Technology and Patient Care

HCIC 2022: Ready for a Comeback in Miami

Mike Schneider

// By Melanie Graham // After a virtual conference in 2020 and a scaled-back event in 2021, HCIC is ready for a return to normal this year in Miami. With new session formats, an exciting slate of topics, and a beautiful setting, this is a conference that healthcare professionals won’t want to miss. After two Read More

Children’s Wisconsin App Makes Access to Care Easier for Families

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // When a third of your families are MyChart power-users, you’d rock their world if you changed everything they’re familiar with. Instead, the Children’s Wisconsin branded app adds new features that parents want, built around the MyChart core. If you have a sick kid, you need a quick, easy way Read More

AI Investment Paid Off for Virtua Health When Pandemic Hit

When New Jersey’s Virtua Health decided to add customer relationship management (CRM), artificial intelligence (AI), and predictive analytics to its technology toolkit in 2018, the marketing team knew the addition would significantly impact the organization’s ability to interact with the community and reach targeted audiences with specific messages. “We started our journey about four years Read More

Joe Public 2030: Our Thoughts on a Few Questions

Stuart Hanson

// By Jane Weber Brubaker and Althea Fung // Will the industry’s biggest buzzwords really make a difference? We think the answer is yes. A good open-ended question gets you thinking, or in our case, researching. In Chris Bevolo’s latest (and final, he says) book in the Joe Public series, Joe Public 2030, he poses Read More

AI Isn’t Taking Over – But It Will Be Transformative

Wellstar

When Dr. Hank Capps joined Wellstar in January 2021 as executive vice president and chief information and digital officer, Candice L. Saunders, president and CEO, said, “As both healthcare delivery and technology continue to evolve at a rapid pace, Wellstar is focused on how to accelerate and leverage the intersection of these two industries to Read More

Collaboration: The New Gold Standard for Successful Healthcare Organizations

The pandemic had a silver lining. It took a wrecking ball to the walls that have separated internal departments within health systems. Organizations battling COVID-19 had to break down the silos, join forces, and learn to collaborate in new ways. These newly acquired skills are valuable in a post-pandemic world as well.

Health systems that forge internal alliances unleash their collective strengths and leverage competitive strengths to lead their organizations and the industry in innovation and transformation.

This report is a collection of our best articles on the value of collaboration, with interviews from healthcare leaders who have successfully built coalitions, worked across departmental lines, and brought teams together to accomplish what their organizations needed most.

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Digital Tools Help HonorHealth Match Patients With the Right Level of Care

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When you’re feeling unwell, symptom checkers — online triage tools that identify a range of conditions a user may have based on what the user is experiencing — can be helpful. These tools can encourage patients with potentially life-threatening conditions such as stroke or heart attack to seek immediate care and reassure patients with non-emergent Read More

Even Artificial Intelligence Could Not Predict What Was to Come

// By Jim Samuel // Learn how a South Jersey health system’s 2018 decision to adopt artificial intelligence and predictive analytics paid off during the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. When South Jersey’s Virtua Health decided to add customer relationship management (CRM), artificial intelligence (AI), and predictive analytics to its technology toolkit in 2018, the Read More

Wellstar’s Chief Information and Digital Officer Weighs In on AI

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Dr. Hank Capps doesn’t think AI is going to become your doctor, but it will be a part of the technology that will be part of your care in the future. When Dr. Hank Capps joined Wellstar in January 2021 as executive vice president and chief information and digital officer, Read More

HonorHealth, Loyal Team Up to Offer AI-Driven Symptom Checker

Kartchner-Craig

// By Althea Fung // Connecting chat functionality with symptom checking and online scheduling helps patients find the right level of care. When you’re feeling unwell, symptom checkers — online triage tools that identify a range of conditions a user may have based on what the user is experiencing — can be helpful. These tools Read More

“Choco the Bear” Makes MRIs More Fun for the Littlest Patients

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Imagine a child you love is not feeling well. They have seemingly ceaseless appointments at unfamiliar places — hospitals or healthcare facilities with all their starched efficiency, forms, and strangers — to be examined by yet more strangers. Often, it’s rinse and repeat, more tests. One of these tests, the MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, Read More

Looking Forward, Healthcare Needs To Focus More on Service

Michael Dowling

Each year since 1999, the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) produces Futurescan, a look at some of the major emerging trends likely to shape the healthcare industry in the next five years. The current edition spans 2022-2027. The topics cover a broad range of issues as we enter what we hope Read More

Using Digital Tools To Enhance the Patient Journey

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The coronavirus, growing consumerism, and increased competition are contributing to decreased patient loyalty and a heightened need for healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience through digital transformation. “The latest market research shows there’s been a sharp drop in loyalty over the past few years, especially during the pandemic,” says Ben Dillon, chief strategy officer Read More

Helping Consumers Find Care Everywhere

Scott-Katie-UPMC

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // At Northeast Georgia Health System and UPMC, improving access and making digital scheduling easier are top priorities. What does it actually mean for health systems to embark on a digital transformation journey? Among the priorities are making it easier for consumers to find and access the care they need Read More

Augmented Reality with Choco the Bear Comforts Children During MRIs

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// By Cheryl L. Serra // Children’s Hospital of Orange County makes having an MRI feel like an adventurous day near the sea. Imagine a child you love is not feeling well. They have seemingly ceaseless appointments at unfamiliar places — hospitals or healthcare facilities with all their starched efficiency, forms, and strangers — to Read More

Personalization Can Help Drive Consumer Loyalty

Redpoint Global

Over the past few years, various industries have realized that personal data on consumers can be leveraged to create curated experiences. In addition, research shows that when executed well, personalization helps businesses differentiate themselves and drives up consumer loyalty. Increasingly, consumers expect some level of personalization when interacting with companies. According to a recent survey Read More

Northwell Health’s Technology Initiatives Proved Invaluable During COVID

Emily Kagan Trenchard

When the pandemic hit New York City, Northwell Health became a proving ground for new technology solutions to help mitigate the extreme challenges. Having an agile in-house team capable of creating sophisticated new solutions is “a tremendous muscle for the organization,” says Emily Kagan Trenchard. Northwell Health’s homegrown native app, winner of a platinum award Read More

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

Podcasting Made Easy

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

Highlights from Futurescan 2022-2027

Randy Oostra

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Can healthcare think and act like a service industry? How will Big Tech continue to challenge traditional healthcare? How will the industry adapt to new models that focus on care outside the hospital? Each year since 1999, the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) produces Futurescan, Read More

Improving the Patient Experience Through Digital Transformation

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// By Brian Griffin // Two health systems, one in Florida and one in South Dakota, are at the forefront of using technology to meet the rapidly changing expectations of healthcare consumers. The coronavirus, growing consumerism, and increased competition are contributing to decreased patient loyalty and a heightened need for healthcare organizations to improve the Read More

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