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With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.
With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site. In the September 2021 article Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE writes the following:
There are many different models and action steps for strategic planning. Undertaking some basic pre-work will help to ensure better success for the strategic planning process. Here are three perquisites for strategic planning:
1). Agree on strategic planning process - Consider the costs of doing strategic planning, in terms of staff time and other resources, and what might need to be given up in order to develop a plan. If the practice is in crisis or is financially or organizationally unstable, it may be difficult or unwise to begin a strategic planning process until the immediate problems and needs have been successfully addressed.
2). Carry out a SWOT analysis – Carry out a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) to provide an understanding of how the practice relates to its patients, community, and competitors.
3). Identify key issues, questions, and choices - This may mean specifying "strategic issues" or questions that the practice should address, and setting priorities in terms of time or importance.