The Best Plan Involves More Than Planning
The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything for healthcare organizations. Dealing with the pandemic necessitated new ways of looking at facilities, service lines, compensation models, technology, physician alignment, and more – virtually every factor in maintaining successful healthcare operations. Many of the changes will be permanent, and all will have a lasting impact on how healthcare is delivered in communities across the nation.
It means healthcare organizations have to be ready make changes to the way they’ve always done business, which means that strategic planning for health systems, hospitals, and physician practices has never been more vital. But a plan is just a plan until you act on it.
Developing a plan and helping you put it in motion are at the heart of our healthcare work at KSM. We’re helping health systems and large physician groups understand new realities, embrace new practices, and – contrary to the way most consultants work – go beyond planning to implementation.
How a Plan Takes Shape
KSM’s strategic planning process typically starts with the basics:
- An internal assessment to understand your organization’s goals, financial and operational performance, clinical outcomes, challenges, opportunities, and more
- An external review of market demographics, the competitive environment, the regulatory environment, and other factors
- A review of findings and opinions to identify unmet needs, success factors, and a recommended path going forward
In addition, we may recommend other components, such as a gap analysis and portfolio assessment, to help you understand where your organization is today and where you have to be tomorrow. KSM has the resources and the expertise to provide a comprehensive, 360-degree view of your organization – and the insight to help you develop a roadmap for future success.
Turning a Roadmap Into a Road
Too many strategic plans lay out a path for the next five years then sit on a shelf. The plan – a creation comprised of countless hours of thought and effort and analysis – is rarely consulted or appraised over time.
At KSM, we’re determined to make sure that doesn’t happen in your organization. We’re here not only to help you make a plan but to operationalize it. We’re dedicated to regularly revisiting the plan with you, making adjustments in light of new realities, and identifying better ways of accomplishing your goals. That’s how your plan becomes not just a roadmap but a road to the future.
Why Choose KSM?
KSM’s healthcare consulting team has deep experience helping healthcare organizations across the U.S. We help them plan for their future and take full advantage of their opportunities to succeed. Our team has expertise in virtually every aspect of healthcare: financial, operational, and clinical. We’ve been where you are, and we’re here to provide insight and strategic support where you need it most – whether you’re looking to develop a working plan for a service line or specialty, a facility, a physician or physician group, or an entire health system.
Just as important, the KSM consultants you meet with are the consultants who’ll be with you over the course of our engagement. You don’t buy the A-team and get the B-team. You’ll always work with our top healthcare industry professionals.
There’s never been a better time to develop the plan that will help secure your organization’s future. Now’s the time to address all the changes wrought by the pandemic, anticipate the changes to come, and commit to actively working, evaluating, and improving that plan. At KSM, we’re with you every step of the way.
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