Resources Setting the stage for Rapid Renewal Consumer trends report Amazon expands Amazon Care Chicago Trump Tower vaccinated early – thanks to hospital COO who lives there DispatchHealth raises $200 million in series D Takeaways Introducing Rapid Renewal Rapid Renewal is a phase of the No Normal representing healthcare’s recommitment to long-term transformation. COVID-19 accelerated…
Introducing Rapid Renewal
- Rapid Renewal is a phase of the No Normal representing healthcare’s recommitment to long-term transformation.
- COVID-19 accelerated transformation in healthcare with much of the groundwork done by competitors vying for top-of-funnel services and insurers with eyes on health systems’ margins.
- Catering to emerging trends such as dispersion, mistrust of experts, and worship of crowds in marketing plans will give hospitals systems a competitive edge.
Dispersion – it’s time to focus on “how” instead of “where”
- Dispersion is the re-distribution of efforts and resources to remove unnecessary friction and costs. Applied to healthcare, this means creating a fluid customer experience – independent of location.
- Shifts away from traditional care delivery models such as Amazon Care and DispatchHealth tighten the race for top-of-funnel-services by increasing care convenience.
- To counter these forces, health systems must renew the way patients interact with their brand to offer a better care experience.
In vogue: mistrust of experts
- Between COVID-19 and socio-political unrest, 2020 saw a deep erosion of trust in government health institutions like the CDC or even CMS.
- Health systems and hospitals now have an opportunity to own the role of “trusted health expert” but should tread cautiously to maintain this newfound trust.
Goodbye, top-down marketing
- The public’s trust no longer belongs to experts but instead to the crowds. To account for this change, healthcare marketers must start talking to people, not at people.
- To garner top-of-funnel engagement, healthcare marketers should look away from top-down marketing and transition to influencer, word-of-mouth, and peer-to-peer referral marketing.