A Health Organization 's Strategic Planning Process

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Wow Hospital (WH) managers also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, analysis and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility or specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must be able to adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology. Environmental analysis should, in theory, be part of a health organization 's strategic planning process. Case studies of Wow Hospital (WH) facilities, a community hospital are presented to determine empirically how environmental analysis was actually incorporated into the strategic planning process. It is…show more content…
(SJ., 1987) Such changes include those imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a multi-faceted reform of the nation 's health care system. The Wow Hospital Association is working with members, stakeholders and lawmakers to facilitate implementation of the law. Wow Hospitals will experience as a result of the ACA. Common themes in all of these reforms are accountability, efficiency, and quality. Furthermore, these plans provide new opportunities for WH to invest in upstream interventions– working to make policy, systems and environment improvements that will impact the communities in which we serve. The PPACA imposes an individual mandate requiring most U.S. citizens and legal residents to have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty. There are exceptions to this requirement for financial hardship, religious objections, American Indians, those without coverage for less than three months, incarcerated individuals, and certain low–income
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