How the Low-Profile Mandate Committee Influences Your Medical Practice

The opinion/editorial page in every publication draws fewer readers than the front page. Traditionally, the Op-Ed section is less interesting and exciting than the flash of hot news. So, in case you missed Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal about healthcare’s Mandate Committee, it’s well worth two minutes of your time. […]

Hospital Marketing Perspectives: Capture Market Share and Referrals by Hiring Physicians

The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) took another look at the shift of physician employment from private practice to hospital employment. The top-line observations are not too surprising: Physicians are looking for security and hospitals are looking for increased market share, referrals and admissions. But, the study observes, this mutual attraction doesn’t assure […]

Marketing Lessons from Massachusetts’ Reform Experience

Report from the Future: Marketing Lessons from Massachusetts’ Reform Experience In our continuing series of podcasts from #SHSMD11 in Phoenix, Healthcare Success Founding Partner Stewart Gandolf spoke with Alan Macdonald of South Shore Hospital (South Weymouth, MA). Alan provides an insightful look ahead in a presentation titled Report from the Future: Marketing Lessons from Massachusetts’ […]

“Priceline” Hospital Marketing: Will Patients Trust in “Lowest Bidder” Healthcare?

The big-picture objectives of the “Bundled Payments” initiative seem worthy: “Better Health, Better Care, Lower Costs.” But we have to wonder if hospital marketing and advertising will find itself answering patient concerns about trusting their wellbeing to a “lowest bidder” system? Under a pilot program announced recently by the Department of Health and Human Services, […]

Extreme Makeover Predicted for Healthcare (Really?) No Surprises for Healthcare Marketing among PwC Top Trends

We predict that you’ll be reading a lot of New Year predictions this week. One such crystal ball report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) uses pretty dramatic language. Within six top health industry issues, PwC expects an “extreme strategy makeover.” And each of the six issues contain healthcare marketing, advertising and public relations implications for medical providers, […]

Healthcare Reform: Smooth Transition or Shotgun Wedding for Private Practices?

To all in the U.S. healthcare community who have been either too busy or too discouraged to really pay attention to the most fundamental implications of the new healthcare reform law (officially titled “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”), most of the prevailing opinion, including direct comments from White House officials and other government […]

Change is certain to continue in cardiology marketing

Nobody has a clear vision about the shape of cardiology marketing in 2014 and beyond. What is already a highly dynamic competitive landscape for private practice cardiologists and cardiology groups promises more of the same as the Health Care Reform act takes effect over the next few years. With operating costs and competition increasing, and […]


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