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Strategic Plan Tracking
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:07:54 Z
I responded to a previous post regarding the importance of communication in terms of strategic planning.  In my organization, we have developed an internal Strategic Plan Tracking application, which tracks all of the metrics that are associated with our objectives and goals.  Each metric has an associated threshold, target, and stretch target.  We also linked color indicators (...

Physician Recruitment and the Value Equation
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:36:22 Z
Physician recruitment plays a keen role in the value equation (Value = Quality/Cost), regarding successful healthcare organizations.  Healthcare organizations must be able to demonstrate high quality care at a low cost, as well as provide a solid culture for physician engagement through effective recruitment practices.  According to Dr. White and Griffith (2010), “A successful phys...

Co-Marketing with Vendors
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:20:45 Z
In this week’s material, I found the branding and, in particular, managing collaborative opportunities sections very interesting. My HCO has had several opportunities over the past year to “co-market” products with vendors. For instance, we are getting more involved with robotic surgery and the vendors have offered dollar-for-dollar matching programs for marketing campaigns. ...

Waiver
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:05:05 Z
Outside the physician credentialing realm it might be advantagous to have the ask and answer waivers signed in HR in order to speak freely about all candidates during the hiring practice.

Hospitals in Systems and financial performance
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:13:37 Z
We are a part of a hospital system, and unfortunately have not had great financial outcomes due to decreasing volumes, contractual alignments, higher costs, etc.  I understand that since we are a part of the system, we have leverage to "tap into" the System resources to help keep our doors open.  I wonder to what point do the System keep this happening? We have a strong mission...

Whistleblowing
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:16:16 Z
While I might not agree with every effort pursued by the current administration, I think the administration's efforts to protect and encourage whistleblowing is a positive step in the right direction.  Now whistleblowers can even profit from bringing an infraction to light as they are given a portion of the recovered money.  It is imperative that organizations foster a climate in whi...