What elements of these ceremonies stand out for the European observer? What things does Le Comte focus on? How does this compare to the courts of Europe?

What elements of these ceremonies stand out for the European observer? What things does Le Comte focus on?

How does this compare to the courts of Europe?

write 2 reports/case scenarios (referring to the departments of Dermatology and Cardiology) and use them as your script for your Week 3 Oral Report. Your writing section for this assignment will inclu

write 2 reports/case scenarios (referring to the departments of Dermatology and Cardiology) and use them as your script for your Week 3 Oral Report. Your writing section for this assignment will include 2 paragraphs for each department.

In order to earn the maximum credit for the written report you need to incorporate at least 10 medical terms for each department (a total of 20 terms for this assignment), using them in a manner that demonstrates your knowledge of their meaning.

  • Include the major or most common diseases or conditions seen in each department.
  • Include at least three of the principal procedures that are relevant to each department.
  • Highlight pertinent laboratory and radiological diagnostic services relevant to each department.
  • Limit your analysis of each department to two paragraphs.

Select a telehealth care program to discuss, in a professionally developed paper, provide convincing arguments of how the program impacts the delivery of health care, including the positives and negat

Select a telehealth care program to discuss, in a professionally developed paper, provide convincing arguments of how the program impacts the delivery of health care, including the positives and negatives of the program. Discuss how you would market this program, include the marketing objectives, market strategy and target market

Please review the California Telehealth Resource Guide: Marketing Plan GuideLinks to an external site., please use as an example.

Refer to the syllabus for submission requirements. Here is a reminder:

Students, in a professionally developed paper will select a telehealth care program to discuss, provide convincing arguments of how the program impacts the delivery of health care, including the positives and negatives of the program. Discuss how you would market this program, include the marketing objectives, market strategy and target market.

  • Place all written assignments in CANVAS only, no later than the date specified in each assignment. Late assignments will not be accepted unless prior permission has been provided.
  • Submit writing assignment only in a word document as “docx” document only; do not send PDF files. These files will not be graded.
  • The telehealth care position paper (excluding the title page and reference page) must be 3-5 pages in length
  • Double space all the material
  • Do not use a font smaller than 10 and larger than 12 points
  • All aspects of the paper must be in APA format as expressed in the current edition
  • Ideas and information from professional sources must be cited correctly
  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and citations are consistent with formal academic writing; every writing assignment is an English exam; grammar, spelling and sentence structure will be included in grading your answers.

