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How Healthcare Organizations Should Leverage the Power of Marketing Automation

Robin Snow

“Marketing automation refers to the software platforms and technologies that facilitate digital marketing strategies by automating certain repetitive tasks,” says Robin Snow, founder and principal of Aefinity Interactive, LLC. “[It] allows for personalized communication on a massive scale.” While the idea of automating marketing initiatives is undeniably appealing, what does it involve in practical terms? Read More

Mobile Strategy: Challenges and Successes at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Aaron Watkins, Senior Director of Internet Strategy at Johns Hopkins Medicine

After reading marketing automation software company Marketo’s Definitive Guide to Mobile Marketing, we asked Marketo how healthcare organizations compare to other types of organizations when it comes to mobile. Kristen Kaighn, Senior Product Marketing Manager, weighed in: “While 90 percent of healthcare providers claim to use mobile devices to engage with patients, only 48 percent Read More

Podcasts Satisfy Patients’ Demands for Convenient Content

Shel Holtz, Principal at Holtz Communication + Technology,

The Podcast Consumer 2016 survey reports that 57 million Americans ages 12 and up listened to a podcast within the past month, up 24 percent from 2015. As recently as 2013, only 42 percent of survey respondents who identified themselves as podcast listeners accessed podcasts from a mobile device; in 2016 that number has jumped Read More

Breaking Developments in Digital Healthcare Marketing

World Congress

On September 29-30, the World Congress convened its third annual Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit in Boston, with presenters from Cleveland Clinic, Novant Health, Main Line Health, Presence Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Trinity Health, RWJBarnabas Health, and others. Several presentations discussed the evolution of hospital brands in an environment of consolidation. Presenters also explored the Read More

Real-World Mobile Strategy at Johns Hopkins Medicine

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // After reading marketing automation software company Marketo’s Definitive Guide to Mobile Marketing, we asked Marketo how healthcare organizations compare to other types of organizations when it comes to mobile. Kristen Kaighn, Senior Product Marketing Manager, weighed in. Then we spoke to a digital marketing executive at a major health Read More

What Is Marketing Automation and How Can You Leverage It at Your Healthcare Organization?

Robin Snow

// By Robin Snow // Marketing automation refers to the software platforms and technologies that facilitate digital marketing strategies by automating certain repetitive tasks. Higher-end marketing automation software provides marketing intelligence and advanced workflows that marketers can leverage to more efficiently and effectively communicate with targeted prospects and customers through multiple channels. Marketing automation is Read More

Podcasts: On-Demand and in Your Patient’s Pocket

Shel Holtz, Principal at Holtz Communication + Technology,

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The growth rate of podcasting, a term coined more than 10 years ago, is accelerating today. Demand for all types of digital content is growing because mobile devices make it easy and convenient to access it. Additionally, consumers have grown to expect on-demand access to content at a time Read More

Digital Marketing Highlights from the World Congress Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit

World Congress

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // On September 29-30, the World Congress convened its third annual Hospital Marketing and Communications Summit in Boston, with presenters from Cleveland Clinic, Novant Health, Main Line Health, Presence Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Trinity Health, RWJBarnabas Health, and others. Several presentations discussed the evolution of hospital brands in an environment 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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How Marketing Drives Culture Shifts at Cleveland Clinic

Paul Matsen, Chief Marketing Officer of Cleveland Clinic

Imagine if the CEO of your top-rated health system turned to you and asked you to use marketing as a lever to change the culture of your organization. Sounds like a dream come true, right? For Paul Matsen, CMO of Cleveland Clinic, this level of support and confidence from the highest levels of the organization is not a Read More

Technology as Engagement Tool at Intermountain Healthcare

Craig Kartchner, Senior Director of Marketing, Intermountain Healthcare

At Intermountain Healthcare, patient engagement is a top priority, and the organization is tackling the issue from all sides. We spoke with Craig Kartchner, Senior Director of Marketing, to get an update on Intermountain’s digital strategies, successes, and challenges. “We want it to be convenient and easy for people to access tools and resources that Read More

Why Facebook Ads Are Uniquely Positioned To Deliver Results for Healthcare Marketers

Last year, we spoke with Michael Sengbusch, then Chief Technology Officer at Brightwhistle, about Facebook advertising trends like custom audiences and lookalike audiences. We asked Sengbusch, now General Manager, Digital Marketing Cloud at InfluenceHealth, to give us an update on paid advertising on Facebook for hospitals and health systems. He continues to be very bullish Read More

Cleveland Clinic Turns to Marketing to Lead Culture Change

Paul Matsen, Chief Marketing Officer of Cleveland Clinic

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // How often does this happen? The CEO of your top-rated health system turns to your marketing team, and directs you to use marketing as a lever to change the culture of your organization. Marketers in many health systems may only dream of this level of support and confidence, but Read More

Patient Engagement Through Digital at Intermountain Healthcare

Craig Kartchner, Senior Director of Marketing, Intermountain Healthcare

An Interview with Craig Kartchner, Senior Director of Marketing // By Jane Weber Brubaker // At Intermountain Healthcare, patient engagement is a top priority, and the organization is tackling the issue from all sides. We spoke with Craig Kartchner, Senior Director of Marketing, to get an update on Intermountain’s digital strategies, successes, and challenges. “We Read More

Digital Marketing in Healthcare Webinar

Ben Dillon, Chief Strategy Officer, Geonetric

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…

Watch now »

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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What Are the Latest Trends in Facebook Advertising for Hospitals?

Ask the Expert, with Michael Sengbusch // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Last year, we spoke with Michael Sengbusch, then Chief Technology Officer at Brightwhistle, about Facebook advertising trends like custom audiences and lookalike audiences. We asked Sengbusch, now General Manager, Digital Marketing Cloud at InfluenceHealth, to give us an update on paid advertising on Read More

Mayo Clinic Shares Healthcare Social Media Best Practices

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“Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie Mayo were our first social networkers,” says Lee Aase, Director of Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. “They really believed that to do the best care for patients, they needed to learn from others, and they felt an obligation to share what they were learning in their practice.” The Mayo Clinic Social Media 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

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