The health care industry right now is facing an increasingly tough business climate, dominated by increasing costs and prices, tightening margins and capital, and staffing upheaval. The array of urgent, disruptive market forces today means that leaders must navigate an unusually high number of short-term crises and opportunities. These pressures are easily distracting: for some, they are overwhelming, while they tempt others into overambitious initiatives. Leaders’ strategic choices now will have an outsized impact—positive or negative—on their trajectory toward long-term goals.
Specifically, we’ll focus the discussion on:
The disruptive market forces shaping the entire industry’s business environment for most health care organizations, including:
The strategic decision guideposts represent where leaders have the greatest agency to influence the future in multiple directions, including: