Strategic Thinking in a Hospital Setting

  • A. L. Hamdan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 83-86

About this book


Translating the realities of healthcare reform and healthcare costs into competitive hospital practice is the goal of this accessible, jargon-free guide. Taking its cue from Michael Porter’s highly-regarded business strategies, it offers a sound framework for hospitals looking to develop efficient, patient-centered service delivery, identifying keys to clinical, administrative, and marketing success. The book organizes business and clinical priorities where they intersect so that physicians throughout healthcare systems can understand their role in building and sustaining innovation, and leverage their strengths and system resources toward meeting patient needs. In addition, chapters review eight core strategic tools, describe possibilities for their implementation, and provide in-depth findings on Porter’s methods as used in a diverse group of hospitals across Lebanon.

Included in the coverage:

 · Porter’s strategies in health care: cost leadership versus differentiation strategy

· Sources of competitive advantage

· How to prepare an organization for innovation

· Strategic framework in a hospital setting

· Application of Porter’s strategies in Lebanese hospitals

· Correlation between type of strategy and performance


A well-designed blueprint for enhancing patient satisfaction and system cost-effectiveness, Strategic Thinking in a Hospital Setting is aimed at both frontline physicians in practice and those assuming administrative positions in healthcare facilities and in hospital settings in particular.



operational performance of hospitals strategic planning and strategic framework resource-based view positioning view Porter's strategies in health care service differentiation cost management patient care quality and quality improvement sources of competitive advantage differentiation strategy patient-centered care cost leadership strategy innovation in hospital settings health care administration healthcare management value creation healthcare systems value-based competition competitive dynamics external and internal environment analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • A. L. Hamdan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53596-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53597-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health