In today's healthcare landscape it's critical for marketing departments to be able to demonstrate they are not merely "a cost of doing business" but rather an asset that can contribute to the organizational bottom line. But how? Read more about one healthcare organization's journey to measuring marketing performance.
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Ask the executive team at any of the 5,200 hospitals in the United States and they will likely tell you that local demographics, competition, and payer mix make them "different from the rest." Although differences abound, all are seeing troubling reimbursement trends, all must find ways to respond to an increasingly demanding consumer, and all are looking to develop a revenue growth strategy for long-term sustainability.
With over 85 percent of patients discharged directly home the day after surgery at Trinity's Bettendorf, Iowa, campus, strategic planning and market development leaders at UPH recognized an opportunity to work with Trinity to drive discussions on care delivery models for the future of joint replacement surgery. Read about the initiative and the results in this article.
Patients' personal investment in healthcare is higher now than ever before, and so are their expectations. In this consumerist environment, quality of experience is a prime factor in driving loyalty. This article explores both quantitative and qualitative approaches that are needed to grasp the entire patient choice decision-making journey.
In 2013, Boston Medical Center (BMC) began a five-year strategy to recruit more than 45 additional general internal medicine and family medicine providers. Read more about their recruitment campaign in this article.
We are in a renaissance. The rate of change in the healthcare marketplace is moving at an accelerated pace. There are more opportunities than ever before for healthcare strategists, but there are greater challenges to refine and build upon their skillsets in preparation for an unknown future. Read about the skills and attributes necessary to succeed in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment.
Imagine trying to manage strategic planning for a health system that has doubled in size in recent years, but lacks standardized business development processes to maximize growth opportunities. Then, imagine an extremely competitive consumer marketplace where two members of that same network are advertising for the same service in the same newspaper (or on dueling billboards) with no mention of the health system.
How can a health system develop optimal new wellness programs tailored specifically to its unique market? That's the challenge Fairview Health Services, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, faced in 2015 as part of its strategy to develop new services that would meet the needs of the community, generate new sources of revenue in a retail delivery model, and extend its presence in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.