Showing posts with label Modernizing the Patient Experience in Reproductive Medicine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Modernizing the Patient Experience in Reproductive Medicine. Show all posts

Monday, November 30, 2020

Modernizing the Patient Experience in Reproductive Medicine: Part 8- What About Blogs?


Now I don't want to insult anybody's intelligence but I am going to start out with the blog basics and move on from there so please bare with me!

If you don't already have a business blog then the following tips will help you set one up:
       An interesting, creative title to draw attention
       All of your contact information
       A short biography of you and your business
       A picture of you and your office
       Introduction to your staff
       Useful resource links
       Links to your Social Network page(s)
       Include fresh content at least once or twice per week
*There are many Blogging tools and sites including Blogger.com, Typepad.com and Wordpress.com~ All have a do-it- yourself approach. Your website may also provide a component for your business blog
I have several business and surrogacy related blogs out there plus I write for other people's blogs. I love reposting from other bloggers too. All of this can help your brand and business grow.
* This chart is from 2017 so note that these statistics have changed

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Modernizing the Patient Experience in Reproductive Medicine: Part 7-More Ways to Use You Tube






        Create “how to” videos to help your patients (How to give yourself an injection for example)
        Post solutions to common problems or issues
        Embed videos on your web site on appropriate pages, including customer support and product tours.
        Post a blog entry discussing a problem and include a video for visual support.
        Go the extra mile by adding closed-captions or subtitles to your videos. Remember that not everyone can watch or hear videos in the same way
As you can see You Tube is a valuable tool for your marketing tool box. It can take some time to get a polished product up and running but it will be well worth it in the end.  Other how to video's can include what to expect in an egg retrieval, an embryo transfer, what does a 3 day embryo look like, a tour of your offices or lab, or meet a satisfied client. The sky is the limit!



Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Modernizing the Patient Experience in Reproductive Medicine: Part 6-Making You Tube Work for You and Your Clients/Patients


Let's start off with a You Tube Hot Fact:  Social media-related YouTube stats are impressive. 

YouTube Statistics 

  • The very first YouTube video was uploaded on 23 April 2005.
  • The total number of people who use YouTube – 1,300,000,000.
  • 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute!
  • Almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day.
  • YouTube gets over 30 million visitors per day
  • In an average month, 8 out of 10 18-49 year-olds watch YouTube.
  • By 2025, half of the viewers under 32 will not subscribe to a pay-TV service.
  • 6 out of 10 people prefer online video platforms to live TV
  • The total number of hours of video watched on YouTube each month – 3.25 billion.
  • 10,113 Youtube videos generated over 1 billion views.
  • 80% of YouTube’s views are from outside of the U.S.
  • The average number of mobile YouTube video views per day is 1,000,000,000
  • The average mobile viewing session lasts more than 40 minutes. This is up with more than 50% year-over-year.
  • Female users are 38% and male users are 62%.
  • User Percentage by Age 18-24 – 11%, 25-34 – 23%, 35-44 – 26%, 45-54 – 16%, 50-64 – 8%, 65+ – 3%, unknown age – 14%.
  • More than half of YouTube views come from mobile devices.
  • YouTube’s mobile revenue is up to 2x y/y.
  • YouTube overall and even YouTube on mobile alone reaches more 18-34 and 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the U.S.
  • The number of hours people spend watching videos (aka watch time) on YouTube is up 60% year-over-year, the fastest growth we’ve seen in 2 years.
  • You can navigate YouTube in a total of 76 different languages (covering 95% of the Internet population).
  • YouTube has launched local versions in more than 88 countries.
  • 9% of U.S small businesses use Youtube
  • Approximately 20% of the people who start your video will leave after the first 10 seconds. Create a damn good intro.
*Credit to Fortunelords 

Let You Tube help you brand YOU!



Now that you have let that sink in, below are some tips for making You Tube work for you and your patients/clients:
        Set up a channel to reflect your brand and engage with others.
        Create short videos of valuable tips of interest to your clients and prospects to show off your expertise.
        Share slides from presentations that weren’t recorded. (which, by the way, is exactly what I am doing here!!)
        Put together a creative video explaining your services.
        Promote your events using recordings of previous events.
        Introduce your staff to add authenticity.
        Post links to your videos on various social networks.
        Display company information in every video including name, URL, phone number and email address.

More You Tube tips on the next post!
* This information is from 2017 so note that these numbers have changed

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Modernizing The Patient Experience in Reproductive Medicine: Part 5- You Tube


Not only can you use You Tube for your own Videos- you can implement the following to get the most out of this amazing site!
·         Streaming Ads-Shorter is better....less than 1 min
·         Advertise on the side bar
·         Advertise on 3rd Party sites 

In the next few posts I have some great ideas for you on how to make You Tube work for you! Have you subscribed yet to this blog? You probably should so all of this great information will land in your e-mail in box and you can read it over coffee and start planning your marketing strategy for 2018!! 
**Learn more about LaMothe Services and how I can help YOU! www.LaMotheServices.com
* This chart is from 2018 so note that these numbers have changed

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Modernizing the Patient Experience in Reproductive Medicine: Part 4- Twitter

