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The power of art: Hospitals use paintings, sculptures to improve patient health, satisfaction

Hospital leaders frequently incorporate design when they remodel facilities in order to improve population health and community wellness. But many organizations now try to prominently display works of art to reduce patient stress and boost satisfaction, the  Wall Street Journal  reports. Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital took the concept to a whole new level, commissioning 19 artists to decorate its newly opened facilty in Indianapolis.

ER marketing: Health system uses mailers to advertise heart attack care

As some hospitals across the country turn to old-school marketing techniques to bring in targeted patients, a Tennessee-based hospital chain uses mailers to alert patients about what emergency department (ED) to turn to if they have a heart attack, the  Tampa Bay Times  reported.

10 considerations for a more innovative hospital culture

Guest post by Andrea J. Simon, Ph.D., former marketing, branding and culture change senior vice president at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. She also is president and CEO of Simon...

Old-fashioned marketing technique brings in targeted patients

In an age where social media engages new customers and Internet advertising targets younger users,  MLive  reports a handful of Michigan hospitals now use an old-fashioned marketing technique to bring in new patients: billboards.

5 tips for hospitals in a consumer-driven market

American consumers are increasingly taking more responsibility for healthcare costs, with the Affordable Care Act helping them take a more active role in shopping for their own coverage. To succeed in this patient-centered marketplace, they should adopt five strategies, according to a new report from the American Hospital Association.

Embrace retail clinic strategies to succeed with consumer-driven healthcare

Hospitals can learn from CVS and Walgreen's retail drugstores when it comes to competing in a consumer-driven healthcare environment, according to a commentary published Wednesday in Becker's Hospital Review.

Why healthcare providers must tap the Hispanic market

Hispanic Americans are a growing, largely untapped market for the healthcare industry, with 10 million eligible to gain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from PwC's Health Research Institute.

HIPAA marketing rule doesn't go far enough, health attorney says

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services or Congress should work to expand the limited range of permitted activity in marketing low-cost, low-risk devices requiring a prescription, according to David Harlow, a Boston-based health attorney and  FierceHealthIT  Editorial Advisory Board member.

3 reasons healthcare pros should join Twitter

Truth be told, I was fairly late to the social media party. I understood the professional networking benefits of LinkedIn, but despite my friends extolling the virtues of connecting on Facebook, I didn't get the appeal of people sharing the everyday minutiae of their lives.

6 top 2014 healthcare marketing trends

Younger consumers and digital technology will drive six healthcare marketing trends in 2014, according to a new whitepaper released by New York-based agency Smith & Jones.