International Cardiovascular Business Growth

International Consulting Service 

In today’s international healthcare marketplace, CV programs face a number of challenges from competing hospitals.

With successful international consulting experience, CFA is well positioned to assist your program to take advantage of growth opportunities through specific strategies, methodologies and tactics that are effective in your environment.  


Service Delivery
Revenue Growth

Strategic and Business Planning; Market Assessment and Marketing Plans

  • Designed to mitigate competitive threats; take advantage of opportunities; and identify key success factors, clinical services development opportunities, and program additions pertinent to your location
  • Based on market/environmental assessment; local, regional, and national trends; regional medical community support evaluation; technological trends/projections; cultural and sociological analysis
  • Includes vision refinement/development; detailed demand forecasting; preliminary financial forecasts; competitor impact analysis; SWOT analysis; marketing strategy, tactic development, and marketing budget
  • Understanding of laws, regulations and guidelines applicable to licensure, establishment and ongoing regulation and development of health care facilities and programs in your country/region
  • Accommodates foreign language barriers; foreign business customs and methodologies; foreign market assessment
  • Pertinent regulatory and legal analysis (national, regional, local)
  • Pertinent payer system interface
  • Clinical analysis (e.g., comparison to western medicine and technology)
  • Financial (costs, reimbursement, construction, pay scales, etc.)
  • Managerial analysis (e.g., comparison to western-style management and governance)
  • Other factors (e.g., medical tourism potential)

 New Program/Service Feasibility Assessment

  • Comprehensive Feasibility Assessment, from multiple perspectives: Strategic, Clinical, Operational, Financial and Political
  • Includes market/environmental assessment; local, regional and national trends; technological trends/projections; detailed demand forecasting; competitor impact analysis; alternative technology scenarios; facilities and equipment requirements; capital budget; and financial proformas
  • Certificate of Need, licensure and certification support; strategic defense to competitor arguments; state hearing preparation and support; expert testimony
  • Implementation planning, coordination and oversight, including policies and procedures, job descriptions, physician and staff recruitment
  • Range of Programs/Services: Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery; Hybrid OR/TAVR Program/Valve Clinic; Vascular and Endovascular Services; Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Laboratory; PCI without surgery-on-site; Cardiac Rhythm Management/Electrophysiology/Arrhythmia Program; Adult Congenital Heart Disease; CHF Programs and Clinics; Women’s Heart Services; Sports Cardiology; Adult and Pediatric Programs; Screening, Early Detection and Prevention Programs; Advanced Imaging

 Technology, Equipment and Facilities Planning

  • Facility designs that ensure reasonable service provision, match volume of services, support patient and physician satisfaction, promote efficiency and flexibility of operation, and anticipate changes in technology
  • Initial layout and schematic design in coordination with healthcare architects and engineers; construction document development; technology assessment and planning; equipment specifications
  • Remodels and new construction; inpatient and outpatient
  • Technology assessment and planning
  • Equipment specifications

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