Johns Hopkins Medicine CME: Strategy Planning and Decision Making


(2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)


The problems that exist for physicians in today’s healthcare environment are not clinical.   They involve decisions on how to deliver care to their patients.  Access, quality, and safety questions must be answered in order for patients to receive the full benefit of a physician’s ability.  Business strategic planning and decision making skills, when applied to a physician’s practice, are ideal to address the many healthcare delivery issues.  Career planning and job opportunity evaluation require much more than a decisive hand.   Whether it be a decision on whether to merge practices, join an ACO, hire a new provider, purchase equipment, or initiate a new service line, the step by step technique included in this course will ensure that the best decisions are made.

Target Audience

This online course has been prepared for any individual who works as a healthcare provider.  There are no prerequisites to participate.


Paul Gurny   M.B.A.   M.S.  Managing Director,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC., Senior Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

David Joyce  M.D.   M.B.A.   Director of Educational Programs,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.


After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Create a strategic plan for their practice.
  • Make assumptions about the healthcare market that will form the basis for their strategy.
  • Formalize healthcare delivery decision making.
  • Improve the quality of every decision.
  • Create a mission and vision that will guide their practice.
  • Evaluate and implement a strategic plan.

The video tutorial is divided into  20 – 30 minute segments to enhance the learning experience. It can be viewed on any smart device an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Total viewing time     (108:15)

Estimated time to complete the module     2.0 hours

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

JHU Faculty/Staff Only: If you are using your Tuition Remission Benefit or an ION budget, please complete this registration form and return with appropriate payment processing form to OCME, Turner 20.

Purchase this CME course

This video presentation may be viewed on any device connected to the internet on an unlimited basis.