Select a telehealth care program to discuss, in a professionally developed paper, provide convincing arguments of how the program impacts the delivery of health care, including the positives and negat
Telehealth Marketing Plan Development California Telehealth Resource Center 2021 Edition A Step-by-Step Guide 2 INTRODUCTION There are many ways to prepare a telehealth marketing plan. Some plans s erve as a high-level strategic overview. Others are built around detailed analytics that carefully assess market segmentation, audience targeting, industry positioning, and more. Trying to choose the right scope and format for your plan can be incredibly time-consuming. This is not the kind of challenge you welcome when your main focus is actively driving telehealth awareness, increasing utilization, boosting program reputation, and propelling long-term growth. This guide takes a different approach. It features a template you can easily adapt and modify to suit your specific program needs. That makes it useful and versatile for many different program types—from small rural clinics, to large community hospitals, and practically everyone in between. Let’s start by assuming that fictitious XYZ Regional Medical Center (RMC) has already received approval to start its telehealth program. XYZ RMC’s marketing plan becomes a key component in a broader strategy geared toward successful long-term program implementation and sustainment. Find XYZ RMC’s sample plan included in this guide, starting on page 8 . You can customize the various sections to fit your own unique situation. We start by explaining the purpose behind each section, so you can decide exactly how much to include. Substitute your program’s specific details and figures, and have a usable marketing plan ready to go in no time. Need some effective insights about promoting your telehealth program to current and prospective patients, or the community at large? Those are included as well, starting on page 29. If you would like additional support, call the California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) toll-free at 877-590-8144. You can also v isit caltrc.org for a wide range of telehealth insights, no-cost training tools, and unbiased resources designed to help you work smarter. If a certain approach has worked especially well for you, please share it with us! © CTRC 2021 This document is made possible by grant number G22RH20249 from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS. This information or content and conclusions are those of the CTRC and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 3 PLAN COMPONENTS The overview below describes some of the key sections you should consider including in your marketing plan. They are grouped by general purpose and function, to help you decide what works best for your individual circumstances. Including every segment shown verbatim is not necessarily required. Remember, you want to give readers an overall sense of strategic context and tactical execution. Prefer to create your own marketing plan from scratch? These descriptions can guide your process. If you get stuck for ideas, try using the Sample Marketing Plan provided later in this guide. Just copy and modify the XYZ RMC illustrative text to suit your needs. Key plan components are as follows: 1 ESTABLISHING CONTEXT Executive Summary This section is intended for busy executives and lead stakeholders who do not have time to read through the entire marketing plan. They can determine goals, audience targets, budgetary allowances, key activities, and performance metrics by skimming this summary. It’s usually brief, and often bulleted. Introduction This brief section summarizes what your marketing plan will cover. It can introduce telehealth program goals, mention reasons for putting the plan together, and provide general context for the various other sections. Background This section adds a bit more business context. Describe the circumstances within which your marketing activities will take place. What have you accomplished to date? What new products and/or services are being provided? How do these fit into your broader service offerings? Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 4 2 OUTLINING GOALS Marketing Objectives Describe the key goals of your marketing activities. Just as with the broader strategic objectives, include success metrics for each marketing initiat ive. Marketing Strategy: Overview This section summarizes the major elements of your marketing strategy. Subsequent sections will explain these elements in greater detail, adding market analysis that supports strategic direction. These core elements are often labeled “Segmentation,” “Targeting,” and “Positioning.” You can also consider using the descriptors “Market,” “Message,” and “Media.” The labels you choose will drive the remainder of your marketing plan. PLAN COMPONENTS, continued Strategic Objectives This section lays out specific, measurable goals related to the telehealth product or service you offer. Your operational, marketing, and technical strategies support these primary objectives. For business goals, consider addressing categories like financial concerns, market share/leadership, reputation, mission, and operational effectiveness. For clinical goals, consider addressing patient care, clinical support, and participation. Wherever possible, explain how success metrics will vary from one year to the nex t. Marketing Points to Ponder: In a 2020 survey, 46% of respondents said their main motive for choosing a telehealth visit was “safety.” Overall, this represented an increase of just 13% from the previous year. ~ Source: J.D. Power U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 5 3 ANALYZING AUDIENCE Market Analysis: Audience Pain Points Remember, the people you are trying to reach should identify with your message. Spend time assessing their challenges and/or needs. Next, identify the unique and singular ways telehealth could resolve those challenges and/or needs. Analyze each specific target market. Drill down to the “pain points” for each targeted group—the areas of discomfort you want to help them resolve. Also take into account alternate solutions that might exist, so you can clearly articulate the reasons why telehealth represents the better choice. Market Analysis: Target Market Use this section to answer important questions like: • Who is our target audience (i.e., who are we trying to reach)? • How do we identify and segment this audience? • Who are we targeting with each campaign and/or tactic outlined in our marketing plan? • Why have we chosen these targets, versus others? PLAN COMPONENTS, continued Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 6 PLAN COMPONENTS, continued 4 DETAILING APPROACH Resources Identify the resources available to support your key marketing activities. These elements might include people, spaces, budget dollars, raw materials, automobiles, storage areas, patents, partnerships, and/or databases. They are things that help you execute on time, within budget, and according to targeted goals. Media What modalities will you use to convey your message—digital, print, video, social platforms, or something different? Explain why specific modalities or activities have been chosen over others. Message Synthesize your market analysis elements into guiding messages that form the foundation of your marketing materials. Start defining the actual words and phrases you will use to address each audience. How is your program different than alternatives? What beneficial claims can you make and substantiate? Be sure all claims related to health care are defendable. For example, you cannot guarantee patient outcomes—but you can promote your solution as having demonstrated certain outcomes. Marketing Points to Ponder: In a recent U.S. study, overall patient satisfaction with telehealth scored 860 on a 1,000 point scale. 52% of respondents said they faced at least one barrier to telehealth access. ~ Source: J.D. Power U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 7 PLAN COMPONENTS, continued 5 DESCRIBING ACTIVITIES Marketing Activities: Details Some activities may require a longer explanation. For instance, if you are launching a new website or trying out a new social media platform, you may want to explain the different types of navigation, forms, and/or content you plan to include. You may wish to outline this in a phased approach (by month, or by business quarter). Marketing Activities: Summary Provide an overview of key marketing activities. Include information that can help facilitate comparisons across each initiative. Begin with a description, and outline core objectives. Reiterate your target audience; then spell out frequency, resources, and essential metrics for success. 6 SUMMARIZING NUMBERS Financials Summarize the financial investment associated with your marketing activities. If possible, break this out in various ways—by month, by medium, and/or by capital costs versus operating costs. Success Metrics You should always aim for measurable results. This encourages your entire team to assess, learn, and adjust your approach over time. In this section, you want to point back to your marketing activities summary. Outline key success metrics in aggregate (since some metrics will be impacted by multiple activities). Explain the targeted value of these metrics, and the various activities contributing to each. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 8 Table of Contents Executive Summary ………………………………………………………. 9 Introduction ……………………………………………………………… . 10 Background ……………………………………………………………… . 10 Strategic Objectives …………………………………………………….. 10 Business ……………………………………………………………… …. 11 Clinical ……………………………………………………………… ….. 11 Marketing Objectives ………………………………………………….. 12 Market Strategy: Overview ……………………………………………. 12 Market Analysis: Target Market ……………………………………… 13 Market Analysis: Challenges/Alternatives/Benefits ……………… 14 Hospital Administration & Staff ………………………………………. 15 Referring Providers …………………………………………………….. 16 Patients ……………………………………………………………… ………….. 17 Supporting Organizations: Employers ………………………………. 18 Supporting Organizations: Churches & Charities ………………….. 18 Message ……………………………………………………………… …… 19 Sample Headlines ………………………………………………………. 20 Resources ……………………………………………………………… …. 20 Team ……………………………………………………………… …….. 20 Financial ……………………………………………………………… … 20 Media ……………………………………………………………… ……… 20 Marketing Activities …………………………………………………….. 21 Marketing Activity Details ……………………………………………… 22 Overview Table …………………………………………………………. 23 Website ……………………………………………………………… ….. 24 Newsletter ……………………………………………………………… .. 25 Brochure ……………………………………………………………… …. 25 News Releases/Guest Articles ………………………………………… 25 Connected Health Media Day ………………………………………… 25 Satisfaction Survey ……………………………………………………… 26 Social Media ……………………………………………………………. 26 Face-to-Face Visits ……………………………………………………… 26 Success Metrics ………………………………………………………….. 27 Financials ……………………………………………………………… …. 