Healthcare Organizations Receive Top Awards

By Anne Sweeney | 12/12/17 12:00 PM

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This fall we’ve had a great deal of inspiring moments that we’d love to share. Many of our clients have been nationally recognized for their amazing Intranets. Some of the award providers include the Digital Health Awards and the Pelican Awards. Both of these award groups have been recognizing healthcare organizations for their digital innovations for over 20 years. Through their dedicated award submission efforts, these select clients below were able to demonstrate creativity in functionality, content, and overall exceptional design to win awards for their organizations. We’re so happy we can honor them again today for their outstanding Intranets.

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What Digital Marketing Advancement Means For CIOs And CMOs

By Anne Sweeney | 8/1/17 11:00 AM

In the past, Chief Information Officers and Chief Marketing Officers had their ownDepositphotos_10284510_xs.jpg realms – separate jobs with separate tasks.

Now, with the digital age in full force towards the future, the once clear line between these two positions seems to be blurred. Consumers are craving more personalized experiences, and with the invention of apps, SaaS, and other technology, a huge part of the marketing world has gone digital.

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The Most Bang For Your Buck: Social Media Tools To Enhance Marketing

By Anne Sweeney | 3/28/17 11:00 AM

Social media is a prime spot that users turn to for news and information, not only from friends and family bigstock-Woman-Typing-Phone-Message-On--145573157.jpgmembers, but also with brands, companies and organizations they interact with. That said, in the healthcare sector, it’s important to utilize social media in a professional and on brand manner to communicate, engage and build trust with patients and potential patients. 

Dedicating effort to Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, and other sites is it’s own challenge that eats up time, especially if you’re not sure what to post, what content works best for each channel, or what times are the most optimal. Many social media marketing tools and applications exist to do the heavy lifting and make these tasks easier on your marketing team. However, some offer different features than others, so it’s important to choose one that works best for you organization and company.

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How Marketing Is Changing In 2017

By Jason Oshita | 3/7/17 11:00 AM

With technology, culture and trends always evolving, its only makes sense that marketers need to Depositphotos_10284510_xs.jpgupdate the way that they communicate with their audience as times change. Greystone published a 2-part article about the marketing trends they predict to see for 2017, covering areas like content, channels, customers, technology and techniques. Now that we are well into 2017, we looked back and have listed some of our favorite takeaways here – from the trends we have seen, to the ones we’ve tried to incorporate, to the great ideas we have yet to implement!

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How To Improve Healthcare Marketing

By Jason Oshita | 1/24/17 11:00 AM

Finding a balance between professionalism and a human voice to connect with patients can be a challengeDepositphotos_24549537_l-2015.jpg at times in the healthcare industry. Aside from the usual – having a clean, consistently updated website, maintaining a social media presence, etc. – here are some helpful tips found from healthcare and business resources to help improve your organization’s marketing strategies.

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How to Spice up your marketing images with these simple resources

By Giuliana LaMantia | 12/27/16 11:00 AM

The holiday season isn’t over – we have yet to say goodbye to 2016 and ring in 2017. With that in mind, editing photos.jpgyou may still plan to spice up your blogging, social media, and marketing graphics with some holiday flair. However, during such a busy season, you may not have the time to dedicate to editing photos, or the means for creating custom images in Photoshop. For your New Years events, or moving forward to the holidays and activities that 2017 holds, here are some easy, affordable tools to help you create fun, festive marketing images quickly.

 

*Article adapted from GoDot Media

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Engagement Tips For Your Healthcare Website And Employee Portal

By Jason Oshita | 11/15/16 11:00 AM

 

It’s no secret that your employee portal and your website serve two different functions, have two Depositphotos_24863797_original.jpgdifferent voices and take on two different personas. Your Intranet works to consolidate all functions within the workplace, automating processes and communications with other staff members. In short, your Intranet focuses on engagement between employees so that you can carry out the best possible work. The portal is behind-the-scenes. Your website, on the other hand, is the face of the organization. It serves to market your practice to the public. It engages patients and tries to reach out to potential new patients. Here are some tips on engagement with your healthcare website and your employee and staff Intranet.

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Why Content Is Important To Your Healthcare Marketing Efforts

By Jason Oshita | 9/20/16 11:00 AM

Content is at the epicenter of marketing efforts for your healthcare organization - it is what helps you depositphotos_11363097_xs.jpgconnect with your patients and their families directly. It is important for any healthcare business to have a proper content strategy that allows them to share success stories, general information, expert opinions, case studies, and staff highlights. A successful content strategy considers the audience it’s targeting and develops clear messages to address the dynamics of their targeted group.

 A post published by Hubspot cites a study by Pew Research that found almost 72% of Internet users searched for health related information in 2015. It also says that healthcare is the second-most searched for service on the Internet. This is one statistic that proves the importance of a proper content marketing strategy for your healthcare organization.

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Best Features of the HospitalPortal.net Intranet for Your Marketing Department

By Giuliana LaMantia | 9/6/16 11:00 AM

Your Intranet provides streamlined solutions for internal communications and workflow for your leadership, Depositphotos_20274649_xs.jpgstaff, and physicians. However, it is also extremely useful for your marketing department to relay their communication information to all departments highlighting their marketing activities, upcoming events, and sharing news and announcements. Here are some of HospialPortal.net’s most useful Intranet features for your marketing department.

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4 Effective Ways of Marketing Your Healthcare Organization

By Anne Sweeney | 8/16/16 11:00 AM

Healthcare marketing can often be a challenge. Hospitals and clinics must be empathetic, sensitive and iStock_000008162684Small.jpgsensible in their communication and overall point of view. Healthcare organizations must be subtle with their marketing, yet send a strong message proving their facilities’ competence in administering the highest quality care.

The rise of digital marketing has created a more even playing field for all healthcare marketers, leaving medical marketing professionals with an abundance of tools to create thoughtful, effective marketing plans.

Why is brand consistency important for healthcare organizations?

 Maintaining brand consistency should be a top consideration for any healthcare marketer. Due to the high level of scrutiny that often surrounds the healthcare industry, keeping the integrity of the brand can often be difficult. Providing simple, clear messages through a variety of branding and promotional efforts can change the game.  

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