September 12, 2016

Sg2 to Present at Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development Conference

Skokie, Illinois (September 12, 2016) – Sg2 today announced that it will be copresenting on the topic of “Freestanding Observation Care” at the Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development 2016 Connections conference (SHSMD) on September 13 in Chicago. Sg2’s Lisa DiSanto will partner with Susan Wyman, Oncology Business Director, Saint Joseph Mercy Cancer Services & Mercy Health (SJMHS), to discuss this innovative care model for outpatient observation services.

Observation services, as defined by Medicare, are short-term treatments and assessments provided to outpatients to determine whether they require further treatment as inpatients or can be discharged. The concept of freestanding observation care is to create a short-stay center that provides inpatient-like services and care for less than 24 hours in an outpatient environment with the same quality/outcome standards at lower cost. The presentation will provide insights into the pilot of this model of care by SJMHS and Sg2 analysis of how it can fit into a health system’s overall strategic plan for cost effective care delivery.

“It is exciting to be on the leading edge of innovation in care delivery models,” said DiSanto. “We are now seeing more health care providers thinking outside of conventional approaches to inpatient and outpatient care. They are open to piloting innovative solutions to their current pain points which is what is required in order to address the challenges in our industry.”

What: Sg2 presentation at SHSMD Connections 2016: “Freestanding Observation Care”

When: Tuesday, September 13, 11:00 am to Noon CT

Who: Lisa DiSanto, Sg2, and Susan Wyman, Saint Joseph Mercy Cancer Services & Mercy Health

Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago

Sg2’s analytics-based health care expertise helps hospitals and health systems integrate, prioritize and drive growth and performance across the continuum of care. Over 1,200 organizations around the world rely on Sg2’s analytics, intelligence, consulting and educational services.

SHSMD Connections 2016 is a four-day event designed to help health care strategy professionals work together to strengthen health care in the communities they serve. In addition to presenting, Sg2 will also be showcasing its ambulatory market solutions at booth 1326 in the main conference hall.

About Sg2

Sg2, a Vizient company, is the health care industry’s premier authority on health care trends, insights and market analytics. The company’s analytics and expertise help hospitals and health systems achieve sustainable growth and ensure ongoing market relevance through the development of an effective System of CARE.


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