Healthcare

10 Reasons Why You Need Healthcare Consultancy

Healthcare industry particularly Hospitals, Nursing Homes and individual clinic & healthcare practitioner in current era is facing many challenges while running their business in profitable manner.

In current scenario society perception towards healthcare is changed a lot. Society at a large expecting good quality & safe healthcare services from hospitals & healthcare professionals.

People have started demanding for good services from hospitals. To maintain and providing quality care services hospital management needs improvise their care model on regular basis in this demanding & challenging era.

In spite of having less number of beds availability (Hospital Bed v/s population), competition amongst healthcare providers is high due to this hospital management & marketing department are making continuous efforts to maintain or increase profitability of their businesses.

On the other hand, due to various factors procedure / surgery rates are decreasing & operational cost is increasing. Increased land cost, equipment cost, operational cost and skilled professional cost investment behind new Healthcare business establishment is very high.

So, how to overcome with this challenging situation?

Answer is investing in healthcare consultancy and let them help you out to face this challenges and to make your healthcare business profitable by increasing patient trust towards you, increase patient footfall, revenue grow and reputation.

Go through the 10 Reasons Why You Need Healthcare Consultancy for better understanding on Healthcare consultancy.

  1. A dedicated manpower

An institution where saving lives and catering to the healthcare needs of the patient is of utmost priority, it is tough to focus on marketing needs. Here is when consultants come in to play with a dedicated team of professionals.

  • To direct patient traffic towards you

A team of marketing professionals assist you with the guidance and communication to help you attract patient traffic.

  • Put the right marketing strategy in place

Apart from knowing what to do, it also very important to know when and how to do. A consultancy brings with all the answers with strong research as its base.

  • To build or rebuild your perfect image

Branding image is the first thought that flashes in your mind when you talk about a brand. That though or the visual should be incorporated rightly to create a positive impact. And a consultancy would exactly know how to do it!

  • To assist you become stronger than your competitor

A consultancy doesn’t just have the theoretical knowledge but is also know what works on ground and what doesn’t. It very well understands that one thing you need to do to stand out.

  • To help you get better understanding of patients’ behaviour

It is important to know the average patient’s/ their family’s behaviour and pattern from the moment of consultation to recovery to retention. The knowledge helps to improve and grow. Here is where you need healthcare consultancy.

  • To increase your patient engagement

A very key factor that leads to patient retention is patient engagement and a healthcare consultancy can assist you in doing the same.

  • Do the healthcare communication right way

Communication is essential in marketing however it is important do it right with sensitivity and in a way that it strikes a chord with your audience.

  • To benefit from their experience and expertise

A consultancy doesn’t just come with skilled professionals but also experienced experts who’ve with corporates and doctors and exactly know what they are doing. You sure can add value to your brand through this knowledge.

  1. An economic alternative to marketing

A consultancy offers you a complete package of skills, experience, expertise and dedicated manpower at a fixed price that too with a commitment of growth. While building your own marketing team can take a lot more effort and money with an uncertainty of results.

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Hospital Internal Marketing

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There are three kinds of organizations; those who make things happened; those who watch things happen; and those who wonder what`s happened.

If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.

As the world spins into the challenging phase of economy, both citizen and business wonder what is ahead. There is not only change, but the rate of change is accelerating. A twelve-year old girl said of her ten year old sister, “She is of a different generation.” Her younger sister listens to difference music, plays different videos, knows different movie stars, has different heroes.

Organisation or companies often fail to recognize that their marketplace changes years to year. Last year winning marketing strategy may become today`s losing strategy. As someone observed, there are two kinds of companies: those who change and those who disappear.

We at Trizone always believe in Knowing is Knowing & Doing is Doing, hence we keep on inventing new strategies which really works for our healthcare clients.

In this blog you will know more about Internal Marketing & how to create brand ambassadors. In a competitive and dynamic environment, healthcare organizations need to continuously revolutionize their business practices so as to deliver better value for their patients. The healthcare sector is subject to transformation and advancement; and in order to sustain their business performance, these organizations need to be well informed about the present market trends and formulate strategies in accordance. While facing the various challenges of marketing strategy development and implementation, branding, positioning and assessment of the market and ever changing clinical demands, these organizations also has to uphold their performance amidst uncertain market behavior.

