[SHSMD15 Podcast Series] Healthcare Success is pleased to present our continuing series of conversations with healthcare industry and marketing thought leaders who will be speaking at the 2015 Conference of the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development of the American Hospital Association, #SHSMD15.

In this podcast, Healthcare Success CEO Stewart Gandolf talks with the COO of Spirit Health Group, Guy McClurkan. They preview Guy’s SHSMD15 session titled: Connecting The Dots: A Four Step Model For Full-Circle Engagement.

This informative session at SHSMD15 is about consumer and patient engagement with strategies for creating behavioral changes that create lasting consumer relationships and sustainable value. Guy told us that “what we’re trying to do is offer some advice in key focus areas, and provide models for success in patient engagement and consumer engagement.”

One of the distinctions in closely related terms that Spirit Health Group makes, Guy told us, is between a “consumer” and a “patient.” Patient experience can be much clearer in that it relates to the delivery of healthcare from a provider to a patient. The consumer, however, includes those members of the community who require no medical service at the present time.

Among the ideas and concepts that Stewart and Guy discuss in this conversation are:

The four steps in creating a lasting relationship in the lifetime customer cycle

  • consumer acquisition
  • activation or patient conversion
  • navigating patients
  • retaining patients
  • Building loyalty for the long term and a customer for life
  • Identifying and reaching the health care decision makers
  • How and why the health business relies on constant consumer relations

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This important presentation by Guy McClurkan promises to provide session participants with replicable best practice models, and Spirit Health Group’s four-steps, for greater success in patient engagement. “Doing the right thing for patients” sounds like simple advice. But helping patients to understand and navigate the complex healthcare environment is the right thing for our health care businesses.

Stewart Gandolf, MBA

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 This informative SHSMD15 session with Guy McClurkan, Connecting the Dots: A Four-Step Model for Full-Circle Patient Engagement, will be Monday, October 12, at 1:30PM at the 2015 Connections conference of the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development of the American Hospital Association.

FOR MORE INFORMATIVE TALKS in our educational series, connect with this page of recent interview/podcast posts from Healthcare Success.  

Healthcare Success is exhibiting at booth #122. Healthcare Success is a full-service healthcare marketing company serving a national clientele of hospitals and outpatient clinics. Meet us at 2015 SHSMD Connections, October 11-14, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.

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Stewart Gandolf

Stewart Gandolf

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Healthcare Success Strategies
Stewart Gandolf, MBA, is CEO of Healthcare Success, a medical marketing and health care advertising agency. He is also a frequent writer and speaker. Most importantly, he is happily married and a "rock-n-roll daddy" to two wonderful girls.
Stewart Gandolf
Stewart Gandolf


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