Strategic planning for a transforming industry
Healthcare today is undergoing perhaps its greatest transformation since World War II. In a time of blurred lines, shifting definitions and uncertain payment models, healthcare providers simply cannot afford to take any assumption for granted. You need a strategic planning partner who can take the long view, keeping an eye on the horizon while helping you navigate through the obstacles and opportunities of a changing market.
Solution-based. Action-oriented. Mission-driven.
At Ascendient, we believe that strategic planning in healthcare is about more than data analysis and assessment. Beyond numbers alone, we place a high value on the non-quantitative elements of strategy development – those areas where dialogue, discernment and collective judgment are required to move the organization ahead.
Other healthcare consulting firms may parachute in to collect data and deliver reports, but Ascendient takes a more organic view of the strategic planning role. Within the context of the engagement, we spend as much time on-site as reasonably possible. We believe in playing multiple roles – facilitator, analyst, devil’s advocate, partner – to gain the best perspective on the issues and opportunities unique to your situation.
In the end, we deliver a clear game plan that is both ambitious and actionable. We believe that strategic planning recommendations should be forward thinking, without ignoring the present realities that healthcare providers face. We believe that innovation is a means to an end, never an end in itself. Most of all, we believe that healthcare is mission-driven – and strategic planning is simply a way to drive that mission forward.
For more information, please contact Dawn Carter at 919-226-1701.