SMART Objectives

To become a reality, strategic goals of the organization have to be broken down into SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-based) objectives. The SMART objectives help mobilize the organizational resources, build commitment to change, capitalize on specific opportunities, drive individual accountability, and monitor progress against targets. It is essential to link strategic goals and objectives to the needs of patients and other key stakeholders. Focusing on patients prevents the healthcare organization from becoming too inwardly oriented, setting conflicting objectives or spending valuable resources on insignificant issues.

 

SMART Objectives