Practical Tips for Maintaining a Growth Mindset in your Organization
By Morgan Atkins
Stratasan understands how paramount change is to progress. We strive to be trailblazers in the healthcare space, developing innovative tools and services that address our clients' growth goals. The best way we can effectively lead our clients and provide value is by innovative thinking that challenges the status quo. Our goal is to empower our customers with the strategies that will equip them to more effectively face a challenging and ever-evolving healthcare industry.
At the heart of innovation is the ability to reframe your perspective. Henry Ford once said "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." Often, the question itself limits what you think the possibilities are. If you have an open mind about the possibilities, you maximize your chances of building effective and unexpected solutions.
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Time is everything.
Regardless of the size of your organization or your position, it’s a reality in healthcare today that your job will require you to wear many hats and to work smarter, not harder. You may find yourself responsible for multiple departments or teams in several different locations. Maybe your organization has experienced a merger and you are now involved in marketing, business development, and strategic planning. Whatever the case may be, it’s critical now more than ever that you master the skills of productivity and time management, finding resourceful ways to be more effective with your limited time.
We hope it’s been a wonderful year of growth and learning through Stratasan's Strategic Growth blog series. As we close out the year, we thought it would be helpful to share the 5 most popular blog posts from 2017. These posts received the most hits and seemed to provide the most helpful strategic growth guidance to you, our readers.
If you’re traveling over the holidays, this is a great way to review helpful blog posts that you may have missed or revisit your favorites for fresh insight.
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By Jason Moore
2017 has been a banner year for Stratasan on many fronts. We are approaching our seven year anniversary on May 18 and our team continues to adapt and evolve as we prepare for our next stages of growth.
Some of the notable internal occurrences from this past year include: two employees (Jason Haley, Tony Camarata) celebrated their six year Strataversary; three employees (Dan Foreman, Lee Ann Lambdin, Morgan Atkins) celebrated their five year Strataversary; one new product was released (Launch Pathway); four children were born and/or adopted; we moved into a new office on April 1; we held a crock pot competition (Scott Burns was named the champion); we had zero unscheduled downtime (thanks to Marcus Young and our fantastic Dev team!!); and ten new Stratanauts joined our team.
How frequently do you QA your data? Do you check for discrepancies in your data? Do you have a standardized method for identifying outliers in your data?
The value of data-driven decision making may already be apparent to your team. Or, maybe you've never recognized how Data QA can improve your growth planning process. Either way, this quiz will provide valuable insight as to how well your team is doing.
Take this short quiz and receive:
- Immediate feedback as to how good your team is with Data QA
- Tips and best practices for improving your Data QA process
- Insights about the value of data-driven decision making
Find Inspiration from these Forward-Thinking Marketing Teams
By Jennifer Keller
With so many avenues to interact with patients and prospective patients online, hospitals and health systems are finding new and creative ways to connect every day. In this post, find inspiration from four health systems making impressive and forward-thinking strides in their marketing programs. Each hospital has employed notable marketing, and particularly social media, strategies in an effort to engage their community.
By Tony Camarata
Is your healthcare system failing to meet
annual strategic goals
due to a lack of organizational alignment?
that the highest-performing healthcare organizations have a strategic plan that sets a clear direction for all functional teams. This plan succeeds or fails depending upon organization-wide understanding of the goals, tactics, and measurable outcomes needed to fulfill the strategic goals. Conversely, if your team is unable to establish alignment, your health system risks stagnation and year-over-year frustration about your inability to meet goals and expectations.
Here’s a look at how to improve your hospital’s organizational alignment from top to bottom and and why getting this right could be the key to meeting your annual strategic goals.
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Overcome Market Share Myths and Kickstart Growth
By Lee Ann Lambdin
It is true that patients will go to the hospital closest to them IF all other factors are equal. But the reality is — all other factors are typically not equal. This is why hospitals must focus on distance, along with several other factors, when they work toward driving growth.
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The Pros and Cons of 5 Software Solutions
By Jason Haley
As you probably know by now, here at Stratasan we LOVE using maps! They are one of our most valuable data visualization tools and resources.
- You can turn a 200 page spreadsheet into a easy-to-digest one-page map that anyone can intuitively understand—and derive great value from—just by looking at it.
- Through Launch Pathway’s Storyboard feature, insightful maps of your facility can be added to presentation-ready decks within minutes, providing the setup for more meaningful meeting discussions.
- We recognize the value that a properly created map can provide when looking to identify patient outmigration, physician loyalties, and service area opportunities for growth.
When an organization decides it’s ready to get into the mapping space, they can quickly become overwhelmed with the various mapping software options and the large price gaps between them. If you are looking for or considering investing in a mapping platform for your team, here’s a list of the options along with our recommendations.
For each of the options below, we outline pros, cons, and pricing. Furthermore, we provide our recommendations for the various platforms based on needs and budgets. So, without further adieu, let’s get mappy!
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