28 Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 9 Executive Summary Notes : This section is intended for busy executives who may not have time to review the marketing plan in its entirely. It therefore summarizes key details—including goals, target audience(s), budget, action items, and success metrics—in a shortened, easy-to-skim format. This marketing plan is intended to increase the visibility, adoption, and use of new telehealth services for XYZ Regional Medical Center (XYZ RMC). Our marketing campaigns will primarily target: • The patient community • Referring providers • Internal administration and staff We will be working with an operating budget of $1,550 for the fiscal year ending in December. These funds will be invested in the following activities: • Website • Digital newsletter • Brochures for patients • Media activities—news releases, guest blogs, op-eds, and topical pitches • Satisfaction surveys from patients, providers, and administratio n • Social media campaigns The following items will represent our primary measures of success: • Targeted 1,000 website visitors per month • Targeted 250 newsletter subscribers by Q2 • Targeted patient satisfaction score of 90% within the first year • Targeted 75% of administrators able to identify at least three telehealth program benefits within the first six months Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 10 Introduction This document describes the marketing plan for XYZ RMC’s telehealth program. It covers marketing strategy, marketing tactics, success metrics, and financials. All major marketing activities are summarized and described in the Marketing Activities section for quick reference. Background Notes : This section provides marketing plan context. Describe the circumstances under which your marketing activities will take place. Summarize what has already been accomplished, and the product(s) or service(s) being offered. This puts your marketing plan into a larger business framework. XYZ RMC has recently committed to participate in the California Telehealth Network (CTN). We will utilize CTN services to provide patients in Alphabet County with a new suite of clinical services via telehealth. Our telehealth offerings will include both emergency and non-emergency services. • Non-emergency services : cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, infectious disease • Emergency services : neurology/stroke Telehealth technology for broadband services and videoconferencing was originally obtained through grant funding from Generous Organization of America. Strategic Objectives Notes : While the above section provided business context, this section lays out specific strategic goals that can be measured. These goals should relate to the telehealth product(s) or service(s) you are offering. It is helpful to group related goals into categories (such as “business” and “clinical”). Your operational, marketing, and technical plans will ultimately support these primary goals. We would like to encourage participation in this program so that XYZ RMC sees a return on its new investment—while in the process, providing better care for our valued patient population. Please review the following pages for details. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 11 Strategic Objectives: Business Notes : Use this subsection to outline goals that involve financial concerns, market share, market leadership, industry reputation, facility mission, and operational effectiveness. Where possible, identify when these goals should be achieved and how success metrics will vary from year to year. OBJECTIVE TIME FRAME The hospital’s CEO, CMO, and CTO will be able to identify top benefits that the telehealth program is bringing to the medical center. Within 6 months of program launch Three external community organizations will have recommended the telehealth program to their members. Within the first year Patient satisfaction with the telehealth program will exceed 90%. Within the first year The telehealth program will earn positive media coverage. Within 6 months of program launch Measurable program-related return on investment (ROI). Within the first year Strategic Objectives: Clinical Notes: Use this subsection to outline any goals applicable to the areas of patient care, clinical support, or program participation. Indicate your planned time frame, wherever possible. OBJECTIVE TIME FRAME Achieve 100 telehealth encounters. Within the first year 10 clinicians will obtain telehealth training and earn CE credit on topics related to our supported telehealth specialties. Within the first year We will change at least one patient’s life by reducing wait time significantly, minimizing time taken off work to see a specialist, or providing a diagnosis that meaningfully alters the patient’s outcome. Within the first year Clinician satisfaction with our telehealth program will exceed 80%. Within the first year Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 12 Marketing Objectives Notes : This section describes the marketing plan’s key objectives. Just as with the broader strategic objectives, include success metrics for each marketing goal you indicate. Our marketing efforts will support the telehealth program’s broader objectives by: • Increasing program visibility and awareness , both internally and within our community. • Driving internal program support. Administrators will continue funding the program and advocating its use. Physicians, nurses, and other clinicians will utilize the program. • Driving use of our new telehealth services by both patients and referring providers. • Growing our reputation through media coverage, testimonials, and success stories. Please see the section titled “Success Metrics” for specific measures of success, along with associated marketing activities and branding campaigns. Market Strategy: Overview Notes : This section summarizes the major elements that comprise your marketing strategy. Subsequent sections will outline these elements in detail, providing market analysis that supports your strategic direction. Most business schools suggest designating these major initiatives as “Segmentation,” “Targeting,” and “Positioning.” You could also label your categories “Market,” “Message,” and “Media.” Remember that the names you choose will drive other sections of your plan. Our marketing strategy is designed around these three core elements: • Market —to whom do we want to speak? • Message —what do we want to tell them? • Media —how do we want to get that message across? Please see the next several sections for a detailed analysis. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 13 Market Analysis: Target Market Notes : To whom are you planning to speak? How will you divide up that audience? Who are the targets of your various marketing campaigns? Why have you selected those targets versus others? These are the types of questions to address in this section. In Figure 1 , we have identified numerous groups that could influence the use and reputation of our telehealth program. The size of each rectangle directly corresponds to degree of potential influence. Arrows indicate the direction of that influence. Based upon this illustration, it appears that the Telehealth Director could potentially impact multiple other influencers. Although Figure 1 does not address this particular dynamic, it’s worth noting that numerous entities actually influence the patient’s decision to accept and use telehealth as an alternative to in-person care. Such influencers include the news media; various referring providers; and supporting organizations like employers, churches, and charities. For our initial marketing strategy, we will select a few entities that seem to have the most direct influence on program awareness and successful utilization. Telehealth Director Referring Physicians Nurses IT Administration (C-Suite) Referring Facilities Referring Physicians SupportingOrganizations Legislators Media CMS/ Payors XYZ Regional Medical Center Figure 1 Key audience groups that could influence the use and reputation of our telehealth program. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 14 Market Analysis: Target Market (continued) The target audiences for our marketing efforts are: • Hospital administration and staff: These individuals can help us execute our telehealth program through funding, advocacy, and program participation. • Referring providers: We would like providers to participate by recommending our telehealth program to their patients. The group should consist of hospital staff members, referring primary care physicians, and/or clinicians at local nursing homes and long- term care facilities. • Supporting organizations: These organizations will serve as channel advocates who promote our telehealth services to their members. They can include local employers, churches, charitable agencies, and patient advocacy groups that have close relationships with the community population (and therefore, potential insight into various health care challenges). • Patients: Ultimately, we would like this group to take advantage of our telehealth services. Figure 1 also suggests that local media can have a sizable influence on hospital administrators, legislators, supporting organizations, and referring providers. Our marketing strategy will therefore focus on leveraging media involvement to advocate for telehealth with these other key influencer groups. Market Analysis: Challenges/Alternatives/Benefits Notes : Once you have selected your marketing targets, consider what you want to tell them. Before making the potential mistake of jumping right into a discussion about telehealth, identify their specific challenges (i.e., “pain points”). Also consider the options they have for addressing these challenges. Then identify the unique ways your telehealth program can offer beneficial insights, alternatives, and/or resolutions. Make sure your analysis is specific to each target market. A generic effort does not normally assess pain points with enough specificity to identify persuasive advantages. In this next section, we will review our key target audiences in terms of the challenges they (or their constituents) face. We will detail available alternatives for addressing those challenges. Then, we will outline the unique benefits our telehealth solution can bring to the table. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 15 Market Analysis: Challenges/Alternatives/Benefits (continued) This section is critical because: • Challenges help us understand what is really troubling each target audience—and recognize what causes “pain” or stress to each particular audience. The way(s) our telehealth solution alleviates these challenges will translate int o our main message points. • Alternatives identify areas that directly compete with our telehealth solution. This helps us to assess our relative strengths and weaknesses, and to fine-tune our message points. • Benefits represent key gains or advantages our various audiences perceive regard ing the use of our telehealth solution. Several of these benefits may overlap across multiple audiences. Our ongoing objective is to identify benefits associated with relieving the challenges mentioned above. Challenges Alternatives Telehealth Solution Benefits • It is difficult to attract specialized health care resources needed to serve the community effectively. • Hospital’s fiduciary responsibilities are incompatible with the cost of providing highly specialized care. • Patients from the community end up at more sophisticated care facilities, because they cannot be served at the RMC. • Continue to provide the same limited level of health care services. • Sacrifice profits and/ or other expenses to hire additional specialists. • Accept the ongoing risk that patients will choose to go elsewhere for their health care needs. • Provides better health care services to the community. • Keeps patients at our facility, rather than transferring them out for specialized provider care. • Retains revenues for providing care to the local community. • Shows the community that its local hospital provides access to leading edge technology and services. • Demonstrates effective hospital stewardship. Hospital Administration & Staff Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 16 Market Analysis: Challenges/Alternatives/Benefits (continued) Challenges Alternatives Telehealth Solution Benefits • Patients need the help of specialists who do not practice in our local community. • Patient care plans and treatments are delayed due to lack of time, resources, and/or funds to see specialists with the necessary diagnostic expertise. • Some patients are lost to other providers and/or facilities, because those patients need to be referred out for care. • Keep patients local, with limited access to specialists. • Send patients to distant facilities for care or treatment—which potentially impacts their quality of life due to long commute times, delayed appointments, or outright refusal to go. • Allows patients to remain local and avoids unnecessary transfers. • Allows patients to see a specialist more quickly, potentially reducing wait times from months to days. • Facilitates faster diagnosis, thereby creating more effective patient treatment plans. • Uses technology on the leading edge of health care. • Retains patients and associated revenues. Referring Providers Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 17 Market Analysis: Challenges/Alternatives/Benefits (continued) Challenges Alternatives Telehealth Solution Benefits • Lingering health care issues for which patients cannot receive local help. • Care delayed because patients cannot afford to drive hundreds of miles (or several hours) to see a specialist. • Care delayed due to lengthy specialist wait times of weeks or months. • Reluctance to travel long distances and potentially leave behind their support network if prolonged treatment is necessary. • Reluctance