Tools and Digital Platforms

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

Align Your Technology Goals with Customer Demands

Chris Riegger, COO, Modea

Digital experience isn’t just digital anymore. It’s not enough to build a great new website, or launch a mobile app. Your digital initiatives have to connect with and support the entire customer experience. That’s what consumers have grown to expect. It’s not good enough to optimize some parts of the customer journey for the 21st Read More

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What Is Digital Transformation?

Chris Riegger, COO, Modea

Ask the Expert with Chris Riegger, COO, Modea   // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Digital experience isn’t just digital anymore. It’s not enough to build a great new website, or launch a mobile app. Your digital initiatives have to connect with and support the entire customer experience. That’s what consumers have grown to expect. Read More

Blurred Lines: Marketing and Ethics in the Brave New World, Part 2

Danny Fell

// By Daniel Fell // The following article is Part 2 of a 2-part series. (Read Part 1 here). The series was adapted from the panel presentation Blurred Lines: Marketing and Ethics in the Brave New World held at the 2018 Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC) in Scottsdale, Arizona. Panel members include Karen Corrigan, founder and Read More

Podcast Picks

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // What is it about podcasts that makes the good ones so fun to listen to? Here’s what I think: It’s the same reason you wind up sitting in your parked car, having arrived at your destination, so you can hear the end of a great story on NPR. It’s Read More

Is there a Place for AI in the Healthcare Consumer Experience?

Julia Stead, vice president of marketing at Invoca

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson’s follow-up to his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, is a history of the development of computers and the internet, and the creative minds behind them. The book closes with a chapter about artificial intelligence (AI) and a discussion of whether it will ever be equal to human intelligence. In the end, Read More

Is Healthcare Ready for AI-Enabled EQ?

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // The Innovators, Walter Isaacson’s follow-up to his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, is a history of the development of computers and the internet, and the creative minds behind them. The book closes with a chapter about artificial intelligence (AI) and a discussion of whether it will ever be equal Read More

How Location Details Optimize Your Digital Strategy

Katie O’Brien, director of digital strategy, UNC Health Care

Do you include your facility locations as a component of your organization’s digital strategy? If not, you could be sacrificing market share.  With a growing number of Americans turning to their mobile phones to search for healthcare providers in their area, it’s more important than ever that your website content be optimized to allow people Read More

How To Personalize Your Site Without Going Too Far

Melanie Graham

When talking about healthcare provider websites, the word “personalization” will give most people pause. With today’s heightened awareness around patient privacy and HIPAA, how can a healthcare provider effectively personalize a website without going too far? This was a question Main Line Health faced in 2015-2016 when it took on a website redesign project. The Read More

What Healthcare Can Learn from Digital Retail Brands

Dan Greenwald, CEO and chief creative officer of White Rhino

The latest technologies provide consumers with an array of conveniences — from the ability to summon a ride with a click of their phone to ordering fast food online and having it delivered right to their door. As these types of experiences increasingly become the norm, healthcare marketers are being pressed to find new ways Read More

How to Create a Personalized Web Experience Without Getting Creepy

Melanie Graham

// By Melanie Graham // When talking about healthcare provider websites, the word “personalization” will give most people pause. With today’s heightened awareness around patient privacy and HIPAA, how can a healthcare provider effectively personalize a website without going too far? This was a question Main Line Health faced in 2015-2016 when it took on Read More

M&A News: Healthgrades Acquires Influence Health

Rob Draughon

Conversation with Rob Draughon, CEO, Healthgrades // By Jane Weber Brubaker // On January 8, Healthgrades announced its acquisition of Influence Health at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. We spoke with Healthgrades CEO Rob Draughon to hear more about the strategy and plans for the combined portfolio of products and Read More

Marketing Automation Can Help Create Personalized Patient Journeys

Rachel Neely, senior healthcare consultant, Evariant

A prospective patient interested in weight loss surgery finds out your organization holds bariatric surgery seminars. He fills out the online form to attend the upcoming session. Now what? If your organization uses a marketing automation (MA) platform, you have an opportunity to create personalized patient journeys. The use of marketing automation is growing steadily. Read More

How Scripps Health Uses Marketing Automation to Drive Results

Rachel Neely, senior healthcare consultant, Evariant

// By Althea Fung // A prospective patient interested in weight loss surgery finds out your organization holds bariatric surgery seminars. He fills out the online form to attend the upcoming session. Now what? If your organization uses a marketing automation (MA) platform, you have an opportunity to create personalized patient journeys. In a recent Read More

Ochsner Launches Website with Consumers (and CTAs) in Mind

Amber Welch, director of digital content for Ochsner Health System

We recently spoke with Amber Welch, director of digital content for Ochsner Health System, about Ochsner’s recent efforts in creating its new state-of-the-art website and tracking the results. eHST: How has the consumerization of healthcare impacted Ochsner Health System and how you operate online and through your website? AW: Our online patients expect to find what Read More

A New Tool To Hack-Proof Your Mobile Data

Cybersecurity Expert Ralph Echemendia, The Ethical Hacker. Photo credit: Photographer Andres Hernandez

A few days ago, a headline popped up: “Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up To 500 Million Guests.” Not again. First a health insurance company. Then a credit reporting agency. And now a hotel chain. How does this happen? Where is the weak link that allows major corporations — and their customers — to be Read More

Information Architecture: Keeping Your Website User-Friendly

Jillian Penrod, MPH, MSLIS, founder of Infotistas

We all have that miscellaneous drawer somewhere in our houses. While the junk drawer seems like a great way to store small, useful household items, in many cases, it’s an ineffective solution to poor organization and hoarding. The same thing happens with websites. It can be hard to figure out a designated home for a Read More

Digital Trends Affecting Healthcare in 2019

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

We asked Chris Boyer, 2018 Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame inductee, director of digital and analytics at University of Minnesota Health and Fairview Health, and host of the touch point podcast to weigh in on digital trends that will affect hospitals and health systems in 2019. Digital transformation is critical for all members of the Read More

Get the Most Out of Data Science Insights for Your Healthcare Marketing

Jared Johnson, manager, digital marketing services at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Data-driven marketing is the holy grail in today’s environment of accountability. To get there, many organizations are investing in data scientists. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is one of them. In our new article, Jared Johnson shares his experience from Year One of having a data scientist on-board. Until very recently, Johnson was manager of marketing technology and Read More

Gamified Cybersecurity Tool Empowering Consumers – Coming Soon!

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // A few days ago, a headline popped up: “Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up To 500 Million Guests.” Not again. First a health insurance company. Then a credit reporting agency. And now a hotel chain I frequent. How does this happen? Where is the weak link that allows major Read More