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Mobile App or Web App: Which Is Better for Your Organization?

// By Jared Mauskopf // Health care organizations are increasingly under enormous pressure to offer the best digital tools to their patients. But before you set out to develop a health care application, you’ll need to make a number of key decisions — not least whether you should opt for a mobile app or a Read More

Patient Experience + Brand + Culture = Growth

Sally Mildren, CEO and managing partner of Boss Lady Consulting, LLC

// By Sally Mildren // For patient experience to be successful, it must be woven into the culture, expressed through your brand and marketing, and demonstrated first and foremost to your employees.  Truly exceptional patient experience programs thrive at the intersection of culture, engagement, and experience. This has played out in study after study by Read More

City of Hope Expands to Orange County

Nisha Morris, vice president of marketing communications, City of Hope Orange County

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // To meet the expected demand for highly specialized cancer services in Orange County, City of Hope has opened four cancer treatment sites and is currently building a 190,000-square-foot cancer center, scheduled to open next year. A separate specialty hospital will be ready to open its doors in 2025. The Read More

Measuring the Health of the Patient Relationship

Eric Andreoli, director, HSG Advisors

// By Wendy Stark Healy // How much of a patient’s health care spending goes to your organization? And how much goes to your competitors? “Share of Care” is a revenue-based measurement that compiles multiple data points to give you the full picture. Measuring brand loyalty is a constant challenge for health care organizations. Marketing Read More

How Integrating Family Caregivers into the Care Team Adds Value to Value-Based Care

Panelists for webinar on Integrating Family Caregivers into the Care Team Adds Value to Value-Based Care

Strategic Health Care Marketing presents a brand-new member webinar for health care marketers, communicators, and strategists at hospitals, health systems and physician groups.

Thursday | October 21, 2021 | 2:00 P.M. Eastern

Your Presenters:

  • Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder and CEO, ARCHANGELS
  • Paul Hiltz, President and CEO of Naples Community Healthcare System
  • Richard Martin, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Keystone Accountable Care Organization and Medical Director for LIFE Geisinger
  • Julia Evans Starr, President, Connecticut Community Care

Moderated by:

  • Dan Ansel, CEO, Active Daily Living

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Resurgence of the Payvider

Lindsay Resnick

// By Lindsay Resnick // A consumer-centric swimlane unites payers and providers around shared objectives. In a health sector bombarded with labels such as InsurTech, HlthTech, FemTech, and AgeTech, it’s no surprise that confusion and mis-categorization run rampant. And now there’s another category being promoted by consumer-centric health companies bringing a tightly integrated financial and Read More

Strategic Health Care Marketing Monthly Update, Episode 3

In episode 3 of Strategic Health Care Marketing Video Update: a rebranding initiative – a high-performance ad campaign – a success story about getting public health information to hard-to-reach and historically underserved communities – 3 health systems lead on health equity, diversity, and inclusion – insights from senior health system executives who came from outside of health care – and viewpoints from 4 physician CEOs. Take a look at our latest stories.

Leading Change Within Organizations: Why Disruption Is a Good Thing

DignityHealth

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Health care has largely focused on disruption as a threat coming from outside the industry. The author of The Disruption Mindset turns that notion around, challenging companies to lead disruption from within. The pandemic forced massive change on the world in a very short space of time. The health Read More

How to Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 and the Delta Variant

Glenn, Masson, Priest, Griffin

Michigan Medicine has identified strategies that work in convincing target populations to “get the shot.” Learn the keys to success and how you can apply them at your organization.

A Strategic Health Care Marketing webinar for marketers, communicators, and strategists at hospitals, health systems, and physician groups

Presented on September 1, 2021 | 2:00 P.M. Eastern

Your Presenters:

  • Rose Glenn, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Michigan Medicine
  • Mary Masson, Director of Public Relations, Michigan Medicine
  • Rebecca Priest, Director of Marketing, Michigan Medicine

Moderated by:

  • Brian Griffin, Healthcare Journalist and Former Health System Marketing Director

Glenn, Masson, Priest, Griffin
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Why MDs Get MBAs

James Whitfill, MD, chief digital transformation officer, Honor Health

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // A 2014 article in The Atlantic begins, “At a time when many of health care’s greatest challenges are business problems, more and more doctors are adding three extra letters after their names.” Those three letters are M-B-A. When asked in an interview with StartUp Health founders earlier this year Read More

5 Keys to Building Stronger Relationships Between Marketing and Finance

Elizabeth Ward, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Tidelands Health

// By Brian Griffin // Partnerships between CMOs and CFOs can raise marketers’ profile in the C-suite and enhance marketing effectiveness. Increased economic pressures caused by the pandemic and other factors are making it more important than ever for marketers to partner with their chief financial officers to develop a deeper understanding of finance and Read More

Free Report: The State of Digital Patient Access

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Digital access is critical for new patient acquisition as demand for convenient, online self service continues to rise. However, an analysis of the top 20 US News and World Report ranked hospitals’ websites reveals that significant opportunity remains to optimize the care search and scheduling experience.

