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Case Study: Radboud Hospital Supports Young Cancer Patients With An Online Community

AYA4 Community Helps Support A More Patient-Centered Experience

June 20, 2011


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The Dutch Radboud Academic Medical Center recognized a need to strengthen its relationships and better meet the needs of its adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology patients. Based on the results of interviews with the patients, the hospital decided to build a community that would help engage this unique patient group in treatment decisions, provide support, and give them a platform to meet with their peers and discuss their illness. In addition to the standard social media concerns around risk and opportunity, Radboud's unique audience needs required it to address key questions about setup, content, ownership, and access control that customer experience professionals from any type of organization can learn from. The results for Radboud Hospital: higher patient satisfaction, fewer unscheduled visits to the hospital, and, most importantly, more confident young patients.

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Table of Contents

  • Situation: Radboud Sought To Address The Needs Of Young Cancer Patients
  • Best Practice: Radboud Leverages Social Media To Help Patients Help Each Other
  • Challenges: Enable Patient Control While Safeguarding The Hospital
  • Results: Radboud Improved The Customer Experience For AYA Patients

  • How To Apply AYA4 Patient Community Best Practices
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