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The Catalyst

MUSC Health strives to be among top 25 academic medical centers by 2015

Making sense of a big initiative
If you are an MUSC employee, you’ve likely heard of the MUSC Health Strategic Plan. It’s possible, though, that you might not know the mission or goals of the plan, what change it is meant to drive, or how you fit into it. 

The illustration reflects how MUHA, the College of Medicine and MUSC Physicians are working together to ensure the future success of MUSC Health and the community it serves. Rather than working in three individual silos, MUHA, the College of Medicine and MUSC Physicians now make joint decisions, which simultaneously benefit each of the three entities, resulting in the establishment of a virtual health system.
The illustration reflects how MUHA, the College of Medicine and MUSC Physicians are working together to ensure the future success of MUSC Health and the community it serves. Rather than working in three individual silos, MUHA, the College of Medicine and MUSC Physicians now make joint decisions, which simultaneously benefit each of the three entities, resulting in the establishment of a virtual health system.

Big picture
There are two key components that provide the foundation for the plan’s goals. First, it is essential for all employees to understand and align their efforts with the strategic plan. This is the roadmap to reaching MUSC’s strategic intent of becoming a top-25 ranked academic medical center by 2015.
In addition to being nationally recognized as a leading medical center, the plan is laser-focused on continuing to deliver the best in comprehensive and innovative care to the patients.

Why was it created?
Employees will remain confronted with: managing population health and the needs of growing communities; increasing the quality of care while decreasing costs, decreasing reimbursement; a shift from episodic care to the continuum of care; an increasingly competitive marketplace; and ongoing challenges of managing chronic disease.

In order to face these challenges, a plan is needed.

Clinical leadership from the Medical University Hospital Authority, College of Medicine, and MUSC Physicians partnered to develop a comprehensive, cohesive strategic plan.

Each month The Catalyst will feature content surrounding the MUSC Health Strategic Plan. In the coming months, employees will learn more about the seven driving strategies.

For information, email clinstrategic@musc.edu or visit http://www.muschealth.com/strategic-plan.

Seven Driving Strategies

  • Integration: Continue to build upon the strength of the health system
  • Brand Awareness: Enhance MUSC’s name regionally and nationally
  • Access: Improve and simplify patient access
  • Growth: Expand services in S.C.
  • Partnerships: Partner with health care providers to ensure that patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time
  • Infrastructure: Building the infrastructure (human and financial) to advance science and discovery toward evidence-based practice, innovative solutions and the education of future leaders
  • Information Technology: Connect in “real time” with patients, referring physicians and hospitals
 
 
 

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