Strategic PlanningBegin with an assessment of the organization’s situation.Internal and ExternalWhat’s the most significant challenges the organization might face over the next five years?Make a list and prioritize.Direction should be set Including possible challenges.ask a simple question with a complex answerReview mission statement Solid strategic planning process can build trust.
S.W.O.TStrength WeaknessesOpportunitiesThreatsNote: Strengths and weaknesses are usually internal. opportunities and threats are external.
Strategic PlanningFailing to Plan is Planning to Fail.Strategic planning in healthcare is an ongoing processDefine where you are currently, to undertand where your going.The past and future requires overviewHaving a plan in place to reach the next level
Information Technology•Electronic Health Records•Personal Health Records•Health Information ExchangeTechnology is a necessary part of healthcare.
ReferencesSchwartz, R., & Cohn, K. (2002). The necessity for physician involvement in strategic planning in healthcare organizations. American Journal of Surgery, 184(3), 269.