Strategic Planning

Jul 13, 2020
Though hospital and health system boards have always evaluated many factors when selecting a new executive leader, the coronavirus experience calls for considering other important elements.
Jun 16, 2020
Working together, hospital and health system boards and executive teams should examine the pandemic’s implications for their organizations, to set strategic direction and better serve patients and communities.
Jun 11, 2018
Hospital trustees sometimes question how they can determine a strategic future when so much in health care is changing and the future is seemingly unknown and unpredictable. But this is precisely the time when boards must be at their best. Forward-thinking, visionary boards…
Jun 11, 2018
A few months ago, a group of “citizen journalists” — two dozen Newark, N.J., high school students supported by RWJBarnabas Health, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and other civic partners — created a full-length documentary on food insecurity in their city,…
May 14, 2018
What does it mean for a health system to invest fully in its community? Dozens of health care organizations across the country are learning that the commitment goes beyond typical community benefit programs and requires innovative thinking about partnerships. It’s a mindset shift for many…
May 14, 2018
In the 2017-2018 Public Company Governance Survey conducted by the National Association of Corporate Directors, 600 directors of publicly traded companies were asked what they consider the board’s priorities on behalf of the organizations they serve. Their top five:
May 14, 2018
Many boards and executive teams of independent hospitals or health systems find themselves struggling with how to evaluate what role partnerships or affiliations should play in their organization’s strategy. These teams recognize the importance of evaluating their affiliation strategy options…
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A changing landscape

May 14, 2018
For all its challenges and complexities, health care transformation also presents tremendous opportunities for hospitals — and their boards. One area in which this duality is playing out is population health management, increasingly important as value-based payment systems become…
Apr 9, 2018
Peter Boling, M.D., graduated from medical school almost 40 years ago, and his career has been driven by a single question. “Is the hospital emergency room and the inpatient ward the best way to solve the problems of an immobile 80-year-old with complex multimorbid conditions who can't…
Apr 9, 2018
There are more people older than 60 alive today than at any other point in history. The United Nations estimates that by 2050 there will be twice as many people older than 60 as there were in 2015. In fact, by 2020, the global population of individuals 65 and older may outnumber children…