With limited resources and burgeoning cost structures, the success of a healthcare project is increasingly determined by the degree of clinical program and scope alignment with established community health needs.
A Certificate of Need (CON) is a mechanism that helps drive that alignment. The CON verifies the requisite program and scope for construction, renovation and/or necessity of specialized medical equipment. Creating projects that align with the needs of their users, while stabilizing costs and services, helps avoid an inflated healthcare system. With the healthcare industry shifting from a quantity-driven practice to a quality-driven practice, healthcare planning must adapt as well.