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How a Retail Mindset in Health Care Drives Patient Acquisition

Adeline Ashley, director of digital strategy and marketing communications, ProMedica

// By Marlene Kurban //  ProMedica has operations in 28 states. It saw huge improvements in key metrics after implementing a robust reputation management strategy at scale.  Consumer expectations have changed since the pandemic, and patients are shopping for health care much like they shop for retail goods. They want a seamless, Amazon-like digital experience Read More

Multiphase Campaign Seeks to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations Among Adolescents

Donna Teach, Nationwide Children's

// By Brian Griffin // Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio is leading the way in vaccinating children against COVID-19 with a multichannel campaign targeted at parents, physicians, and even adolescents themselves. The move comes after the Food & Drug Administration granted emergency approval to vaccinate 12- to 15-year-olds. The campaign is taking on even more Read More

Advanced Analytics Drive a Personalized Post-COVID Comeback

Bonnie Ward, market director of marketing and communications, CHI St. Vincent

// By Marcia Simon, APR // CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, Arkansas isn’t waiting for customers to come back on their own. The health system is proactively reaching out to them, using sophisticated analytics to define the target audience with precision accuracy.  Infectious-disease specialists are beginning to give the all-clear signal to bring patients Read More

The Key That May Finally Unlock the Door to Health Care Transformation

Steve Klasko, MD, MBA, CEO of Jefferson Health and president of Thomas Jefferson University

View from the C-Suite: Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President, Thomas Jefferson University and CEO, Jefferson Health // By Jane Weber Brubaker // There are two words Steve Klasko uses a lot: “What if…?” Like other visionary health system leaders, he’s scaling up to meet the reality of health care today, while at the same Read More

Strategic Health Care Marketing Monthly Update, Episode 2

SHCM Video Update, Episode 2

In episode 2 of Strategic Health Care Marketing Video Update: a rebranding initiative – a high-performance ad campaign – a success story about getting public health information to hard-to-reach and historically underserved communities – 3 health systems lead on health equity, diversity, and inclusion – insights from senior health system executives who came from outside of health care – and viewpoints from 4 physician CEOs. Take a look at our latest stories.

The Perks of Pro Bono: What You Get When You Give

Ross K. Goldberg is president of Kevin/Ross Public Relations

// By Ross K. Goldberg // Pro bono work “feeds the soul,” says Susan Dubuque, principal at NDP. In this article, we hear from Susan and four other senior marketing and PR leaders about why they volunteer. Stepping outside your normal routine and using your skills to help a worthy cause may be just the Read More

Free Report: Bridging Provider & Payer Digital Care Navigation Gaps

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Did you know that nearly 60% of people looking for a new healthcare provider turn to the internet? And while many rely on Google, a growing number are expanding the search to include health system and health plan websites.

To learn why now is the time to consider integrating health plan directories into your patient acquisition strategy, download Bridging Provider & Payer Digital Care Navigation Gaps: Three Reasons to Make Health Plan Connectivity Part of Your Health System’s Patient Acquisition Strategy.

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Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit 2021: Preview

Chris Boyer, vice president, digital & marketing intelligence, Beth Israel Lahey Health

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // This year’s conference is October 6-8 in South Florida. If you want to rub elbows with top industry leaders and learn from the best, this is the place to be. Among all the health care marketing and strategy conferences that had to upend their plans for in-person events in Read More

Lessons from Retail: How Health Care Can Win by Adapting to Changes in Consumer Behavior

Annie Haarmann and Adeline Ashley

Discover how ProMedica uses customer feedback and a digital-first approach to consumers to achieve stellar results across more than 400 facilities in 28 states.

A Strategic Health Care Marketing webinar for marketers, communicators, and strategists at hospitals, health systems, and physician groups

Your Presenters:

  • Annie Haarmann, Head of Strategy and Consulting, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Reputation
  • Adeline Ashley, Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing Communications, ProMedica

Learn how to harness the power of digital to deliver a more retail-like experience in a changing environment. You’ll see real-world examples and learn best practices from health care leaders and industry disruptors.

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How Health Care Organizations Can Effectively Respond to Negative Online Patient Reviews and Social Media Feedback

Jenny Sundberg, senior marketing specialist and operations manager, Bryan Health

// By Brian Griffin // A proactive approach to responding to negative online comments is a winning service recovery strategy. Patients think it’s important for health care providers to answer negative reviews; when complaints are addressed, the rate of patient satisfaction roughly doubles, according to one survey. With more patients using online reviews and social Read More

Corporate Culture and Connectiveness in the Age of COVID

Jean Hitchcock, president, Hitchcock Marketing & Communications

// By Jean Hitchcock // If necessity is the mother of invention, COVID helped us invent news ways of staying connected virtually. Is it possible to maintain a strong culture if remote work becomes part of the normal landscape?  2020 is a year none of us will soon forget. We will remember what we were Read More

Live from San Antonio — It’s SHSMD Connections 2021!

Jennifer Weiss Wilkerson, vice president and chief strategy officer at Sheppard Pratt and SHSMD board president

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Since the first major industry conference was canceled back in March 2020, we’ve missed out on the energy and vitality that a live conference generates. The 2021 fall conference season kicks off with SHSMD’s annual conference in September, with the option of attending virtually in October for those who Read More

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