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Service marketing in healthcare industry


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This presentation is basically on the service marketing mix in healthcare sector.

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Service marketing in healthcare industry

  1. 1. Service Marketing in Healthcare Industry Presented by: Sudeshna Mohapatra 9th Semester
  2. 2. As defined by Philip Kotler and Kevin Lane Keller, “ A service is any act or performance that one party can offer to another that is essentially intangible and does not result in the ownership of anything and its production may or may not be tied to a physical product ”.
  3. 3. THE INDUSTRY “The healthcare industry (also called the medical industry or health economy) is an aggregation and integration of sectors within the economic system that provides goods and services to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care”. One of the world's largest and fastest-growing industries, consuming over 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) of most developed nations.
  4. 4. PRODUCT • Emergency and/or Casualty Services: state-of-the-art ambulances, the CCUs on Wheels, hi-tech telecommunication for such situations. • Ambulance Services: linked by state-of-the-art telecommunications and fully equipped with doctors. • Diagnostic Services: offer a wide range of facilities for instance, Oncology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Plastic surgery and so on. • Pharmacy Services: facility available for 24 hours for in and out patients and also general public.
  5. 5. Other Attributes • Health Diagnosis Programme" - a complete, comprehensive, periodic health check up. It consists:  Master health check up  Executive Health check up  Diabetics health check ups etc. Generally, the service offering in a hospital comprises of the following levels: 1. Core level – the basic treatment facilities and services offered by the hospital like diagnostic services, emergency services, casualty services etc. 2. Expected level – cleanliness and hygiene levels maintained in the hospital. 3. Augmented level – dress code for staff, air conditioning of the hospital, use of state of art technology, services of renowned consultants.
  6. 6. PRICING • Pricing strategy not dependant on competitor’s pricing as for the purpose of serving the society and not profit maximization. It includes:  Initial deposit. The amount depends and extends on : • the category of room -  General ward - lower classes  Deluxe suite - middle and upper classes • the treatment or surgical procedure planned.
  7. 7. PROMOTION • Do not normally undertake aggressive promotion, rely a lot on favorable word of mouth. • To crease the clientele, introduction of different health services like the acupressure clinic, master health programmes and diabetes health checkups apart from annual health checkups. • Camps in rural areas to give medical check ups at a reasonable price. • Sponsor frequent visits to the spastic society, old age homes, etc. • Advertise in health and fitness magazines, other print and electronic media, through awareness programmes, text messages,etc.
  8. 8. PLACE • Contact point between the customer and the hospital or health clinic. • Involves two factors:  Accessibility refers to the ease and convenience with which a service can be purchased, used or received.  Availability refers to the extent to which a service is obtainable or capable of being purchased, used and received. • Factors influencing the placing decision:  market size and structure by geographical regions,  number and types of competitors in the region,  location of potentially attractive consumer segments,  local infrastructure,  good road access facilities and public transportation network.
  9. 9. PEOPLE • The behavior and attitude of the personnel offering service will influence the customer's overall perception of the service. • It is necessary that the staff in hospital are trained to offer quality patient care with human touch using state of the art technology. • Ways to motivate the employees:  Concessions to the employee's near ones.  Regular liaison with them at all times and knowing what the employees want .  Active participation of the employees in the activities of the hospital.
  10. 10. PROCESS In a hospital, the process is divided into four phases: 1. The Joining Phase  Arrival of the patient  Registration 2. The Intensive Consumption Phase  Diagnosis  Treatment  Information about further actions 3. The Detachment Phase  Discharge of the Patient  Payment 4. Feedback
  11. 11. PHYSICAL EVIDENCE • Good ambience • Appearance and behavior of staff • Hygiene and Cleanliness • Well organized
  12. 12. MEDICAL TOURISM Medical tourism (also called medical travel, health tourism or global health care) is the rapidly growing practice of traveling across international borders to obtain healthcare. • Services typically include elective procedures as well as complex specialized surgeries such as joint replacement (knee/hip), cardiac surgery, dental surgery, and cosmetic surgeries. • Main purpose being providing and availing better quality healthcare services at comparatively low cost. • Ex-Foreign patients travelling to India to seek medical treatment in 2012, 2013 and 2014 numbered 171,021, 236,898, and 184,298 respectively.