Strategic planning in healthcare is critical to success
A sound strategic plan sets the long-term course for a healthcare organization, identifies key initiatives and defines accountability for results. PGS’ Vision Navigation® delivers these goals to your healthcare organization.
Our healthcare strategic planning solution actually guarantees improved performance through establishing:
- Fixed accountability for results by person and date
- An easy to use tool with which leadership can manage day-to-day results
- Fast start for you to begin implementation of your plan
- Alignment and commitment from all stakeholders
- A unique solution specific to your facility and its needs
With wildly shifting healthcare policy and regulations, rapidly advancing technology, evolving primary care models and stiff EHR/EMR requirements, leaders in healthcare often find they are sailing in hostile, foreign waters — without a map. Vision Navigation® brings you the map.
Healthcare strategic plans need user—friendly tools
Complex strategies, simple plans. You can have both.
Healthcare today is more complex than it has ever been. But although the strategies to achieve success in healthcare must often be complex, the plans to achieve that strategy in real time doing real work do not. There are simple tools that facilitate your organization reaching its vision. The 3 most critical factors for success are: an easy-to-use map, accountability of staff and regular follow-up to monitor results.
Of these three key pieces, an easy-to-use tool is the essential first step. PGS developed the Vision Navigation® Chart as a visual road map for your journey. The tool provides quarterly milestones for each key strategy you’ve selected, clearly defines measures of success, and builds in accountability within leadership for results.
And the clients who have used Vision Navigation charts for their strategic plans tend to come back. A large primary care association recently completed its 12th Vision Navigation process. Why? Because the tool works. Vision Navigation provides what most strategic planning systems cannot — a simple and straightforward picture to get you to even the most complex of destinations.
To read about accountability for results, click here, and about PGS guaranteed results through regular follow-up, click here. For more on Vision Navigation®, our strategic planning process, click here.
How does your plan measure up?
Are you seeing the results you intended when you mapped out your strategic initiatives? Is the work getting done? Are you monitoring progress? We have put into place an assessment for you to get the answers to those questions and others. Simply click here to answer 12 questions that get at the strengths and weaknesses of your current strategic plan. The result of your time? We will e-mail you an evaluation of your answers as well as a tool you can use to make a difference immediately in those areas scoring low.
We recently sent two tools and several e-mails back and forth to an individual in Virginia who took the assessment on the site, and who is excited to have some help to flesh out the 17 initiatives he was tasked to accomplish.
Planning components for the asking
Your planning system and tools must be active and alive to be effective. A strategic plan doesn’t do any good sitting on a shelf. Bill Dann, CEO of Professional Growth Systems, has outlined five essential components that “active and alive” planning systems should have. The list, in the form of a pdf article is yours for the asking. Simply e-mail us at info……, and we will send you a copy.
- A variety of training and learning aids
- Assessments of the operating environment both internal and external
- Regular follow-up; coaching, as needed
- The Vision Navigation® Chart, which presents, visually, in easy-to-follow form:
- The steps to be taken to reach the various goals
- The people who own the tasks
- The dates the tasks are to be completed.
Peninsula Community Health Services got the strategic plan it was seeking and a visual, easy to use tool to actively work to achieve their goals.
“I…really liked the fact that PGS broke the plan into separate areas, like what are the behavioral health people going to be responsible for? What is the board going to be responsible for? What is the operations department going to be responsible for? PGS color-coded [our plan] and charted it out for us so we can put it up on the wall and see it. It is a very easy plan to follow. You can see where you are at any given point.”
— Ellen Adlem
Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska
Interested in Vision Navigation® strategic planning for your healthcare organization?
You can learn more about Vision Navigation® strategic planning process here. Or for specific information on strategic planning in your healthcare organization, call (877) 276-4414 and ask for a free consultation.