Tools and Digital Platforms

Subtopics: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Marketing Automation, Content Management Systems (CMS), Physician Relationship Management (PRM), etc.

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

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

How UNC Health Makes Site Search More Google-Like

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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Can AI make Find A Doctor functionality and site search work better for consumers? Think back to the earliest days of online search, when keywords first came to be. A typical call to action — in a TV spot or a print ad — would be something like this: 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

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

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

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// 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

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

When Evaluating Effectiveness of Marketing Initiatives, Don’t Stop at ROI

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We were intrigued by the first two words of a presentation given by two marketing leaders from Ochsner Health at the 2021 Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC): Beyond ROI. Healthcare marketers have learned that provable ROI, or return on investment, helps them make the case for increased investment. But what’s beyond that? So much more, it Read More

Helping Consumers Find Care Everywhere

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// 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

Salesforce Gives Marketers Top Tips to Drive Growth in Email Marketing

Rachel Boyles

// By Althea Fung // Email marketing is still the preferred channel for personalized communications among all age groups. Are you making the most of it? People often say that email marketing is dead, but that’s not true. A 2021 study by Bluecore and NAPCO Research found that email is the most preferred communication channel 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

Beyond ROI: How Can You Use Your Marketing Data to Understand Patient Needs, Support Operational Growth, and Inform Business Strategy?

Amber Welch, director of digital content for Ochsner Health System

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // While many health systems struggle to consolidate data that exists in silos, Ochsner Health’s marketing team has succeeded in wrestling its data to the ground. Insights gleaned from the data are revealing opportunities for investment in new strategic growth initiatives. We were intrigued by the first two words of 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

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