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The Growth Channel

Announcing the Service Line Forecast Compendium

We just debuted a new resource for Marketing and Planning Leadership Council members: the Service Line Forecast Compendium offers downloadable and online snapshots to help members assess growth prospects for key service lines. We’ve designed the compendium—which consists of a two-page document for each of the featured service lines—to be a quick reference for our members. The Compendium is just one of several resources that we using to further the work of our Service Line Transformation Initiative.

The Compendium snapshots provide information on growth of both the overall service line and individual procedures. In addition to quantitative forecast figures, the capsules also offer qualitative assessments of drivers and barriers of growth that influence Advisory Board forecasts.

In this first round, we’ve developed the documents for cardiac services, vascular services, orthopedics, and neurosciences service lines. We plan to add snapshots for oncology, imaging, and women’s services in the near future. Are there other service lines for which you’d like to see a capsule? Email Eric Cragun ( with any suggestions.