Does your value proposition change over time? Yes. If you don't continually adapt and face the new challenges posed by the disruptors your brand either dies or becomes irrelevant to buyers. (Think adaptive/specific immunity)....
We help a limited number of ambitious and extraordinary clients to grow and scale their unique game-changing medical, dental, rehabilitation and wellness businesses Will your business be our next success story? By Maria K Todd, MHA PhD CEO & Founder, The Mercury Healthcare International group of companies I frequently receive calls and requests from...Continue reading
When a physician practice attempts to establish a professional brand that differentiates it from its competitor physician practices, the first place to begin is by determining who is its ideal customer. Brands are far more than a logo, a color scheme, or an advertising campaign. "Living Brands" maximize the experience at ever single interaction between...Continue reading
In order to plan better marketing and branding strategy,the data in the checklist below should be gathered by your international patient department liaison from each and every medical or dental tourism patient...
Executive DirectorCenter for Health Tourism Strategy "In developing a health and wellness tourism destination, you must develop tools to help your health and wellness tourism visitors to plan their experience in the context of any special needs." Some destinations have followed the advice of consultants to create a medical tourism destination “directory”. The consultants convinced...Continue reading
Medical tourism destinations are made up of both tangible and intangible assets. Tangible assets could include places such as hospitals, clinics, health resorts, rehabilitation centers, dialysis treatment centers, or and geographical features such as beaches or mountains, historical sites, and attractions. Intangible assets might include culture, customs, and history. Medical tourism visitors choose a destination...Continue reading
Offering medical tourism destination experiences is smart business. Here’s why: People probably won’t tell their friends about a hospital or hotel room — but they are more likely to share news of their great medical tourism destination experiences. If you don’t begin offering “unique, curated experiences” — like private cooking lessons with famous chefs or intimate...Continue reading
Today, I've decided to address some of the atrocious examples of dental marketing communications copy I've witnessed in a long time. I was glancing through the pages of a local lifestyle magazine that featured the Best Dentists in Denver, Colorado. As I scanned the display ads for the "Winners" of the recognition, I found myself...Continue reading
Good competitive research can assist you greatly to position yourself in the medical tourism market, while poor or inaccurate research can lead you to make bad and expensive market decisions that will never thrive. List your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats and consumer substitution potential in five columns on a white board. This information can...Continue reading
Tutte le strade portano a Roma per il turismo medico – (All Roads Lead to Rome for Medical Tourism) I recently spent three days with the Universita Campus Bio Medico di Roma, performing a preliminary market and operational assessment and strategic planning consultation. The polyclinic recently was accredited as an academic medical center by...Continue reading