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  • Healthcare Strategic Planning
    Healthcare Strategic Planning


Strategic planning is an important management tool, especially in an era of uncertainty. A sound strategic plan helps healthcare organizations thrive in dynamic environments and adapt as market conditions change.

Author Biography

Alan M. Zuckerman, FACHE, FAAHC, is president of Health Strategies Solutions, Inc., a healthcare strategy firm, and one of the nations leading healthcare strategists. During his career, Mr. Zuckermans consulting work has focused on strategic planning and competitive strategy; this book is an outgrowth of his experience with hundreds of diverse healthcare organizations, including many of the top hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers in the country. Mr. Zuckerman is a frequent speaker on a variety of healthcare topics, the author of six books, and a winner of the ACHE's James A. Hamilton Award for book of the year.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Is Strategic Planning Still Relevant?p. 1
Organizing for Successful Strategic Planning: 12 Critical Stepsp. 19
Activity I: Analyzing the Environmentp. 33
Activity II: Identifying Organizational Directionp. 57
Activity III: Strategy Formulationp. 77
Activity IV: Transitioning to Implementationp. 103
Major Planning Process Considerationsp. 131
Realizing Benefits from Strategic Planningp. 151
Making Planning Stick: From Implementation to Managing Strategicallyp. 169
The Annual Strategic Plan Updatep. 191
Encouraging Strategic Thinkingp. 205
Future Challenges for Strategic Planning and Plannersp. 221
Referencesp. 233
Indexp. 241
About the Authorp. 259ÿþ
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