Digital engagement trends driving hospital marketing in 2018

After helping judge the “Best Mobile Communications” category for the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership awards, White Rhino’s chief digital strategist Shawn Gross shared with me, “The industry is definitely on a curve of innovation.” But he was quick to follow that up, “there’s also a wide divide between what I would call true digital engagement and traditional marketing efforts.”

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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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Award-winning healthcare website experiences

Healthcare Internet Conference recognizes White Rhino with three platinum hospital website awards

Bold, trailblazing and first-of-their-kind projects were recognized at this year's eHealthcare Strategy Leadership Awards. White Rhino is honored to have worked on three experiences that received platinum awards in their respective categories: Overlake Medical Center's Google-like search-based website, Regional Health System's material design-inspired card-based homepage and Ochsner Health System's patient-centric reimagined quality and safety digital assessment tool.

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The biggest challenge in healthcare: it’s invisible.

If there were one problem I could snap my fingers and fix in healthcare, it would be invisibility.

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Apple CareKit is great news for healthcare digital marketers

Last April I wrote that mobile and wearable technology will become integrated marketing program differentiators for hospital marketers by offering patient experience strategies that support both the sick and the healthy.

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The healthcare marketing funnel is upside down.

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In sickness and in health: Is healthcare marketing due for its most drastic overhaul ever?

I’ve been talking a lot lately with Dan Greenwald, White Rhino CEO & Chief Creative Officer, about our perspectives on “what’s next” for the agency’s healthcare provider clients. Not the next SEM ad, new page of web content, email blast, microsite or magazine ad. A much deeper and farther-reaching conversation about the future of healthcare provider marketing.

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What’s next in healthcare digital marketing?

This edition of Rhino Radio is a recap of the 2014 Greystone Healthcare Internet Conference presentation on "What's next in healthcare digital marketing?" 

A recent PwC study quote recently got me thinking: “As ‘patients’ behave more like ‘consumers,’ health care organizations need to deliver a higher level of personalized service, satisfaction and overall experience – or risk losing business to the competition.”

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