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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Year, New Goals

It’s January, the first month of the New Year, 2014! There are many sayings that relate to starting afresh, or anew, at this time of year. If New Year cards were sent out like holiday cards, some would most likely read with the following quotes:

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes

Practice Transformation Institute is starting 2014 with new goals and is looking forward to assisting physician practices and organizations attain their new goals as well. Today more than ever, it is important to set goals to keep up with all the changes occurring in health care. The landscape shifts beneath our feet with every step. The ACA, electronic medical records, Stage 2 Meaningful Use, CMS reimbursement strategies, Medicaid expansion, ICD-10, and the PCMH model spreading from primary care to the medical neighborhood – all these strategies and many more are effecting the business of health care.

All change is hard. But how we approach the changes in today’s medical environment holds the key to its success or failure.

PTI is excited about the changes and eager to embrace them. In 2014 our goal is to help providers navigate the shifting landscape in health care to achieve meaningful, sustainable change and positive, measurable movement towards established goals and objectives. Whether undertaking small goals such as developing a patient registry or a larger goal such as transforming to a PCMH model of care, PTI can provide learning opportunities and coaching to help organizations attain and sustain goals.

When looking down the road of 2014, consider the words of Walt Disney, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” 

What new paths will you head down in 2014? PTI would like to know.