Category Archives: Health Care Events

eHealthcare Leadership Awards Acquired by Plain-English Media

Plain-English Media, the parent company of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, is pleased to announce that it has recently acquired the eHealthcare Leadership Awards from Health Care Communications of Rye, NY. The annual competition gives healthcare organizations of all sizes the opportunity to shine the spotlight on their successful digital marketing and communications initiatives.

The move reunites the Awards with the publisher of the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends website and newsletter. “It made sense to bring the two back together,” says Matt Humphrey, founder and president of Plain-English Media. “Both the Awards and the publication showcase leading healthcare organizations and how they are successfully leveraging digital channels to drive strategic goals. We’re excited to continue the work of recognizing and sharing success stories from leading healthcare organizations.”

The eHealthcare Leadership Awards program has grown tremendously and become the unquestioned leader in honoring healthcare digital communications.

The Awards, now in their 18th year, are judged by experienced digital marketers from hospitals, health systems, and a wide variety of other healthcare organizations, as well as marketing service providers. In 2016, over 900 entries competed for platinum, gold, silver, and distinction honors. The Awards focus on digital functionality, with an emphasis on ease of use. There are 15 award categories and 17 group classifications, so that organizations compete only against others of comparable type, size, and resources.

The 2017 award winners will be announced at the 21st Annual Healthcare Internet Conference in Austin, TX, October 23-25. Mark Gothberg, who founded the Awards and eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, will serve as chairman emeritus and senior advisor of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards this year.

“Since Health Care Communications first launched the awards 18 years ago, the program has grown tremendously and become the unquestioned leader in honoring healthcare digital communications. I fully expect that the program will continue this success and add even greater value to those who enter and those who support the awards,” notes Gothberg.

The entry deadline is June 30. Additional information and entry materials are available at:
http://www.strategichealthcare.com/awards

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

2015 eHealthcare Leadership Awards

ehealthcare-leadership-awards-logoWe at Plain-English Media extend our congratulations to the winners of the 2015 eHealthcare Leadership Awards.

Presented by Health Care Communications, Rye, NY, the eHealthcare Leadership Awards program recognizes the very best websites and digital communications efforts of a wide range of healthcare organizations.

The winners were announced today at a special presentation in Orlando, FL, during the 19th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference sponsored by Greystone.Net, Atlanta.

Winners are published in the December 2015 print edition of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends. This special edition of our print newsletter includes details of the 2015 eHealthcare Leadership Awards, all 272 award winners in all categories, full listing of judges, and more.

You can order copies of the special award edition of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, using this form.

 

Population Health Management Webinar

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Strategic Health Care Marketing presents a brand-new webinar for health care marketers, communicators, and strategists…

Population Health Management: How to Use Behavior-Change Marketing to Improve Your Patients’ and Community’s Health—and Your Organization’s Bottom Line

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2:00-3:30 P.M. Eastern Time. ​ dubuque-royce 150x340

Your Presenters:

  • Susan Dubuque, Principal, Neathawk Dubuque & Packett
  • Maria L. Royce, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Market Development, Chief Strategy Officer, WellSpan Health

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As a health care marketer, your job has primarily been about generating volume: putting as many “heads in the beds” as possible. But with the recent changes in health care reimbursement, hospitals and health systems are transitioning from getting people into their facilities to keeping them healthy.

One tool to help encourage healthy behaviors is called “social marketing” (not to be confused with social media), and it’s about using your marketing skills to make positive behavioral changes in a population—from smoking cessation to exercising more to eating healthier.

You’ve probably already seen some of these changes in your facility. And as a health care marketer, you may be wondering about your role in this new world order. What are the marketing skills you will need to change people’s behaviors—and do you have them? Is your job still relevant? How will population health management benefit your health care facility? And how will you know if it’s working?

The good news is that by shifting your orientation—and taking a lesson from our colleagues in public health—you can apply the marketing skills you already have to a new purpose: Changing behavior and improved health for your patients and the communities you serve.

