RT@YOU! Evolution to execution:
Implementing a Social Media Strategy
in a Hospital Setting




April 30, 2010
John Sharp, ...
Case Study

• About Cleveland Clinic
• Social Media evolution
• How does a social media strategy fit?
• Convergence and eP...
Disclosure

• Advisory Board, Within3.com


Within3 enables that engagement by building and
 sustaining secure online comm...
Cleveland Clinic




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Cleveland Clinic
                                          •4th among nation’s 6,000 hospitals
                           ...
Cleveland Clinic
• One of the US’s largest and busiest hospitals
   – Case mix index highest of all hospitals
   – Patient...
Web Strategy

• Increase brand awareness
    regionally, nationally, internationally
•   Bring in new patients
•   Increas...
ClevelandClinic.org




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eHealth Services


                 Providers                                       Patients



 MyPractice:             M...
Office of Patient Experience

• Create a unified, welcoming
 experience for patients
 and families
• Environment – from ca...
Early Social Media



• Unofficial Blogs
    – Clinical Cases and Images for medical education
•   AskDrWiki.com – medial ...
How Social Media Fits Today

• Facebook – Wellness, links back to website
• Twitter – daily wellness tips, seminars, disco...
Open to comments

              My husband has had one conversation
              with a staff member at Cleveland Clinic,...
Twitter




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LinkedIn – for Recruitment




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YouTube Channel




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Presenting…

Cleveland
Clinic
Mobile
m.clevelandclinic.org




                        Social Media Strategy in Healthcare...
Governance

• Social Media Committee
• About 25 from Marketing, Corporate Communications,
 Education, Research, General Co...
Single Accounts or Multiple?
                                Twitter
• Brand dilution?               •@ClevelandClinic
   ...
Using Social Media for
Quality Improvement?

• Must define quality improvement goals
• Dealing with complaints?
• Social m...
Return on Investment

• Soft
  – Engagement – two way communication
  – Telling patient stories
  – Additional content cha...
Social Media Risks
Dissemination of health information through
 social networks: Twitter and antibiotics
• Social media si...
Employee Social Media Policy
• Don’t share any information about patients
• Any selling or soliciting donations must be
 a...
Five Touchpoints to Make
Care More Personalized & Efficient


  • Coordinated care teams
  • Fluent Navigators
  • Patient...
Future

• Mobile Apps – wellness, other
• Convergence of eHealth and Social Media
• Social Media strategy
 – taking it to ...
Wellness
  Health Content                              Convergence
           Website                            -Comprehe...
Take Aways

• Start with the big 4
• Monitor what people are saying about you
• Open the channels of two-way communication...
Cleveland Clinic Social Media

• Twitter - @ClevelandClinic
• Facebook - facebook.com/ClevelandClinic
• YouTube - youtube....
card.ly/JohnSharp



