Lessons in Personalization: What Healthcare Can Learn from Retail Call Centers

The retail industry has been at the forefront of customer experience and personalization—extending their innovations to a variety of channels, including digital marketing and call center.

As the healthcare landscape continues to move toward a customer-centric approach, what can healthcare learn from the retail space? More specifically, what lessons can retail call centers offer the healthcare sector to help marketers provide better personalization in their engagements with consumers and patients?

In this post, we’ll explore three ways retail call centers provide experiences that healthcare leaders can incorporate to provide the personalization needed to impact consumers in today’s evolving healthcare marketing landscape.

Lesson 1: Create Simple, Efficient Experiences

Within the retail sector, simplicity can lead to better overall customer satisfaction. According to Marketing Week, 62 percent of consumers are willing to pay more for a simple, straightforward experience. Retail call centers understand that simpler experiences translate to higher customer retention, more referral traffic, and better overall brand loyalty. But how do they provide simplicity in a way that can benefit healthcare marketing? The answer lies in connecting the dots on patient/consumer needs, combining them for a simplified solution to suit their healthcare needs. More

Daymon Smith

Daymon Smith

Daymon J. Smith is the Vice President, Engagement Center Practice Leader at Evariant. Daymon joined Evariant in 2013 with a focus on ensuring healthcare leaders got the most from their investment in the Evariant healthcare CRM solution. Daymon has lead the effort of creating the Evariant Engagement Center solution and has a sharp focus on helping leading health systems move to a proactive call center model that improve the overall patient experience and generates revenue for the system. Daymon is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Grappling Instructor. He is also a former All American Running Back at both Colgate University and LaSalle Academy.
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The Future of Population Health Management: 5 Trends to Watch

Population health management is a strategy aimed at improving the health of segmented populations and reducing care costs. PHM requires in-depth data analyses to identify trends across a targeted group and effective outreach tactics that leverage these populations with optimal health information at the right time, in order to improve care outcomes.

Many healthcare organizations aim to maintain the upward trajectory of population health initiatives by furthering current programs and reaching new patient populations. In a report detailing healthcare executives’ goals for 2018, 95 percent ranked population health between “moderately” and “critically” important for the future success of their organization.

In this post, we’ll dive into five population health management trends and discuss how healthcare organizations can leverage them.

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Evariant

Evariant

Evariant provides a leading healthcare CRM solution suite designed to help health systems transform the healthcare experience for their consumers, patients, and physicians. Built on the Salesforce Platform, our solutions foster richer consumer/patient engagement and tighter physician alignment. Powered by cutting-edge data and analytics, Evariant enables health systems to effectively communicate care options that increase revenue and market share, while optimizing network utilization. Many of the top health systems have selected Evariant to thrive in today’s hyper-competitive and rapidly changing environment.
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The Changing Healthcare Marketing Landscape: How to Keep Up with Digital Tactics

Many external factors affect the healthcare industry, including changing government regulations, evolving consumer needs and preferences, technological innovation, economic fluctuations, and more. These ever-changing elements could be catastrophic, or could be the motivators that push healthcare organizations to innovate and evolve. In order to remain competitive and successful, healthcare organizations need to be flexible and adapt alongside these influences.

For that reason, healthcare marketing strategies are evolving just as rapidly as the industry as a whole. It’s critical that healthcare marketers find new, cost-effective ways to acquire customers, engage them, and promote loyalty in the face of industry shifts.

In this post, we will look at factors that are changing the healthcare marketing industry, as well as how healthcare marketers can leverage digital strategies to gracefully adapt and drive success. More

Rachel Neely

Rachel Neely

Senior Healthcare Consultant at Evariant
Rachel Neely is the Senior Healthcare Consultant at Evariant. In this role, she serves as a healthcare marketing expert, guiding clients through collaborative workshops, identifying and reconciling points of marketing/physician ROI, overseeing the usability of Evariant products and solutions to ensure they meet client-specific needs, and collaborating with Physician and Marketing Practice Leaders to build new assets and points of view. Rachel holds a BA in Communication from Purdue University with specializations in Advertising and PR.
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Using Proactive Call Centers to Build Relationships in Healthcare

Today’s healthcare customers have the ability and the tools to shop around for the best possible value, care, and experience.

According to Gallup, in order to thrive in this type of environment, health systems need to build and maintain patient trust, loyalty, and engagement over time. An excellent tool for this is a proactive and strategic call center.

A proactive and strategic call center – also referred to as an engagement center – integrates with data from a healthcare CRM to provide call center representatives with additional information about the caller, such as health history and previous engagement.

Healthcare CRMs weave together many different sources of data – including demographics, psychographics, social, behavioral, clinical, financial, website, call center, and provider credentialing – to provide a 360-degree view into consumer and patient preferences, habits and activities. With this information available, call center representatives can create comprehensive caller profiles, giving them the knowledge necessary to assist customers throughout their journeys within the health system.

Engagement centers fulfill many functions, including answering caller questions, registering people for classes and events, logging complaints and compliments, handling physician referrals, scheduling clinical appointments, and providing additional educational resources. Ideally, a proactive call center can handle several of these use cases in a single call. In order for this type of call center to be functional and successful, call center agents are required to have a more extensive skill set than traditional call center representatives.

Through these types of interactions, proactive call centers play an integral role in health systems’ acquisition and retention of customers and patients. Let’s take a look at how:

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Daymon Smith

Daymon Smith

Daymon J. Smith is the Vice President, Engagement Center Practice Leader at Evariant. Daymon joined Evariant in 2013 with a focus on ensuring healthcare leaders got the most from their investment in the Evariant healthcare CRM solution. Daymon has lead the effort of creating the Evariant Engagement Center solution and has a sharp focus on helping leading health systems move to a proactive call center model that improve the overall patient experience and generates revenue for the system. Daymon is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Grappling Instructor. He is also a former All American Running Back at both Colgate University and LaSalle Academy.
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Achieving the Perfect Healthcare Customer Experience with Technology

Healthcare Customer ExperienceThe traditional role of the healthcare marketing department was to attract new customers through broad outreach. However, the healthcare industry is changing with shifting consumer expectations.

Health systems’ marketing departments are no longer responsible for just bringing in “leads” – these teams are now tasked with managing the entire customer experience, starting at the first interaction and continuing until a loyal relationship is formed.

To do so successfully, healthcare marketers need technology that facilitates the creation of personalized messaging and automated engagement efforts. Marketing technology can help teams create integrated, omnichannel campaigns by incorporating analytics, strategy, and creativity. It also provides insights into customer data, giving healthcare marketers the tools to keep up with their evolving customer base. With these solutions, healthcare marketers can deliver consistent, timely, and relevant messages that acquire, retain, and engage patients.

In this post, we will explore what makes a great healthcare customer experience and look at the marketing technologies that can help bring this to life.

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Gary Druckenmiller

Gary Druckenmiller

Gary Druckenmiller, Jr. is Vice President, Customer Success at Evariant. He functions as lead strategist, digital marketing thought leader and C-level executive sponsor for all of Evariant’s enterprise clients, primarily focused on advising health system leadership of opportunistic methods to improve their digital presence and interactive growth potential. Prior to Evariant, Gary served as Vice-President for Harte-Hanks, responsible for healthcare digital strategy and deliverables including multi-channel campaigns, paid digital media, social media, CRM and analytics. Gary has been with Evariant for 8 years and can be heard often on the hospital marketing speaking circuit. Gary has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bentley University.
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