Category: Healthcare/ Hospitals

When Writing Health Information, Page Length Matters

“Chock-full?” Or “short and sweet?” What’s the just-right length for health information pages? Well, it depends. Put yourself in the user’s shoes to help determine when to dish out the details and when shorter, carefully crafted pages will do.

[Video] Jennifer Balanky & Jennifer Price on Sharp Healthcare’s Marketing Approach to COVID-19

What Did You Learn? Episode 8 As much as you can plan for a pandemic or any communications crisis, living through it is a different story. But pre-planning and having fluid relationships between departments does help — at least it did for marketers Jennifer Balanky and Jennifer Price of Sharp Healthcare. Their team band together… Read more

[Video] Chris Boyer on Healthcare Orgs Supporting Communities During BLM & COVID-19

What Did You Learn? Episode 6 There’s a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic. As healthcare communicators, we were given an opportunity to come together to solve a huge problem. And we did. We integrated once siloed departments. We used clear language to give audiences the information they needed. Leadership began to appreciate the value… Read more

[Video] Lauren Smith of UT Health on Teamwork & New Marketing Ideas During COVID-19

What Did You Learn? Episode 5 The ability to shift gears in a moment’s notice is crucial for successful healthcare communicators. That’s one lesson Lauren Smith, manager of marketing communications at UT Health San Antonio, MD Anderson Cancer Center, learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also learned the importance of teamwork across a massive health… Read more

Talking About Stress for Patients with Cancer: 3 Tips

Aha Media Group writer Teri Cettina switched roles, from health copywriter to patient, when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.  Many health systems seem to shy away from creating and promoting content about stress management and mental health. They shouldn’t. Patients who receive emotional as well as physical care often heal faster and… Read more

[Video] Aaron Johnson of Penn Medicine: The Evolving Role of Digital Strategy in Customer Experience

What Did You Learn? Episode 3 Modern day hospital marketing is more than just earned media, content, and digital strategy. It’s intertwined with hospital operations by helping to fuel the customer experience. That’s one of the biggest learnings to come from the COVID-19 pandemic for Aaron Johnson, Senior Director of Digital Strategy at Penn Medicine…. Read more

[Video] Amanda Todorovich of Cleveland Clinic Talks COVID-19 Content Marketing

“What Did You Learn?” Episode 1 There’s no denying: The coronavirus pandemic taught healthcare communicators (and marketers in general) a lot. This is especially true when it comes to COVID-19 content marketing. We learned to listen. We witnessed the importance of timely, credible information written in plain language. And while we should’ve been doing this… Read more

Encouraging Patients to Seek Non-COVID-19 Care: 6 Tips

Stay-at-home restrictions are lifting, but the fear of getting COVID-19 or spreading it to others is tangible. This fear is holding many people from seeing a doctor for medical issues such as injuries, chronic conditions and even emergencies.

Turn Hospital Website Content into Social Media Material: 10 Examples

You’ve probably created a ton of coronavirus content in the last few months. You likely published it on your website so users can find it in just a few clicks. But what if your audience isn’t looking there? Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, social media usage has ramped up. On Facebook, U.S. traffic to other… Read more

Why Your Healthcare System Needs a Digital Front Door

Consumers expect healthcare providers to deliver an online user experience that’s as smooth and effortless as the non-healthcare sites they visit. Find out how a “digital front door” can help you become the Amazon of healthcare.

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