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25 Years of Celebrating Excellence: eHealthcare Leadership Awards are Open

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// By Susan Dubuque // This year marks the silver anniversary of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of industry innovation and honor your accomplishments from the past year. The Call for Entries is officially open! The eHealthcare Leadership Awards recognize outstanding health websites and digital initiatives, highlighting the role Read More

Service Line Growth Strategies for Health Care Marketers

Lindsley Withey, senior strategic healthcare advisor

In the evolving health care landscape, developing successful service line strategies is more challenging than ever. Health systems are dealing with a range of issues and trends that affect the process, such as: Mounting financial pressures. Shifting payment models. Escalating competition from other providers and disruptors. Increasing post-COVID consumer expectations. Changing physician relationships. Rising staffing Read More

A Critical Partnership: How Aligning Marketing and Access Maximizes Brand Value and Revenue

David Feinberg, SVP, chief marketing and communications officer, Mount Sinai Health System

A focused, bidirectional collaboration between health system call centers and marketing teams is critical to ensuring positive customer experiences that deliver on the brand promise and ultimately drive organizational targets for growth and revenue. // By Linda MacCracken and Jane Weber Brubaker // Too often, health system marketing and Access teams operate separately and don’t Read More

Conference Preview: HMPS24 Will Keep You Educated, Informed, and Connected

Dean Browell, chief behavioral officer, Feedback

When a health care conference sends out a call for speakers nine months in advance, you might wonder how current the sessions will be by the time the live event rolls around. That’s where the Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit (HMPS24) advisory committee — made up of industry leaders convened by conference producer Judy Read More

Keys to Effective Health System Service Line Planning for the Future

Amanda Trask, senior vice president, Clinical Institutes and Service Lines for CommonSpirit Health

// By Brian Griffin // CommonSpirit Health’s framework for successfully achieving clinically aligned service line growth. In the evolving health care landscape, developing successful service line strategies is more challenging than ever. Health systems are dealing with a range of issues and trends that affect the process, such as: Mounting financial pressures. Shifting payment models. Read More

Advertising Showcase: Baptist Health’s “Living Proof” Integrated Marketing Campaign

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Each month, Strategic Health Care Marketing Advertising Showcase will feature challenges, tactics, and outcomes of a multimedia advertising campaign — offering you strategic and creative insights from some of the nation’s leading hospitals, health systems, and health-related organizations. “Living Proof” Integrated Marketing Campaign  Opportunity What do you do when your state has the highest cancer Read More

A Conference Hand-Crafted for You

Susan Alcorn, president, Alcorn Strategic Communications and counsel, Jarrard, Inc.

The Healthcare Marketing & Physician Strategies Summit (HMPS24) planning team has put together a star-studded program covering today’s top issues that will keep you educated, informed, and connected. // By Jane Weber Brubaker // When a health care conference sends out a call for speakers nine months in advance, you might wonder how current the Read More

Unlock Health Aims to Fulfill Industry Need for Unified Growth Platform

Brandon Edwards, CEO, Unlock Health

Whenever there’s an announcement about a major M&A move, it makes you wonder about the backstory. Why did Company A decide to acquire Company B? What did both sides hope to gain? What market needs did they solve for? And how will customers benefit? Unlock Health announced its acquisition of SPM Group on November 28, Read More

Aligning Advertising and Organizational Purpose Through One Mission

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Nearly every health system has a mission statement, and most are a version of “meeting the health needs of the community.” But bringing a mission to life — truly operationalizing it — is a different matter. // By Susan Dubuque // Health care marketing budgets have declined significantly in the past year, and marketing leaders Read More

What Unlock Health’s Acquisition of SPM Group Means for the Industry

Amanda Seaford, CEO, SPM Group

The leaders of the two companies believe a combined organization, with a broad portfolio of capabilities, fills an industry need for a unified partner for all health care marketing needs. // By Jane Weber Brubaker // Whenever there’s an announcement about a major M&A move, it makes you wonder about the backstory. Why did Company Read More

Data-Driven Media Planning: How to Optimize Your Strategy

Maggie Checinski, director, integrated media, SPM Marketing and Communications

The continued growth in channels makes precision media buying more important than ever. Today, consumers have a seemingly endless array of media options to choose from, causing many health care marketers to ask: “How should I allocate my limited budget to maximize the effectiveness of media buying?” It’s a crucial question that will often determine Read More

How Health Care Organizations Can Use Media Data to Effectively Target Market

Brian Griffin

The continued growth in channels makes precision media buying more important than ever. // By Brian Griffin // Today, consumers have a seemingly endless array of media options to choose from, causing many health care marketers to ask: “How should I allocate my limited budget to maximize the effectiveness of media buying?” It’s a crucial Read More

How Digital Wayfinding Improves Patient Navigation and Saves Money

Clay Anderson, global product manager of software, CenTrak

As a health care provider, how can you ensure your patients are able to easily navigate your facilities to access care when they need it? Health care facilities lose an estimated $200,000 per year due to scheduling conflicts directly caused by patient navigation challenges, reports Clay Anderson in a new article. First impressions are crucial. Read More

Empathy in the C-suite: The Role of the CXO in Patient-Centric Healthcare

Eugene Scioscia, MD, chief experience officer for the Allegheny Health Network

As hospital systems have merged and grown over the years, so have the number of executives occupying their C-suites. The chief information officer (CIO) was a creation of the 1990s, as hospitals began relying on electronic medical records. A more recent admittee to the C-suite is the CXO, or chief experience officer. So, what is Read More

What The Chief Experience Officer Brings to Hospital Systems

Ron Shinkman

While some are clinicians, many come from marketing/communications backgrounds. // By Ron Shinkman // As hospital systems have merged and grown over the years, so have the number of executives occupying their C-suites. The chief information officer (CIO) was a creation of the 1990s, as hospitals began relying on electronic medical records. A more recent Read More

Tips for Effective Service-Line Marketing at Your Health Care Organization

Dara Krueger, executive director of international marketing and marketing account services, Cleveland Clinic

As a health care marketer, you’re acutely aware of how important it is to not only acquire patients and drive patient volume, but also to engage and retain those patients in order to establish long-term brand loyalty and improve ROI. The history of service-line promotion dates back to the early 1980s when marketers built brand Read More

Behavioral Nudges Can Move Patients Forward in the Care Journey

Cathy Turner, director of health promotion and senior health, VHC Health

With new tools for rolling out the welcome mat at the digital front door, health care organizations today have the opportunity to provide frictionless online interactions and guided, personalized user experiences to acquire and engage patients. Using digital conversion tools and marketing tactics that influence consumer behavior, health care organizations can prompt individuals to take Read More

Why Health Systems Must Manage and Accelerate Growth Going Forward

“Growth is important for every organization,” says Daniel Fell of Optum. “Whether it’s for-profits or not-for-profits, start-ups or established market leaders, every business depends on some level of growth to succeed in the near term. Growth is also essential to long-term sustainability, especially when navigating dynamic markets and overcoming unforeseen market disruptions.” Here’s an excerpt Read More

The Growth Imperative and Why Marketing Must Lead

Daniel Fell, marketing consultant and senior strategist at Optum

// By Daniel Fell // Growth is far from one-dimensional and shouldn’t be thought of in terms of new patients and new revenue only. Growth is important for every organization. Whether it’s for-profits or not-for-profits, start-ups or established market leaders, every business depends on some level of growth to succeed in the near term. Growth Read More