5 steps to a successful hospital website redesign

Hospital website redesigns aren’t easy. First of all, there’s the internal politics. They seem to put the needs of individuals and department agendas over the needs of the entire organization. This complication seems to affect hospital website redesigns more than any other industry.

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4 ways to make your website content more patient-centric

With healthcare consumerism in full swing, today's hospital marketers are keeping these four content strategies top of mind as they embark on their hospital website redesign.

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3 trends upending healthcare: a report from HLTH 2018

Last week, Las Vegas hosted the inaugural HLTH Conference. According to organizers, it was "a much needed dialogue focused on disruptive innovation." Here's our take on a few noteworthy topics from the event.

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Moving beyond a one-size-fits-all social strategy.

By nature, social media sites are, well…social. That means that people use them for very personal and emotional reasons. Likewise, brands should have very different strategies for each channel. Especially at a time when Facebook is emphasizing more meaningful interactions, you should pause before posting the same exact content across all social channels. 

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The Amazon effect on healthcare marketing

First it was books and toys, then they bought Whole Foods now Amazon might be making its move into the healthcare space. But what does this mean for healthcare, and specifically hospital marketers?

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Hospital marketing 2.0: coloring outside the lines with a digital-first approach

I recently sat down with Patrick Bender for the Hospital Marketing National podcast series to discuss how healthcare marketing is changing in response to a more digitally-savvy consumer. You can listen to the full conversation here (click on Episode 5) but below are some highlights from our conversation.

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Strategies to Stop Patient Leakage: Your Questions Answered

In a recent Webcast, we teamed up with Vicki J. Brown, former CMO for Joslin Diabetes Center, to discuss why patient leakage is a growing problem in healthcare and 4 marketing and service strategies for driving greater patient loyalty.

Below we've assembled answers to some of the best questions that came out of the event (watch the replay here).

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What Starbucks can teach healthcare marketers about patient loyalty and leakage

Much like your average cup of joe with cream and sugar, customer experience in healthcare has become a commodity. Patients don’t have any sort of loyalty to a particular brand. In fact, 23% of patients see 3 or more PCPs in just 2 years. And unless you’re delivering a great experience, they’re not simply switching to a new doctor in the same hospital. They’re making a wholesale shift to the hospital across the street. A Press Ganey survey found that hospitals with patient satisfaction in the bottom 10th percentile lost 17% of patient volume.

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