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Finding the Balance Between Aggressive and Realistic Goals

Posted December 20, 2017

Research suggests that challenging goals get the best results, but finding the balance between aggressive and realistic goals can be tricky. Get tips from an expert on setting goals that are tough – and achievable.

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The Connection Between Goal Alignment and Skin in the Game

Posted October 02, 2017

Many organizations struggle to see improvement year after year but there is one thing leaders can do to make a change - put some skin in the game. Organizations achieve the most sustainable results when evaluations are 100 percent based on leader outcomes.

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No Meeting Zone: Benefits and Challenges

By Debbie Caskey, RN

Posted April 25, 2017

The purpose of designating “meeting free zones” on your schedule is not to tackle your everyday to-do list; use that sacred time for meaningful, outcomes-focused conversations and actions.

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4 Areas of Focus to Accelerate Results Across Systems

Posted February 24, 2017

Studer Group helps large healthcare systems to get results by focusing on 4 proven organizational strategies.

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Strategic Planning That Gets Results

Posted February 23, 2015

Does the invitation to a strategic planning retreat fill you with dread?  It doesn’t have to be so scary. In fact, you can streamline strategic planning using just five key steps to engage internal and external stakeholders in the case to support change, identify a shared vision, and take decisive action in the coming years. 

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Achieving Organizational Alignment through an Objective Evaluation Tool

Posted December 12, 2014

In order to create a culture of excellence - one with accountability at the foundation – leaders must be aligned in a meaningful way to the strategic plan and goals of the organization. Through over a decade of coaching healthcare organizations, Studer Group and its partner organizations have proven an objective evaluation tool is key to the alignment and achievement of outcomes. The Leader Evaluation process is a critical part of Studer Group’s execution framework, the Evidence-Based LeadershipSM model, where aligning metrics to key stakeholders and helping them to understand the urgency for each measure is a crucial part of this framework.

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Are you holding leaders accountable for only 1/8 of the HCAHPS pie?

Posted October 05, 2011

As healthcare organizations shift to the new reality of value-based purchasing (VBP), HCAHPS results become more and more critical. Not only are results directly connected to Medicare (and increasingly private payer) reimbursement, they reflect the quality of the care you provide and serve as a barometer that demonstrates your organization's commitment to excellent patient care.

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