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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

Free Report: 2021 Healthcare Reputation Report

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This report gives the healthcare industry insight to improve patient care based on Reputation’s proprietary Reputation Score — the industry’s leading ranking of healthcare reputation. The report also offers crucial insight into how people search for care and what matters most to them during the pandemic.

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The Best Strategies Start with Unsexy Assessments


// By Sally Mildren // Our newest contributor, the CEO of Boss Lady Consulting, shares six insights about why a clear, well-developed strategy is the key to driving the results your organization is looking for. Strategy comes first — then tactics. How many times have leaders in marketing and patient success been asked to drive Read More

Free White Paper: Powering Patient Acquisition and Retention with Your Find-a-Provider

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To attract consumers to your website and differentiate your brand, it is important to invest in your health system’s find-a-provider to deliver the modern experience consumers are seeking.

In this white paper, you will learn:

  • What consumers are looking for in their digital experiences
  • 3 digital strategies to improve patient acquisition and retention
  • 6 must-haves for your health system’s find-a-provider

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Strategic Health Care Marketing Monthly Roundup for April 2021

SHCM Monthly Roundup - April 2021

Welcome to the pilot episode of Strategic Health Care Marketing Roundup. Each month we’ll take you on a tour of the latest trends, tips, and takeaways in health care marketing and strategy and share insights from leading industry voices. So, let’s take a look at our latest stories.

Building Vaccine Confidence in Communities That Need It Most

Helen Shelton, global chief diversity officer, Finn Partners

// By Marcia Simon, APR // Who wants to be part of a herd anyway? So why not call “herd immunity” “community immunity” instead? Hip Hop Public Health promotes Community Immunity as the ultimate act of love. Who doesn’t want more of that? COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has become the new challenge in conquering the pandemic. Getting Read More

Can Traditional Health Care Hold Off the Retail Invasion?

James Gardner, marketing strategist and retail health expert

// By Jim Samuel // We’ve all been expecting it, but now that Walmart, CVS, Amazon, Walgreens, and others are upping their games, the question is more important than ever. Can traditional primary care and health systems survive the retail health onslaught, and what do they need to do to maintain market share and thrive? Read More

Reshaping Marketing After COVID: What’s the New Normal?

Catherine Harrell, chief marketing officer, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

// By Marlene Kurban // Top health system marketing executives weigh in on how COVID forced organizations to adapt quickly. Communicators’ skills were essential in navigating the crisis, and marketing led the way, meeting the extraordinary demand for information. Were greater flexibility and agility unexpected byproducts of a challenging year? Will they propel health care Read More

Free Report: Patient Access Post-Pandemic

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As care demand rebounds, healthcare organizations have the opportunity to differentiate themselves by creating increasingly flexible, patient-centric access and delivery models.

For more insights on how to meet changing consumer preferences, download the full report.

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Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Easier Said Than Done?

José Rodríguez, MD, associate vice president for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI), University of Utah School of Medicine

// By Marcia Simon, APR // Just the notion that groups of people are overlooked or marginalized means there’s much work to be done to level the playing field. The past year of glaring health disparities revealed that health care as an industry needs to step up and root out biases, even when unconscious, that Read More

How Banner Health Drove Patient Engagement & Service Line Revenue with Medicom Health Assessments (HRAs)

How Banner Health Drove Patient Engagement & Service Line Revenue with Medicom Health Assessments (HRAs)

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Download this 5-page case study to discover how Banner Health deployed a carefully- crafted campaign centered around Medicom Health’s Heart Age and Lung Cancer Risk assessments (HRAs) to grow service line revenue.

Their challenge was figuring out where to intercept customers online and how to nurture them down the funnel in a cost-effective manner.

See how Banner Health:

    • Increased the quality and quantity of HRA completions
    • Gleaned greater value from the completions that occurred
    • Acted more deeply on user data to achieve business goals

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Leveraging Out-of-Home Advertising to Reach Underserved Populations

Santa Clara selfie campaign

// By Matthew O’Connor // Out-of-home advertising provides an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, medical groups, and other health care organizations to get their messages to underserved, multilingual, and rural communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a persistent challenge in health care: sharing public health and general health care initiatives with hard-to-reach and historically underserved Read More

How Physicians Led Their Organizations Through the “Fog of War”

Dr. John F. Rodis, founder and president, Arista Health, LLC

// By Marlene Kurban // Health systems activate their hospital incident command systems (HICS) during a crisis, but usually the crisis doesn’t last for more than a year as the coronavirus pandemic has. Four health system leaders share how the structure helped them navigate during the worst of it, and how its flexibility continues to Read More