FOR THE FUTURE
Meaningful strategy powerfully balances long term enterprise direction with near term opportunities. It elevates our collective perspectives and broadens our horizons to foresee non-conventional alternative futures. It defines and differentiates the organization’s role across these future scenarios to create sustainable and scaleable market position. It instills confidence and empowers bold choices with a unique value proposition, a clear path forward, aligned leadership and partners, and prioritized capital investments.
Powerful strategies are founded in several key principles. Strategic planning must be grounded in robust data and rigorous analytics that unveil creative insights into the market dynamics and the organization's inherent value proposition. Plans must galvanize diverse stakeholders and incorporate them from the outset. They must achieve alignment of leadership, vision, economic plans and the operating model across the entire health delivery network. Finally, they must include a commitment to implementation. A strategy is not complete until a comprehensive implementation plan of tactical directives with detailed accountabilities, outcomes and time frames is in place.
Superior strategy results when the creative and intellectual capabilities of the organization are harnessed to answer how the organization will achieve an enduring, unrivaled position for the future. Today’s health care strategies must address several key imperatives:
Director and Strategy Practice Leader
Raphe Schwartz is a Director with The Chartis Group and the national leader of the Strategy practice. For more than 20 years, Mr. Schwartz has been an advisor for leading hospital systems, children's hospitals and academic medical centers as they have addressed their most pressing strategic and operational challenges.
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