Community Needs Evaluation
The most respected organizations understand the communities they serve along with the hopes, dreams and fears of their customers. Should healthcare be any different?
Healthcare reform legislation makes planning for tomorrow’s realities even more challenging than before. Healthcare is inundated with talk of new and emerging methods designed to stimulate excitement around developing complex delivery models that are rooted in a greater collaboration of services. Communities are counting on healthcare organizations to plan tomorrow’s healthcare services thoughtfully. Now, the government has placed structure around that process.
Community Needs Evaluation provides a structured approach to meeting the tri-annual reporting requirements stemming from healthcare reform legislation by providing healthcare organizations with a comprehensive, economical and logical approach to assessing the needs of their healthcare markets.
Confluence’s team of healthcare planning experts has explored the new healthcare legislation in detail. We understand its requirements, but more importantly, we also understand much of its intent and how healthcare organizations can respond to the new mandates in a manner that both meets the law’s requirements and provides clients with value planning and performance tools.
Every Confluence Community Needs Evaluation focuses on looking at your organization’s market as you define it. Once the community is identified, we can begin to answer the following key questions:
Quantifying the Impact
Coordination and alignment are not only at the core of improving a community’s overall healthcare delivery system, but they’re also a strong foundation from which a healthcare organization can assess its role along the continuum of care. Specifically:
Information gathered as a part of a Confluence Community Needs Evaluation will flow seamlessly into your organization’s strategic master planning initiatives, driving informed decisions that will impact all aspects of planning initiatives.