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Role of healthcare marketing in an HCO's strategic planning

What is the role of healthcare marketing in an HCO's strategic planning process?

Provide an example. Be sure to identify and discuss basic marketing elements. Be sure to discuss why effective communication is paramount in getting the right message across.

Select a heathcare organization you are familiar with and advise that organization on ways it can market its services.

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What is the role of healthcare marketing in an HCO's strategic planning process?

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Provide an example. Be sure to identify and discuss basic marketing elements. Be sure to discuss why effective communication is paramount in getting the right message across.
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