Consumer-Driven Healthcare Marketing: Using the Web to Get Up Close and Personal
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Healthc. Manag.
Health Policy & Services
This essay examines the emergence of consumer-driven healthcare marketing, including its operational definition, how it has been used in the past, and how it has evolved. Specifically, marketing practices in other industries are inspected to understand the factors that have contributed to their successes and to determine the relevance of these efforts to healthcare marketing. The advantages of new, technology-enabled marketing opportunities are considered as well, such as stealth ads, blogs, podcasts, and corporate participation in social networks. The implications of the regulation on healthcare websites, along with the work-around strategies used, are analyzed. Lastly, the essay submits recommendations for the healthcare executive when implementing a consumer-driven healthcare marketing plan.
Journal of Healthcare Management
"Consumer-Driven Healthcare Marketing: Using the Web to Get Up Close and Personal" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2071.