this time, we were hoping the worst was over and we could begin to get back Read More