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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.
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
|Is Strategic Planning Still Relevant?||p. 1|
|Organizing for Successful Strategic Planning: 12 Critical Steps||p. 19|
|Activity I: Analyzing the Environment||p. 33|
|Activity II: Identifying Organizational Direction||p. 57|
|Activity III: Strategy Formulation||p. 77|
|Activity IV: Transitioning to Implementation||p. 103|
|Major Planning Process Considerations||p. 131|
|Realizing Benefits from Strategic Planning||p. 151|
|Making Planning Stick: From Implementation to Managing Strategically||p. 169|
|The Annual Strategic Plan Update||p. 191|
|Encouraging Strategic Thinking||p. 205|
|Future Challenges for Strategic Planning and Planners||p. 221|
|About the Author||p. 259ÿþ|
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