to put undue burden on support network, who may take time off work and/or travel long distances to be near patient. • Try in vain to find a local practitioner who can help. • Delay care and live with the problem until the situation deteriorates, thereby requiring hospital admission and/or lengthy travel for specialized care. • Provides access to specialists who don’t practice locally, but have the skill set necessary to address the problem. • Eliminates or significantly reduces long wait times to see specialists. • Avoids expensive travel costs (time off work, gas money, mileage on car, time away from family, etc.) • Takes advantage of technology at the leading edge of health care. Patients Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 18 Market Analysis: Challenges/Alternatives/Benefits (continued) Challenges Alternatives Telehealth Solution Benefits • Employees struggle with health problems they cannot resolve, which impacts their well-being and/or productivity. • Employees take time off for sick leave, which disrupts shift schedules, decreases production, and/or increases costs. • Let employees live with their health-related challenges. • Let their employers suffer the consequences. • Explore legal ways to replace these ailing employees. • Helps employees stay healthier and more productive. • Reduces the need to take time off work for sick leave. • Increases reliability and predictability of employee attendance. Supporting Organizations: Employers Challenges Alternatives Telehealth Solution Benefits • Members share health issues that are negatively impacting home/work life, and the organization is unable to recommend helpful community resources. • Provide consolation and resources to help patients deal with various symptoms of the issue, but not the actual root cause. • Members address and resolve their health- related issues more quickly, thereby feeling better and experiencing fewer home/work/lifestyle challenges. Supporting Organizations: Churches & Charities In summary, our telehealth program is well-positioned to provide a range of advantages for our various audiences. The primary alternative (i.e., the status quo) does not provide much benefit, and may lead to additional challenges over time. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 19 Message To earn target audience interest, our opening message will ask questions related to specific audience challenges. Sample copy points are shown below. Patients • Do you have a persistent or chronic health care problem? • Are you delaying care because you cannot … 1. afford time off work for that three-hour commute to visit the specialist? 2. even get an appointment to see the specialist until June of next year? 3. bear the thought of leaving friends/family behind, or creating another burden if you need prolonged treatment? Employers • Does it seem like your employees are not as healthy as they could be? • Are these health issues impacting employee productivity, and/or increasing the use of sick leave? • Are you looking for ways to help employees improve their health—so they can stay happier and more productive, with less time off? Churches & Charities • Have certain members spoken with you about stressful health issues that are impacting their personal or professional lives? • Have they delayed treatment because help is unavailable locally—and t hey don’t have the time or work flexibility to travel for specialized care? Referring Providers • Do any of your patients need care that is only available outside our loc al community? • Is their treatment being delayed because they do not have the time, resources, or funds to receive that care? • Are you concerned about losing these patients to other providers/facilities if you refer them elsewhere? Administration • Is there a need to attract health care resources that can serve your com munity more effectively? • Does it feel like your hospital’s budget cannot accommodate the cost of providing highly specialized care? • Do you want to stop losing patients to facilities with more sophisticate d care capabilities? As a follow-up to these opening inquiries, we will explain how our telehealth solution can help. Part of this process will involve highlighting unique and specific telehealth benefits. Notes : Consolidate the elements from your Market Analysis into guiding messages that will help drive your marketing materials. This step brings you closer to “copy ”—actual words you will use in your various marketing vehicles. Consider how you would like to attract your target audience, and how you can distinguish your offerings from other alternatives. What justifiable claims can you make? Because you are providing a health care solution, make sure all claims are defendable. Remember: You cannot guarantee patient outcomes, but you can say that your solution has demonstrated certai n outcomes. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 20 Sample Headlines Even the strongest message points will not make an impact without an appealing headline that invites each target audience to read further. Below, we have included a list of headline concepts that can be used in emails, news releases, brochures, and other outreach materials: • Your wait time to see a neurologist just decreased from eight months to three days. • XYZ RMC’s new telehealth program reduces medical specialist wait times by up to 99%. • “I never dreamed of such a great outcome!” (actual telehealth patient sample quote) • Acme Inc. reduced employee sick leave by 25% through leading edge healthcare. • Five UC-Davis pediatric specialists provided outstanding patient care to XYZ RMC—over the internet! Resources Notes : This section identifies the resources available to support various marketing activities. These resources may consist of a team, a given space, materials, or allocated dollars. Generally, a “resource” is anything that could affect your ability to execute on time or within budget if modified. Team We plan to leverage existing hospital staff members as follows: • IT: website development and coding • Marketing : copywriting (website, brochures, news releases, etc.), brochure layout, organizing a Connected Health Media Day, media relations. Financial Our marketing budget for the year will be $1,550. This excludes the Connected Health Media Day, which will be funded separately by the administration team once details are finalized. Media Notes : In this section, outline which message vehicle(s) you will use to reach your target audience. It’s also helpful to explain why you have chosen specific activities over others. We have several effective options for spreading the word about our new telehealth program. These are outlined on the following page. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 21 Media (continued) We have evaluated our various media options according to the following criteria: • Skills and resources necessary to execute • Required time and effort to execute • Potential near-term and long-term impact • Cost According to our analysis, the following list represents the most effective mix: • Website • eNewsletter • Brochures • News releases • Articles and op-eds • Satisfaction surveys (from patients, clinicians, and administrators) • Connected Health Media Day • Social media • Face-to-face visits These combined efforts will help us communicate our telehealth solution benefits consistently and repeatedly. Our objective is to earn clear top-of-mind awareness, so that audience members will readily recall the program and its advantages with every emerging conversation or usage opportunity. This increases the likelihood that they will choose (or at least strongly consider) our telehealth option. Marketing Activities Notes : This section briefly outlines your key marketing initiatives. To help provide a summarized overview, it is often useful to include a table as well. If you opt to incorporate a comparative table, consider using the following category headings: • Activity Description • Objective(s) Served • Target Audience(s) • Frequency • Metrics for Success • Resources Involved • Budget Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 22 Marketing Activities (continued) Our marketing activities will include the following: • New dedicated telehealth website • eNewsletter • Several types of brochures • Periodic news releases • Patient and clinician satisfaction surveys • Guest article(s) in a local publication • Social media posts • Face-to-face visits • Industry conference and community event attendance • Connected Health Media Day event The next section, titled “Marketing Activity Details,” explains some of these initiatives more fully. On the following page, a table is also included to provide a comparati ve overview. This table is organized into the following categories: • Activity Name • Brief Description • Objectives Served (i.e., visibility, utilization, reputation) • Target Audience(s) • Frequency of Activity • Metrics for Success • Human Resources Needed • Budget (estimates of both startup and operating costs) Marketing Activity Details Notes : The table below provides a detailed overview of elements associated with these different marketing activities. It is helpful to include such a table when you want to provide a summarized recap for team members reviewing your marketing plan. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 23 Activity Description Objective(s) Served Target Audience(s) Frequency Metrics for Success Resources Involved Budget Visibility Utilization Reputation Startup Costs Ongoing Costs Website Include overview of telehealth program, team, providers, technology, and benefits. Also include contact info and sign-up form to receive eNewsletter. X Patients, Hospital Administration, Referring Providers, Supporting Organizations Ongoing updates as needed – # of visitors- # signing up for newsletter Telehealth Director, IT $200-$1,000 extended RMC website to include Telehealth Section $0 (use existing website) eNewsletter Use Constant Contact to send out information on telehealth benefits, technology, consulting physician profiles, and real-life success stories. X X X Patients, Hospital Administration, Referring Providers, Supporting Organizations Monthly – # of subscribers – Open rate Telehealth Director, IT $0 $10-$30/month Brochure – General Printed brochure or flyer explaining telehealth, and its benefits to patients. X X Patients, Supporting Organizations One time – # of people contacting us for more info Telehealth Director, Marketing $20-$1,000 depending on # of reprints and quality of material/design $0 Brochure – Referring Providers Printed brochure or flyer explaining telehealth, and its benefits to providers and the patients they serve. X X Referring Providers One time – # of people contacting us for more info Telehealth Director, Marketing $20-$500 depending on # of reprints and quality of material/ design $0 News Release Stories highlighting local healthcare issues and the telehealth solution. Use patient stories to convey the message. These news releases will also be posted on the website. X X Patients, Hospital Administration, Referring Providers, Supporting Organizations two to three per year – # of people contacting us for more info Telehealth Director, Marketing $20-$750/release depending on length and outlet used $0 SatisfactionSurvey – Patient -How would you rate your telehealth experience (1-10)? -Would you recommend to a family member or friend (1-10)? -What can we do to improve our telehealth program? X X Patients, Hospital Administration, Referring Providers, Supporting Organizations Per encounter – Satisfaction score Telehealth Director $0 $0 SatisfactionSurvey – Clinician -How would you rate your telehealth experience (1-10)? -Would you recommend to a colleague (1-10)? -What can we do to improve our telehealth program? X X Hospital Administration, Referring Providers Every six months – Satisfaction score- % that would use our program again Telehealth Director $0 $0 SatisfactionSurvey – Administration -How would you rate the success of this telehealth program (1-10)? -What benefits do you perceive? Please describe. X X Hospital Administration Annual – Satisfaction score- % that can identify telehealth benefits Telehealth Director, Administration, Marketing $0 $0 Connected Health Media Day Event designed to showcase and demonstrate the telehealth solution. Will include administrators, along with specialists from UC-Davis via videoconference. These guests will discuss what they do during a