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The Veralon Views blog is an extension of our partnership with leaders who are transforming the healthcare industry. Here, we share expert perspectives from our nationally recognized senior consulting team on issues that are key to the success of your organization.

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Setting the Right Goals

After carefully and thoughtfully selecting your organization’s critical planning issues (CPIs), the next step in your planning process is to move directly into goal setting.  Goals will serve as the… READ MORE

Is Your Organization Ready for Change?: One Assessment That Could Make or Break Your Strategic Plan

The complexity of the health care environment calls for our organizations to do business in a different way, challenging our ability and flexibility to remain nimble and effectively address internal… READ MORE

Don’t Spread Yourself Too Thin: How to Select Critical Planning Issues for Your Organization

A common pitfall in strategy formulation phase of strategic planning comes from trying to accomplish too much at once: laying out each and every issue that the organization faces or… READ MORE

From Aspirations to Results (and the Barriers to Getting There)

The strategic planning process requires a significant investment of time, effort, and resources to prepare for the future, yet health care organizations’ planning efforts do not always produce desirable results.  … READ MORE

Strategy versus Operations: The battle to stay on track

Health care organizations today are continually faced with competing priorities for resource allocation. As the old adage goes, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease,” and most often, the squeaky wheel… READ MORE

What vs. How: Establishing a Common Vocabulary for Strategic Planning

As discussed in our organizational direction post, a vision statement is an image of the future that an organization seeks to create—or rather, what the organization wants to be in… READ MORE

Organizational Direction: More than Words on Paper

Identifying your organizational direction is a key activity within any strategic planning process. The components of organizational direction describe your hospital or system’s reason for existence and frames where you… READ MORE

Why Strategic Planning?

Strategic planning for health care organizations is more important than ever before given the uncertainties about health care reform and rapidly changing market dynamics. In the past, strategic plans have… READ MORE

Synchronizing the Rate of Innovation and Integration with Your Market

At a recent ACHE cluster, the question was asked “How do you match your organization’s investments in innovation and integration [to meet imperatives of health reform, industry transformation] with the… READ MORE

Bottom Line: Health Care Consolidation Trends Continue

Hospital merger and acquisition volumes increased 20% from Q2 to Q3 2013, according to a recent press release by Irving Levin Associates.  The 24 deals announced in Q3 represent the… READ MORE