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Healthcare Content Strategy: Substance and Structure

Vanessa Hill

Every successful healthcare content strategy needs two main ingredients: substance and structure. But how do you merge these two together to create a seamless web experience for your customers? In 2017, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center announced its intent to merge with Beth Israel Deaconess, creating what would be the largest hospital merger in Massachusetts Read More

Peanut Butter + Chocolate: A Recipe for a Successful Content Strategy

Chris Boyer

// By Althea Fung // Content substance and content structure go together like peanut butter and chocolate — and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In 2017, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center announced its intent to merge with Beth Israel Deaconess, creating what would be the largest hospital merger in Massachusetts Read More

OSU Wexner Tackles Vaccine Misconceptions Through Super Bowl Ad

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For most people, Super Bowl 2021 was a throwdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tampa’s home turf. But for the marketing team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in central Ohio, gameday was an opportunity to highlight the talented medical center staff and tackle vaccine misconceptions head-on. “It Read More

How OSU Wexner Used In-House Talent to Create a Winning Super Bowl Ad

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// By Althea Fung // When pandemic restrictions on vendors meant an outside media team couldn’t come on campus, The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center tapped the talents of its own in-house team to produce a high-profile TV spot — and that was just the beginning. For most, Super Bowl 2021 was a throwdown between Read More

An Important Strategy for Social Media ROI

Marty Summa

“Hospitals and medical practices are constantly refining their communication plans and budgets to produce the most effective results and greatest ROI,” says Marty Summa of Sage Growth Partners. “Nowhere is this more evident than with social media strategies.” Here’s an excerpt from Summa’s new article: When it comes to developing successful social media marketing campaigns Read More

Worried That AI Will Take Over Your Job? Don’t Be.

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With more than 3.6 billion users worldwide, social media is a highly effective method of communication for marketers. Although social media and healthcare may seem worlds apart, a study published in the journal BMC Research Notes found that 40 percent of consumers use social media for health information. Additionally, 91 percent say online communities influence Read More

AI Bringing Nuance and Depth to Customer Feedback on Important Issues

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Artificial intelligence (AI) gives healthcare organizations the ability to gain a better understanding of customer behavior, needs, and concerns, analyze data in real time, and strengthen customer engagement. AI enables collection of more patient feedback at a much bigger scale, and this means a more robust, statistically significant data set that supports strategic decisions and Read More

The Key to Creating Social Media Success

Marty Summa

// By Marty Summa // Younger audiences trust healthcare information they find on social media platforms. Not only do they consume it, they share it. And overall consumption in other ages groups is also growing. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your social media and content marketing efforts. Hospitals and Read More

How AI Helps Streamline Social Media Marketing

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// By Althea Fung // Afraid AI is going to take over your job? Don’t be. “Marketers should … see AI not as a way to replace humans but to augment and enhance the important and necessary work we do,” says Lately.ai’s founder Kate Bradley Chernis. With more than 3.6 billion users worldwide, social media Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards: A Microcosm of Our Field

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For more than two decades, the eHealthcare Leadership Awards have showcased creativity and innovation in digital communications that support healthcare organizations’ marketing and business goals, and enhance patient and consumer experiences. Here’s a message from the new co-chair of the awards, Susan Dubuque: I am honored to serve as co-chair for this year’s eHealthcare Leadership Read More

AI Helps Yuma Regional Medical Center Understand What Matters Most to Patients

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// By Marlene Kurban // Using AI gives Yuma Regional Medical Center a better understanding of what its customers are saying about the medical center. It’s often very different from information collected on a paper survey. Artificial intelligence (AI) gives healthcare organizations the ability to gain a better understanding of customer behavior, needs, and concerns, Read More

eHealthcare Leadership Awards Reflect the Evolution of Our Industry

Susan Dubuque, principal and co-founder of ndp

// By Susan Dubuque // For more than two decades, the eHealthcare Leadership Awards have showcased creativity and innovation in digital communications that support healthcare organizations’ marketing and business goals, and enhance patient and consumer experiences. I am honored to serve as co-chair for this year’s eHealthcare Leadership Awards. In preparing for this role, I Read More

It’s Time To Enter the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards!