typical telehealth consult. X X X Patients, Hospital Administration, Referring Providers Annual – # of attendees – # signing up for newsletter Telehealth Director, Marketing, Administration TBD $0 Guest Articlein Local Publication Stories highlighting local healthcare issues and our telehealth solution. Patient stories will underscore this message. Guest articles also posted on the website. X X Patients, Hospital Administration, Referring Providers, Supporting Organizations Two to three per year – # signing up for newsletter Telehealth Director, Marketing $0 $0 Social MediaPosting Videos on YouTube profiling consulting physicians, participating clinicians, patients assisted, and technology in use. Links also embedded on the website. X X Patients, Supporting Organizations, Referring Providers At least one per quarter – # signing up for newsletter- # of views Telehealth Director, Marketing $0 (possible video production costs) $0 Face -to-Face Visits In-person visits with referring providers, supporting organizations, and administrators to discuss issues our telehealth solution will address. Can also speak to specific questions and concerns. X X X Hospital Administration, Referring Providers, Supporting Organizations As many as possible – # of people contacting us for more info Telehealth Director $0 Minimal local travel expenses Conference Attendance The regional Rural Health Association’s July annual conference is a good place to network and learn about promising practices. We will also attend CTRC’s Annual Telehealth Summit. X X Supporting Organizations Annual Telehealth Director $750/conference $0 Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 24 Website The website is designed to be a useful tool for all our target audiences—such as patients, providers, internal administration, staff, and supporting organizations. It will function as a one-stop resource for the following information: • Available clinical services • Telehealth provider profiles • Testimonial-style stories about telehealth changing lives • Telehealth technology (as illustrated by site-embedded videos) • Telehealth benefits (broken out by different constituents) • Resources about getting started with telehealth • Articles discussing how telehealth provides both clinical and economic benefits • Links to telehealth informational resources (i.e, CTRC, CTN, American Telemedicine Association) • An overview of our telehealth team • Contact information The site will also include a form that lets visitors sign up for our telehealth eNewsletter . The website is intended to help: • Patients feel more comfortable using our telehealth services • Referring providers feel more comfortable suggesting that their patients take advantage of these services • Supporting organization s feel more comfortable recommending these services • Administrators better understand our telehealth program, so they will continue supporting it via increased funding and general advocacy • Internal staff better understand the program, so they will continue supporting it through ongoing participation and general advocacy • Website visitors easily sign up for our eNewsletter While this initiative involves considerable content development, keep in mind that it serves multiple purposes. For example, portions of this content can also be re-used in other media—including brochures, flyers, presentations, videos, and more. Marketing Activity Details (continued) Notes : Some activities require a more detailed explanation. This section is designed to provide that information, in conjunction with the comparative table mentioned above. If you are planning to launch a website, for instance, this section can include information about pages, content, forms, features, and navigation. The table mentioned above can appear before your detailed breakouts, or after. In either case, it simply functions as a summarized high-level overview or recap. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 25 Marketing Activity Details (continued) Newsletter The eNewsletter will provide a recurring supply of content that reminds recipients what is accessible on our website, and highlights new information as details become available. It essentially serves as a continuous reminder to visit our website for the latest information and content updates (i.e., newly added telehealth clinical disciplines, patient success stories, etc.). This ongoing communication with our subscribers keeps our telehealth program at the forefront of their awareness. When these individuals encounter a health care situation that may lend itself to telehealth, we want them to remember our program immediately. Brochure As a leave-behind resource, our brochure will serve to remind supporting organizations about our telehealth program. Budget limitations dictate that this piece take the form of a one-page, four-color flyer printed front-and-back. It will highlight essential program information—including clinical specialties covered, advantages, success stories, selected testimonials, and instructions for obtaining program access. News Releases/Guest Articles in Local Publication s Our news releases and guest articles will help reinforce broad awareness of our telehealth program. Simultaneously, they will help us forge strong relationships with key media organizations. Ultimately, we would like our print-based outreach to help us achieve exposure on local television and radio stations. Connected Health Media Day This three-hour “open house” event will introduce our telehealth program to the local community. To help build interest, we will distribute several news releases and other media announcements in advance. Our goal is to have two or more consulting physicians available via the telehealth videoconferencing system to discuss their typical consultative approach, and to share success stories. We will encourage the public to stop by, virtually meet some of our physicians, and view demonstrations of the new technology. Attendees will also have the chance to sign up for our eNewsletter, and to obtain a brochure. Additional goals include the following: • Persuade business sponsors to provide food and beverage (always an audience draw) • Arrange to have various city, county, and regional legislators in attendance Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 26 Marketing Activity Details (continued) Satisfaction Survey Satisfaction surveys will be our primary method of obtaining direct, systematic feedback on the success of our telehealth program. The process needs to be holistic and inclusive—which means we will solicit feedback from patients, participating clinicians, and administrators. These survey results will be used for our external marketing efforts, in the form of website posts and news releases. They will also be used for our internal marketing efforts, including administrative and staff presentations. Social Media In terms of social media, our initial platform target will be YouTube. This popular site allows us to create our own free channel and post multiple videos. We can then embed these YouTube videos into our website—thereby obtaining even more leverage from our efforts. Ideas for video topics include: • Patient success stories • Telehealth technology demos • Testimonials from staff members who have personally used the technology • Interviews with physicians who provide telehealth consults Face-to-Face Visits Face-to-face visits are critical for educating the public and creating a general telehealth comfort level. This is especially key for supporting organizations like local churches, community mental health centers, emergency medical services (EMS), regional employers, and the local HIV/AIDS support center (for infectious disease consults). We will sit down with representatives from these organizations to discuss health-related challenges in their various environments. This will help us identify ways that our telehealth program could provide potential assistance. We will also leave behind a supply of informational brochures. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 27 Success Metrics Notes : Marketing activities should produce measurable outcomes. In this section, describe how each activity will be assessed in terms of results. While the Marketing Activities Summary identifies success metrics for each individual activity, this section aggregates all success metrics across these activities (as certain metrics will be served by multiple activities). Do your best to quantify these metrics, identifying the various activities contributing to each one. Reviewing these elements over time can help you learn, adjust, and continually enhance your approach. Below are success metrics and targets for our XYZ RMC telehealth program: Metric Target (First Year) Achieved/Identified Via… Website visitors 1,000 Calls-to-action that drive people to website (measured by Google Analytics installed on website) Newsletter sign-ups 250 Website, newsletter shares, brochures, social media Newsletter open rate 25% Newsletter content People requesting more information 50 Website, brochures, news releases, face-to-face visits Satisfaction score: patients 90% Survey Satisfaction score: clinicians 80% Survey Clinicians who would use telehealth again 90% Survey Satisfaction score: administration 80% Survey Administrators who can identify at least three telehealth benefits 75% Survey Social media views 300 YouTube metrics Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 28 Financials Notes : This section summarizes the total financial outlay for your marketing plan. If possible, break out your figures in several different ways—by month, activity, and/or capital costs versus operating costs. This provides a more granular view, which can be helpful if changes occur or adjustments are needed along the way. Our total budget for this plan is $1,550. The graph below illustrates projected monthly marketing expenses for the program: $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec $200 $300 $30 $30 $30 $30 $780 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 Monthly Marketing Program Expenses Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step XYZ Regional Medical Center Sample Marketing Plan 29 MARKETING TELEHEALTH DIRECTLY TO PATIENTS Telehealth has been making health care more accessible and improving patient outcomes for decades. With the rise of “direct to patient” telehealth services in recent years, many patients are now familiar with the basic concept of telehealth—even if they use different labels to describe it. Commonly used alternate terms include “telemedicine,” “eVisit,” “virtual visit,” and “video visit.” Successful telehealth services and programs are not always easy to create; however, they often carry a sustained value that far outweighs any challenges you may encounter. Of course, providing a new service is only part of the battle. You also need to get the word out, so patients will want to take full advantage of it! The good news is, marketing telehealth to your patients involves many of the same key principles already discussed in this guide. It all starts with a clear strategy. Once you understand where you want to go, and who your target audience is, you can map out the most efficient plan. The following pages share some practical tactics and proven tips for promoting telehealth to your patients and the community. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 30 PATIENT OUTREACH STRATEGY STEP-BY-STEP When creating a marketing strategy to help patients learn about your telehealth program, the first step is determining what you want to achieve. The main objective, of course, is driving awareness that inspires a specific action—i.e., scheduling a telehealth visit with one of your practitioners. Start from there, and expand your approach using these key insights. 1 DEFINE YOUR GOALS Start SMART “S.M.A.R.T.” is an acronym that stands for Specific, M easurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Based. Ensure that you articulate at least one S.M.A.R.T. goal, while trying to avoid any unfocused goals. Below is a brief example: Unfocused Goal: We really want to spread the word about our telehealth program. S.M.A.R.T. Goal: By the third quarter, we would like to be seeing at least eight telehealth patients per day who need to address some sort of dermatology issue. Notice the difference? The first goal is vague, while the second goal: • Specifies the type of appointment and patient (i.e., an individual who needs specialized dermatology care). • Indicates a measurable number of desired patients per day. • Mentions a figure that is achievable for this practice. • States an intention that is relevant to creating care-based revenue. • Is time -based (i.e., “by the third quarter”). Specifying these core elements lets you track metrics, determine if you are on course, and make adjustments as you go. