Laughter Can Be the Best Medicine for a Hospital Brand—Especially If You Know How to Reap More Yucks for the Bucks: Here’s How

Peter Hochstein

Notable Health Care Advertising // By Peter Hochstein // Uh oh! Something isn’t quite right about the race car driver in a TV spot. He’s a bit too pudgy. He seems overly fidgety. Instead of wearing a race car driver’s fireproof suit, he’s sporting a short-sleeved polo shirt. And as he floors the gas pedal Read More

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5 Key Stops on Your Patients’ Decision-Making Journey

The journey to selecting a health care system is not unlike the way people decide to buy a car, book a vacation destination, or hire a plumber. In fact, the basic consumer journey model can be adapted to almost any industry, according to Stephen Moegling, chief growth officer at Franklin Street, a health care brand Read More

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Write Your Own Ending: 5 Plot Points in Your Patients’ Journey Stories You Shouldn’t Ignore

// By Lisa D. Ellis // Do you know exactly how people decide where to go for their medical care? Understanding the path that patients take to access care can help you determine where in the decision process you have the best opportunity to influence them to select your system. Mapping the Decision Pathway Consider Read More

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How To Create Content That Turns Leads Into Patients

Susan Gullion, associate director of search engine marketing at Sequence Health

“The health care sector lacks the rich marketing history of industries like retail or automotive, but today’s patients are more empowered than ever and the behaviors they display when seeking health care services or products largely mirror their shopping journeys for apparel, electronics, or any other household product,” says Susan Gullion, associate director of search Read More

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Creating Content Marketing That Converts Consumers Into Patients

Susan Gullion, associate director of search engine marketing at Sequence Health

// By Susan Gullion // The health care sector lacks the rich marketing history of industries like retail or automotive, but today’s patients are more empowered than ever and the behaviors they display when seeking health care services or products largely mirror their shopping journeys for apparel, electronics, or any other household product. That is Read More

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What the New HHS Restrictions on Media in Patient Areas Mean for You

Lisa D. Ellis

Flip through the channels of your television set any evening and chances are you’ll stumble across an episode of a reality TV series that was filmed in a hospital emergency department. Over the past few years, such “real” medical TV that presents traumas as they unfold has grown in popularity among viewers, and some organizations Read More

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Tougher HHS Policies Prevent Media in Patient Areas—What They Mean for Your Health Care Organization

Lisa D. Ellis

// By Lisa Ellis // Flip through the channels of your television set any evening and chances are you’ll stumble across an episode of a reality TV series that was filmed in a hospital emergency department. Over the past few years, such “real” medical TV that presents traumas as they unfold has grown in popularity Read More

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Rx for Your Health Care Organization’s Internal Newsletter? Make It Interactive.

What’s the best way to nurse an ailing employee newsletter back to health? For Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS), the solution to overhaul an existing internal publication in dire need of an update was to use an updated software solution that creates an interactive digital experience for staff members. As the only designated health system Read More

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How One Children’s Hospital Doctored Its Employee Newsletter Back to Health

Plus 6 Tips for Success with Your Organization’s Newsletter // By Lisa D. Ellis // What’s the best way to nurse an ailing employee newsletter back to health? For Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS), the solution to overhaul an existing internal publication in dire need of an update was to use an updated software solution Read More

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The Continued Importance of Print in Health Care Marketing

How do you get your news today? If the answer is mainly online, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, with fewer people reading printed newspapers and magazines than in past decades, you may be considering following the trend by ditching your health care organization’s printed material to focus your efforts solely on the digital side Read More

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