Jane Weber Brubaker, Editor of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends

Lean Healthcare: Valuing What Patients Value

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Lean business practices have been around ever since Toyota devised the “Toyota Production System” to transform its manufacturing processes. The idea was further refined in the book Lean Thinking, and distilled down to five core ideas¹: Value—specify the value desired by the customer Value Stream—identify the value stream for Read More

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Matt Gove, chief consumer officer of Piedmont Healthcare

Starred Reviews Work for Amazon—and Piedmont Healthcare

The most influential source in selecting a physician may be a recommendation from a friend or family member, but it doesn’t stop there. “When you get a recommendation from someone you know, one of the first things you do is look online to find more information about that physician,” says Matt Gove, Chief Consumer Officer Read More

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Matt Gove, chief consumer officer of Piedmont Healthcare

At Piedmont Healthcare, the Most Powerful Marketing Tool Is the Voice of the Consumer

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In 2014, Piedmont Healthcare was the second health system to go live with physician star ratings based on Press Ganey survey data. “The reason we did it was because there’s no more powerful voice in helping consumers understand the experience with a service or product than the voice of Read More

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Improve Your Hospital Website, Improve What Consumers Think of Your Brand; NPS Tells Memorial Hermann Where to Focus

Patients are consumers. They want convenience—especially online. They expect it, and when they don’t get it, they don’t like it. When they don’t like it, they may tell other people. If they’re really upset, they may use the large megaphone known as the Internet to tell the world. Wouldn’t it be great if they told Read More

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Net Promoter Score: Are Your Patients Promoters, Passives, or Detractors?

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Net Promoter Score is a mechanism that collects consumer feedback by asking the question: How likely is it that you would recommend [brand] to a friend or colleague? Memorial Hermann uses Net Promoter Score to measure consumer sentiment across a range of online experiences. “We can get a gauge Read More

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