HSA 599 Week 2 Discussion (1) – External Analysis
Determine three specific reasons why healthcare organizations should conduct an analysis of the external environment on a regular basis. Support your recommendation with examples.
Examine three barriers to an effective environmental analysis. Determine whether or not the barriers that you have examined would delay the strategic planning process. Provide a rationale for your response.
HSA 599 Week 2 Discussion (2) – The Process of an Environmental Analysis
Imagine that the physicians at your hospital have proposed adding a new cardiac care wing to the hospital at which you are CEO. Outline the specific steps you would take when conducting an external analysis to determine the need for this addition.
Imagine that you are taking the next step in the environmental analysis process for the cardiac care wing discussed in the first part of this discussion. Recommend three strategies that you can use to evaluate the data gathered during the analysis in order to decide whether or not to add this new wing to the hospital.