As we continue to navigate through the unique and profound events that have defined this year, we now find ourselves tasked with planning for the coming year. With so many unanswered questions still looming, you may be wondering where to start, or whether you should plan at all. As consultants for accreditation, part of our job entails helping clients think through and plan for change while maintaining or even improving on quality of care.
And so, we say: Despite potential obstacles, continue to plan for 2021. The key is to move forward in a way that establishes best practice efforts and allows for the ability to shift into a well thought out contingency plan.
If you are planning for accreditation but not sure how to weave that into the coming year – start with your Board of Directors and key staff. One of the most beneficial things you can do to ensure an efficient process is to lay the groundwork for communication and buy-in with these two groups. Consequently, if and when things shift or change, you will have the support necessary to make adjustments to move forward.
Like Accreditation, no matter what direction 2021 takes, planning for best practices, with flexibility to shift as changes emerge, is a strategy that pays off in the long run.
Jennifer Flowers & Team AG