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 31 2 GATHER AUDIENCE INSIGHTS PATIENT OUTREACH, continued Define Who You Are Targeting Once you have your goal(s) in place, start thinking about your audience. Providing basic information to your surrounding community is important. However, if you want to increase actual revenue, target people who can directly benefit from your telehealth services. If you focus on telebehavioral health, for example, think about how to reach people experiencing job-related, family-related, or illness-related stresses. As part of this exercise, you may want to gather a bit of sample patient data. Here are just a few questions you might consider: • How many of your patients travel more than 10 miles to see your clinicia ns in person? • What percentage of your current patients need the specialized care you plan to provide via telehealth? • How would you describe your typical patients? (i.e., new parents, athletes, college students, elderly residents, etc.) • Is there any pattern to the rate at which your target patient s tend to re-schedule or cancel their in-office appointments? (i.e., what is your no-show and cancellation rate, and is an obvious pattern emerging?) From these data patterns, you can often create some personas — fictitious representations that capture specific traits, demographics, or life circumstances. For example, say your typical patient is a 30-40 year old single mom living in an economically challenged county. Assume she typically seeks pediatric care, along with periodic wellness checkups for herself. Create “Patient Pam” to embody all these traits. What does Pam’s day usually look like? What are her recurring challenges—commute, budgeting, sleep hygiene, work/life balance, nutrition, stress management, childcare, or something different? Think about ways to make your telehealth marketing message especially relevant to Pam. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 32 2 GATHER AUDIENCE INSIGHTS PATIENT OUTREACH, continued 3 ENHANCE VISIBILITY Cover All the Bases To keep your entire community informed, share news about your telehealth services across multiple platforms. Think about all the touchpoints your target audience normally encounters, then update those areas frequently. Visit our dedicated “Patients” page at caltrc.org for examples of different types of telehealth visits, common telehealth questions, patient handouts, and more. This content can give you some great ideas for topic-relevant insights to share with prospective patients, and the community at large. Consider Ways to Share Your Message Once you have identified your prospective audience, think about ways you might reach your “ideal” patient population. Let’s consider our previous telebehavioral health example. You could arrange meetings with leaders at local churches, community centers, and/or social service organizations. Explain your services, then ask if there is: • an opportunity to share a brochure/insert in one of their future bulletins. • a chance to create a guest blog on their website, mentioning your telehealth services. From a telebehavioral standpoint, you could focus on “strategies for dealing with stress” or “the stages of grief.” • a willingness to mention your services on their social media page(s)— like sharing a link to telehealth program information on your own websit e. • an opportunity to share your contact information with their p astors, coaches, mentors, volunteers, lay ministry teams, etc. If your goal involves converting existing in-office patients to telehealth, you might print up some waiting room table tents or posters. You could also create staff lanyards, badges, or face masks proclaiming, “Ask me about telehealth!” You might even hand out pens to every patient, featuring a specific URL leading to telehealth information on your website. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 33 PATIENT OUTREACH, continued 3 ENHANCE VISIBILITY l Keep Brainstorming Make sure that you leverage multiple messaging opportunities across a diverse range of vehicles. The chart below provides a few suggestions to get you started. Meet with your internal teams, and brainstorm even more approaches that are relevant to your particular organization or audience . Promote the program on your social media platforms . Post questions and invite engagement. Create periodic hashtags for special events, and ask followers to share them. If you participate in community video calls, create a special Zoom background that highlights your telehealth program. Design web badges or social media frames that your telehealthadvocates can display online. Create a landing page checklist, video, or widget that helps patients choose between your various care options. Include an interactive telehealth banner or colorful button on your website homepage. Link to a special landing page or signup form that provides additional details. Consider designing a dedicated telehealth logo, seal, and/or tagline to use in your messaging and community outreach. Update your news release boilerplate and PowerPointslide decks to highlightyour telehealth program. Think about hostinga Q&A event , where you can promotetelehealth to a specific target audience. Consider offering refreshments and raffle prizes fromcommunity sponsors. Forge community partnerships with local churches, employers, social service organizations, and community centersto obtain regionalhealth care insightsand create connections. Consider branded hand-outs such as notepads or refrigeratormagnets that keep your telehealth programtop-of-mind forpatients at home. Offer pediatric telehealth? Get junior patients involved by handing out telehealth-themed stickers. Print in-office telehealth coloring sheets to keep kids occupied. Have a contest, and display the best entries. Remind patients that telehealth often represents a great alternative to walk-in convenient care. Create phone answering scripts for your staff, or a telehealth-focused hold message . CONNECT INFORM EDUCATE INSPIRE Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 34 PATIENT OUTREACH, continued 4 ADVOCATE INTERNALLY Your Own Team Members Are Your Best Advertisers Telling patients and consumers about your telehealth program is key—so make sure your staff members and providers know about it as well. They can help spread awareness through their personal e-mail signatures, social media pages, and relationships. Enlist clinicians and other office staff to act as advocates with the patients they see. Remember how vital it is to reassure staff members on your team who may be concerned about their long-term contributions once telehealth is introduced. Explain that in many cases, telehealth can expand future treatment opportunities and the need for their skills. 5 LEVERAGE FEEDBACK Good Reviews Are Golden Patients frequently check ratings and reviews when choosing a health care provider. Whenever you earn solid kudos, use them to promote your telehealth program. Consider requesting feedback from the telehealth patients you serve, and posting positive comments after receiving permission. Try sending a quick text or email survey following each visit. Take the time to evaluate any new insights shared, to improve your program over time. Then, keep sharing the best comments on your website and social media pages. Make time to touch base with your reviewers, too. Ask follow-up questions or request clarification. Once patients realize how much you value their perspectives, they may become valuable program advocates. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 35 PATIENT OUTREACH, continued 6 DIVERSIFY YOUR MESSAGE Share Useful Insights on a Schedule Consider starting a weekly or monthly printed bulletin, eNewsletter, or blog that provides useful telehealth insights at regular intervals. It’s not as hard as you might think. Stuck for ideas? Try a few of the following: • Answer frequently asked patient questions. • Conduct a patient poll on telehealth, and share results/comments. • Help patients understand which cold or flu symptoms might warrant a doctor visit, and then promote telehealth as a safe and conven ient care option. • Interview one of your telehealth providers. • Share an inspiring telehealth success story. • Provide helpful tips for more productive telehealth visits. • Share a short video snippet discussing key telehealth advantag es. • Define different types of telehealth visits, and important terms to understand. If you get stuck for ideas, visit caltrc.org . Our dedicated “Patients” page features unbiased tips and insights that pertain to all of these areas, and more. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 36 OTHER INSIGHTS TO SHARE WITH PATIENTS Types of Telehealth When educating your patients about telehealth, make sure they understand that several different types of telehealth currently exist. At present, there are four distinct categories: Live Videoconferencing (Synchronous) A real-time audio and visual interaction between a patient and a provider. Store and Forward (Asynchronous) The process of sending pre-recorded patient information electronically, typically to a specialist. Store and forward visits function similarly to sending a secure email. For example, a patient or provider might send a picture to a specialist for review at a later time. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Collects personal health and medical data from an individual in one location, which is then transmitted to a provider in a different location for use in care and related support. RPM typically uses smart devices to get vital signs that help monitor a patient’s condition. Mobile Health (mHealth) Health care and public health education via various mobile communication devices—such as cell phones, tablet computers, or PDAs. 1 2 3 4 More Tips and Insights for Patients Get even more patient-related tips and insights at caltrc.org . Download our patient-facing infographic, “How Do I Use Telehealth?” Also view Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center’s patient-facing educational video, “ What to Expect from a Telehealth Visit.” These resources are available free of charge, and can be shared directly with patients. See additional options on our “Patients” page. Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step 37 NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT? The California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) is your unbiased resource for telehealth success. Since 2006, we have been earning our trusted reputation as a leading source for telehealth program implementation and sustainability guidance. We serve providers, patients, health systems, clinics, government agencies, and safety net populations— sharing unbiased educational and support information, often at no cost t o you. Visit caltrc.org for insights, training tools, services, and materials that help you take full advantage of everything telehealth has to offer. Here are just a few examples: Expert consultative services, both before and during telehealth program development Time-saving resources for patients and families Training videos for all members of your provider program team—including administrators, telehealth coordinators, and clinical presenters Telehealth development guides that incorporate the latest promising practices and more, in easy-to-follow formats Our popular Telehealth Program Developer Toolkit—a foolproof, step-by- step guide that helps organizations of all sizes implement, develop, and sustain a telehealth program Hands-on resources for organizing and managing telehealth programs— including practice guides, policy and research reports, presentations, sample forms, and workflows Links to continuing education and accredited certification courses, in partnership with leading telehealth schools An ever-expanding list of California-based telehealth specialty providers Access to telehealth-related events, workshops, and conferences CONTACT US! www.caltrc.org 877-590-8144 www.facebook.com/CaliforniaTRC www.twitter.com/CaliforniaTRC Telehealth Marketing Plan Development: Step-by-Step

