The monthly top 5: April

Hello and welcome to the inaugural Monthly top 5, where we’ll take a look at what interested you the most over the past 30-ish days.

Our goal is to give you a little perspective into what your peers are thinking about, as well as to make sure you didn’t miss a great blog post. I mean, have you seen our amazing new comic strips?

Now that we’ve taken care of the shameless self-promotion, here are the top five blog posts from April.

The tip of the top

1. From women in tech attendees to Hylanders

A few months ago, I was amazed to find out that the number of women in STEM in the United States is only 24 percent, according to Crain’s. But I’m also constantly amazed at Hyland’s community efforts to help address issues like this.

A great example of these efforts is our Women in Tech conferences. Check out April’s top blog post, written by Courtney Byham, recruiting program manager at Hyland, to see how a few Hylanders kick started their careers here by attending one of our Women in Tech conferences.

2. For the love of customers

The number two blog post of the month shared a bit of our culture; a behind-the-scenes peek into the making of our new brand. Drew Chapin, Hyland’s vice president of marketing, notes that throughout our history, we’ve always had a simple mission: To help our customers achieve their full potential.

It’s true. And our refreshed brand reflects our commitment to and the positive impact we make on our customers and their relationships with their own customers – patients, constituents, students, employees, and more. Because we believe even the little things help reinforce our shared goal of delivering an exceptional experience.

3. Why Millenials are avoiding life insurance

When I read this piece, I was amazed. Especially when Cara McFarlane, Hyland’s global solution marketing manager for insurance, reported that more than 75 percent of Millenials who are parents are uninsured, according to Bestow.

We wondered what was up, so we asked more than 300 of them. Read McFarlane’s blog post to find out the top four things we learned about why Millenials don’t want to engage with life insurers. And what you can do to change that.

4. Managed services: Because we all need a little help sometimes

Whenever Carissa Nettle, manager of global services at Hyland, writes a blog post that uses her escapades with her puppy Archie as an analogy, we get a deluge of emails about … puppies. So leave a comment if you want us to start mixing in some blog posts about potty-training best practices.

Actually, please don’t. But in the meantime, check out Nettle’s post to see how to use our managed services as an on-demand extension of your team – for however short or long as you need us.

Since 1991, we’ve treated our customers like family. Your success is our success. And we want you to have peace of mind, knowing you have trusted experts you can always turn to in times of need.

April 23

5. Blockchain in healthcare: Reality versus hype

While its origins are in finance, organizations can apply blockchain to exchange anything of value — including health data. As such, many have deemed this technology as the answer to the current healthcare interoperability problem.

Check out what Ken Congdon – Hyland’s healthcare content marketing manager – has to say about why your organization should begin preparing for an eventual blockchain implementation. After all, 60 percent of healthcare executives believe they will lose a competitive advantage if they don’t adopt the technology, according to a Deloitte survey.

Fav thing of the month: Spring, and not the fake Chicago kind

April 28

  • My wife and I moved from Chicago to the mountains in Asheville, North Carolina, a little more than five years ago. As this April went by, it seemed like every week, my mom would send me a picture of snow back home.

So I was feeling like a genius last weekend when I was riding my mountain bike in 80-degree weather while it was … snowing in Chicago. I mean, April, y’all, April.

And with that, we conclude the first-ever monthly recap. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. A rabbit, if you really want to know. These days, he's a content marketing manager at Hyland, as well as the editor of this blog. The author of three books, he’s been writing about tech at Hyland for more than a decade. His industry certifications include CDIA, ecmp, and an MBA.

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