Objective:

  • Create Your Brand Ambassadors
  • Create positive attitude & ownership towards Organization
  • Engage Maximum Footfall & capture their eyeballs on your Brand
  • Cross Selling of offered services
  • Word of Mouth
  • Engagement in social media
  • Utilization of Existing workforce & footfalls to increase business

Step involved in Internal Marketing

Phase 1:

  1. Articulate Vision & Mission
  2. Gauge the existing scenario
  3. Segmentation of existing workforce
  4. Communication Plan
  5. Execution of communication Plan
  6. Internal Events
  7. Measure impact & re-planning accordingly

Phase 2:

  1. Feedback [Patient, Relative & Visitors]
  2. Cross Selling
  3. Social Media Engagement
  4. “Thanks for Trust on Us”
  5. Patient Welfare Officers /Floor Managers
  6. Delight Team
  7. In-house referral scheme
  8. Data Collection

PHASE 1:

  1. Articulate Vision & Mission

For Example: Some Hospital has following:

Vision

Striving with excellence to create world-class integrated healthcare delivery system, entailing finest medical skills to fulfill the needs of the community in its chosen field of medical treatment

Mission

To become a global healthcare institution, which encompasses latest technology and best medical practices with an emphasis on ethical principles, in a caring environment, to preserve and enrich the quality of life with a respect for human dignity

Values

Setting the best practice standards in services, continuously improving performance and exceeding the expectations of patients as well as their families.

Believe in building and maintaining long-term patient relationships, so as to become an essential resource for their well being.

We believe in:

Training and developing the best medical practices as the key to deliver superior service.

Consistently investing in technology and infrastructure to match international benchmarks.

Continuously educating the community in the context of women and children welfare

  • Gauge the existing scenario [internal Customers]:

One can do the Gap Analysis between Vision, Mission & actual practices on the basis of following parameters:

  • Ownership
  • Commitment
  • Opinion Poll
  • Word of Mouth
  • Segmentation of existing workforce:

Understand the existing Gossip centers in and Around hospital thru Identification of common gossip topics & gossip mongers, Corrective steps & policy

Healthcare organizations must have defined their SOPs for each process, It should also well communicated amongst the team members so that they will understand work segmentation and their individual roles & responsibility for the particular task. Following are the few points on which organization can do segmentation of existing workforce:

  • Understand the existing patient, relative visitors flow
  • Segmentation of workforce according to their skills & ability
  • Medical & Non Medical
  • Creation of Communication Plan:

Identification & creation of various groups & align communication strategy accordingly

In today`s world communication is very easy but at the same time right communication at right time is also very important aspect of the communication. Healthcare organizations must create their master plan for various communications. 

  • Identification of communication channels
  • Maximum utilization of Social Media Platform
  • Merchandise
  • Whatsapp Groups, Social Medias, E-mail [Education, motivation, promotions]
  • Execution of communication Plan:

To connect with internal customers effectively, organization should be more careful while executing the communication plan.

  • Work Station Posters
  • Workforce Education & Training on Who, Why, For What, When, How etc.
  • Social Media Platform
  • Merchandise
  • Whatsapp & E-mail [Education, motivation, promotions]
  • Events:

Internal events are essential for any healthcare organization, as we all know healthcare workers are in tremendous work pressure and stress, to feel them happy at work place, organizations must plan yearly event calendar for internal customers:

  • To create employee ownership & transform them in to Brand Ambassador
  • To increase synergy between internal & inter department functions
  • To increase bounding between all stake holders
  • Increase Brand ownership & loyalty
  • Events like Director`s Day, CEO`s Day etc to interact with all levels of internal customers, Team Building, Quiz, Get together, birthday celebration
  • Measure impact & re-planning accordingly:

Healthcare Organisation should measure impact periodically to understand strategy impact on business. On the basis of impact measures one should always re-plan the strategy acoordingly:

  • Feedback Overview
  • Result Overview

To measure the impact thru interview, observation, feedback, spy etc. & act accordingly

PHASE – 2:

  1. Feedback [Patient, Relative & Visitors]:

In today`s healthcare organizations, many of them are practicing patient’s feedback capturing practices at various level like OPD, IPD, Billing, discharge etc. but organization must follow the right way of taking feedbacks. Few points are:

  • Who is filling it
  • Who get it filled
  • Consideration of last few experience
  • Mental Status
  • How many forms
  • Satisfaction v/s Delight
  • Follow up Action
  • Feedback Process analysis
  • Cross Selling:

Cross selling means attract existing patient or attender to avail other available facilities at hospital like health check ups, package booking, etc.

