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RUNNING HEADER: VHA PLANNING EVALUATIONEvaluation of the Veterans Health Administration strategic plan 2013-2018Michelle PerryHCA 421 Healthcare Planning and EvaluationQuida DavisDecember 21, 20151
RUNNING HEADER: VHA PLANNING EVALUATIONEvaluation of the Veterans Health Administration strategic plan 2013-2018One of the biggest health care organizations in the United States of America is the Veterans Health Administration. Strategic Planning Summit of the National Leadership Council (NLC) enabled the Veterans Health Administration finalize a set of goals and objectives. There are 3 goals and 17 objectives that addresses VA’s strategic imperatives. The VHA strategic plan 2013 -2018 evaluation will aid as a primary guide for budgeting, planning, management performance and alignment across VHA components. VHA is dedicated to honor veterans of America by providing exemplary health care that improves their well-being and health and delivering quality health care to its patients at the same time keep a competitive edge with health care organization which are funded privately.Mission, vision, and principles are formed by the aid of VHA set of core values, which are used to guide services provided by them every day to our nation. The core values define the basic components of how we go about of our work as they distinguish who we are, these values are Intercity, Commitment, advocacy, Respect, and Excellence, acronym as I.C.A.R.E (Veterans Health Administration, 2013). It is these values that is used to align their underlying principles and daily operations. The core values are very crucial since they inform the organization employees of what is to be expected from them and the management of the organization and alsoenable the patients to know what they expect from their health care organization. The core valuesmatch with the VHA’s mission statement which is “Honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being”(Veterans Health Administration, 2013) and their vision being “to continue to be the benchmark of excellence and values in health care and benefits providing exemplary service that are both patient centered and evidence based” (Veterans Health Administration, 2013). The vision goes on to expound how the2
RUNNING HEADER: VHA PLANNING EVALUATIONVHA plans to enable these goals actualized with the supports team and delivery of care fused with discovery and improvement learning environment. The VHA’s vision has imbedded VHA principles as the philosophical pillars. These principles are contained in their objectives, goals, and undertaken initiatives. Teams based, Providing Value, Continuously Improving, Evidence Based/ Data Driven and Prevention or Population Health (Veterans Health Administration, 2013)are the VHA’s principles, major constituent part of the VHA’s vision.