What’s the biggest security hole facing your hospital? It’s your outdated version of Internet Explorer!
Microsoft used to support “old” browser versions for years after new versions were released. But now their model is changing, largely in response to competing browsers that automatically update and stay current over time.
It seems like, almost every day, there’s a new digital marketing tool or platform to help you push forward your online and offline marketing efforts. And there’s nothing more exciting for a marketer than to work with a client who’s willing to give all the cool new tricks a try to see how they work.
That’s what Geonetric found in the marketing team at Genesis Health System when we teamed up to promote their BirthCenters in Davenport, Iowa, and Silvis, Illinois.
I love learning and talking about content strategy. And writing. And editing. Oh, and style guides. Man, do I love a good style guide. Seriously. It totally pumps me up.
Luckily, at Geonetric, I’m surrounded by people who feel the same way. And just last week, four of us braved Midwestern road construction season and drove north to Minneapolis for Confab Central 2015, a content strategy conference.
Geonetric has been doing our quarterly client satisfaction survey for a few years now. It’s a valuable tool for gathering feedback from our clients and making sure we’re all aligned on the right path … and we’ve been seeing great results.
In an agile environment, however, periodic retrospectives are a critical component – even when things seem to be running smoothly. A retrospective is a planned meeting that gives a team the opportunity to reflect and adapt. In a typical retrospective, we ask three overarching questions:
- What’s going well?
- What could use improvement?
- What actions should we take?
We applied those questions to our Client Satisfaction Survey process … and here are our observations and interpretations.
The forces of change are arraying and the impact on healthcare marketing, public relations, communications and planning will be significant. The change isn’t just driven from healthcare reform, it’s also coming from health consumerism and advances in technology including big data, personalized communication and CRM.
I’ve had the opportunity over the past year to be part of a SHSMD think tank exploring the future of the strategy disciplines — marketing, planning, public relations, corporate communications, and physician relations — within the healthcare enterprise.
This task force, working with David Grandy and a team of design thinking consultants from HDR consulting, interviewed, work shopped and vetted its conclusions with hundreds of professionals, executives and CEOs from both inside and outside of our industry.
The result of this work is the impressive Bridging Worlds report. It provides a detailed and actionable plan outlining the changes that healthcare organizations need to make to succeed in the future.