Suzanne Sawyer

Suzanne Sawyer, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Penn MedicineSuzanne Sawyer

Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Penn Medicine

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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.

IBM Watson Health: How Smart Computers Can Revolutionize Healthcare Marketing

Suzanne Sawyer, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health

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 Read More

Suzanne Sawyer, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health, Joins eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board

Suzanne Sawyer, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health

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 Read More

Precision Healthcare Marketing

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How to Improve Patient Engagement, Revenue, and Profitability—Lessons from Penn Medicine’s Transformation to Data-Driven Digital Marketing

Originally presented September 3, 2015.
Your Presenters:

  • Suzanne Sawyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Penn Medicine
  • Rob Grant, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Evariant

Members can watch this on-demand webinar below. (Not a member yet? Start your trial membership and watch now.)

In this webinar, which was originally presented on Sept. 3, 2015, Suzanne Sawyer, then Chief Marketing Officer of Penn Medicine (now Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health, and member of the eHealthcare Strategy & Trends Editorial Advisory Board), shares lessons learned from transforming her organization from traditional marketing to digital and data-driven methods, and how this four-year journey helped Penn Medicine reach new patients and better engage with its current ones. We guarantee you’ll gain insight that will help your own organization make its marketing more targeted, more accountable, and more profitable.

Suzanne and her team successfully implemented a technology platform that supports more targeted marketing and communications with patients, consumers, and referring physicians. They created a robust digital marketing program that is trackable, highly targeted, and very effective.

Penn chose Evariant as its CRM provider. Over the past four years, they’ve collaborated on 100 digital campaigns that have generated more than 20,000 digital leads, 38% of which have converted to patients. You’ll get the inside scoop on their approach, from platform implementation, data integration, and staffing, to campaign deployment, analytics, and a reliable ROI. Find out how their continuous learning approach to digital marketing has improved results (and how yours can, too!)

You’ll learn:

  • How—and why—Penn Medicine transformed its marketing function to be more digitally focused and data driven.
  • The results of Penn Medicine’s 100 digital campaigns, and how to use what its marketers learned to transform your organization’s marketing success.
  • The most effective marketing communications strategies for increasing cross selling/upselling to patients and other consumers.
  • What the Penn marketing team analyzed—and the value of using those analytics—to better manage and assess campaigns.
  • Practical tips that will help you find the right CRM solution for your organization.
  • How to build a marketing technology platform that supports targeted marketing and better communication with patients, consumers, and referring physicians.
  • How to get good results using Penn’s continuous learning approach to digital marketing.

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Cognitive Technology in Healthcare: Looking to the Future with IBM Watson Health

Suzanne Sawyer, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing at IBM Watson Health

// 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 Read More

Suzanne Sawyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Penn Medicine, and Rob Grant, Co-Founder and Executive VP, Evariant to present at new eHST webinar

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, Read More

University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Digital Marketing Redesign Achieves Stellar Results

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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 Read More

Precision Digital Marketing: Penn Medicine’s Journey of Innovation

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 Read More

Good Advice for Those Tempted to Try Facebook Ads

Susan Solomon

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 Read More