  • Cross Department Selling
  • Create service awareness
  • Brochures
  • Digital / interactive signages
  • SMS, Emailer, Posters, Merchandise
  • Promotional Scheme
  • Package Scheme
  • To engage & convert existing customers for various other offered services
  • Social Media Engagement:

In today`s world of digitalization, organization must practice tactics to connect internal & existing customers to their social media platforms:

  • Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Google+, blog etc
  • To connect with patients & Visitors
  • Free internet access to main foyer
  • Kiosk to “connect with us”
  • Membership scheme
  • “Thanks for Trust on Us”:

Once patient or attender or internal customer depart or leave the organization after availing your services, one should always greet them:

  • Message card to each patient by consultant after consultation, on discharge, during ward visit etc.
  • Carry Bag / special bag
  • Souvenir
  • Create positive bonding between patient & consultant
  • Unique way to connect with patients emotions
  • Patient Welfare Officers / Floor Managers:

Healthcare service providers have to practice like hospitality industry does for their customers, on each contact point in healthcare organization there should be someone to assist patient and attenders e.g. patient welfare officers / floor managers who take care of:

  • For coordination between doctor and patient`s relative
  • Coordination between relative and hospital administration
  • Coordination between internal and external doctors
  • Patient`s support service monitoring
  • Delight Team:

To achieve higher success in healthcare businesses one should understand customer delight and monitor delight experience of each and every customer by appointing Delight Team:

  • Patients satisfaction v/s delight experience monitoring
  • To provide customized support services to patients
  • In-house referral scheme:

As we discuss in starting internal customers are best brand ambassadors for any organization, to motivate them one should start internal referral schemes:

  • Incentive scheme for employees on patient refer by them
  • Incentive scheme for clinical team on inter department patient referral
  • ‘Health Referral” Free/discount Health Check Up coupons to existing HCP clientele
  • Data Collection:

Last but not least, organization must emphasize on data collection tools and technologies.

  • Identification of available opportunities for data collection
  • Process establishment of Data Collection
  • Periodical updation
  • Utilization of Data
  • Dala Analysis for various schemes
  • Clinical Research

Hope this article must have given you the complete knowing on Internal Marketing and how one can utilize this for their business success.

Do Remember Knowing is Knowing & Doing is Doing.

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Healthcare workers, sanitation workers, paramadeics, doctors and nurses to receive Rs 50 lakh insurance cover: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today (26th March, 2020) announced a comprehensive package of Rs 1.7 lakh crore for the economy hit by coronavirus in India. Sitharaman announced Rs 50 lakh medical insurance cover per person for healthcare workers, sanitation workers, paramedics, doctors and nurses who are exposing themselves to the virus.

“There will be Rs 50 lakh insurance per health care worker as a medical insurance cover for them for three months,” she said.

She said that the government is working so that those affected directly, particularly the poor, will have to be reached out to directly. Today’s package will address those who need immediate help, she added.

Hopefully, we would be able to contain the virus in this period, she said.

Must Appreciate the efforts made by government of India in this situation.

Source : News Channels & Portals

Healthcare in India & Road Ahead

Trizone Healthcare Marketing Consultant

Trizone Healthcare Marketing Consultant

Healthcare Industry in India

Healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors now – both in terms of revenue and employment. Healthcare comprises hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment, Healthcare IT firms etc.

The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a brisk pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players.

Indian healthcare delivery system is categorised into two major components – public and private. The Government, i.e. public healthcare system comprises limited secondary and tertiary care institutions in key cities and focuses on providing basic healthcare facilities in the form of primary healthcare centres (PHCs), CHCs, Hospital in rural as well in urban areas.

The private sector provides majority of secondary, tertiary and quaternary care institutions with a major concentration in metros, tier I and tier II cities.

India’s competitive advantage lies in its large pool of well-trained medical professionals. India is also cost competitive compared to its peers in Asia and Western countries. The cost of surgery in India is about one-tenth of that in the US or Western Europe.

Market Size
Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research & various available sources on websites
The healthcare market can increase three fold to Rs 8.6 trillion (US$ 133.44 billion) by 2022.

