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

Chris Boyer on the Power of Personalized Marketing

Chris Boyer, director of digital and analytics at University of Minnesota Health and Fairview Health

We interviewed Chris Boyer, Senior Vice President, Digital at ReviveHealth, following his presentation with Chris Bevolo, EVP at ReviveHealth, at this year’s Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit. Their presentation “Personalized Marketing: Moving From Persona to Person” offers a vision of what healthcare marketing can become with the right strategies, competencies, tools, and technologies. Where is Read More

What Does a Cutting-Edge Personalized Marketing Strategy Look Like for Hospitals and Health Systems?

Chris Boyer, director of digital and analytics at University of Minnesota Health and Fairview Health

Ask the Expert, with Chris Boyer, Senior Vice President, Digital at ReviveHealth // By Jane Weber Brubaker // We interviewed Chris Boyer following his presentation with Chris Bevolo, EVP at ReviveHealth, at this year’s Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit. Their presentation “Personalized Marketing: Moving From Persona to Person” offers a vision of what healthcare Read More

Online Billing Patients Love (Not Merely Tolerate)

Online billing: From the patient perspective, it seems like the best you can achieve is a silver lining to an otherwise dark cloud. But Memorial Hermann health system in Texas has implemented an online payment solution from Simplee that is garnering rave reviews. “We understand that paying a healthcare bill isn’t always pleasant, that healthcare is Read More

Fully Integrated PRM and CRM = Fully Leveraged Healthcare Marketing

Ever dream of driving a Ferrari? If you’re a health system, the equivalent is a completely tricked-out, customized, integrated technology platform that gives you all the information you need to tackle your market holistically. No more siloed B-to-B vs. B-to-C strategies. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is living this dream as it prepares to roll Read More

Integration and Forethought Key To Success of Digital Healthcare Initiatives

Danny Fell

“One of the most important things marketers and digital strategists can do is align their digital activities with marketing and organizational business goals,” says Daniel Fell. “But often, in the urgency to adopt these new technologies and move projects forward, good strategic thinking can take a back seat to just getting things done. That’s unfortunate Read More

Stanford Medicine Chooses New Web Content Management Platform to Achieve No. 1 Priority: Self-Service Content Creation for Non-Technical Users

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // When Stanford Medicine decided it was time to replace its legacy platform, Dreamweaver, and look for a new enterprise Web content management platform, the number-one priority was ease of use by content authors. The Stanford Medicine Web presence consists of more than 200,000 pages; 825 websites; and 500 content Read More

Text Messaging Increases Satisfaction and Reduces No-Shows

Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana is one of the largest safety net health systems in the U.S., providing care to nearly a million outpatient visitors a year. Some of its 38 multispecialty clinics were experiencing no-show rates for office visits of up to 40 percent. “One of our clinics, which you would think would have a Read More

Case Study: Drive More Patient Portal Signups and Usage

“Healthcare portals are huge,” says Caty Wolf, Manager of Marketing Communications at WellSpan Health, an integrated health system in central Pennsylvania. Wolf is responsible for CRM and marketing automation. She works with LionShare’s business intelligence and CRM platform, DIATA®. WellSpan is using marketing automation to acquire and activate consumers on its patient portal. “[A portal Read More

Suzanne Sawyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Penn Medicine, and Rob Grant, Co-Founder and Executive VP, Evariant to present at new eHST webinar

Recently, we published “Precision Digital Marketing: Penn Medicine’s Journey of Innovation.” There were so many takeaways and lessons to be learned from the Penn Medicine experience we asked the lead voices in that article to share more in a new webinar. I’m happy to announce that they have agreed, and on Sept. 3, Suzanne Sawyer, Read More

Google’s April 21 Algorithm Release and the Impact on Mobile Search for Hospital Websites: An Interview with Chris Boyer

Chris Boyer, director of digital and analytics at University of Minnesota Health and Fairview Health

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // On April 21, Google’s new algorithm was released. Mobile-friendly websites will now be preferred for mobile searches. Was this the beginning of Mobilegeddon? Are non-mobile-friendly sites getting punished? We asked Chris Boyer, Senior Vice President, Digital at ReviveHealth (former AVP, Digital Strategy at North Shore LIJ) to weigh in Read More

B2C Marketing Predictions 2015

The results of an Economist Intelligence Unit survey, commissioned by Marketo, indicate that 99% of marketers plan to invest in marketing technologies in the next year. Here are other key findings: Impact on Revenue Of the B2C marketers surveyed, more than half (55%) feel that their marketing departments are regarded as little more than a Read More

The 5 Digital Trends Health Care Marketers Can No Longer Ignore

Kathy Divis, President, Greystone.Net

#HCMKTG SHORT TAKES In Part One of our two-part series, Kathy Divis, President of Greystone.Net shared her perspectives on the forces shaping healthcare marketing. Here in Part Two, Kathy shares “The 5 Digital Trends Marketers Can No Longer Ignore” from her presentation at the Healthcare Marketing and Physician Strategies Summit in Las Vegas in April Read More

North Shore-LIJ Health System Raises Brand Awareness and Drives Volume at a Low Cost Per Acquisition With Highly Measurable Digital Marketing Campaigns

What if you could reduce cost per acquisition by $200 or more compared to industry averages? “We’re running anywhere from 400 to 500 campaigns at a time across the country,” says J.K. Lloyd, President and Co-Founder of Eruptr, a Washington, D.C., digital marketing agency focused on healthcare. “We typically see campaigns that will convert for Read More

Not Just a Physician Directory: Two Hospitals Get More Bang for Their Buck Using Healthgrades Multi-Channel Marketing Platform

Citrus Valley Health Partners in California wants to drive volume to service lines, and gear up for value-based payment models. The health system selected Healthgrades as its CRM provider, and launched its first campaign in February 2014. “The numbers from last year were pretty stunning,” says Martin Kleinbart, Chief Strategy Officer. Aubrey Hinkson, Marketing Manager Read More

Digital Marketing Platforms: How Citrus Valley Health Partners Got “Stunning” Results and Georgia Regents Health System Made $40 for Every $1 Spent

Martin Kleinbart and Aubrey Hinkson are on opposite coasts, and they work for two very different healthcare organizations, Citrus Valley Health Partners in California, and Georgia Regents Health System (GR Health) in Augusta, Georgia. What they have in common is that they are both achieving a positive return on marketing investment, using Healthgrades’ multichannel marketing Read More

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