External Analysis

HSA 599 Week 2 Discussion (1) – External Analysis

Determine three specific reasons why healthcare organizations shouldconduct an analysis of the external environment on a regular basis.Support your recommendation with examples.

Examine three barriers to an effective environmental analysis.Determine whether or not the barriers that you have examined would delay the strategic planning process. Provide a rationale for your response.

HSA 599 Week 2 Discussion (2) – The Process of an Environmental Analysis

Imagine that the physicians at your hospital have proposed adding anew cardiac care wing to the hospital at which you are CEO. Outline thespecific steps you would take when conducting an external analysis todetermine the need for this addition.

Imagine that you are taking the next step in the environmentalanalysis process for the cardiac care wing discussed in the first partof this discussion. Recommend three strategies that you can use toevaluate the data gathered during the analysis in order to decidewhether or not to add this new wing to the hospital.


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