Tools and Digital Platforms

Marketing Automation Helps Kindred Healthcare Deliver the Right Message at the Right Time to the Right Person Across All Channels

Is your organization like Kindred Healthcare—trying to do a lot with a lean marketing team? Kindred Healthcare provides post-acute, rehabilitation, hospice and home care services in 2,787 locations in nearly every state. Early in 2013, Kindred began working with marketing automation service provider Marketo to extend the reach of its field operations team. “What we Read More

Kaiser Permanente, With 4.8 Million Portal Users, Says All Healthcare Systems Should Strive to Provide Easy and Convenient Care

In a recent article, we presented a recap of the HIMSS15 Patient Engagement Symposium. One of the presentations during the daylong symposium got our attention and we wanted to take a closer look. Judy Derman, Director of Member Engagement at Kaiser Permanente, shared impressive statistics on Kaiser’s portal, and how patients and providers are using Read More

Conversa Health’s Clinical Response Marketing Concept Recognizes that Clinicians Need Marketers for Patient Communications to be Effective

Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

Wanted: Clinical Response Marketer. “This individual should have a strong grasp of consumer-friendly communications, be proficient in digital media including social media, and have the ability to lead the testing of different data collection and messaging approaches to find those that are most effective.” This is an excerpt from an actual job description posted by Read More

The Emergence of “Clinical Response Marketing”

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Seasoned tech entrepreneurs Dr. Philip Marshall and West Shell III founded Conversa Health, headquartered in San Francisco, in 2013. Conversa’s platform delivers automated digital checkups, helping physicians manage relationships with patients between office visits. A Shared Vision Early in 2014, Marshall and Shell met with Dr. Danny Sands, a leading figure in patient engagement, to Read More

“Patients Are the Most Underutilized Resource in Healthcare”—Patient Engagement Leaders Address the Current Challenges and the Road Ahead at HIMSS15 Symposium

eHealthcare Pulse The HIMSS15 Patient Engagement Symposium, one of 10 all-day pre-conference sessions, featured an impressive—and passionate—lineup of leaders representing government, providers, technology innovators, patients, and caregivers. #givememydamndata The central theme of the symposium, stressed throughout the day, was that patients need access to their clinical records to actively participate in their own care. But Read More

Ignore These 5 Digital Marketing Trends at Your Own Peril

Kathy Divis, President, Greystone.Net

Are you ready to run hundreds of micro-targeted campaigns each year? Kathy Divis, President of Greystone.Net (and member of the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board) thinks you should be. Not ready to stick your toe in the mobile waters? Divis says, “If you don’t have a mobile strategy, then you don’t have 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

Digital Physician Relations Pilot Changes Model, Connects Referring Physicians to MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Digital Resources Using Social Media

Dan Dunlop, Jennings

Ask the Expert with Dan Dunlop Dan Dunlop, President and CEO at Jennings, and Lyle Green, Associate Vice President, Physician Relations, MD Anderson Cancer Center co-authored The Digital Future of Physician Relations, an article that appeared in eHST in August 2013. In it, they introduced the concept of using digital to reach out to referring physicians. Read More

ProHealth Care Manages Population Health for 150 Employers, 12,000 Employees, Significantly Expands Patient Base

Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

ProHealth Care has had a long relationship with Aegis Health Group, an employer relationship management solution provider. Two years ago Aegis introduced OneCommunity, its employee wellness and engagement portal. ProHealth Care jumped on it as a way to help employees stay healthier and offer employers even greater insight into employee health risks. “I can let Read More

Wisconsin Health System Keeps Employees in Local Businesses Healthy, Builds Relationships with Current and Prospective Patients: How They Do It—and How You Can, Too

ProHealth Care in Waukesha, Wisconsin has been working with Aegis Health Group for 15 years. Aegis is a provider of population health and employer relationship management (ERM) solutions that help hospitals and health systems connect with employers and employees around wellness initiatives. The rationale for ERM is twofold, explains Aegis Senior Vice President Yale Miller. Read More

Ask the Expert: Kathy Divis Says Healthcare Marketers Need to Catch Up

Kathy Divis, President, Greystone.Net

Kathy Divis, President of Greystone.net and presenter at the recent Healthcare Marketing and Physician Strategies Summit in Las Vegas, gave us a lot to think about in her presentation, “Five Digital Trends Healthcare Marketers Can No Longer Ignore.” Sharing her perspective on the current state of healthcare marketing, she says, “Healthcare is behind many other Read More

What Major Forces Are Shaping Healthcare Marketing Today?

Kathy Divis, President, Greystone.Net

Ask the Expert with Kathy Divis Kathy Divis is President of Greystone.Net and a member of the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board. In a recent presentation at the Healthcare Marketing and Physician Strategies Summit, she discussed the most significant trends in healthcare marketing—and what hospitals and health systems should do now as a 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

University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Digital Marketing Redesign Achieves Stellar Results

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Few would disagree that healthcare has lagged behind other industries in adoption of digital marketing strategies and technologies. Suzanne Sawyer, Chief Marketing Officer at Penn Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, made it her mission to change that in her own organization. “The discipline of marketing is changing and evolving,” says Sawyer. “We’ve been Read More

Precision Digital Marketing: Penn Medicine’s Journey of Innovation

Penn Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, has a long and venerable history. The School of Medicine was the first in the nation, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania the first teaching hospital. In keeping with its legacy of innovation, Penn Medicine today continues to chart new territory, reaching new and existing Read More

5-Star Reviews Drive Prospects to Vascular Surgeon; How Effective is Your System for Capturing and Promoting Good Physician Reviews?

When Dr. Tif Siragusa asks new patients why they chose him they say, “Because you had good reviews.” Siragusa’s reviews on Healthgrades and Vitals have more than doubled in less than two years since he began using a reputation management service developed by Boston-based MDConnect. The service, ReviewMD, is built around a dedicated review website, Read More

MDConnect Drives Search Engine Results and Reviews for Vascular Surgeon

#HCMKTG SHORT TAKES Dr. Tif Siragusa has been in practice as a vascular surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee, for five years. A little over two years ago he started working with MDConnect, a Boston-based digital marketing agency that works exclusively with healthcare clients. “My initial involvement with MDConnect is that they helped me with my pay-per-click Read More

Trinity Health and Christus Health Drive ROI with CRM

In this article, we speak to marketers in charge of CRM and marketing automation at Trinity Health and Christus Health to explore how the systems have enabled more targeted content marketing campaigns and better tracking, decreased the cost of campaigns, and improved ROI.

CRM and Marketing Automation: A Tale of Two Strategies

Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

Trinity Health plans to make all of its 87 hospitals accountable care organizations. As the system shifts from fee-for-service to fee-for-value and moves aggressively toward population health, marketing automation will be a key part of the strategy. “We’re going to pilot a marketing automation system at Saint Alphonsus,” said Sheree Esser, Trinity Health’s CRM Manager Read More

Share Clinical Notes With Patients or Else

Patient engagement is the Holy Grail of healthcare. The theory is if patients take an active role in managing and maintaining their health, they will reap the benefits, staying healthier, spending less, and costing the system less. One way to get and keep patients engaged is through patient portals. But how do you get them Read More