Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hospitals Finding Patients On Google, Facebook

From the article:  "When the University of Pennsylvania Health System sought new patients for its lung transplant service last year, it turned to Facebook and Google. The results of the $20,000 advertising campaign on the websites exceeded administrators' expectations. 

During a few weeks in August and September, more than 4,600 people clicked on the ads and 36 people made appointments for consultations. One of those is now on the hospital’s lung transplant waiting list, and several others are being evaluated, hospital officials say. 

While the response may seem small, each transplant brings in about $100,000 in revenue…. Penn is one of a small, but growing number of hospitals taking their advertising campaigns to Facebook, Google and other websites." Read more