Gallup Research shows that 2/3 of decisions are made by emotional as well as rational factors. And when it comes to people’s health, I think it’s safe to say that percentage probably goes up. There is nothing more emotional or close to our hearts than our health.
You know your patient’s age, medical history, diagnosis, but do you know the most important thing about them that will make them take notice, influence their likelihood to follow through with care, or become loyal customers?
With patients responsible for more of their own out of pocket expenses, healthcare costs on the rise, and options for wellness continuing to grow, patients are doing more research than ever. Hospitals and healthcare providers are beginning to acknowledge the ‘consumerization’ of healthcare. And leaders in this space, from Kaiser to Express Scripts and Novartis, are looking to connect with patients where it matters the most—their hearts. Few decisions are based more on emotion than ensuring the well-being of one’s self or family.
Whether we realize it or not, our values impact the decisions we make every day. Backed by proven science and decades of psychological research, the way we prioritize these psychographic needs is one constant that speak to the heart of our identity. Our values determine where we live, what we do, and the brands we buy. How can marketers tap in to this information to develop better campaigns?
What is the most neglected aspect of patient care? Often, health care providers don’t look deeply enough into the psychographics of their patients. Sarah Hardwick, CEO of Zenzi, will be speaking on this topic at the Healthcare Communicators of Oregon’s Fall Conference on November 13, 2015. She will also be previewing new research on the role of patient values in healthcare.