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The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, 7th Edition

The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, 7th Edition

Peter M. Ginter

ISBN: 978-1-118-46646-9 March 2013 Jossey-Bass 476 Pages


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A structured strategic management approach is what’s needed to tackle the revolutionary change the health care system has been experiencing. Today, health care organizations have almost universally embraced the strategic perspective first developed in the business sector and now have developed strategic management processes that are uniquely their own. Health care leaders have found that strategic thinking, planning, and managing strategic momentum are essential for coping with the dynamics of the health care industry. Strategic Management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations.

The 7th edition of this leading text has been revised and updated to include a greater focus on the global analysis of industry and competition; and analysis of the internal environment.

It provides guidance on strategic planning, analysis of the health services environment (both internal and external) and lessons on implementation. It also looks at organizational capability, sustainability, CSR and the sources of organizational inertia and competency traps.

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Preface vii

Chapter 1 The Nature of Strategic Management 1

Chapter 2 Understanding and Analyzing the General Environment and the Health Care Environment 33

Chapter 3 Service Area Competitor Analysis 75

Chapter 4 Internal Environmental Analysis and Competitive Advantage 127

Chapter 5 Directional Strategies 165

Chapter 6 Developing Strategic Alternatives 205

Chapter 7 Evaluation of Alternatives and Strategic Choice 255

Chapter 8 Value-Adding Service Delivery Strategies 307

Chapter 9 Value-Adding Support Strategies 345

Chapter 10 Communicating the Strategy and Developing Action Plans 383

Appendix A Analyzing Strategic Health Care Cases 411

Appendix B Health Care Organization Accounting, Finance, and Performance Analysis 423

Appendix C Health Care Acronyms 443

Index 451