Tools and Digital Platforms

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

Chris Boyer’s Crystal Ball: Top 7 Digital Trends in 2019

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

// By Sheryl Jackson // 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 Read More

Healthcare Marketing Analytics: 6 Things We Learned with Our New Data Scientist

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

// By Jared Johnson // 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 this article, Jared Johnson, manager of marketing technology and analytics at Phoenix Children’s, shares his experience from Year One of having Read More

Hospital Digital Experience Index: Webinar on Demand

Dave Wieneke and Aaron Watkins

Details from the latest study of 15 top-ranked hospitals’ websites — and takeaways you can apply at your organization

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An eHealthcare Strategy & Trends webinar on demand for healthcare marketers and digital strategists

Your Presenters:

  • Dave Wieneke, Healthcare Practice Director, Connective DX
  • Aaron Watkins, Senior Director of Internet Strategy & Digital Content Marketing, Johns Hopkins Medicine

The latest Hospital Digital Experience Index (HDX-15) is out — and it’s chock-full of actionable insights based on detailed benchmarking and analytics.

Get an expert tour of the best digital work happening among leading organizations like Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and others.

Dave Wieneke, healthcare practice director at Connective DX and lead developer of the HDX-15 methodology, will highlight the emerging trends and best practices observed across these 15 top websites.

Dave will be joined by special guest Aaron Watkins, senior director of internet strategy and digital content marketing at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

You’ll Learn:

  • How to better connect with and serve your community by reflecting and representing diversity on your website
  • Why this may the the year of the phone, and how you can use digital to support it
  • Where most of your website traffic may be coming from
  • How you can respect the patient journey and personalize the digital experience

Join us on January 23 and get insights from top healthcare organizations that will help you enhance the digital experience for your website visitors.

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Keys To Understanding and Improving Consumers’ Healthcare Journeys

Pamela Maas, chief business development and marketing officer at Gundersen Health System

Healthcare marketing today is about much more than getting someone in the door for an appointment. Rising care costs, evolving technology, and new payment structures have changed the way consumers make healthcare decisions and altered how healthcare marketers approach patient loyalty. Healthgrades’ recently published white paper “The Longitudinal Customer Journey” focuses on integration of electronic Read More

Healthcare Consumer Engagement Hubs: A Framework for Improving Consumer Health Journeys

Melanie Graham

// By Melanie Graham // Healthcare marketing today is about much more than getting someone in the door for an appointment. Rising care costs, evolving technology, and new payment structures have changed the way consumers make healthcare decisions and altered how healthcare marketers approach patient loyalty. Healthgrades’ recently published white paper “The Longitudinal Customer Journey” Read More

The Importance of Adopting an Accessibility Mindset for Healthcare Websites

Keith Bundy, accessibility community consultant

// By Keith Bundy // Keith Bundy is an accessibility community consultant at Siteimprove. The following article is based on his speech during the 2018 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. This year, we added accessibility as a scoring criterion in the Best Overall Internet category, combining a weighted score derived from Siteimprove’s Digital Certainty Index automated tool Read More

New App Boosts Annual Fundraising Event

Meaghan Belinski, director of digital marketing and automation at Movember

Many people in the healthcare world and beyond are familiar with the Movember Foundation. In fact, many of our readers may be sporting their supportive facial hair this month. This year, Movember has added a new experience to its annual fundraising push — a revamped mobile app. The app, which Movember developed in partnership with Read More

How Healthcare Marketers Can Leverage the New Google Marketing Platform

Melanie Graham

As a digital marketer, you know that staying on top of the latest analytics trends and algorithm changes is all part of the game. Nevertheless, the summer of 2018 really kept marketers on their toes, as Google made several big announcements that have shifted the way marketers use their ad and analytics platforms. In June, Read More

Movember Foundation and Swrve Team Up to Enhance Mobile App Experience

Movember Foundation logo

// By Melanie Graham // Many people in the healthcare world and beyond are familiar with the Movember Foundation. In fact, many of our readers may be sporting their supportive facial hair this month. This year, Movember has added a new experience to its annual fundraising push — a revamped mobile app. The app, which Read More

The Multiplier Effect of Digital Marketing

The Multiplier Effect of Digital Marketing - MedTouch ebook cover

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Digital Marketing is changing at breakneck speed, but hospital marketers who combine three emerging technologies will gain outsized results, especially in a highly competitive market.

