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Health Care Strategy for Uncertain Times

Health Care Strategy for Uncertain Times

Marian C. Jennings (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-787-95505-2

Oct 2000, Jossey-Bass

304 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$65.00

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An AHA Press/Jossey-Bass Publication

Learn to reconceptualize strategy development in today's uncertain environment. This book introduces three specific techniques--scenario planning, decision analysis, and game theory-- that have been developed in the corporate world and tailored to the unique needs of the health care industry. The book also shares practical implementation approaches, presents numerous real life case studies and lessons learned, and provides guidelines for reducing financial risks during plan implementation.

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Introduction.

Understanding Risk and Uncertainty.

Strategy Formulation in Health Care.

Reducing Planning Risks through an Environmental Assessment.

Envisioning the Future through Planning Assumptions.

Tools to Address Uncertainty.

Defining Strategic Intent.

Developing Strategies and Measures of Success.

Financial Planning in an Era of Uncertainty.

Ensuring Success in Implementation.

Summary and Conclusions.

Glossary of Terms.

References.

Suggested Reading.
""The authors are real experts in planning, and it shows. They have combined four powerful ingredients-decades of experience, a willingness to challenge conventional thinking, an approach that is simultaneously analytical and intuitive, and great clarity of expression-into a book that will reinvigorate planning in health care."" (Lawrence D. Prybil, assistant dean and professor, College of Public Health, University of Iowa)

""Strategic planning is never easy, especially in chaotic times, With this book in hand, health care leaders--boards of trustees in particular--will be much better equipped to fulfill their critical responsibility of setting sound strategic direction."" (Rev. Michael D. Place, president/CEO, Catholic Health Association, St. Louis, Missouri)

""This insightful book provides original and practical direction to health care executives to develop meaningful strategy in a time of uncertainty. Read it before you initiate your next planning project."" (Paul Maddrell, senior vice president, corporate strategy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois)

""Health Care Strategy for Uncertain Times is state of the art, to the point, and will be useful not only for beginners who are looking for assistance, but also for those who are experienced in health care strategic planning."" (Jeffrey A. Rivest, executive vice president and COO, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)