Write a descriptive essay on “Professionalism in the Medical Office”. This essay should be 5 fully developed paragraphs. Use Times New Roman font #12. Here is a link that will help you with this assi

Write a descriptive essay on “Professionalism in the Medical Office”.  This essay should be 5 fully developed paragraphs.

Use Times New Roman font #12. Here is a link that will help you with this assignment:  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/3/

Requirements/Rubric:

(20 points) First paragraph should include an introduction that gives a general definition of professionalism. What is your personal definition of professionalism? When does it need to be used? Why is it necessary in the medical field?

(20 points/paragraph) Second through fourth paragraphs should include instances in which you will personally use professionalism in your career.  For example, how you speak on the phone, how you deal with upset patients, and how you handle patient information. These are only examples, feel free to use your own and be sure that you fully support your point with details.

(20 points) Fifth paragraph should be the conclusion.  This should be a summary of your thoughts and how you feel professionalism will impact you in your future career.

Directions: Choose 4 essay topics listed below to complete for your midterm. Each question is worth 50 points. Questions should be answered in full (approx. half of a page each, minimum). Answers shou

Directions: Choose 4 essay topics listed below to complete for your midterm. Each question is worth 50 points. Questions should be answered in full (approx. half of a page each, minimum). Answers should be written completely in your own words, not copied from the textbook or any other sources. Any question asking for examples must be original examples created by you, not examples from your textbook.

  1. Identify and discuss the 4 different parenting styles. Provide examples for each parenting style.
  1. Define and list different forms of relationships. Explain how relationships can enhance well-being and how relationships might not enhance well-being.
  1. Identify and discuss the stages of group development.
  1. Define what a community is. Describe the different types of communities. Discuss why the community is often the cornerstone of our work as social workers.
  1. Discuss the evidence that suggests humans have a fundamental need to belong to groups.
  1. What is Groupthink? Discuss the 4 levels of groupthink.
  1. Explain the impact of history on the LGTBQ population and discuss the current treatment concerns for the LGBTQ population.

I am struggling with this question in the attached files

I am struggling with this question in the attached files

Argument for funding / funding appeal Essay The objective is to cap the learning with a small positive action. Students will identify, research and choose an organization that I will support with a do



Argument for funding / funding appeal Essay

The objective is to cap the learning with a small positive action. Students will identify, research and choose an organization that I will support with a donation. The class chooses.

REMEMBER to respect copyright! Review the citation material. No quoting without quotation marks, no citing without a reference. You will see very good descriptions of what an organization does on its website and in articles or blogs about the organization. DO NOT COPY them!

Use proper citation.  Copying = FAIL

Steps for this work:

Step 1. Student looks at several organizations that work to improve economic conditions for a disadvantaged gender group.

Criteria:   1. Organization should work in Canada, or

2. The organization MUST accept Paypal if it is outside Canada (it’s the only way I will transfer money internationally)

3. The organization should be a non-profit organization or a registered charity.

4. The organization should be financially accountable – most of its money should go to the work it says it does, and there should be no scandals attached to the organization.

Any organization that does not satisfy the above criteria will not receive the funding even if it is the most popular with the class.

Step 2. Student researches the work and financial accountability of these organizations.

Step 3. Student chooses an organization that they would like Professor Brown to support with a $100 donation.

Step 4. Student writes a one to two page argument on why their organization should be chosen for the donation.  This argument should address the organization’s work, both in terms of its objectives and its accomplishments. This argument should also address the organization’s financial responsibility and its reputation. The argument can include a personal argument for why this is important to the student, as well as any argument that the student believes will help their case.  If the argument includes a very personal story, the student should indicate whether they are okay with their argument being shared (anonymously) with the class.

NOTE: The student must follow rules for citation and quotes for this assignment. If there are 5 words taken from a source without quotation marks, or any other major citation rule is broken, the submission will not be included in the shortlist.

5. The class chooses a winning organization on the last day of classes. We also rank the runners- up. Usually, I pick the top 10 or 12, remove student names, and we work from this group.

6. Prof. Brown sends money to the organization (NOT to the student). Prof. Brown may send money to some of the runners-up or to organizations based on individual submissions, even if these are not the winner.

write and submit the individual Organizational Diagnosis of the company selected for this course project. By Week 3, please, write and submit the individual Organizational Diagnosis of the company bas

write and submit the individual Organizational Diagnosis of the company selected for this course project.

By Week 3, please, write and submit the individual Organizational Diagnosis of the company based on the Innovation Fuel podcast.

