ArticleEnvironmental Scanning and the Health Care ManagerLayman, Elizabeth J. PhD, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA; Bamberg, Richard PhD, MT(ASCP)SH, CLD, CHESAuthor Information From the Department of Health Services and Information Management (Dr Layman) and Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, School of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Dr Bamberg). Corresponding author: Elizabeth J. Layman, PhD, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, Department of Health Services and Information Management, School of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353 (e-mail: [email protected]). The Health Care Manager: July 2005 - Volume 24 - Issue 3 - p 200-208 Buy Abstract Health care managers and supervisors work in an environment of major changes and ongoing turbulence. Basic terms and strategic approaches are described to enable managers and supervisors to better understand the process of environmental scanning in the turbulent health care environment. Drawing from multiple disciplines, the information allows health care managers and supervisors to improve their skills as environmental scanners as they develop and implement strategic plans in this environment. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.