Reimagining the Emergency Department Experience
Designing a Scalable Emergency Department Model
LifePoint Health is a network of 89 hospitals in 30 states serving growing regions, rural communities, and small towns across America. The system’s leadership sought out novel and human-centric ways to envision novel marketing and patient communications concepts that will result in a strategic marketing campaign applicable across a wide-range of LifePoint markets to increase the volume of well-qualified ED admissions in its hospitals.
- Design Thinking
Deliverables & Tactics
- Design Thinking Workshop
LIFT hosted a design thinking workshop with stakeholders within the LifePoint corporate marketing organization to explore the practical application of design thinking in framing marketing and content processes to support the ED service line across a family of hospital brands.
- To drive service line awareness in the community and educate community members about their options in healthcare.
- Leverage proven marketing conventions to serve multiple service lines and branding strategies while generating content and marketing tools that have a long lifespan—content and tools that can be spread across multiple content delivery platforms.
- To learn about design thinking and articulate specific creative concepts for ED marketing that client can immediately implement across a targeted family of LifePoint hospitals.
TARGETED AREAS OF FOCUS
Engaging, educating, and activating potential ED consumers with messaging that appeals to individuals not necessarily experiencing an emergency when they are consumed.
Leveraging consumer outreach and engagement efforts to promote healthcare literacy with a focus on proper ED service utilization.
Capitalizing on opportunities to bridge ED marketing with select priority service lines (cardiovascular, neurology, and orthopedics).
Mobilizing internal stakeholders to become advocates for the LifePoint ED experience in the community by equipping them with information to share with consumers.
Through problem seeking and analogous thinking, the groups identified evidence-based opportunities for meaningful consumer engagement. The overarching narrative in the Journey exercise (and subsequent discussion) was the notion of providing content to users at a time and place where they would be receptive to such content. Another narrative was the notion of relevance—providing content (messaging) that is individually relevant to the consumer. Following the workshop that included purposeful discussion and ideation, several concepts were framed into prototypes for further discussion.