In this changing world, all health care organizations are exposed to forces that are wider and beyond their control. Factors like economic, competitive technological, demographic, political and cultural issues are an assessment of the environment for the organization. External analysis to determine the challenges and potential benefits and development opportunities within the organization. A mistake happened (Bush, 2019). Several external factors affect the hospital and research centre at King Faisal in this case (KFH&RC).
Government aspects play an important role in external analysis; tax policy changes issued by the government affects King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre. Insurance mandates, tax legislation changes and consumer protection and change healthcare bills and plan of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Perunovic, Dunk & Aylott, 2017).
All the economic factors which include inflations, unemployment and interest rates affect King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre as perspectives of people spending their money. However, if the unemployment rate increased, it would be difficult for people to visit a doctor and bear its expenses (Sweeney & Bothwick, 2016).
Healthcare sectors are one of the crucial sectors across the globe, thus King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre have to understand the change in new trends happening as it helps them to treat people accordingly without any difficulty (Sweeney & Bothwick, 2016).
The new technological use of IBM in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre has made many functions easy for healthcare people to handle currents patients as well as the data of patients from previous years (Perunovic, Dunk & Aylott, 2017).
Technological advance is a significant key of success in any organisation, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre are handling Big Data since 13 to 20 years thus they have to adopt new technological advancement for the betterment of their organisation. It should use a Data lake to consolidates all structured and unstructured data, data lake will help a medical institution to can save data as it is without transforming them into structured data, it can be used for various types of data analysis, and it will be able to defeat their peers. It will significantly help organisations to respond to a better opportunity and growth of an organisation (Ashmore, 2019).
References & Bibliography
Ashmore, D.L., 2019. Strategic Thinking to Improve Surgical Training in the United Kingdom. Cureus, 11(5).
Bush, T. (2019) Internal and External Analysis in Strategic Management (SWOT and PESTLE). PESTLE Analysis. Available at: [Accessed 26 Nov. 2020].
Perunovic, B., Dunk, L. and Aylott, J., 2017. Strategic Management. In Why Hospitals Fail (pp. 149-156). Springer, Cham.
Sweeney, C. and Bothwick, F., 2016. Inclusive Leadership: The Definitive Guide to Developing and Executing an Impactful Diversity and Inclusion Strategy:-Locally and Globally. Pearson UK.
Walley, P. (2017) Case Study Strategic planning at King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre Saudi Arabia. In Johnson, G., Whittington, R., Scholes, K., Angwin, D., & Regnér, P. (Ed). Exploring strategy: text and cases. Pearson (Intl): 729-733.
In your post, you rightfully highlight considerations of the political, economic, social and technological effects on external analysis. If I understand correctly, you argue that KFH&RC will be able to sustain itself in terms of focusing on technology and data analysis? Do you think that this will be enough for it to survive given the political context described in the complex KFH&RC case study? If so, why? Or why not? Are there other challenges that they may face that cannot be solved by data analysis?