IBM’s cognitive computer Watson became a household name and overnight sensation in 2011 when it beat two of Jeopardy’s top contestants, smoothly handling the show’s lineup of cleverly named categories and obscure facts. Soon after Watson’s victory, IBM began to get inquiries from physicians, particularly oncologists, interested in knowing if cognitive technology could be applied […]
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Suzanne has worked in marketing, strategic planning, and business development in health care for more than 20 years.
Suzanne is VP & chief marketing officer of Penn Medicine, a top 10 health system and $7B clinical and research enterprise. She recently returned to Penn in an expanded role after helping to launch IBM Watson Health, where she served as vice president of portfolio marketing.
Her previous roles included CMO and strategic leadership positions for three other academic medical centers, as well as the American Enterprise Institute (a public policy think tank), and the National Wildlife Federation. She started her career working as a staffer on Capitol Hill.
Suzanne is a lecturer at the Wharton School in Strategic Brand Management, Healthcare, and Marketing, and is a frequent presenter at marketing and technology conferences. She received her BA from Penn State University in Foreign Service and International Politics.
The eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board is made up of leaders in the digital healthcare marketing field who are committed to shaping the future of the industry. They offer ongoing feedback on our editorial coverage, write occasional articles, and point us to developments and people our members should know about. I’m very pleased […]
How to Improve Patient Engagement, Revenue, and Profitability—Lessons from Penn Medicine’s Transformation to Data-Driven Digital Marketing
Originally presented September 3, 2015.
- Suzanne Sawyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Penn Medicine
- Rob Grant, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Evariant
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// By Jane Weber Brubaker // IBM’s cognitive computer Watson became a household name and overnight sensation in 2011 when it beat two of Jeopardy’s top contestants, smoothly handling the show’s lineup of cleverly named categories and obscure facts: “Dialing for Dialects for $800,” says Watson, choosing a category in the opening round. Host Alex […]
Recently, we published “Precision Digital Marketing: Penn Medicine’s Journey of Innovation.” There were so many takeaways and lessons to be learned from the Penn Medicine experience we asked the lead voices in that article to share more in a new webinar. I’m happy to announce that they have agreed, and on Sept. 3, Suzanne Sawyer, […]
Few would disagree that healthcare has lagged behind other industries in adoption of digital marketing strategies and technologies. Suzanne Sawyer, Chief Marketing Officer at Penn Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, made it her mission to change that in her own organization. “The discipline of marketing is changing and evolving,” says Sawyer. “We’ve been […]
Penn Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, has a long and venerable history. The School of Medicine was the first in the nation, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania the first teaching hospital. In keeping with its legacy of innovation, Penn Medicine today continues to chart new territory, reaching new and existing […]
by Susan Solomon Facebook has had better years than last year. There was the rocky IPO. And before that, General Motors announced it would pull the plug on $10 million in Facebook advertising. The reason GM gave was the inability to effectively track an ROI for Facebook advertising and the general belief that the medium […]