Letting Twitter Work for You




       Invite your professional network (via e-mail, Facebook and LinkedIN) to connect with you on Twitter
       Lookup professional associates manually
       Follow other professional associates that you know or want to work with
       Post a note “tweet” about your company news, events, activities, services, promote other professionals
       Drive traffic to your Websites, You Tube, Facebook and Blogs by tweeting about posts and articles
       Utilize for opinion polls
       Build community by commenting/retweeting others
Remember that you can link these social networking sites together in several different ways. This enables you to just post in one place and have that same post show up in several different sites.
* This chart is from 2017 so note that these numbers have changed

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Modernizing the Patient Experience in Reproductive Medicine: Part 3- Facebook

First let me tell you some facts that you may or may not know. I am pretty sure if you are reading this it just might be that you saw my blog post link on my own Facebook or Twitter feed and so you already know all about what I am going to share...or not...read on and see! ;-)

Facebook Facts and Statistics

  1. Worldwide, Total number of Monthly Active Users: 2 billion.
  2. Total number of Mobile Monthly Active Users: 1.66 billion.
  3. Total number of Desktop Daily Active Users: 1.18 billion.
  4. Total number of Mobile Daily Active Users: 1.57 billion.
  5. The gender split on Facebook is 46% men and 54% women.
  6. One in five page views in the United States occurs on Facebook.
  7. More than 83% of daily active users are outside the US and Canada.
  8. The Facebook like button has been pressed 1.13 trillion times.
  9. The average time spent on Facebook per visit is 20 minutes making the average monthly time spent to 600 hours.
  10. At its current growth rate, Facebook acquires about 8 users per second. That’s 7,246 people every 15 minutes.
  11. 75% of all men and 83% of all women who use the internet can be reached via Facebook.
  12. Every 60 seconds, this is what happens on Facebook: 3,000,000 items are shared, 243,000 images are uploaded and 3,125,000 likes are generated.
  13. Currently, Facebook is available in 101 languages.
  14. Any two people on Facebook are separated by an average of 57 degrees of separation.
  15. Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp collectively process about 60 billion messages a day,3 times the number of normal SMSes sent globally.
  16. An average Facebook user has 155 friends.
  17. 87% of online users of age 18-29 are on Facebook.
  18. 56% of online Seniors aged 65+ are on Facebook and 63% are between age 50-64.
  19. About 66% of Facebook users turn to the platform for news.
  20. As reported at the end of Q1, Facebook’s revenue stands at $8.03 billion, at a 49% increase year-on-year.
  21. 80% of Facebook’s revenue comes from ads, and 20% from virtual games.
  22. 65 million businesses now have Facebook pages.
  23. Nearly one-third of Facebook users (32 percent) engage with brands regularly.
  24. 42% of marketers report that Facebook is critical or important to their business.
  25. 42% of customer service responses from brands on Facebook happen within the first 60 minutes.
  26. 70% marketers claimed that they use Facebook to acquire new customers, while 47% have said that the social network was their top influence for purchases.
With some of these numbers you might now see why you should really give due respect to what this free networking service can do for you and your business if you manage to keep up with it all. And that is not so hard to do!

Below are a few tips on how to use Facebook to your best advantage.

        Create a professional Facebook page for your Practice

        Select a business category from the drop-down menu such as “Health/Medical/Pharm.”

        Create an interesting profile, photos (office, staff, etc.)

        Advertise your new profile by sending it to all your co-workers and professional friends

        Make sure you add links to your website, You Tube, LinkedIN, Twitter and blog

        Remember to update and post several times per week
Do you have more to add? Please write down your own tips in the comment section! 

 [ FB Fact Source: ZephoriaDrumupWikipediaOmnicoreagency]

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Modernizing the Patient Experience in Reproductive Medicine: Part 2- Let's Look at Social Networking


The next few blog posts are going to focus on Social Networking. As most of you know I actually do a lot of social networking not only for myself but for quite a few clients in the Reproductive Field. It brings visibility and shares your business's very important messages. Building a following is vital and for low to no cost why not take advantage of this great marketing tool?

While at the ASRM I met with Rob Taylor from TD Media and what he uses social networking for is a practice/business advocacy tool.  This means that he takes the "Happy Patient/Client" and empowers them to become an advocate via social networking to support the clinic or business that they have had a positive experience with. This is extremely important  as potential clients are out there on Bing and Google reading everything they can about you and your business so they can make an informed decision.
My next post is all about Facebook!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Modernizing the Patient Experience within Reproductive Medicine: Part 1- Nothing Can Replace Great Customer Service!


I spoke on a panel at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine a few years ago on the Patient Experience and the ways that would make it easier to reach people who need Assisted Reproductive Technology to build their families. As I was putting together my power point (By the way I hate doing power points but apparently that's what people want when they attend seminars!) I thought that the information I was giving to clinics can and will work just as well for Surrogacy, Egg, Sperm, and Embryo Donation Agency owners as well as Reproductive Attorneys , Mental Health Professionals, Adoption Agencies and Pharmaceutical Companies.

I am going to blog about all the great information that came out of this panel here on The Business of ART topic by topic. Please feel free to comment and add your own ways you feel would be helpful to patients suffering from infertility and/or using some form of ART to grow their families.

So ideally these Top 10 Customer Service tips are something that you and your staff are already doing. Do you have anything to add to this list? Is there something that you can improve on? How are your communication skills? How about your staff? Is their attitude 'customer friendly'? This is the first step to making your company better than anyone else's!