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Sg2 Experts

Sg2’s team of experts leads the development of analytics, intelligence, education and consulting. Their thoughtful analysis and provocative opinions guide health care leaders as they navigate the evolving health care landscape.


Stephen Jenkins, Senior Fellow

Steve Jenkins Expertise: Health care policy and trends, market data, strategic planning

Steve contributes to Sg2’s Strategic Planning research, which he previously led as senior vice president. He works with Sg2’s clients on a broad array of strategic issues and provides editorial direction for the firm’s intelligence and analytics. An expert on health policy and the economy’s impact on health care trends,...

Henry Soch Expertise: Clinical technology strategy, innovation

First and foremost, Henry is a thinker—a thinker entrenched in the world of science, medicine and innovation. As a digital health evangelist and a passionate promoter of digital health technologies, e-learning and disruptive innovation, he is a leading voice in the convergence of technology and health, helping to define, dissect...

Madeleine McDowell, MD, FAAP Expertise: Analytics and market data, care redesign, service line strategy, strategic planning

Madeleine leverages a decade of clinical experience to leading the development and application of Sg2’s data analytic tools and providing clinical insight for all Sg2 research—service line, strategic planning, performance strategy and clinical technology. Her involvement with the annual updates of Sg2’s Impact of Change® forecasts and CARE Grouper ensures...

Jeffrey Moser Expertise: Ambulatory strategy, health care policy and trends, retail and consumer strategy, strategic planning

As a thought leader on the shift to value-based care, Jeff prepares clients by helping them understand the implications of both macro- and micro-level emerging trends impacting health care. He plays a key role in the development of Sg2 Intelligence resources and educational offerings and is a frequent presenter and...

Jack Friedman, PhD Expertise: Payer and employer strategy, risk-based payment models

Jack contributes to Sg2’s intelligence on health care utilization trends, strategic planning, health care policy, physician alignment and clinical operations. His areas of expertise include health care payment and policy trends, integrated delivery networks, telemedicine, population health and risk-based payment models, including Medicare Advantage and accountable care delivery. He is...

Valinda Rutledge Expertise: Health care policy and trends, payer and employer strategy, risk-based payment models

Valinda leverages her experience as a health care executive to contribute to Sg2’s intelligence on health care utilization trends, strategic planning, health care policy, physician alignment and clinical operations. Her areas of expertise include payment initiatives, clinical innovation and population health. She is an expert presenter and facilitator at various...

Brianna English Expertise: Retail and consumer strategy, strategic planning, supplier strategy

Brianna is a visionary strategist often developing innovative planning approaches and structures for large-scale health systems and multimarket organizations. As a director on the custom solutions Consulting team, Brianna performs customized market analyses for her clients on which she bases strategic direction for success in the new value-based and consumer-focused...

Chad O’Connor Expertise: Analytics and market data, service line strategy, strategic planning

As a key member of Sg2’s product strategy and management team, Chad oversees the positioning and development of the Sg2 Analytics platform. With a deep understanding of the current issues facing health system executives, he crafts the platform to address their needs. Chad also works directly with many Sg2 clientele...

Jim Jacobsohn Expertise: Analytics and market data, service line strategy, strategic planning

Jim leads the Strategic Analytics team in partnering with health care executives to make data-driven strategic decisions by understanding market dynamics and capitalizing on growth opportunities. Working with hospitals and large multihospital health systems across the US to maximize the value of Sg2 Analytics, Jim infuses his expertise into projects...

Amit Sharma Expertise: Facility planning, strategic planning, virtual health strategy

Amit is an international health care business leader with more than a decade of experience in sales and leading teams in solving clients’ key business and clinical questions. He has led health care projects in 10 different countries, 25 US states and across Canada. As a lead on the Sg2...

Karl Karlsson, PhD Expertise: Ambulatory strategy, facility planning, service line strategy, supplier strategy

A lead on Sg2’s custom solutions Consulting team, Karl leverages more than 7 years of experience developing domestic and international health care strategies. He scopes, leads and delivers customized strategic and operational planning engagements, with particular expertise in ambulatory strategy development, facility planning, service line analysis and technology adoption. Karl...

Kelly Blair Expertise: Reimbursement models, payer strategy, cancer service line strategy

As a leader on Sg2’s Consulting team, Kelly leverages 20 years of health care experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to help her clients develop strategies grounded in the present while also anticipating the future. Her expertise includes alternative reimbursement models, service line strategy and payer strategy. During her career, Kelly...

Tawnya Bosko, DHA Expertise: Payer and employer strategy, risk-based payment models

Drawing upon 20 years of experience in health care management and strategy, Tawnya collaborates with health systems and payers to develop innovative and detailed plans for future growth. She has advised clients on strategies for mergers/acquisitions and the development of clinically integrated networks, strategies for provider-owned health plans, and overall...

Ted Pfeiffer Expertise: Consumer segmentation, post-acute care strategy, enterprise scenario planning

As a member of the Sg2 Consulting team, Ted focuses on strategic planning and business growth engagements. He has worked for more than 20 years as a consultant and community builder on behalf of health care providers. Prior to joining Sg2, Ted served as executive director of InSight, the independent...

Lisa Slama, PhD Expertise: Health care policy, payer strategy, risk-based payment models, service line strategy

As a vice president, Lisa guides hospital and health system executive leadership and planning teams in developing clinical/ business models to prepare for the high-value health care era. She also leads strategic planning projects to help organizations increase market share, foster alignment with providers, improve profitability and optimize care delivery....

Mark Larson Expertise: Care redesign, strategy facilitation, workforce planning

Mark leads research and development efforts in performance strategy and is a thought leader in emerging workforce and care delivery models across the clinical enterprise. He actively interprets industry and consumer trends, networks with industry leaders, and oversees content generation for Sg2 publications, conference materials, webinars, tools and analytics. Revered...

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As of February 11, 2016, Vizient, Inc. has completed its purchase of MedAssets Sg2 and spend and clinical resource management segments from Pamplona Capital Management, LLC. MedAssets revenue cycle business will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pamplona Capital Management LLP.

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