Healthcare Marketing

Wishing All Healthcare Marketers Great Success In 2019

Roger Korman, President

The New Year is about change. People make resolutions to lose those stubborn 10 pounds or quit French fries. Some vow to spend more time with family and less time in the office. It’s a new day, a new dawn, as the song says. Of course, we tend to keep the good things in our lives as the calendar turns—those things which we can rely on and are familiar with.

As marketing professionals, you know what you need to change and what you need to keep in your mix. Email is a keeper, with its high potential for targeted reach and deep engagement.  

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Topics: Email Marketing, Healthcare Marketing

Aligning Hospital Marketers And Healthcare Staffers: A Message From Santa And His Elves

Lisa Killion

Health system CEOs have a substantial undertaking. Given the current spirit of the holiday season, you might compare a CEO to a certain jolly fellow in the North Pole and the great responsibility that accompanies his role.

Of course, Santa’s advantage is that he has all those extra helpers. If you’ve ever seen Elf or a similar holiday movie, you know his elves are efficient, productive, and happy. To quote Will Ferrell’s character, “Smiling’s my favorite.” And, elves are always aligned in mission—something not always possible for hospital marketing and healthcare staffing departments, given their varying responsibilities.

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Topics: Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Healthcare Staffing, Healthcare Marketing

Key Takeaways From A Year Of Hospital Conferences

Andrew Munro, Senior Vice President, Healthcare

Healthcare conferences typically draw a wide range of marketing experts, and this year was no exception. We heard many of these experts speak across numerous events: presenting on the changing scope of hospital marketing, the role of digital strategists, and the promise email offers within the competitive physician recruitment landscape.

While all of the conferences we attended in 2018 provided great insights, a few of them rose to the top with regards to quality, depth, and applicability.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Healthcare Marketing

Top 10 Blogs For Healthcare Marketers In 2018

Andrew Munro, Senior Vice President, Healthcare

This year was filled with a number of significant developments for healthcare marketers. The rising demand to respect individual privacy rights dominated conversations surrounding digital marketing, as did the increasing importance of using data-driven email marketing tools to increase physician engagement and retention.

Our most popular 2018 blogs covered many of these issues. Here’s a quick look.

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Topics: AIM, Email Marketing, Healthcare Marketing

[Video] Email Campaign Results

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

The rise of digital communications means our inboxes are fuller than ever. Think back to the overwhelm of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when it seemed every single entity you’d ever given your email address to (and maybe some you didn’t) was emailing with some sort of offer. While those are exceptionally frantic days, using email as a regular means of communication will continue to grow.

How can you ensure your emails stand out in your healthcare providers’ overflowing inboxes? It starts with providing valueDoing so will condition your physicians to recognize your messages as important and worthwhile.

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, Email Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment

Why You Should Care About CCPA Right Now

David Reim, Chief Privacy Officer

In terms of social policy, California is often considered a bellwether state. If California votes it in, other states better pay attention. And, although it isn’t the largest, the state of California holds a great deal of influence. The Golden State is the fifth largest economy in the world and is projected to surpass 40 million residents by 2019—representing approximately one out of every eight U.S. citizens (12.5 percent). California also has 12 percent of the nation's physicians.

Given the state’s impact, it’s no wonder that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is becoming an important topic. Although the CCPA does not go into effect until January 1, 2020, there are crucial considerations you need to start thinking about right now.

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Topics: Email Marketing, Healthcare Marketing, Pharma Marketing, Data Privacy

HCIC 2018: Things To Do In Scottsdale, AZ

Christopher Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, Healthcare

Scottsdale, AZ is known for its great fall weather, with temperatures averaging around 75 degrees in November. There’s also lots to see and do in the area. That’s why if you’re headed to the 22nd Annual Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC), you’ll want to set aside a little time in your busy schedule to explore some of the highlights.

Whether you want to experience the art galleries, indulge in specialty food drinks, or visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s former residence, there’s sure to be something that appeals to your senses.

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, DMD News

No Tricks, Just Treats: Deploying Valuable Email Content To Physician Candidates

Christopher Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, Healthcare

Healthcare staffing professionals are tasked with finding the "perfect match" for the hospital entities they represent. Thanks to a diminishing physician supply and increasing demand, that undertaking isn’t always achievable in its truest sense. Time constraints and an overfull docket of open positions often results in staffers pushing out a blanket list of open positions with no energy or resources for targeted—and thus valuable—communications.

So, instead of sweetening the deal with an inbox full of “treats” (aka: job incentives), candidates are left to weed through the same old posts with nothing to entice them to take further action. It’s not intentional trickery on the staffers’ part, but it does lead to a frustrated end user—one who might end up ghosting you in the end.

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Email Marketing

[Video] Optimizing CTAs For Better Engagement

Jerrad Rickard, Director of Product Management: Email

Have you ever received an email where you had to search high and low on how to take action? Unless it was something you were really interested in, chances are your search ended in a frustrated “forget it!” quickly followed by hitting delete.

A frustrated user is also less likely to engage the next time your healthcare marketing email lands in his inbox, a reaction brought about by the process of conditioning (in this case, negative conditioning).

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Topics: Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Healthcare Marketing

Is A Federal Data Privacy Law Coming?

David Reim, Chief Privacy Officer

Consumer data privacy is more than a “hot topic” these days; it’s become a major concern for many. The Cambridge Analytica breach involving millions of Facebook users was just one of the data disasters that exposed widening holes in personal data protection. As a result, regulations such as GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 have been implemented in an attempt to attack the gaps.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is also entering into the discussion, with a recent statement proposing a federal privacy framework which would preempt state law on matters concerning data privacy. This federal structure, they claim, is necessary in order to provide “certainty and consistency to consumers and businesses alike.”

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Topics: Healthcare Marketing, Email Campaign Design & Deployment, Data Privacy

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About the Blog

DMD President Roger Korman and his management team publish weekly articles on digital communication and technology in healthcare.

Articles are published that cover website visitor identity, the value of authenticated healthcare professional databases for use in multichannel marketing to physicians and healthcare professionals. DMD clients in pharma, hospital and health systems, agencies, and physician marketing companies rely on DMD's email and AIMSM technologies to improve communication with healthcare professionals across marketing channels.