While retailers have long been able to implement advanced digital marketing techniques, technical and legal restrictions have hampered hospital marketers from gaining the actionable insights that are more readily available in traditional industries.

Marketers know that understanding the patient journey is important. However, activating insights requires synthesizing data across multiple touch points and driving consumers to optimal movement through different pathways.

The Good News? Hospitals Are No Longer Stuck

MedTouch combines three emerging disciplines that, when programmatically coordinated together, radically change the landscape for healthcare marketers:

  • Building combinations of data-driven ads at massive scale
  • Leveraging hyper-locality to match consumers to your digital geography
  • Using predictive attribution to determine appointment behavior

When combined, these techniques become the Multiplier Effect, compounding their value and reinforcing their benefits at a dramatic new scale.

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New Tool Provides a More Holistic View of Patients

Michael Bennick, MD, medical director for patient experience at Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health

Few things in life are as personal as our health, yet when we seek care, it can often feel impersonal. How well does a physician really know us? How comfortable are we in openly discussing the real reason for our visit — the one we didn’t share when we made the appointment online or spoke Read More

Online Reputation Management: Boston Children’s Hospital Reaps the Benefits — and It’s Just Getting Started

William Gagnon is senior director, digital at Boston Children’s

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Boston Children’s Hospital recently received highest honors from U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s number-one children’s hospital for 2018-2019, for the fifth year. “Boston Children’s Hospital tops this year’s Honor Roll and ranks No. 1 in three of the 10 specialties; neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology and orthopedics,” Read More

Consider All the Variables When Evaluating Your Marketing ROI

Jessica Walker

When you claim an impressive-sounding healthcare marketing ROI for a marketing initiative, are you undermining your credibility by not considering all the variables in your calculation? “With case volumes slipping and persistent competitive threats to operating margins, many healthcare marketers look to purchase multiple solutions — CRMs, digital marketing services/tools, targeting lists, among others — Read More

Voice Search Redefines The Healthcare Consumer Experience

Keir Bradshaw

“I’m Sorry, Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That…Yet.” // By Keir Bradshaw // In 1968, MGM Studios released the Stanley Kubrick/Arthur C. Clarke movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Although not the first representation of voice interaction with computer-based artificial intelligence, the narrative elements between the lead characters, Dave and HAL 9000, foreshadow the aspirations Read More

Want to Earn Media from Top Influencers? Avoid These 6 Mistakes

Stephen Panico, chief growth officer of Buzzstream

// By Lisa D. Ellis // Your digital marketing content is honed to perfection, but have you packaged it to resonate with key influencers who can help you extend your presence? Your answer could be the difference between success and failure, says Stephen Panico, chief growth officer of Buzzstream. Making Meaningful Connections to Build Your Read More

Your Healthcare Marketing ROI: Are You Comparing Apples to Bananas?

Jessica Walker

When you claim an impressive-sounding healthcare marketing ROI for a marketing initiative, are you undermining your credibility by not considering all the variables in your calculation? Here, Jessica Walker, an industry veteran and thought leader, takes us through some detailed examples of how marketers could misinterpret information and misstate their true healthcare marketing ROI by Read More

Overlooking Phone Calls in Your Pursuit of More Healthcare Marketing Conversions?

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For some organizations, the phone is the primary marketing channel consumers use to make contact — and to convert into patients. For these organizations the phone experience is critical to success. Today we’ll look at new digital tools that can help this once-analog channel optimize customer experience and increase conversions.