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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The shortage of primary care physicians nationally is one factor contributing to the inappropriate use of hospital emergency rooms. While some primary care physicians have added open access slots to… READ MORE
DGA Partners and Health Strategies & Solutions, healthcare management consulting firms, have merged to form a single consultancy, to be known as Veralon Partners. “This is a merger between equals… READ MORE