Strategic Planning for Behavioral Health Care Efficiency
We research and develop strategic plans for hospitals and academic medical centers that treat patients with behavioral health care needs nationwide. Our focus is on meeting community needs, improving financial sustainability, and providing high-quality care in an efficient manner.
Our Approach to Strategic Planning
At Schafer Consulting, we understand that each of our clients has a unique set of needs. As such, we strive to maintain a strategic planning approach that is always focused and customized to our clients’ objectives. Additionally, we have the certificates of need (CON) required to implement new programs and manage health care facilities.
Our strategic action plan is a practical management tool that enables your organization to reach clearly defined business goals over the long term. We can help you achieve various goals such as furthering an organizational mission, meeting growth-related market objectives, positioning your program for the Accountable Care Act, and completing innovative delivery system projects. You can count on us to create a strategic plan for your organization, which involves:
Through environmental assessment, we can provide management teams with a profile of external factors that affect program utilization. During the assessment phase, we examine current and future projected demand/service needs as well as handle market positioning and research.
Our consultants identify and analyze the competition and research findings as well as identify pertinent legislation and funding streams that will impact your strategies. We put to work our direct experience with inpatient and outpatient psychiatric programs in 49 states and the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia in Canada.
Strategic Action Plan Implementation Assistance
The solutions we offer are only effective when utilized properly. As such, we offer a wide range of customized implementation services that are geared toward your organizational goals. These services can range from periodic guidance and troubleshooting to full, on-site implementation management after the development of the strategic action plan.
Affordable Care Act Increasing Demand for Behavioral Health Services
The Affordable Care Act is driving increased demand for inpatient psychiatric facilities across the country. We work with hospitals, academic medical centers, and health care systems to assess the behavioral health service needs in their communities and markets.
Our Consultants Are Here to Help
We have a deep understanding of how to plan, build, and operate psychiatric hospital systems as well as multistate children and youth residential treatment centers. To learn more about what we can do, talk to us.