By Drake Jarman
The planning, strategy, and execution of a strategic growth plan can be daunting for any size healthcare organization. Most healthcare groups need assistance from one or more outside partners for various aspects of the process. Your choice in partner(s) is a big one and is not something to jump into hastily: contracts can make up a significant portion of your budget and onboarding is long and time-consuming.
Before you get started, it’s important to know what qualifies a vendor as a good strategic growth partner for your specific needs. We’ve compiled a list of the five most important qualities you should look for and think about when pursuing a vendor partnership:
SHSMD Connections 2016 was held in Chicago from September 11-14. As we introduced in our previous post, the Society of Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) Connections is a tremendous opportunity to network with an estimated 1,400+ healthcare marketing, public relations and communications, and strategic planning professionals while taking in more than four hours of keynote sessions and choosing from 60 sessions and eight targeted learning tracks.
Lessons Learned with Leadership Health Care
This past week I attended the Nashville Health Care Council’s Leadership Health Care Delegation in Washington D.C. We heard from members of Congress, administration officials, capitol hill staff, and national thought leaders as they discussed key health care policy issues, federal health care spending priorities, and reform implementation. Below are my top three takeaways from the trip.