Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Cognitive Technology in Healthcare: Looking to the Future with IBM Watson Health

Suzanne Sawyer, senior vice president and chief marketing communications officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // IBM’s cognitive computer Watson became a household name and overnight sensation in 2011 when it beat two of Jeopardy’s top contestants, smoothly handling the show’s lineup of cleverly named categories and obscure facts: “Dialing for Dialects for $800,” says Watson, choosing a category in the opening round. Host Alex Read More

#HCSM: How (and Why) To Get Your Doctors Tweeting

Kathy Wilets, Director of Public Relations and Content Marketing, UUHC

Do you have a hard time getting your physicians to tweet or blog or post anything at all on social media? So did University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) before the organization found a way to crack the code. “I’m not going to lie, most of them needed some convincing,” says Libby Mitchell, Social Media Read More

Establishing a Shared Vision and Roadmap for Patient Engagement and Customer Experience: It’s Complicated!

Kyra Hagan

// By Kyra Hagan // One of the most significant transformations in healthcare today revolves around consumers’ growing interest and involvement in their health. The consumerism of healthcare has profound implications for marketers, care delivery teams, and IT professionals. New challenges as well as opportunities are emerging, and deciding when and how to leverage technology 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

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

How To Rank #1 for Cancer Care: Best Practices for Healthcare SEO

“An ever-increasing number of consumers search the Internet for medical and health information, and within healthcare, as in many industries, there is fierce competition for search traffic,” observes Marlene Kurban, a business development consultant and freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. “A targeted SEO strategy, combined with relevant, Read More

How Can Healthcare Organizations Select the Right Technology Vendor?

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Ask the Expert, with Mike Schneider, Co-Founder, and Farrah Hunt Thompson, Director of Consulting, at Greystone.Net // By Jane Weber Brubaker // 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 Read More

Which User Testing Tool Is Right For You?

Bill Citro, Communications and Marketing Senior Analyst at Nebraska Medicine

You’ve been working on your website redesign for many months. At key points along the way you solicited feedback from your physician committee and other stakeholders in your organization. Now you’re finally ready to let internal users test the site before the public launch. What are the right tools to use to get user feedback? Read More

Why You Must Continually Improve Your Local Search Results

Adam Dorfman is Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at SIM Partners, a technology provider that optimizes location-specific content and business information to enhance local, mobile, and social search results. “Healthcare systems sometimes have thousands of physicians and hundreds of clinics and hospitals. They are very complicated systems,” says Dorfman. As healthcare organizations acquire Read More

Local Search: What Does It Take for a Health System to Get It Right?

Ask the Expert with Adam Dorfman // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Adam Dorfman is Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at SIM Partners, a technology provider that optimizes location-specific content and business information to enhance local, mobile, and social search results. “Healthcare systems sometimes have thousands of physicians and hundreds of clinics and Read More

Your Website Redesign Is Just the Beginning: What To Do Next

Dagmara Scalise, AVP strategic services and healthcare practice lead, Primacy

The website redesign that has utterly consumed you and your team for the past year (or more) is finally completed. What now? While you should take some time to step back and bask in your success, says Dagmara Scalise of full-service digital agency Primacy, there’s still a lot to do. “Your website is the foundation of your Read More

Get The Most Out of Your Hospital’s Online Video Content

Allen Gottfried, Manager of Internet and Online Strategies at Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

“If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much more is video worth?” asks Allen Gottfried, Manager of Internet and Online Strategies at Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, New Jersey. “Last year, while attending HCIC in Orlando, I had the opportunity to speak about video marketing with digital marketers from healthcare systems Read More

Now What? What to Do AFTER Your Brand-New Website Has Launched

Hint: It’s not taking up a new hobby. // By Dagmara Scalise // So, the website redesign you and your team have been consumed by for the past year or two is finally finished and launched. Congratulations. Take a few minutes to bask in the glow of your well-deserved success. A redesign is an enormous Read More

How To Best Leverage a Powerful (and Free) Marketing Tool

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Two years ago, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare launched its new website, mywheaton.org, built on Geonetric’s VitalSite CMS (content management system). One of the top priorities of the redesign was to make it easier for visitors to find physicians, choose physicians, and request appointments. “Before we redesigned our site I would say we were averaging about 50 Read More

How to Optimize Your Health System’s Video Content Online

Allen Gottfried, Manager of Internet and Online Strategies at Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

// Ask the Expert, with Allen Gottfried // If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much more is video worth? We are visual, and moving images capture our attention. More than 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute to YouTube. Video is becoming the preferred method of information consumption for many. Last Read More

Web Analytics: A Digital Healthcare Marketer’s BFF

Jaimie Somlai

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Two years ago, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare launched its new website, mywheaton.org, built on Geonetric’s VitalSite CMS (content management system). One of the top priorities of the redesign was to make it easier for visitors to find physicians, choose physicians, and request appointments. “Before we redesigned our site, I would Read More

Pinning = Winning for University of Utah Health Care

Are you using Pinterest as part of your healthcare marketing efforts? If not, is it because the ROI seems questionable? Jen Jenkins, a Content Manager at University of Utah Health Care, and Kelley Whalen, a Senior Marketing Manager of Marketing Development for University of Kentucky Health Care, think the return is well worth it—and they Read More