Aug 30

Vendor Tinder: Searching for your perfect (vendor) match

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It’s Friday night, and you’re looking for a date.

You drive 30 minutes to a bar, pay $20 for parking, $12 for a drink, and then things get worse.

Before you can take that first sip of your Appletini, a stranger moves in. Awkwardly close now, the stranger starts to shout:

“HI, I’M KEVIN, I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS, I BENCH 300 LBS, AND ONE TIME I HUNG OUT WITH DRAKE AT A PARTY. I CAN MAKE ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. HERE’S A VIDEO OF ME EATING THE WORLD’S LARGEST BURGER IN 60 SECONDS. WILL YOU MARRY ME?”

You’re not interested in any of those things - Kevin is not a good match. You awkwardly panic moonwalk out of the “conversation” with Kevin...  

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Aug 10

Always Give a Good Show: How Disney's principles can shape the Patient Experience

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Learning from the master of magic, Walt Disney, to shape the ultimate patient experience.

Patient experience is consistently a hot topic in Lucro - on both the provider and vendor sides of the house. Summertime brings to mind many happy vacations, which in my family meant a trip to Walt Disney World - filled with magical meetings with princesses and soaring castles.

After clearing the pixie dust from my eyes, I realized (<insert headsmack here>) THIS IS ALL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE. This is evident in everything that Disney does in their theme parks. Attendees are guests - named so that every employee is reminded to treat their customers as they would a guest in their own home. Employees are cast members, so they keep top of mind that their job is to play a role in their guests’ vacation story. There are no afterthoughts; everything is placed with intent and a spoonful of magic.

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Jun 15

Sales by Submission: How the Healthcare Decision Maker's Buying Experience is Terrible

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Software companies hire User Experience (UX) pros to obsess over making their products usable and delightful. UXers merge multiple disciplines, including engineering, marketing, graphical design, and product management to meet the exact needs of a customer. They fixate on every path a user might take and compose the software’s appropriate response.

Investing in UX affects a customer’s real and perceived value from the product, as well as customer satisfaction, retention, and their lifetime value to the company. As a result, the profession is expected to double the US job growth rate through 2020 (22.1% vs. 14.3%).

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Jun 07

Change Management with User Involvement: Incorporating End-user Feedback in IT Projects (part 2 of 2)

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In our last blog, we talked about how involving users early in projects results in better products for users, more efficient development, and other benefits to project stakeholders. Today, I’ll break down 5 user interview techniques you can start implementing right away to take advantage of the benefits.

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Jun 02

Change Management with User Involvement (part 1 of 2)

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An ounce of input equals a pound of change management.

As a healthcare executive, you have a crucial view of problems that reach out across your entire organization and seep into every department. You bring in the department heads and your operations leadership to define the problem and scope the project. Great! Then you talk to end users for their input on usability and creative ways to solve the problem. Oh yea - Wait, what?

If you're not incorporating end user feedback, you're not alone. End users are rarely involved in problem definition and solution exploration. Often, the first time they hear about a solution is when implementation or training is announced.

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