Intro to HC Planning and Eval

Course Description

Development of planning strategies in healthcare organizations. Examination of planning methods from needs assessment through program design. Emphasis on strategic planning strategies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss phases of the organizational life cycle and selected strategies for initiating change within a healthcare organization.
  • Compare and contrast different types of organizational designs and their use in health care organizations.
  • Differentiate between strategic planning and other types of planning;
  • Examine the development of organizational vision, mission, short and long range goals.
  • Identify methods to address salient health care industry trends useful for strategic planning.
  • Describe planning processes used to develop healthcare organizations.
  • Compare theoretical and practical strategic and tactical aspects of healthcare strategic planning and decision-making.
  • Evaluate strategic alternatives for health care organizations.


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