Behind the data
What do these trends reflect?
We’ve compiled samples of some of the trending questions we received in a average week around these topics. We’ve also included our key takeaways on each trend, and a list of recommended resources you can use to stay informed and prepared for the future.
Data and analytics
- What are the projections for X volumes in my market?
- Why am I seeing Y unexpected trend in my market projections?
- What growth drivers are taken into account in Advisory Board tools?
In a year of uncertainty, members craved a deeper understanding of how to use real world data to inform their decision-making.
No one can predict the future, but better data can get you closer. Level up projections by using real world data when ever possible.
- Resource: Data and Analytics Navigator
Health care workforce
- How do I keep staff engaged and prevent burnout amid a pandemic?
- How can I attract and keep staff, especially nurses?
- How might we reimagine our team structure /operations to manage the staffing shortage?
The biggest story of 2021 has been the workforce shortage, especially nurses.
The nursing shortage is a strategic health care challenge that requires a commitment from the entire c-suite, not just the CNO.
Strategy, planning, and growth
- How should I account for Covid in my strategic plan?
- What’s the best way to roll out a new strategic plan/revise our strategic plan?
- What are best practices for launching X program/service line?
In 2020, strategic plans fell apart, and organizations have been struggling to reclaim a sense of control ever since.
After two years of constant recalibration organizations must fundamentally re-think their approach to strategic planning.
- Blog post: After two years of pandemic-spurred disruption, it’s time we leave the traditional strategic planning approach behind
- How can I get my doctors bought in to telehealth?
- Will Covid’s impact to care delivery last long term?
- How should we prioritize which services need to be offered virtually?
With telehealth demand still going strong in 2021, it’s clear that the shift to virtual care delivery is here to stay.
This level of change is polarizing. Some rush to be at the forefront, while others struggle to get buy-in. In 2022, organizations should develop a strategy for which virtual services make sense.