Jun 18, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HA 454 - Strategic Planning in Health Care Organizations

Presents the student with an overview of strategic planning and management. The course discusses the applicability of strategic planning and management concepts to a variety of organizational situations, with particular emphasis on the health care field. Students learn the steps in the planning process and how to apply that process to actual situations through the use of case studies.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 205 or LTC 210

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: None

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize and explain the value of strategic planning in health care organizations.
  • Apply a basic strategic planning process to the case study.
  • Identify organizational factors that could impact the strategic planning process and outcomes.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the strategic planning process.
  • Perform a basic environmental assessment considering both internal and external factors.
  • Apply the elements of effective mission and vision statements.
  • Construct applicable goals, objectives, and implementation plans.
  • Describe an ongoing planning process including: regular progress reports, annual updates, and when a significant plan redraft is indicated.
  • Identify challenges for health care organizations over the next one to five years.

Credits: 3

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