IHA Partners with strategicplanningMD to Help Drive Execution of Statewide Advocacy, Quality and Other Key Strategies Through Use of Strategic Planning Software

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With a focus on elevating strategy development and execution to manage through this era of healthccare reform, the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) teams with strategicplanningMD to implement a suite of Web-based strategic planning software tools that include 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

By providing the Association with the technology and services that will help foster strategic planning development and execution, we can play a small role in the future of healthcare in Illinois.

strategicplanningMD, the leading provider of strategic planning software to healthcare organizations, today announced that the Illinois Hospital Association has adopted its Execution Management System, which includes a suite of Web-based applications coupled with consulting services and a variety of operational assessments. The Illinois Hospital Association represents and is an advocate for 200 Illinois hospitals and health systems and the patients and communities they serve.

In an effort to assist hospital associations with managing the myriad of issues that comprise the various state and federal health care agendas, strategicplanningMD has offered to each association a package of free software and services that, nationally, represent a $2.5 million investment. The Illinois Hospital Association joins a growing number of state associations to take advantage of this opportunity.

“The Illinois Hospital Association is one of the leading and most progressive state hospital associations in the country,” said John Tolmie, chief operating officer of strategicplanningMD. “To be able to assist its management team with tackling important issues confronting the state is a great opportunity, and by providing the Association with the technology and services that will help foster strategic planning development and execution, we can play a small role in the future of healthcare in Illinois.”

strategicplanningMD’s offer to the state hospital associations includes:

  • Free use of StrategyPlanner, a revolutionary Web-based software application that allows organizations to develop, monitor, and execute short- and long-range plans, with a focus on transforming organizational goals into meaningful results.
  • Pro-bono onsite support from a senior level consultant to help create and implement the most viable and actionable plans 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 offsite support and guidance to enable the full use of the tools contained in StrategyPlanner.

The Illinois Hospital Association joins similar organizations in Washington and Idaho as early adopters of strategicplanningMD’s Execution Management System. More than a dozen other state hospital associations are currently considering implementing strategicplanningMD’s turnkey solution.

“We are pleased to partner with strategicplanningMD as we strive to fulfill our vision to be the most influential voice for Illinois health care during this challenging time of transformation,” said IHA Vice President, Strategic & Business Development, Ted Nodzenski. “We are confident that these tools will help align our priorities and allow us to move our strategic planning process to the next level, maximizing our service to hospitals and health systems across Illinois.”

About strategicplanningMD

Serving more than 85 clients in 24 states, strategicplanningMD is a healthcare business intelligence company that drives excellence through innovation and performance. Through its suite of Web-based applications and related healthcare consulting services, strategicplanningMD helps organizations transform vision and high-priority goals into meaningful, significant, and tangible results. With a focus on enhanced management accountability and timely execution, the company provides unique tools to develop, monitor, and implement a variety of plans. A national thought-leader on healthcare strategy, the company offers free webinars and white papers on its website at strategicplanningMD.com.

About the Illinois Hospital Association

The Illinois Hospital Association, with offices in Naperville, Springfield and Washington, D.C., represents and is an advocate for 200 Illinois hospitals and health systems and the patients and communities they serve. For more information, visit http://www.ihatoday.org. Like IHA on Facebook. Follow IHA on Twitter.

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