Sunday , December , 17 , 2017
The Institute Way Blog
Over the last 10 years we have seen a tremendous change in the healthcare industry. Whether it is a shift in philosophy to focus on more value-based care or navigating the impact of implementing the Affordable Care Act here in the United States, significant shifts and changes have occurred and are occurring every day. Given the relative unpredictability of how the healthcare market will change, is there really any use for those in the industry to go through a strategic planning initiative? The answer is of course yes, but the real question is “how?”
Let’s say our organization needs to buy a fleet of vehicles and we have two procurement teams. We tell team 1 that we want quiet, blue, four-door, fuel-efficient cars. We tell team 2 that we want world-class, high-quality, great-value, high-performing cars. Then we give both teams a few weeks to find their vehicles. Guess which team will be able to produce measurable...
Complacency is a big reason why useless KPIs stay. A sense of urgency is what’s needed to spark the change to better KPIs. But it must be authentic, and speak to the head and the heart.
KPIs have a bad reputation, from bad pasts experiences people have with them. But we can’t let their reputation become the truth about them.
Let’s get right to the point: if you have to ask how to measure the impact of an initiative, it means you got things back to front.
Asking “how do you measure the impact of an initiative” means you don’t already know what the measure is. Obviously. But it can also mean you don’t even know what the impact should be.
And that means you chose...