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Other Ways to Create Engaging Content for Your Hospital

July 25, 2014 by Michael Sherman

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Effective healthcare marketing should start with great content. Blogging, email marketing and social media are great ways to brand your healthcare facility. But to stand out from the crowd you need to diversify and be different. Here are a few different ways to convert web traffic into new patients.[read more]

Health Information Exchange: Meaningful Consent

July 25, 2014 by David Harlow

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Health information exchange is one arrow in the quiver that may lead to promised improvement in the coordination, efficiency and effectiveness of health care services based on the sharing of data contained in individual patients' electronic health records.[read more]

6 Lessons from the World Cup for Medical Device Companies

July 24, 2014 by Chen Sirkis

I am not a regular football/soccer fan. But I am an avid World Cup viewer. It is a social event for friends and family to meet and watch 22 people chasing a ball. I saw a lot of parallels between the World Cup and medical device marketing: here are a few of them.[read more]

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The Future of Medicine: How Cloud Computing Is Paving the Way to Better Medical Research

July 24, 2014 by Doug Bennett

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Finding ways to cut the costs of medical research along with its long timetable has been a goal for doctors for a long time, and a breakthrough looks to have finally been achieved through the use of cloud computing. At the heart of medical research using cloud computing is the vast potential from big data.[read more]

Just Because You Can, Does That Mean You Should?

July 24, 2014 by Anne Weiler

Facebook’s recent experiments in social media mood contagion got us thinking about user-based testing in general and especially how that applies in healthcare technology that is intended to influence behavior. How do you test behavior change? It’s an interesting question for those involved in healthcare.[read more]

Buyers Looking to Replace Existing PM Solutions: What EHR/PM Vendors Should Do

July 24, 2014 by Shahid Shah

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SoftwareAdvice recently published their medical practice management BuyerView research, which found that 63% of the buyers were replacing existing PM solutions, rather than making a first-time purchase. For PM vendors, this means there’s a huge opportunity to market your products to practices as an upgrade.[read more]

There May Be Zombies in Your Hospital

July 23, 2014 by James Dias

While the CDC and the Pentagon have both issued emergency preparedness plans for a zombie apocalypse, zombies may already be among us, lurking around the corners in hospital hallways or seated at the nearest nurses’ station. Here are three types of “zombies” that may be in your hospital and what you should do about them.[read more]

Medical Device DTC Marketing: Digital Co-Marketing and the Power of the Referral (Part 4 of 4)

July 23, 2014 by Dan Stempel

In the initial blogs, we introduced the challenges medical device companies commonly face with DTC marketing. In this final post, I’ll provide specific results that have been achieved by numerous device companies using this digital DTC approach.[read more]

Health Business TV: Cash for Specialists, eVisits, Nursing Shortage Myth

July 23, 2014 by David E Williams

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In this fifth episode of Health Business TV, I discuss my interview with HelloMD about cash payments to specialists, the long and slow evolution of eVisits, more on the nursing shortage myth, the United Independent Party in Massachusetts, and an update on the proposed 29% health insurance premium hike for our business.[read more]

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What's Google Doing with Healthcare Blogs?

July 22, 2014 by Paul Tunnah

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Has Google got something against smaller blogging sites? The conspiracy theorists might surmise here that Google is favoring listings towards those sites that spend the most money with them, but I like to take a more optimistic approach towards the situation.[read more]

Digital Health Illustrated: The Human Side of Big Health Data

July 22, 2014 by Fard Johnmar

Health data is the black gold of the 21st century. In fact, as noted in a new report by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, we are collectively generating large quantities of “health data exhaust,” which is being collected, analyzed and used by a range of organizations, including insurance firms and wellness companies — for good and ill.[read more]

Medical Device DTC Marketing: Digital Co-Marketing and the Power of the Referral (Part 3 of 4)

July 22, 2014 by Dan Stempel

In the first three posts to this series, I introduced the challenges device companies commonly face with DTC marketing and identified which device companies may be best suited for this approach. In this post, I discuss the key elements of the strategy.[read more]