For years, the CV service line has been considered the growth engine for many hospitals. But maintaining progress is increasingly difficult as programs face greater competition, pressure to bend the cost curve, and uncertainty in demand in a market emphasizing population health.
Amid declining inpatient volumes and the evolving demands of patients and referring providers, program leaders can no longer rely on traditional growth tactics to succeed. So what does this mean for your CV program?
Rather than looking inward, CV leaders must look outward to assess the needs of their local markets and the role they play within them. Leaders must build a plan that meets the demands of their physicians and patient consumers.
This infographic outlines the building blocks of a smart growth strategy that's designed to succeed in this cost-conscious, value-driven CV world.