India is experiencing 22-25 per cent growth in medical tourism and the industry is expected to reach US$ 9 billion by 2020.

There is a significant scope for enhancing healthcare services considering that healthcare spending as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is rising.

The government’s expenditure on the health sector has grown to 1.4 per cent in FY18E from 1.2 per cent in FY14. The Government of India is planning to increase public health spending to 2.5 per cent of the country’s GDP by 2025.

References: Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), RNCOS Reports, Media Reports, Press Information Bureau (PIB)

Investment

The hospital and diagnostic centers attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) worth US$ 6.09 billion between April 2000 and March 2019, according to data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Some of the recent investments in the Indian healthcare industry are as follows:
• Healthcare sector in India witnessed 23 deals worth US$ 679 million in H12018.
• India and Cuba have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase cooperation in the areas of health and medicine, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Government Initiatives

Some of the major initiatives taken by the Government of India to promote Indian healthcare industry are as follows:
• On September 23, 2018, Government of India launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), to provide health insurance worth Rs 500,000 (US$ 7,124.54) to over 100 million families every year.
• In August 2018, the Government of India has approved Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission as a centrally Sponsored Scheme contributed by both center and state government at a ratio of 60:40 for all States, 90:10 for hilly North Eastern States and 60:40 for Union Territories with legislature. The center will contribute 100 per cent for Union Territories without legislature.
• The Government of India has launched Mission Indradhanush with the aim of improving coverage of immunisation in the country. It aims to achieve atleast 90 per cent immunisation coverage by December 2018 which will cover unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children in rural and urban areas of India.
Road Ahead

India is a land full of opportunities for players in the medical devices industry. India’s healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing sectors and it is expected to reach $280 billion by 2020. The country has also become one of the leading destinations for high-end diagnostic services with tremendous capital investment for advanced diagnostic facilities, thus catering to a greater proportion of population. Besides, Indian medical service consumers have become more conscious towards their healthcare upkeep.

Indian healthcare sector is much diversified and is full of opportunities in every segment which includes providers, payers and medical technology. With the increase in the competition, businesses are looking to explore for the latest dynamics and trends which will have positive impact on their business, thus full of opportunities for Healthcare marketing & branding professionals.

The hospital industry in India is forecasted to increase to Rs 8.6 trillion (US$ 132.84 billion) by FY22 from Rs 4 trillion (US$ 61.79 billion) in FY17 at a CAGR of 16-17 per cent.

India’s competitive advantage also lies in the increased success rate of Indian companies in getting Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approvals. India also offers vast opportunities in R&D as well as medical tourism. To sum up, there are vast opportunities for investment in healthcare infrastructure in both urban and rural India.

Reconnect….. Restart….

After almost 2 years I have logged in to akhildaveblog.com to start it again… so here you go..

Industry where I work is called healthcare Industry, it`s an amazing industry to work or serve the humanity but at the same time nothing come as charity, we need to improvise day to day basis to increase revenue to cope with the day to day increments of healthcare operational costs.

anyways I am not here to write on business tactics to improve / increase revenue. I am here to share my feelings & experience which I gained during my journey in this industry.

Many of the time I feel frustrated when my higher ups talk about increment in revenue through advertisement, branding, campaign, referrals, corporate etc. Why it so because many of the time I have seen that problem is not with external marketing but major problem is in internal marketing and unfortunately only team of marketing personnel can not make that successful alone, they required support of entire operations, paramedics & medical staff of the hospital.

Guys hope all of you are aware about “Internal Marketing in Hospital” … If no than wait for tomorrow or read my earlier blogs..

 

 

 

 

No need of Marketing in Healthcare / Hospital

Yes, No need of Marketing… It`s Need of the hour is Internal Marketing..

After a more than decades of experience in Hospital Marketing field I can say that current Healthcare Providers in India (Majority) are missing  the biggest opportunity to interact with theirr existing customers, patients, relatives, visitors who are major part of Marketing Plan activations…

There is no need of spend huge money after advertising, referrals, PR etc. when you already have some few patients, visitors, your own employees are there to promote you..

