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Essentials of Strategic Planning in Healthcare [Textbook Binding]

by Jeffrey P. Harrison
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Book Description

July 1, 2010 1567933483 978-1567933482 First
Essentials of Strategic Planning in Healthcare introduces readers to the factors influencing the strategic planning process in hospitals and other health services institutions. Structured around a comprehensive case study and accompanying end-of-chapter exercises, this text places readers in the planner's seat, asking them to apply what they have learned to lead the hospital in the case study to success.

Topics covered include:
The role leadership plays in strategic planning
Organizational factors critical to strategic planning
Completing a SWOT analysis
Analytical tools that support strategic planning
key data sources available to planners
Strategic opportunities presented by pay-for-performance initiatives
Communicating the strategic plan to multiple stakeholders
Linking the strategic plan to operating performance
Physician involvement in strategic planning
Strategic planning initiatives across the continuum of care
Hospital-physician integration models
Factors affecting strategic planning in the post-acute care industry
The relationship between healthcare value and strategic planning


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About the Author

Jeffrey P. Harrison, PhD, MBA, MHA, FACHE, is an associate professor of health administration at the University of North Florida. Previously, Dr. Harrison held a wide range of managerial positions, including chief operatin officer of a hospital, director of a large medical group, and leader at the health system level. He is the founder and president of Harrison Consulting Group, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm.

Product Details

  • Textbook Binding: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Health Administration Press; First edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567933483
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567933482
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars hard to follow April 13, 2013
By L Smith
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Obviously I did not pick this book to read for shear enjoyment. It was for a class I was taking. We used this book and Healthcare Strategic Planning by A Zuckerman. The book its self is fine, not to big and chapters are not too lengthy when assigned. The problem with this book is the thought process is sometimes a little schizophrenic. there are topics discussed in chapters that make no sense on placement, and the author jumps around a lot from topic to topic. This is ok if you have a class to discuss this and sort it out, but if you are getting this book to read solo, I wouldn't. Also you get pretty tired of the Coastal Medical example.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required Text Book for Class March 27, 2013
By Susie
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Great review of previous classes with the focuses on strategic planning. I would highly recommend this book as part of strategic planning prior to annual budget workshops.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide January 31, 2014
By Bill
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This work provides information that does not require use of the entire book to extract its lessons. One can skip chapters or use selected information as needed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! October 21, 2013
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This book is easy to understand & full of great information. The case studies in the book demonstrate how to apply the information.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It was okay.... May 9, 2013
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Subject matter was okay but I found the text in general to be a little generic and boring. It's still helpful for those seeking basic info on management and strategic planning efforts.
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