Healthcare Strategic Planning, Fourth Edition

  • 3h 38m
  • John M. Harris (ed)
  • Health Administration Press
  • 2018

The US healthcare delivery system is undergoing unprecedented transformation. In response to rapid and profound changes in technology, competition, consumerism, and other areas, healthcare leaders must help their organizations develop and implement effective strategies to survive and thrive.

This fourth edition of Healthcare Strategic Planning, edited by John M. Harris (and previously authored by Alan M. Zuckerman), provides core insights into strategic planning practice and theory and shows how those insights can be applied to healthcare organizations. Examples from actual healthcare organizations add real-life detail and reinforcement. By following the book’s step-by-step guide to the stages of strategic planning—analyzing the environment, determining organizational direction, formulating strategies, and transitioning to implementation—readers will learn how to answer the question everyone in healthcare management is asking: Where are we going?

This new edition addresses strategic planning in the context of contemporary healthcare issues, particularly population health, value-based payment, and shifting provider–payer partnerships. It features the following new or enhanced material and more:

  • Fresh strategies for incorporating strategic thinking into management routines
  • Expanded coverage of environmental analysis, including tips on organizing the data collection process and identifying market trends
  • New strategy formulation examples that illustrate the relationship among between crucial issues, goals, and key metrics
  • A step-by-step process for creating an effective implementation plan and guidance for gaining board approval
  • New case studies that illustrate how successful organizations handle the annual strategic planning process
  • A new chapter on addressing business model shifts and technological and clinical advances at each step of the planning process

In this Book

  • The Value of Strategic Planning
  • Benefits of Strategic Planning
  • Organizing for Success
  • Major Planning Process Considerations
  • Encouraging Strategic Thinking
  • Phase 1: Analyzing the Environment
  • Phase 2: Organizational Direction
  • Phase 3: Strategy Formulation
  • Phase 4: Transition to Implementation
  • Annual Review and Update
  • Enabling More Effective Execution
  • Addressing Innovation in Strategic Planning
  • Future Challenges for Strategic Planners