Washington State Hospital Association Partners With strategicplanningMD to Help Drive the State's Strategic Change Agenda

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As one of the first state hospital associations to take advantage of a package of free strategic planning software and consulting services offered by strategicplanningMD, the Washington State Hospital Association will elevate its strategic planning process through the use of Web-based tools, including dashboards, scorecards, and automated email notifications and alerts.

Tolmie will accelerate the growth of strategicplanningMD's strategic planning software and healthcare consulting services.

John Tolmie

Our mission is to drive excellence through innovation and performance, and our goal to work with every state hospital association is an extension of what we stand for as a company.

strategicplanningMD, the leading provider of strategic planning software to healthcare organizations, today announced that the Washington State Hospital Association has adopted its Web-based technology platform. The Association is among the first state hospital associations nationwide to take advantage of a bundled strategic planning solution offered by strategicplanningMD.

In an effort to assist hospital associations with managing the myriad issues that comprise the various state healthcare agendas, strategicplanningMD has offered to each association a package of free software and services that, nationally, represent a $2.5 million investment.

"If we can help state hospital associations develop better strategies for dealing with healthcare reform at the state and local levels," said John Tolmie, chief operation officer of strategicplanningMD, "and also help drive the successful execution of those strategies, then we will make a big impact on the future of healthcare in this country. Our mission is to drive excellence through innovation and performance, and our goal to work with every state hospital association is an extension of what we stand for as a company."

strategicplanningMD's offer to the state hospital associations include:

  • Free use of StrategyPlanner, a revolutionary Web-based software application that allows organizations to develop, monitor, and execute strategic and operational plans, with a focus on transforming organizational goals into meaningful results.
  • Pro-bono onsite support from a senior level consultant to ensure the creation and implementation of the most viable and actionable strategic plan possible.
  • Free educational seminars and workshops for association members, to share the best-practice Five-Stage Design for Strategic Planning, which is the backbone of StrategyPlanner.
  • Ongoing off site support to enable the full use of the tools contained in StrategyPlanner and to provide strategic planning guidance.

"We are excited about the possibilities this partnership offers," said Katie Holmes, senior vice president of operations for the Washington State Hospital Association. "These tools will allow us to move our strategic planning process to the next level and help maximize our service to hospitals and health systems across Washington State."

About strategicplanningMD

Serving more than 80 clients in 24 states, strategicplanningMD is a healthcare business intelligence company that drives excellence through innovation and performance. Through its suite of Web-based strategic planning and quality management applications and related healthcare consulting services, strategicplanningMD helps organizations transform vision and goals into meaningful and tangible results. With a focus on enhanced management accountability and timely execution, the company provides unique tools to develop, monitor, and implement strategic and operational plans. A national thought-leader on healthcare strategy, the company offers free webinars and white papers on its website at strategicplanningMD.com.

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