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Align Your Physician Referrals To Boost Your Bottom Line

If you could get a physician to refer 100 percent of his or her patients to your hospital or health system, what would that be worth? If the physician refers to specialists, such as neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons, it could be worth $2.5 million to $3 million in annual revenue, according to Bryce Bartel, CEO Read More

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Lifepoint Health Takes Its Physician Relations Program Up a Notch with Ascend PRM Solution

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // If you could get a physician to refer 100 percent of his or her patients to your hospital or health system, what would that be worth? If the physician refers to specialists, such as neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons, it could be worth $2.5 million to $3 million in annual Read More

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Bill Citro, Communications and Marketing Senior Analyst at Nebraska Medicine

Which User Testing Tool Is Right For You?

You’ve been working on your website redesign for many months. At key points along the way you solicited feedback from your physician committee and other stakeholders in your organization. Now you’re finally ready to let internal users test the site before the public launch. What are the right tools to use to get user feedback? Read More

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3 User Testing Tools: Seeing Your Hospital’s Website Through Users’ Eyes

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // You’ve been working on your website redesign for many months. At key points along the way you solicited feedback from your physician committee and other stakeholders in your organization. Now you’re finally ready to let internal users test the site before the public launch. Or maybe you revamped your Read More

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Fully Integrated PRM and CRM = Fully Leveraged Healthcare Marketing

Ever dream of driving a Ferrari? If you’re a health system, the equivalent is a completely tricked-out, customized, integrated technology platform that gives you all the information you need to tackle your market holistically. No more siloed B-to-B vs. B-to-C strategies. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is living this dream as it prepares to roll Read More

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! Lehigh Valley Health Network Revs It Up with Integrated CRM/PRM Strategy

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Is the whole equal to the sum of its parts, or greater than the sum of its parts? Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is banking on the latter as it prepares to roll out fully integrated physician relationship management (PRM) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems from Evariant this Read More

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After the New Website, What Comes Next?

With so many major changes occurring in every aspect of healthcare, health systems today are advancing into new realms and evolving new models to better serve constituents. This means that before one major project is complete, a new one is already on the drawing board. Such is the case with the digital marketing agenda of Read More

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When It Comes to Digital Marketing, a Health System’s Work Is Never Done

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Rome wasn’t built in a day. It grew one conquest at a time. With so many major changes occurring in every aspect of healthcare, health systems today are advancing into new realms and evolving new models to better serve constituents. Change is the only constant. Before one major project Read More

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Dan Dunlop, Jennings

Digital Physician Relations Program Expands, Opens New Doors for MD Anderson Cancer Center

“I hear you knocking, but you can’t come in.” So go the words to the 70’s hit song. The world has changed for physician relations liaisons and sales reps trying to meet with overburdened physicians in person. Even if you can get your foot in the door, is this the best way to get your Read More

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Dan Dunlop, Jennings

Digital Physician Relations Pilot Changes Model, Connects Referring Physicians to MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Digital Resources Using Social Media

Ask the Expert with Dan Dunlop Dan Dunlop, President and CEO at Jennings, and Lyle Green, Associate Vice President, Physician Relations, MD Anderson Cancer Center co-authored The Digital Future of Physician Relations, an article that appeared in eHST in August 2013. In it, they introduced the concept of using digital to reach out to referring physicians. Read More

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Online Patient Lead-Gen Forms: A Valid Way to Attract New Patients And Grow Service Lines

By Sheryl S. Jackson Online appointment request forms are not a new idea. In fact, physician offices and hospitals have incorporated them into their website design as one way to increase convenience to patients. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH), however, a strategic approach to information or appointment request forms has proven to be an effective marketing Read More

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The Digital Future of Physician Relations

by Lyle Green and Dan Dunlop In May 2013, a group of physician relations profes­sionals and thought leaders gathered in Houston to develop a vision for the future of physician relations. Recognizing the growing adoption of digital media by medical profes­sionals, the assembled experts sought to define the future role of the physician relations specialist Read More

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