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  1. 1. RT@YOU! Evolution to execution: Implementing a Social Media Strategy in a Hospital Setting April 30, 2010 John Sharp, MSSA, PMP Research Informatics, Cleveland Clinic
  2. 2. Case Study • About Cleveland Clinic • Social Media evolution • How does a social media strategy fit? • Convergence and ePatients • Wrap and questions Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 2
  3. 3. Disclosure • Advisory Board, Within3.com Within3 enables that engagement by building and sustaining secure online communities for formal and informal networks of health professionals. Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 3
  4. 4. Cleveland Clinic Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 4
  5. 5. Cleveland Clinic •4th among nation’s 6,000 hospitals • Nation’s #1 heart program • Founded in 1921 • 16 specialties ranked • Not-for-profit group practice • 1,800 physicians and scientists • Innovations include: – First coronary angiography – Development and refinement of coronary bypass surgery – First minimally invasive aortic heart valve surgery – First successful larynx transplant – Discovery of first gene linked to coronary artery disease • Statistics: – Clinical visits: 3,062,772 ♦ Surgical cases: 231,803 – Admissions: 112,058 ♦ Emergency visits: 392,042 Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 5
  6. 6. Cleveland Clinic • One of the US’s largest and busiest hospitals – Case mix index highest of all hospitals – Patients visit from 50 states and more than 100 countries annually • Main Campus – 16 Family Health Centers in Ohio • Cleveland Clinic Health System – 10 Community hospitals and 2 affiliate hospitals – 39,250 employees • Nevada – Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health • Florida – Weston Clinic and hospital • Canada – Toronto Health and Wellness Centre • Abu Dhabi – Operational in 2012, multi-specialty hospital and clinic Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 6
  7. 7. Web Strategy • Increase brand awareness regionally, nationally, internationally • Bring in new patients • Increase traffic to website • Stay in the forefront in the media • Recruit the best physicians and health care professionals • Provide education, promote research Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 7
  8. 8. ClevelandClinic.org Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 8
  9. 9. eHealth Services Providers Patients MyPractice: MyPractice MyChart: MyConsult: Electronic Medical Your Personal Health Your First Choice for Record System Community Connection a Second Opinion eResearch: Dr.Connect: VirtualVisit: MyMonitoring: Research Improved Patient/Physician Ongoing Condition Standardization: Real Communication; Interaction Globally Reporting from Home Data; Real Results Improved Care Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 9
  10. 10. Office of Patient Experience • Create a unified, welcoming experience for patients and families • Environment – from calming entry way to design of patient rooms • Welcoming – greeters, training • Online experience Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 10
  11. 11. Early Social Media • Unofficial Blogs – Clinical Cases and Images for medical education • AskDrWiki.com – medial reference • Answering forum questions on MedHelp.org • CEO blog (internal) • Physician online chats Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 11
  12. 12. How Social Media Fits Today • Facebook – Wellness, links back to website • Twitter – daily wellness tips, seminars, discoveries • LinkedIn – recruitment, professional community • YouTube – content, diseases and conditions, discoveries, medical specialties, patient stories Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 12
  13. 13. Open to comments My husband has had one conversation with a staff member at Cleveland Clinic, and I love you all already. The person he talked with was knowledgeable, professional, empathetic, and encouraging. Thank you for giving him hope after a long and difficult medical crisis. We can't wait for his surgery! Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 13
  14. 14. Twitter Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 14
  15. 15. LinkedIn – for Recruitment Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 15
  16. 16. YouTube Channel Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 16
  17. 17. Presenting… Cleveland Clinic Mobile m.clevelandclinic.org Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 17
  18. 18. Governance • Social Media Committee • About 25 from Marketing, Corporate Communications, Education, Research, General Council • Discuss new initiatives • Strategy • Business cases for new uses of social media Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 18
  19. 19. Single Accounts or Multiple? Twitter • Brand dilution? •@ClevelandClinic •@ClevClinicHeart • On message? •@CleveClinic_CME • Updated regularly? •@CCLRI • Different audiences? • What is the business case? Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 19
  20. 20. Using Social Media for Quality Improvement? • Must define quality improvement goals • Dealing with complaints? • Social media as a suggestion box? • Wait times, phone calls not returned On hold with the Cleveland Clinic for 10 minutes. It only took me 30 minutes to make my last appointment. #HowDoPeopleWhoWorkDealWithThis Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 20
  21. 21. Return on Investment • Soft – Engagement – two way communication – Telling patient stories – Additional content channels – Reputation, brand enhancement • Hard – Drive traffic to website – Increase attendance at health lectures – New patients making appointments – Conversions – new patients keep appointments – Other efficiencies Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 21
  22. 22. Social Media Risks Dissemination of health information through social networks: Twitter and antibiotics • Social media sites offer means of health information sharing. • Further study to explore how networks provide a venue to – identify misuse or misunderstanding of antibiotics, – promote positive behavior change, – disseminate valid information, and – explore how such tools can be used to gather real-time health data. • American Journal of Infection Control Volume 38, Issue 3, Pages 182-188 (April 2010) Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 22
  23. 23. Employee Social Media Policy • Don’t share any information about patients • Any selling or soliciting donations must be approved in advance • Make it clear that you are posting your own opinions and not those of your employer • Don’t publish confidential or proprietary information • Posting and viewing social media sites should not interfere with your work • Post to social media sites should not contain any product or service endorsements or any content that may construed as political lobbying, solicitations or contributions • Approved Social Media Networkers should stay within the scope of their role in posting on behalf of the organization Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 23
  24. 24. Five Touchpoints to Make Care More Personalized & Efficient • Coordinated care teams • Fluent Navigators • Patient Experience Benchmarks • Medical Centers of Excellence • Care anywhere networks – mHealth • http://www.pwc.com/us/en/healthcast Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 24
  25. 25. Future • Mobile Apps – wellness, other • Convergence of eHealth and Social Media • Social Media strategy – taking it to the next level • Continue to fit social media into the character of our organization Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 25
  26. 26. Wellness Health Content Convergence Website -Comprehensive Find MD Online experience -Interact with online Second Opinion communities eHealth -mobile apps PHR Google Health -home monitoring -wellness & blogs Twitter disease prevention -new social media Social Media YouTube trends Facebook Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 26
  27. 27. Take Aways • Start with the big 4 • Monitor what people are saying about you • Open the channels of two-way communication – engagement • Engage employees in the social media strategy • Look for opportunities for quality improvement Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 27
  28. 28. Cleveland Clinic Social Media • Twitter - @ClevelandClinic • Facebook - facebook.com/ClevelandClinic • YouTube - youtube.com/ClevelandClinic • LinkedIn - linkedin.com/groups?gid=136543 • Website: my.clevelandclinic.org • Mobile: m.clevelandclinic.org Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 28
  29. 29. card.ly/JohnSharp Social Media Strategy in Healthcare l April 30, 2010 l 29
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