Listen to the Innovation Fuel podcast called “Learning Curves”

Based on that podcast, write down the company diagnosis which explains the current situation. Please, follow the following structure:

– A short overall description of the company (who they are) – no more than two paragraphs;

– The main value they offer to the clients (with a brief explanation) – one paragraph;

– What is their operation system? Two to four paragraphs;

– Who are their partners? Two to four paragraphs;

– What is the competition in the industry? One to three paragraphs;

– Their plans for the improvements – one to three paragraphs;

– A short one-paragraph conclusion.

Main requirements for the work:

– Use at least three references including the podcast.

– Make sure to fit your diagnosis into three-four pages excluding the title page, references page, and appendices.

– FONT: 12 New Times Roman, double-space between lines. Apply all APA Rules.

1 Compare independent variables, dependent variables, and extraneous variables. Describe two ways that researchers attempt to control extraneous variables. Support your answer with peer-reviewed arti

1  Compare independent variables, dependent variables, and extraneous variables. Describe two ways that researchers attempt to control extraneous variables. Support your answer with peer-reviewed articles. 400 words references within 5 years,

2, Describe the seven “levels of evidence” and provide an example of the type of practice change that could result from each. 400 words reference within 5 years

The purpose of this assignment is to apply principles and skills associated with profitability analysis and risk analysis and the use of multiple accounting methods to evaluate the financial performan

The purpose of this assignment is to apply principles and skills associated with profitability analysis and risk analysis and the use of multiple accounting methods to evaluate the financial performance of an organization.

Using what you have learned from the topic resources, complete the following problems and cases from the textbook. Prepare the assignment in Excel with each problem or case as a separate tab. All narrative questions should be fully addressed within the Excel document on the tab associated with the problem or case.

  1. Problems and Cases 4.25
  2. Problems and Cases 4.27
  3. Integrative Case 4.1 (part A only)
  4. Problems and Cases 5.19

The purpose of this assignment is to apply principles and skills associated with profitability analysis and risk analysis and the use of multiple accounting methods to evaluate the financial performan
The purpose of this assignment is to apply principles and skills associated with profitability analysis and risk analysis and the use of multiple accounting methods to evaluate the financial performance of an organization. Using what you have learned from the topic resources, complete the following problems and cases from the textbook. Problems and Cases 4.25 Problems and Cases 4.27 Integrative Case 4.1 (part A only) Problems and Cases 5.19 4.25 Calculating and Interpreting Profitability Ratios. Abercrombie &Fitch sells casual apparel and personal care products for men, women, and children through retail stores located primarily in shopping malls. Its fiscal year ends January 31 of each year. Financial statements for Abercrombie & Fitch for fiscal years ending January 31, Year 3, Year 4, and Year 5appear in Exhibit 4.34 (balance sheets), Exhibit 4.35 (income statements), and Exhibit 4.36 (statements of cash flows). These financial statements reflect the capitalization of operating leases in property, plant, and equipment and long-term debt, a topic discussed in Chapter 6. Exhibit 4.37(page 257) presents financial statement ratios for Abercrombie & Fitch for Years 3 and 4. Selected data for Abercrombie & Fitch appear here https://media.cheggcdn.com/study/e85/e850591c-bf7b-4280-b217-73f174032873/13624-4-25PCEI1.png REQUIRED A.Calculate the ratios in Exhibit 4.37 for Year 5. The income tax rate is 35%. b. Analyze the changes in ROA for Abercrombie & Fitch during the three-year period, suggesting possible reasons for the changes observed. c. Analyze the changes in ROCE for Abercrombie & Fitch during the three-year period, suggesting possible reasons for the changes observed. 4.27 Analyzing the Profitability of Two Hotels. Starwood Hotels (Star-wood) owns and operates many hotel properties under well-known brand names, including Sheraton, W, Westin, and St. Regis. Starwood focus es on the upper end of the lodging industry. Choice Hotels (Choice) is primarily a franchisor of several hotel chains, including Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn. Choice properties represent primarily them id scale and economy segments of the lodging industry. Exhibit 4.39 presents selected profit-ability ratios and other data for Starwood, and Exhibit 4.40 presents data for Choice. (No te that ROCE is not meaningful for Choice because of negative common shareholders’ equity due to open-market share repurchases, not accumulated deficits. As of the end of 2008, Choice had repurchased over one-third of all common shares issued: 34,640,510 out of 95,345,362 shares.)One of the closely followed metrics in the lodging industry is occupancy rate, which gives an in-dication of the capacity utilization of available hotel rooms. A second measure is the ADR (aver-age daily rate), which measures the amount actually collected for an average room per night.Finally, REVPAR (revenue per available room) also is an important measure, which measures pe-riod-to-period growth in revenues per room for comparable properties (adjusted for properties sold or closed or otherwise not comparable across years). The interaction of occupancy rate and ADR is REVPAR. REQUIRED Analyze the changes and the differences in the profitability of these two hotel chains to the deepest levels available given the data provided. Compare and contrast the ROAs and ROCEs of both companies. Do the results match your prior expectations given the type of lodging for which each company specializes INTEGRATIVE CASE 4.1 Part A Walmart Stores (Walmart) is the world’s largest retailer. It employs an ‘‘everyday low price’’ strategy and operates stores as three business segments: Walmart Stores U.S., International, and Sam’s Club. Walmart Stores U.S.: This segment represented 62.3% of all 2015 sales and operates stores in three different formats: Discount stores (104,000 average square feet), Super-centers (178,000 average square feet), and Neighborhood Markets (42,000 average square feet). Each format carries a variety of clothing, housewares, electronic equipment, pharmaceuticals, health and beauty products, sporting goods, and similar items, and Supercenters include a full-line supermarket.28Walmart U.S. stores are in all 50 states; Washington, D.C.; and Puerto Rico. Discount stores are in 41 states, Supercenters are in49 states, and Neighborhood Markets are in 31 states. Customers also can purchase many items through the company’s website at www.walmart.com.2. International: The International segment includes wholly owned subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom; majority-owned subsidiaries are in Africa, Central America, and Mexico. The merchandising strategy for the international segment is like that of the Walmart U.S. segment.3. Sam’s Clubs: Sam’s Clubs are membership club warehouses that operate in 48 states. The average Sam’s Club is approximately 134,000 square feet, and customers can purchase many items through the company’s website at www.samsclub.com. These warehouses offer bulk displays of brand name merchandise, including hard goods, some soft goods, institutional-size grocery items, and certain private-label items. Gross margins for Sam’s Clubs stores are lower than those of the U.S. and International segment 5.19 Computing and Interpreting Bankruptcy Prediction Ratios. Exhibit 5.21 presents selected financial data for Best Buy Co., Inc., and Circuit City Stores, Inc., for fiscal 2008 and 2007. Best Buy and Circuit City operate as specialty retailers offering a wide range of consumer electronics, service contracts, product repairs, and home installation. Competition from Walmart, Costco, and Internet retailers put downward pressure on prices and margins. In November 2008, Circuit City filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In the media, Circuit City’s bankruptcy was largely blamed on its poor treatment of employees. In early 2007, Circuit City laid off 3,40 0 high-paid salespersons, or approximately 8% of its workforce, which left inexperienced, low-paid workers in charge of customer service. Customer service quality plum-meted, which was especially harmful for a retail business providing expensive electronic items, warranty products, and installation services. REQUIREDREQUIRED a. Compute Altman’s Z-score for Best Buy and Circuit City for 2007 and 2008. b. How did the bankruptcy risk of Best Buy change between 2007 and 2008? Explain. c. How did the bankruptcy risk of Circuit City change between 2007 and 2008? Explain