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5 Ways Healthcare B2B Marketing Can Influence Software Selection

Posted by Mary Ann Hegvold on April 13, 2017

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Is it possible to get a healthcare facility to switch to using a new software system, especially the one they use everyday for electronic health record management? It seems a little bit daunting when you consider that this type of change would affect every patient and every employee at a healthcare facility.

It does happen, and often. Especially when you consider that many facilities hastily picked EHR software a few years ago to meet the government requirement that one be in place.  Now these facilities are starting to realize the good and the bad about their selection. Not every EHR is good for every medical facility. And if they chose one that's not giving them what they need to function properly and ensure that billing goes smoothly, they're likely to start looking around. What can you do as a healthcare B2B marketer to be sure your software is one being considered?

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Website Lead Generation, B2B Healthcare Marketing

Physician Online Reputation Management in 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Hegvold on March 17, 2017

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Two years ago, when we first wrote a blog about online physician reputation management there were...

  • Fewer people writing and using reviews, 
  • Only a few review sites where people posted, and
  • There were no tools like you can find today to monitor everything about you.

Oh how times have changed.

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Topics: Medical Practice Marketing, B2B Healthcare Marketing

3 Ways to Use Social Media in B2B Healthcare Marketing

Posted by Mary Ann Hegvold on March 9, 2017

healthcare-b2b-social-media.jpegCompanies are sometimes a little hesitant to use social media in B2B healthcare marketing situations. We've heard a few things like:

  • No one is going to see my post on Facebook.
  • Twitter is just so overwhelming.
  • LinkedIn is just for people looking for jobs.

Despite the fact that there's some truth to these statements it doesn't mean you can't use social media for B2B sales, including B2B healthcare marketing. Here are a few ways B2B companies, even those in the healthcare industry, can use social media in a logical way to develop relationships and increase sales.

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Topics: Lead Generation, Social Media, B2B Healthcare Marketing

How to Produce More Engaging Healthcare B2B Marketing Content

Posted by Mary Ann Hegvold on September 28, 2016

healthcare-b2b-target-marketing.jpegHIMSS recently published the State of Content Marketing 2016 report with data from healthcare B2B marketers across the U.S. There were some surprising results in that report, including:

  • 85% of healthcare B2B marketers have a content marketing strategy, but
  • Only 4% of them said their content marketing programs are extremely effective.

This is a bit worrisome since 58% of respondents said that they use content marketing to achieve lead generation. Do you see the disconnect?

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Lead Generation, B2B Healthcare Marketing

Why Healthcare B2B Websites Need Growth Driven Design

Posted by Lindsey Gutierrez on February 29, 2016

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We’ve seen over the years a lot of healthcare industry websites that are built with the “set it and forget it” mentality. A healthcare company will invest thousands of dollars every 3 or so years to create a great looking website and then let it sit there, unchanged, until the next big redesign. Yes, they may run some analytics reports to see what content is most important. But they’re not typically addressing the real question which is, “Is the website providing my visitors with what they want and need in order to produce more leads?” If the answer is anything other than, “yes and here’s how we know…” the website is probably in danger.

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Topics: Lead Generation, Web Development, Website Design, Growth-Driven Design, B2B Healthcare Marketing

Five Things Healthcare B2B Companies Need on Their Websites

Posted by Mary Ann Hegvold on October 30, 2015

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The healthcare marketplace, as you know, has a huge number of players. In every product category and service line there is plentiful competition. So how do you stand apart and make yourself known to potential customers?

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Topics: Website Lead Generation, Growth-Driven Design, B2B Healthcare Marketing

Why Selling EHR Software Requires More Than a Free Demo Offer

Posted by Mary Ann Hegvold on July 13, 2015

EHR-software-sales-leadsWhen medical practices first started their research on EHR software, they were most likely searching online for really broad terms. Things like: 

  • Which EHR software is right for my medical practice?
  • Best EHR software
  • Best cloud EHR software
  • Best EHR software for [insert specialty]

But now that most practices have been using an EHR system in their offices for anywhere from a few months to a few years, you now have a more sophisticated buyer with specific questions they need answered in order to consider your software. Ultimately they only want to switch if another software can solve the problems they're currently having. A free demo may offer insight, but how do they narrow down the list of companies to request a demo from?

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Marketing to Doctors, B2B Healthcare Marketing

How to Sell EHR Software in a Saturated Market

Posted by Mary Ann Hegvold on July 2, 2015

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After a year or more of using an EHR system it's easy for users to see the holes and identify what's not working for them. They might be thinking about changing, but they also know that it’s a big process to tackle. How do you convince them that the change is worth the effort?

Changing to a new software system is typically a pretty long and involved process. We’ve all experienced it and know that ultimately the change is for good, but finding time to research the right options, learn something new and get your entire staff onboard isn’t always easy.

And if you’re selling electronic health record software to medical practices, this is exactly what your potential customers are thinking now that most of them are using some version of an EHR in their offices.

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Topics: Lead Generation, B2B Healthcare Marketing