Hospitals and health systems in the U.S. are experiencing a remarkable transformation in their business models directed from numerous influences that are projected to ultimately turn the industry around. Pressures include providers troubled with the quantity of services they are responsible for, to providers who concentrate on presenting high-cost services that give emphasis to sustaining healthy populations (Dunn & Becker, 2013).
Following an organization announcement in 2015, the healthcare system was divided into four divisions headed by a leadership team of 5 that oversee all the divisions. The second division consists of the 3 regional hospitals associated with the New York Presbyterian system. Often hospitals associated with a healthcare system are hospitals waiting on approval from the city and HCOs involved. The 3rd division consists of NY-Presbyterian physician services. Lastly, the fourth division consists of all the health services that make up the health care system’s community and population health. These services include ambulatory care network sites and healthcare initiatives. As a Highly Reliable Organization, New York Presbyterian keeps track of multiple trends to shift and shape it’s organization for today’s always changing and complex healthcare industry. Through the tracking of consumer healthcare decisions, New York-Presbyterian uses this data to adjust its practices and policies to help patients make the best medical decisions and provide the highest quality of care. Positioned in one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the world, New York-Presbyterian keeps track of it’s competition by monitoring the consolidations of healthcare organizations within their market share. Through this monetization, the healthcare system prioritize its marketing strategy that allows them to sell the unique
Our healthcare system is in a state of constant change. Just as the industry was adapting to the demands of countless healthcare reforms, the fate of regulations like the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and others like it, dangle in the wind. As the country transitions to a newly appointed administration, there is an increasing level of uncertainty among industry leaders. Federal, state, and local mandates continue to drive the need to improve the quality, costs, and outcomes of care which add to an already overburdened and burnout system. These coupled with our highly secular society who is primarily focused on the treating and curing illness through advanced technology, medications, and procedures has resulted in a
Strategic Planning is an essential first step in the development of a result-base accountability system,” (Schilder, 2013, p. 1). In strategic planning an organization must know their goals, missions, and how to reach them. Health care facilities are in huge demand for the elderly and for people who lives in low-income communities. A person who receives good quality health care services can prevent the spread of contagious diseases. This paper will describe the need of the community, population it is serving, and a brief description of the facility.
Healthcare and health information technology (health IT) are undergoing transformative change at an unprecedented pace. Strategic planning has become a major discussion point among CIOs, CTOs, CMIOs, and IT Directors. Whether it is implementing enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR) systems, working toward compliance with the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program, enabling patients’ involvement through PHRs, transitioning to ICD-10, establishing insurance exchanges, becoming an accountable care organization, or even deploying a medical home, healthcare executives are confronted with a confluence of high-priority initiatives.
The health care system must change to improve our nation’s health and takes strong steps to address the unsustainable growth of health care costs in America. We still have a long way to go before our health system become effective. We still have population that do not have insurance, have difficulties accessing their health care, or their needs are not met within the healthcare system. It is an investment in prevention and wellness and increasing access to primary care physician.
The ever-changing environment in healthcare requires strategic planning teams to address a handful of specific critical issues that will lead to success in the long term. In an industry as diverse and large as health care, Scripps Mercy will face many challenges but will need to avoid the temptation during the environmental assessment phase of its strategic plan. Zuckerman (2012) states, "Failure to produce a limited number of issues to address in subsequent planning activities almost always dooms the strategic planning process" (p. 43), too often healthcare is riddled with issues; an effective environmental assessment will condense these concerns in a solid and clear way. All the new upcoming changes in healthcare reform and technology will have Scripps Mercy face many challenges in information management, their demographic served, and staff recruitment and development.
Today, health care is one of the most the important subjects in United States. There are many Private and nonprofitmaking organization dedicated to health care. This paper discusses the readiness of Kaiser Permanente as a health care organization to respond the future health care needs of citizens. This paper also contains its strategic plan that addresses issues relating to network growth, nurse staffing, resource management and patient satisfaction.
Without strategic planning, several things can go wrong including missing out on great opportunities. Strategic planning is an organization’s outline to help achieve its purpose. Although strategic planning begins at the top of the pyramid, it is more effective when it is carry out as a whole among other in the organization. Having a good internal control system in place protects an organization from high risk, fraud, and more. Jackson Memorial Hospital has several weaknesses which are similar to its competitors and other health care organizations. For instance, Mount Sinai Medical Center one of Jackson Memorial’s competitors, encountered lack of strategic planning that led to many issues such as with readmissions, surgical complications,
The healthcare system has seen significant change over the past decade. This is due to improved technology, healthcare reform, and the economic crisis (Hendren, 2010). With the changes that are occurring,
Thus, Kaiser Permanente is working in a rapidly changing health care environment that requires constant change. Their mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of their members and the communities they serve (KP, 2016a). Their vision states they are trusted partners in total health, collaborating with people to help them thrive, and creating communities that are among the healthiest in the nation (KP, 2016a). Therefore, advancing the mission on affordability will help them achieve their main goals, to perform, grow, and lead while keeping affordability at the center (Kaiser Permanente, personal communication, February 2015). First, drive performance in care, quality, and service at a lower cost, enabled by their people, places, and technology. Second, pursue core and new growth with an increasing focus on consumers. Third, lead national health care change through expertise, trust, and
The healthcare system is currently undergoing many restructuring changes, due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which are impacting many healthcare organizations such as Centura Health. Centura Health is a large hospital based healthcare system located in Colorado and western Kansas. Many of the current healthcare changes are effecting the larger healthcare systems the most, as they are the ones that are serving large portions of the United States, and they are the ones that can make the biggest changes. Some of these changes include restructuring how reimbursement for Medicaid and Medicare happen, increasing access to care for the community, and increasing the amount of technology throughout the healthcare system. Centura Health has responded to the requirements positively. They have begun to change the culture of their system by increasing access to care at every life stage from birth to death, increased the technologies within their hospitals, and increased the focus on the patients when they are being treated within their facilities. They have dubbed this the 2020 Centura Health strategy, creating a continuum of care with every one of their facilities, including hospitals, home health, physicians’ offices, and laboratories. Even though they are currently a success story with the changes they are implementing there were challenges that needed to be overcome. Many of the challenges they faced will be
For several decades health care has been tied to the economy and with the current downturn we see continued efforts to control and reduce over-head costs. Health care organizations in their effort to become more efficient and address changes in the industry have altered their strategic business plans. Lee & Alexander (1999) researched organizational change in hospitals and their survival, in this paper I hope to discuss their findings and add other examples to validate their conclusions.
Trinity Hospital is a 150-bed facility located in the southeast United States. The hospital offers a range of services varying from internal medicine to neurology, and boasts a dedicated nursing staff and community-recognized excellence in patient care. While the hospital stands out in terms of excellence in several distinct areas of patient care, Board members an other higher-ups within the Trinity community have begun strategically planning for significant upgrades to the hospital in terms of what type of care is offered to patients being treated at Trinity. A strategic plan targeting oncology, orthopedic, and cardiovascular care has been developed in hopes of generated new revenue, new clientele, and new status for the hospital should these plans be carried out.
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.