Internal Marketing is all about understanding people near and surrounding to you…

 

 

Restructuring Marketing Department

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In a competitive and dynamic environment, healthcare organizations need to continuously revolutionize their businesses so as to deliver better value for their patients. The healthcare sector is subject to transformation and advancement; and in order to sustain their business performance, these organizations need to be well informed about the present market trends and formulate strategies in accordance. Healthcare organizations need to restructure their Marketing Department as per today`s requirement.

Restructuring Marketing Department:

  • Internal Marketing Team
    • Coordination between marketing Team & Staff
    • Internal communications
    • Events Planning
  • Patient/Relative Experience Management
    • Floor managers
    • Coordination between consultant & Patient
    • Coordination between Patient/Relative & Hospital administration
  • Retention & Loyalty Team
    • Data Collectors
    • Inhouse scheme promotions
    • Cross Selling
  • Brand Equity Creation
    • Branding & Advertising
    • Campaign Designing
    • Hospital stationery, Website updation, social Media Management
  • Referral Sales
    • Local Referral Sales
    • Periphery Referral Sales
  • Corporate Sales
    • Corporate, TPA, Insurance, PSUs
  • International Marketing
    • Coordinate International patient referral channels
    • Coordination and assistance to International Patient during their visit to hospital
  • Event Management
    • Execute various events organised by Sales team & Internal Marketing team

Hospital Marketing in 2014

Hospital Marketing in 2014
By reading this article`s heading you all must be thinking about to explore new trend in Hospital Marketing, that`s true partially as you go reading this, you will say “Ohh that I know very well..” but believe me like you many of us have so many ideas which can be transform in to new trend in respective industry but “Knowing is Knowing & Doing is Doing”. So keep reading and keep implementing.

Shape up your Marketing Team: Traditionally all hospital management has their Marketing or Business Development team and their major focus is not marketing but the SALES. So let`s shape up your team in manner that you can cover all aspects of hospital marketing, according to me Marketing Department should be divided in to 6 part:
1. Internal Marketing Team
2. Branding Team
3. Corporate Sales Team
4. Referral Sales Team
5. Event Team
6. PR Team
Effective coordination and combination of above team can lead successful Hospital Marketing & Business Growth.

Market Research: Traditionally, all hospital marketers follow existing technique prevailing in the market, e.g. One hospital is doing advertisement campaign on “Knee Replacement Surgery using Computer Navigation” or some latest equipment for error free surgery with clean atmosphere & excellent services, with the photo of some old age couple back to their normal life with hassle free walking. Another hospital will similar kind of advertisement with lowest package rate. Some other hospital will do the same kind of advertisement campaign with showing old age person playing football after Knee Replacement Surgery. According to me hospital should have develop Market Research Team who constantly measures patient`s trend, need, demand, willingness, behavior, expectation etc. and the same time explore and update new trend in medical world, by evaluating said data marketer can always invent new ideas to promote their particular services in very effective way.

Know your Existing Customer first: all marketer wants more and more footfalls in their hospital and for that they do all kind of efforts and spend huge money, but marketers just forget their existing customers who are already there at your place for availing some or other kind of service of your.

According to me in today`s challenging economy marketer has to utilized their existing customer to market their services and facilities by using various methods like cross selling, privilege card, loyalty card, gift car, referral scheme, hospital merchandisers etc. Marketer should also know how to use existing data base [contact number, email ids, home & office address etc.] of their existing customers.

Get Connected, Get Social & Be active on Social Media: Most healthcare companies utilize Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Blog, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn for their brand visibility but marketers needs to cultivate and invent their own strategy to utilize this platform in maximum benefit to community and organization.

According to me Hospital marketer has to assign social media engagement work to internal marketing team for better and effective strategy. Before designing any social media strategy marketer need to gather various research data from marketing research department to understand their target segment`s like, dislike, trend, need, expectation, behaviors etc.

There are so many other things to write…

Will update in next blog, meanwhile Happy Learning and keep commenting and suggesting on my blog..

Your comment and suggestions can transform, reform Healthcare Marketing this year!!

 

Healthcare Environment

In a competitive and dynamic environment, healthcare organizations need to continuously revolutionize their businesses so as to deliver better value for their patients. The healthcare sector is subject to transformation and advancement; and in order to sustain their business performance, these organizations need to be well informed about the present market trends and formulate strategies in accordance. While facing the various challenges of strategy development and implementation, branding, positioning and assessment of the market and ever changing clinical demands, these organizations also has to uphold their performance amidst uncertain market behavior.