Reimagining proactive strategic planning toward patient-centered care: processes and outcomes in a medical school's department of family and community medicine

Title

Reimagining proactive strategic planning toward patient-centered care: processes and outcomes in a medical school's department of family and community medicine

Creator

Aultman Julie; Kingsbury Diana; Baughman Kristin; Fischbein Rebecca; Boltri John M.

Publisher

International Journal of Health Governance

Date

2020
05-2020

Description

Purpose A detailed strategic planning process is presented that entails several beneficial and effective strategies and goals for interdisciplinary academic, clinical and/or service departments. This strategic planning process emerged due to the need to adapt to organizational and structural changes within an institution of higher medical education. Design/methodology/approach A strategic planning framework was developed, along with an inclusive process that used an appreciative inquiry methodology, to examine past and present strengths and potentials in a diverse, interdisciplinary family and community medicine department. Findings The success of this strategic plan and relevant approaches is evidenced by the development of a community medicine course, student-run free clinic to meet the needs of underserved patients, an increase in primary care research and increase in student choice of family medicine as specialty choice. Research limitations/implications The described strategic planning process serves as an illustration of the benefits and limitations of identified approaches and outcomes useful for other departments and organizations undertaking similar efforts. Originality/value The integration of multiple goals and a shared vision in a strategic planning process leads to successful program development and meeting the needs of future healthcare professionals and the patients and communities they serve. The authors have provided a model for such success.

Subject

Clinical leadership; Family medicine; Health professions; Medical education; Organizational development for effective clinical governance; Organizational learning; Primary care

Rights

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Format

Journal Article

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ISSN

2059-4631

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine
NEOMED College of Graduate Studies

NEOMED Department

Department of Family & Community Medicine

Citation

Aultman Julie; Kingsbury Diana; Baughman Kristin; Fischbein Rebecca; Boltri John M., “Reimagining proactive strategic planning toward patient-centered care: processes and outcomes in a medical school's department of family and community medicine,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 19, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11110.

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