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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.


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...

Michael Graham Expertise: Orthopedics and spine, care redesign, physician alignment strategy, program development, supplier strategy

Mike supports Sg2’s intelligence and analytics in both orthopedics and spine and contributes to the orthopedic and spine forecasts. As an Sg2 thought leader, he writes extensively on the development of orthopedic and spine service line strategy. He also works directly with health care executives and physicians to apply knowledge...

Michael A Humphrey Expertise: Academic medical center strategy, enterprise strategy

As a Client Relations team leader, Michael helps health care executives achieve their organizational strategic growth and performance goals by proactively aligning Sg2 intelligence and analytic resources with their specific needs to help them engage in value-driven initiatives. Working with Sg2’s academic medical center and international clients, he provides a...

Rebecca Limestall Expertise: Intelligence education, strategic planning, value-driven strategy

Rebecca directs the delivery of Sg2 intelligence via educational offerings such as conferences, courses and webinars. She oversees Sg2’s flagship annual conference series, the Sg2 Executive Summit, which presents thought leadership and strategic advice to more than 1,500 health care executives across the US. As leader of Sg2’s educational program,...

Tim Remus, PhD Expertise: Cancer, clinical technology strategy, bundled payment strategy

As director of the cancer service line team, Tim leads the development and delivery of Sg2’s cancer intelligence and is the expert advisor for all oncology-related consulting projects. His team is responsible for developing the publications, webinars, web postings, analytic deliverables and strategic insights that provide clients with an understanding...

Amit Sharma

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...

Andrew Mancuso

Andrew Mancuso Expertise: Bundled payment strategy, physician alignment strategy

As a member of the Sg2 consulting team, Andrew works on the deployment of Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model services. Previously, Andrew was a part of TRG Healthcare Solutions, a leading national consultancy that specialized in the development of physician-to-hospital alignment models, such as service line comanagement, professional services...

Christopher McBride

Chris McBride Expertise: Bundled payment strategy, physician alignment strategy

Chris brings more than 28 years of experience in health care consulting, working with hospitals and health systems, physician practices and within the industry. His consulting focus has included financial management, strategic planning, marketing/communications plan development and implementation, hospital-physician managed care negotiation, hospital-physician alignment, market growth, program development, facility space...

Eric Themm

Eric Themm Expertise: Financial valuation and fairness opinion, mergers and acquisitions, physician needs, service line strategy

As a member of the Sg2 consulting team, Eric brings more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry, working with a broad range of health care organizations with a strong emphasis on hospitals and multiprovider systems. Eric’s areas of expertise and professional skills include mergers and acquisitions,...

Jon Yipp

Jon Yipp Expertise: Financial planning, physician group and network development, strategic planning

Jon brings 25 years of health care planning, consulting and hospital operational experience. He has led many complex consulting engagements in strategy and business planning, financial planning and analysis, scenario development and forecasting, service line development, hospital joint-ventures and due diligence, physician group and network development, performance and operational improvement,...

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...

Kevin Lieb

Kevin Lieb Expertise: Bundled payment strategy, physician alignment strategy, service line strategy

Kevin is responsible for business development and client relationship efforts. He has more than 24 years of health care–related experience delivering solutions across a broad spectrum of hospital based initiatives, which include project leadership related to physician alignment, quality improvement, patient satisfaction, service line strategy and market development, as well...

Kristi Crowe Expertise: Orthopedics and spine, ambulatory strategy, bundled payment strategy, physician alignment strategy

As leader of Sg2’s orthopedic and spine service line team, Kristi directs intelligence and forecasting development, and analytics interpretation in orthopedics, spine and rehabilitation. As a thought leader and national educator, she offers expert insight on payment innovation and guides leadership teams in developing strategic growth plans, ambulatory strategies and...

Matthew Henderson

Matt Henderson Expertise: Bundled payment strategy, physician alignment strategy

Matt is the project lead for many engagements primarily centered on the assessment and implementation of various hospital and physician alignment strategies, such as bundle package programs, gainsharing and service line comanagement. Matt currently leads a number of CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiatives, including acting as the program...

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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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