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Spring is here, and it’s time to turn your attention to the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Call for Entries is officially open! In addition to affecting our overall lives in innumerable ways, the pandemic has certainly presented us with many challenges as healthcare marketers. Budgets were slashed due Read More

Call for Entries for the 2022 eHealthcare Leadership Awards Is Open

Susan Dubuque, principal and co-founder of ndp

A Note from the President: I’m pleased to announce that Susan Dubuque will co-chair this year’s eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Susan is cofounder of NDP Agency, a marketing and advertising firm based in Richmond, Virginia, and a nationally recognized expert in behavioral marketing. She literally wrote the book on marketing’s role in health improvement, Gearing Up Read More

Standard Definitions Improve Content Delivery and Communications

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“The terms ‘content marketing’ and ‘content strategy’ get slung around like so many shiny, whole tunas at Pike’s Place Market in Seattle,” says Ahava Leibtag of Aha Media Group. “As content production in healthcare has increased, the need for tools and documentation to keep teams aligned and efficient has also risen.” Here’s an excerpt from Read More

Podcasting Made Easy: You Don’t Have to Start From Scratch

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Learn how Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital launched a successful podcast, and how it keeps the content pipeline filled.

A new eHealthcare Strategy & Trends webinar for healthcare marketers and digital strategists.

Panelists:

  • Patrick Moody, Director of Marketing, Public and Community Relations, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
  • Bill Klaproth, Director of Marketing and Production, DoctorPodcasting by RadioMD

Watch this webinar and you’ll learn:

  • Why podcasting is a valuable marketing platform
  • How to get physician buy-in and participation
  • How to determine the right audience — consumers, referring physicians, or internal staff
  • Which topics to choose — and why
  • How to promote your podcast
  • Best practices for maximum growth, and how to measure success

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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

UCLA Health Wins Prestigious Mark Gothberg Award

UCLA Health

UCLA Health was one of three healthcare systems that received the prestigious Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational Commitment Award at the 22nd Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards held at HCIC in Las Vegas on November 4, 2021. This award is the highest honor conferred by eHealthcare Leadership Awards, with entries evaluated on an organization’s overall digital approach 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

UCLA Health One of Three Health Systems to Receive Top Award at 22nd Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards Ceremony

Linda Ho

// By Marlene Kurban // As the pandemic surged in Southern California in 2020, leaders at UCLA Health posed the question, “What if we could turn digital products and tools that we were merely piloting into full-blown digital experiences?” UCLA Health was one of three healthcare systems that received the prestigious Mark Gothberg eHealthcare Organizational 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

Virtual Roundtable: Building Your Digital Front Door

Virtual Roundtable Building Your Digital Front Door

The COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing competitive environment are making the consumer and patient digital experience a higher priority for healthcare marketers than ever before. This webinar will provide important insights and tips you need to be ready to play a key role in improving your digital front door.

A new eHealthcare Strategy & Trends webinar for healthcare marketers and digital strategists.

Panelists:

  • Kendra Calhoun, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Communications, Avera Health
  • Ed Rafalski, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, BayCare Health System
  • Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric

Watch this webinar and you’ll learn:

  • Benchmark where your organization is today
  • Set a vision for future improvement based on digital experience roadmaps
  • Get leadership and organizational buy-in for digital experience initiatives
  • Overcome roadblocks and breakdown operational silos
  • Determine pilot initiatives and build on early wins
  • Establish and measure key indicators for success
  • Put key takeaways to work at your organization

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Learn How Podcasts Can Be a Primary Content-Generation Tool

Bill Klaproth

Versatile podcasts can stand on their own as a popular source of content, but they are also a great way to stoke the content-generation engine, especially for healthcare communications and marketing programs. “It all starts with a podcast,” says Bill Klaproth, director of marketing and production for DoctorPodcasting by RadioMD. Klaproth, who provides podcast services Read More

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