Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kurt Salmon and strategicplanningMD Forge Strategic Partnership to Strengthen Strategic Planning Software Offering

strategicplanningMD and Kurt Salmon today announced a strategic partnership that will deepen the capabilities and offerings of both companies. strategicplanningMD is providing Kurt Salmon with access to its web-based suite of strategic planning software, while Kurt Salmon will augment strategicplanningMD’s consulting services with expertise in strategy, facility and capital asset, operations, and information technology planning.

strategicplanningMD offers healthcare organizations web-based systems and consulting services designed to drive financial and operational performance through enhanced focus on high-priority areas for growth and quality improvement. Its suite of web-based software applications includes quality management tools, as well as business intelligence offerings. As a result of the partnership, Kurt Salmon can deploy the technology across its current and future client base, providing enhanced planning tools, especially in the areas of implementation accountability and the tracking of results through various dashboards and scorecards.

“This software represents a sea change in how organizations view strategic and business planning and track progress towards their goals and objectives” said Andrew Bachrodt, Managing Partner for Kurt Salmon’s Health Care Group. “We see applicability in all aspects of planning, including traditional three-to-five-year strategic planning, scenario planning, market positioning, and clinical service planning, and in support of mergers and acquisitions, and health system affiliation and integration strategy. The planning modules that strategicplanningMD offers will enhance our effectiveness as a firm and will result in better strategic plans for our clients”.

Kurt Salmon will also provide strategicplanningMD with expertise in a number of crucial areas, such as strategy, mergers and acquisitions, physician-hospital alignment, and planning in the areas of facility and capital asset, operations and information technology evaluation and deployment. While strategicplanningMD provides consultative support to its client, it is strictly in the areas of strategy facilitation, development, and implementation. Through Kurt Salmon’s base of consultants, strategicplanningMD is now able to offer clients a much broader range of support.

“This is a tremendous win-win relationship,” said strategicplanningMD founder and Chief Executive Officer Scott Regan. “Our partnership with Kurt Salmon allows us to map out a full range of support to our clients that is seamless and integrated with our software applications. While we feel our technology gives Kurt Salmon a competitive edge, their depth of knowledge and experience certainly strengthens our market presence.”

About strategicplanningMD

Serving more than 70 clients in 23 states, including the University of Florida Health System, strategicplanningMD is a healthcare business intelligence company that drives excellence through innovation and performance. Through its suite of web-based software applications and healthcare consulting services, the company helps executives respond to the significant pressures being put on the healthcare industry. strategicplanningMD’s solutions enhance strategic planning and quality management processes, including visioning, analytics, plan development, quality metrics, key performance indicators, scorecards and quality improvement tracking. Its core product, StrategyPlanner, is a revolutionary application that combines a suite of business intelligence tools with best-of-breed software methodology.

About Kurt Salmon

Kurt Salmon is the premier management consulting firm for today's leading hospitals and health systems. The company works closely with academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, national and regional multi-hospital systems, community hospitals and other providers to create tailored solutions for their strategic, facility and capital asset, operational and performance, and information technology needs. The firm has worked with all of the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll hospitals and 75% of the SDI top 100 Integrated Health Networks. Kurt Salmon is a national practice with offices in Atlanta, Minneapolis, San Francisco and New York. Learn more at

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