It’s likely that at some point over the last few years you’ve interacted with telehealth services. It could have been a virtual visit with your doctor, received an answer to a question through a patient portal or even had digital monitoring. Telehealth adoption became widespread during the pandemic and will continue to be used moving forward.
Why? Because it offers many benefits!
Telehealth/telemedicine includes a variety of services ranging from phone or video appointments, digital case management, implementation of apps or other connected services. While telemedicine had been on the rise, it skyrocketed about a month after several states initiated stay-at-home measures, growing by over 4,000 percent in April of 2020. Usage kept growing with 80 percent of physicians utilizing virtual visits and 30 percent using remote monitoring devices in 2022.
When you think of direct-to-consumer healthcare marketing, “med tech” may not be the first thing that comes to mind.
Instead, we’re likely to think of pharmaceutical companies, and with good reason. Big pharma has built a reputation for bombarding traditional and digital media with their high-priced ad campaigns that communicate directly with the people who might use their medication.
But a transformation is occurring. Although med tech might be a few decades behind pharmaceuticals when it comes to communicating directly with patients, they’re doing their best to catch up – with major brands like Boston Scientific and Insulet investing a lot of money to prove it. Dexcom, which produces continuous glucose-monitoring systems, last year spent millions of dollars on a 30-second Super Bowl ad featuring singer Nick Jonas.
This trend has some med tech brands reconsidering how to best reach their audiences. How does a direct-to-consumer approach fit in an increasingly consumerized healthcare space? And what does it mean for your brand moving forward?
Keep reading to find out!
In the fast-paced world of medical technology, Intuitive Surgical has become a household name. This Sunnyvale, California-based company has etched an impressive track record for innovation with its ever-expanding line of robot-assisted surgical systems and accessories.
Intuitive’s vision? Use technology to help providers standardize minimally invasive surgeries while improving clinical outcomes for their patients.
Robotic technologies are evolving at a dizzying pace. Take a look at all the features on one of Intuitive’s products (like their flagship da Vinci Surgical System line), and you might wonder if you accidentally stepped onto the set of a science fiction movie.
As impressive as all the technological innovations are, pressure remains on Intuitive to stay on top of this competitive med-tech space. How do they do it?
A lot of it comes down to marketing…
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting trends in business these days. Whether it’s manufacturing or transportation, real estate or retail, these technologies are impacting a wide variety of different spaces – but perhaps most significantly in healthcare.
There’s so much potential here to explore. After all, who wouldn’t want to invest their limited resources to make better decisions and work more efficiently?
Understanding how to use AI can seem intimidating for those of us who are already struggling to keep up with our hectic schedules. Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be that way. With an open mind and a willingness to learn, you can adopt a gradual approach that applies these technologies and reaps great benefits.
Ready to see how this applies to healthcare marketing today?
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There’s no denying it: relationships between patients and healthcare providers just aren’t like they used to be.
Consider your last interaction with a provider. Did you find yourself doing your own research online before an appointment? Maybe you took advantage of some nifty new tech features – like scheduling or telemedicine via a mobile app – to make the experience more convenient.
In just over 60 years, Edwards Lifesciences has become a household name in the medical device industry. What started as one engineer’s vision – to help people with heart disease – has grown into a thriving company with thousands of employees across the globe.
How did they do it?
And more importantly: how do they keep doing it, despite all the rapid changes in healthcare today?