Sg2 Perspectives

A new podcast connecting you to Sg2 thought leadership…anytime, anywhere.

Sg2 Perspectives brings together Sg2 experts and health care industry thought leaders to discuss popular Sg2 publications, key event takeaways and other strategic topics keeping health system leadership teams up at night. The podcast is hosted by Trevor DaRin and Kelly Richard, and new episodes will be released every other Wednesday. Contact Trevor and Kelly anytime at Sg2Perspectives@sg2.com.

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 September 23, 2020

37: “Value-Based Care, Though” Part 1: How Value-Based Models Are Realigning Incentives Through Shared Accountability

We all know it: 2020 has been a rough year so far. But as this week’s guest, Providence St. Joseph Health System’s James Harker, Chief Population Health Officer, said “…value-based care, though.” What he means: payment news in health care isn’t all bad, and those with value-based care arrangements are faring a bit better. In this episode, we discuss how value-based care models serve as a stable business model through a tumultuous time and have the ability to better align incentives and increase shared accountability between payers, providers and patients.

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 September 17, 2020

37: Progress Toward a COVID-19 Vaccine: What Health Systems Need to Know

News is changing fast about the rapid progress being made to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.  Sg2 Principals Henry Soch and Jeff Moser help sort through the noise and highlight the most important things for health systems to know.

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 September 10, 2020

35: COVID-19 and Value-Based Care: Health Systems Face Urgent Decisions

The shift to value from fee-for-service in health care was already progressing slowly before COVID-19 overtook the US. In the spring, the pandemic has all but halted elective care, laying bare the vulnerability of a volume-based model, as well as emphasizing the importance of revenue predictability. In this week’s episode, Sg2’s Principal Jim Reilly and Associate Principal Brian Esser discuss the tough decisions health systems must make regarding participation in and preparation for value-based models.

 September 2, 2020

34: What Flu Season—During a Pandemic—Might Look Like

COVID-19 continues its unpredictable surges and declines across the world. In the US, and across the northern hemisphere, a more predictable virus is around the corner in seasonal influenza. While we have never seen seasonal influenza during a global pandemic, symptom overlap and fear of simultaneous infections add significant uncertainty to this flu season. Sg2’s Medicine expert, Justin Cassidy, PhD, walks through potential scenarios for this winter and how health systems can prepare and respond.

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 August 26, 2020

33: COVID-19 Has Turned Supply Chain Resiliency Into a Strategic Issue

COVID-19 has revealed critical weaknesses in health system supply chain, which is an area long relegated strictly to hospital operations that could now benefit from strategic scrutiny by other areas of the organization. On this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, Vizient Senior Principal Dr. Blane Schilling and Sg2 Principal Mark Larson change the supply chain discussion to shift away from price and toward value, making a compelling argument for supply chain resiliency as a priority for health system strategy teams.

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 August 19, 2020

32: Behavioral Health: Problems and Solutions Accelerated by COVID-19

Health care has long been plagued by challenges with behavioral health issues, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only brought more: an epidemic of mental illness and substance use disorders. This week, Sg2’s behavioral health experts, Principal Jayme Zage and Senior Consultant Stephanie Snider, discuss how health systems can address both new and old challenges through creative care delivery, cost avoidance and a new and improved System of CARE.

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 August 12, 2020

31: Stories From the Field: Tough Strategic Decisions to Come

In today’s climate, health systems are focused on the short-term now more than ever. However, it’s also necessary to plan strategies across various timeframes, while navigating tough decisions on how to prioritize the multiple opportunities on their horizons. This week, Sg2’s National Vice President Jim Jacobsohn and Consulting Principal Amit Sharma join Trevor to discuss strategy leader uncertainty, along with strategic recommendations for the next 6-9 months.

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 August 5, 2020

30: Highlights from Executive Summit 2020: Tomorrow Is Here

Executive Summit is Sg2’s leading annual conference series that provides our members with Sg2 experts’ strategic perspective and expertise across the health care landscape. This year, the COVID-19 public health crisis took center stage, and we not only pivoted to provide our members with a virtual experience, we took on the theme of Tomorrow Is Here: Strategy for the New Clinical Enterprise, covering such topics as the impacts of COVID-19 on care utilization and evolving ambulatory strategy. Now, more than ever, leaders must be intentional in transforming their clinical enterprises—not just to succeed in a new era, but to also stabilize, adapt and evolve in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this week’s episode, Sg2 Executive Summit leader Rebecca Limestall shares this year’s key takeaways and most impactful stories, as well as how strategy teams must adapt their roles to prepare for the next normal.

Sg2 members can access the Executive Summit 2020 resource kit to review the presentations, associated sessions, and related Sg2 resources.

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 July 29, 2020

29: How MUSC Used Virtual Health Before, During, and (Hopefully) After COVID-19

Shawn Valenta, MUSC Administrator for Virtual Health, joins Trevor and Sg2 virtual health expert Chris Pagano to share their long journey to use virtual health as a tool to improve access and convenience for patients.  Their historic work positioned them well to rapidly expand virtual visits and remote patient monitoring as in-person business shut down.  Now they are looking forward and planning big scale initiatives to leverage the rapid adoption of virtual health by patients and providers.

Sg2 Members can read more about accelerating virtual health here.

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 July 22, 2020

28: The Future of Post-Acute Care…Continuing Care

Skilled nursing facilities have been difficult places to both receive care and work during COVID-19.  These challenges led to changes in payment and policy that accelerated the shift to home as a safer and more effective site of care.  Jayme Zage, PhD, and Katie Elia join Trevor to discuss the trends in post-acute care that were already transforming the industry and how responding to COVID-19 has accelerated many of these trends.

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