And here’s even better news: You can find out what it takes to create a social marketing program in your health facility when you register to attend “Population Health Management: How to Use Behavior-Change Marketing to Improve Your Patients’ and Community’s Health—and Your Organization’s Bottom Line” on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Listen as Susan Dubuque from Neathawk Dubuque & Packett and Maria Royce from WellSpan Health provide a review of the latest changes in health care marketing and what they mean for you. Find out exactly what social marketing is, how it will benefit both you and your facility, and get a step-by-step guide to creating behavior-change programs that work. By the end of this webinar, you’ll be equipped to help your organization rethink its marketing strategy—and take a leadership role as it moves into the new paradigm of population health.

In addition, you’ll hear about a successful community health-improvement initiative that WellSpan created, and get an overview of a targeted program for “frequent-flyer” patients—those with multiple readmissions and higher ED use. Find out how these programs can have a positive impact on your facility’s bottom line.

Register today to guarantee your place at this essential learning session. And remember that your entire team in one location can participate with you when you register.


Strategic Health Care Marketing Webinar at a Glance

DATE: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
TIME: 2:00 P.M. Eastern, 1:00 P.M. Central, 12:00 P.M. Mountain, 11:00 A.M. Pacific DURATION: 90 Minutes
PLACE: Your computer
COST: $195 per dial-in site (unlimited attendance at one location) through 5/12/15, $245 thereafter
TO REGISTER: Click here or email leslie@plainenglishhealthcare.com

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For one low price—just $195 when you register by 5/12/15 ($245 thereafter)—you and your entire team at one location can take part in this fast-paced, insightful webinar. Best of all, you’ll be able to connect personally with our speakers when we open things up for questions from the audience.

Here is just some of what you’ll learn during this in-depth 90-minute conference:

  • Social marketing: What it is and how it can help you and your organization survive the changing health care landscape.
  • How to determine if social marketing programs will be a good fit for your organization.
  • How to adapt your health care marketing skills to creating population health-improvement programs.
  • Step-by-step instructions for developing a behavioral-change marketing program.
  • The benefits of integrating health-improvement programs into your overall marketing strategy.
  • How to effectively measure the outcomes of your efforts—and their effects on your facility’s bottom line.
  • And much more!​​

Can’t Attend on May 20?
No problem. Just order the webinar recording on CD.


Distinguished Presenters

Susan DubuqueSusan Dubuque is Principal and Co-Founder of Neathawk Dubuque & Packett, a health care marketing and advertising firm. She is also an adjunct instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the School of Healthcare Administration and a member of the Strategic Health Care Marketing Editorial Advisory Board. Prior to founding ND&P, she was the Director of PR and Marketing for Mary Immaculate Hospital.

Ms. Dubuque has published more than 100 articles on health care and service marketing, and has assisted more than 200 hospitals and health care organizations with marketing and branding initiatives. She received the Award for Individual Professional Excellence from the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (AHA).

Author of A Parent’s Survival Guide to Childhood Depression and Kid Power Tactics for Dealing with Depression, Ms. Dubuque launched a national campaign to increase public awareness of childhood depression, which has been adopted by Mental Health America.

maria-l-royceMaria L. Royce is the Chief Strategy Officer for WellSpan Health, an integrated system of physicians, hospitals and health services across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. A veteran health care strategy professional, Ms. Royce provides leadership in the areas of strategic, operational, and business planning; community health and wellness; philanthropy; marketing; communications; and community partnerships.

Ms. Royce joined WellSpan in 1992 as the Director of Public and Corporate Relations and later served the organization as Director of Planning and Marketing and Vice President of Community Relations. She is an active leader in the health care industry, having been the President of the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development.

Ms. Royce holds a bachelor’s degree from LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in public administration/nonprofit management from the University of Pittsburgh.


 Your webinar registration includes:

  • A site license to attend this webinar (invite as many people in one location as you can fit around your computer at no extra charge).
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from our speakers.
  • The opportunity to connect directly with our speakers during the audience Q&A session.

Register Now! Or for more information, email leslie@plainenglishhealthcare.com.

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Can’t Attend on May 20?

No problem. Just order the webinar recording on CD.