As 2016 comes to a close, health systems—like most businesses and non-profit organizations—are deep into planning their growth strategy for the new year. Faced with rising consumerism in patient populations, increasing competition from traditional and non-traditional healthcare companies, and the continued transition to value-based reimbursement, leading health systems are looking to virtual care as a means of supporting organizational growth strategies.
Any way you slice it, adding a virtual care service line is a strategic business decision. Your virtual care strategy should reflect your health system’s big-picture growth strategy. But how, precisely, do the two tie together?
Every health system is different, with unique cultures, competitive environments and goals. However, many health systems face similar challenges and opportunities. When it comes to health system strategic growth planning, virtual care can help make the most of strengths and capitalize on opportunities while shoring up weaknesses and mitigating external threats.
With a virtual care platform in place, health systems can:
Launching a virtual care service line can help health systems:
Virtual care can help health systems work within internal constraints by:
Offering virtual care supports health systems through:
For more information on how virtual care can support organizational growth strategies, check out our free Best Practices Guide to Virtual Care – your handbook for successfully launching, operationalizing and growing a virtual care service.
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