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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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Don’t Spread Yourself Too Thin: How to Select Critical Planning Issues for Your Organization
07/22/2015

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)
07/22/2015

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
07/22/2015

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
07/22/2015

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
07/22/2015

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?
07/22/2015

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
07/22/2015

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
07/22/2015

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 Power of Urgent Care
07/22/2015

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 Merges with Health Strategies & Solutions to form Veralon
01/15/2015

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

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