Digital Transformation

The Value of Business Training for Health Care Leaders

Honor Health

When asked in an interview with StartUp Health founders earlier this year if he thought more physicians would pursue business training along with their medical training, Toby Cosgrove, MD, executive advisor and former CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic, said, “Well, I hope so, because health care has become a very big business, and I Read More

How Can You Pivot to a Retail-First Mindset?

Annie Haarmann, head of strategy and consulting, healthcare and life science, Reputation

Consumer expectations have changed since the pandemic, and patients are shopping for health care much like they shop for retail goods. They want a seamless, Amazon-like digital experience and they expect to schedule an appointment, check in, pay a bill, or see a doctor virtually, all from a mobile device. Moreover, they pay attention to Read More

Why MDs Get MBAs

James Whitfill, MD, chief digital transformation officer, Honor Health

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // A 2014 article in The Atlantic begins, “At a time when many of health care’s greatest challenges are business problems, more and more doctors are adding three extra letters after their names.” Those three letters are M-B-A. When asked in an interview with StartUp Health founders earlier this year Read More

How a Retail Mindset in Health Care Drives Patient Acquisition

Adeline Ashley, director of digital strategy and marketing communications, ProMedica

// By Marlene Kurban //  ProMedica has operations in 28 states. It saw huge improvements in key metrics after implementing a robust reputation management strategy at scale.  Consumer expectations have changed since the pandemic, and patients are shopping for health care much like they shop for retail goods. They want a seamless, Amazon-like digital experience Read More

Looking Toward the Future by “Unscaling” Health Care

Jefferson Health

Things are changing when the CEO of a major health system comprising 14 hospitals — soon to be 18 — tosses around phrases like “health care at any address” and says things like, “We want to be the partner for those people who want to thrive without health care getting in the way.” The definition Read More

The Key That May Finally Unlock the Door to Health Care Transformation

Steve Klasko, MD, MBA, CEO of Jefferson Health and president of Thomas Jefferson University

View from the C-Suite: Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President, Thomas Jefferson University and CEO, Jefferson Health // By Jane Weber Brubaker // There are two words Steve Klasko uses a lot: “What if…?” Like other visionary health system leaders, he’s scaling up to meet the reality of health care today, while at the same Read More

Health Systems Look Outside the Industry to Up Their Digital Marketing Game

Jim Nilson, senior director, digital marketing at UC Health

// By Jim Samuel // There is a common thought among health care marketers that the business lags years behind other industries regarding digital marketing and meeting consumer needs. Two health systems have brought in marketing executives from Disney and higher education to help them catch up. If you have been paying attention for the Read More

Don’t Let Coronavirus Steal Your Perspective

Using Amara’s Law to Analyze Pandemic’s Effect on Marketing // By Jeff Stewart // VITAS Healthcare AVP of digital communications Jeff Stewart urges marketers to stick with fundamental marketing principles and keep focused on consumer needs — especially during a time of unpredictability such as the coronavirus pandemic has caused. The annual health care marketing Read More

Who’s Looking Out for Consumers’ Health Care Interests These Days?

Lindsay Resnick

“We’ve been exposed!” exclaims Lindsay Resnick, executive vice president at Wunderman Thompson Health. “COVID shined a bright light on American health care — the best and the worst: gaps in its value chain, disparities in communities, advances in technology, changes in consumer behavior, and a culture of collaboration in crisis.” Resnick says health care consumers Read More

Four Challenges Facing Health Care Marketers in COVID Recovery

Lindsay Resnick

// By Lindsay Resnick // Consumers want to know, “Who’s going to do the right thing when it comes to my health?” We’ve been exposed! COVID shined a bright light on American health care — the best and the worst: gaps in its value chain, disparities in communities, advances in technology, changes in consumer behavior, Read More