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While many care coordination strategies focus on the elderly, who have a higher rate of comorbidities, one of the most important benchmarks of health status is infant mortality. In Indiana, the infant mortality rate is the seventh highest in the country, with 7.6 deaths per thousand births versus a nationwide rate of 5.9.
Virtually every health system uses Facebook to promote its brand. But how many have gone live on the largest social media platform in the world? Cynthia Schmidt, marketing chief at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health in Richmond, and Keith Kaufelt, VCU social media specialist, say doing so can transform the conversation with your community.
If you're like millions of Americans, you've seen the award-winning television show "Shark Tank," in which entrepreneurs have 10 minutes to sell investors on their business idea. Now transfer that image to the last time you walked into the C-suite to sell your annual strategic marketing plan and budget.
When Ascension's leadership began implementing a major strategic shift away from its distributive leadership model to form a cohesive health system operating hospitals, medical groups and clinics across the country, that had to change.
In today's competitive health care environment, physician engagement is a top strategy for increasing referrals and market share. As a relatively new regional health system, Trinity Health of New England needed to go beyond mere engagement to align employed and community-based physicians with organizational priorities for a shared mission, clinical integration and revenue growth.
The meteoric rise of consumerism is one of the most the most significant challenges facing the health care field. Today's consumers expect the same transparency, convenience and personalization from their health care providers that they receive from Netflix, Amazon and even their bank.
Piedmont Healthcare is creating a customer experience that rivals that of other industries.  
A recent study by Adobe found that American consumers spend an average of 7.8 hours a day engaging with digital content—about the same amount of time they spend sleeping. Marketing leadership at Children's Health in Dallas, Texas saw this trend as both a challenge and an opportunity. Read about their approach to marketing automation in this article.
A gray wave is poised to wash over this country thanks to the aging of the baby boomers, and it is a wave whose effects will be felt from coast to coast. Today, seniors are 15 percent of the American population, but in less than 20 years, adults 65 and older will comprise 22 percent of our citizens (see Figure 1). In fact, it is predicted that the number of Medicare-age adults will outnumber children under the age of 18 by 2035, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 National Population Projections.
More than ever before, health care communicators need to have a content strategy that directly contributes to bottom line business results. Orlando Health is doing just that and reaping the benefits of increased exposure by positioning itself as a trusted health care system with compassion.
How can health care organizations proactively help the public to better understand their personal and family risk for cancer and encourage them to seek genetic testing? In 2015, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology—a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing genomic technology and sciences—launched its "Information is Power" genetic testing campaign.
Patient journeys are one of the hottest topics in health care marketing and with good reason. They can achieve excellent results by directing engagement tactics to where an individual consumer is on the decision-making continuum for elective health care services. This article discusses a major patient journey initiative by UC Health in Ohio.
Navicent Health identified four key objectives that would guide its strategy to become the health system of choice for consumers. One of these is "Engaging consumers in meaningful ways" with a focus on understanding Navicent Health's various types of patient cohorts and what motivates them when seeking health care. This article details their approach to patient journey mapping.
In 2017, Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, had a fairly new leadership team and an outdated strategic plan. They realized it would be valuable to bring in an outside partner, so they asked Stratasan to guide them through the process of updating their plan. This article discusses the five-step planning process developed to address each of their goals for growth.
Healthcare organizations have historically experienced a significant gap in strategic performance because of a disconnect between strategy formulation and execution. This article discusses the Strategic Services Group at Atrium Health and their model to drive health system success.
In a world that keeps sending disruptive innovations like shock waves through the health care landscape, how can health systems better meet the demands of today's time-starved, information-overloaded consumers? Florida Hospital needed to figure it out—and quickly.
In an era when "content is king," storytelling has never been more crucial for setting a health care organization apart from the competition. Here are five tips for finding compelling health care stories in your organization.
Several years ago, Saint Francis Healthcare system launched its first "Pink Up" campaign, which was designed to increase breast cancer awareness, promote early detection, and offer free mammograms to those in need. In 2016 the health system ramped up its fundraising and outreach efforts to turn the population health cancer awareness program into a cancer movement. Read more about their keys to success in this article.
Voice assistants are one of the latest trends reshaping the patient and consumer technology landscape. According to a Pew Research study, nearly half of Americans use voice assistants. This article discusses the growing demand for voice assistants and the programs health care organizations are developing for patient- and consumer-engagement.
Several years ago, the Betty Ford Center for chemical dependency and recovery merged with Hazelden, a provider of drug and alcohol addiction treatment, to create the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the largest nonprofit of its kind in the nation. Here is an inside look at some of the key decisions and processes involved in this challenging initiative and eight key takeaways to inform your rebranding efforts.