Sg2 Perspectives

A 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, Jayme Zage, PhD, and Tori Richie, and new episodes will be released every Wednesday. Contact the hosts anytime at Sg2Perspectives@sg2.com.

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 May 29, 2024

224: 2024 Impact of Change® Innovation

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, host Tori Richie is continuing the 2024 Impact of Change® (IoC) forecast conversation with Sg2 Director Gurmeet Bawa and Consultants Setu Shah and Emily Smith—this time, around the topic of innovation. Gurmeet, Setu and Emily talk about some of the key medical innovations in this year’s IoC forecast and their implications for health systems, as well as trends and advancements in diagnostic innovations.

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 May 22, 2024

223: 2024 Impact of Change® Service Line Stories

As you already know, Sg2’s 2024 Impact of Change® Forecast was released last week—be sure to check out our previous episode for an overview. In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Tori Richie dives into key stories from the forecast around the CV, orthopedics and neurosciences service lines with Sg2 service line experts Senior Directors Joshua Aaker, PhD, and Kate Zentner and Director Donnelle Jageman. Joshua, Kate and Donnelle discuss the impact of an aging population on those service lines, the challenges and opportunities of shifting care settings and sites, and much more!

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 May 15, 2024

222: 2024 Impact of Change® Forecast

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This Week on Sg2 Perspectives, host Tori Richie joins Sg2 Principals Chad Giese and Karyl Kopaskie, PhD, to talk about the Sg2 2024 Impact of Change® Forecast, which was just released today! Tori, Chad and Karyl discuss key trends in the new forecast and how health systems can use this forecast to inform their strategies. They also touch on some wild cards and innovations that could change the demand and delivery of health care over the next decade.

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 May 9, 2024

221: What Members Are Talking About

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This week on Sg2 Perspectives, we’re bringing together all three of our podcast hosts—Trevor DaRin, Tori Richie and Jayme Zage, PhD—to review the discussions each are having with Sg2 members, whether that’s similar themes they’re hearing or surprising topics that are brought up. Trevor, Tori and Jayme talk about the bifurcation of health systems in terms of being proactive vs reactive, margin recovery and innovation, and the segmentation of primary care, as well as how life sciences companies are trying to create more value for health systems.

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 May 3, 2024

220: Sg2 Strategy Exchange Debrief

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Sg2 recently hosted one of its Strategy Exchanges, so on this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Trevor DaRin chats with Sg2 Senior Director Janelle Kwan and Senior Consultant Rachael Zirkelbach about what insights were gleaned from Sg2 member participants. Trevor, Janelle and Rachael discuss the common themes (eg, the importance of data and storytelling) and what are “musts” for strategy leaders (eg, balancing strategy with operational/financial responsibilities, driving transformation), as well as the evolving role of the VP of Strategy.

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 April 24, 2024

219: Community Hospital Optimization

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This week on Sg2 Perspectives, host Tori Richie talks to two Vizient consulting leads, Michael Lutkus and Amit Sharma, about why community hospital optimization is important for health systems. Michael and Amit cover some of the barriers to optimization (eg, M&A, care shifts), along with some strategies health systems can pursue, including engaging in change management work.

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 April 17, 2024

218: Trends in Obstetrics Care

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Recently, there’s been a lot of news around closures related to obstetrics services. So on this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Jayme Zage, PhD, has a conversation with Sg2 OB experts Consultant Dionne Dela Cruz and Fellow Jeremy Miller, MD around the challenges and trends of obstetrics care. Dionne and Jeremy discuss options for organizations to maintain or close OB units and the impact of closures, as well as obstetrics care strategies for health systems.

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 April 10, 2024

217: Where Payers Stand Today

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This week on Sg2 Perspectives, host Trevor DaRin is joined by Associate Principal Joe Maher from Vizient’s value transformation and payer provider alignment team. Joe is our expert on the payer side of health care, so in this episode, he’ll cover payers (eg, new entrants and models, partnership opportunities for health systems) and health plans (eg, Medicare Advantage, care delivery capabilities), as well as implications for 2025.

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 April 3, 2024

216: Sg2 Economic Index 2.0

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Sg2 continuously monitors the margins and financial resiliency of our members across the country, so on this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Jayme Zage, PhD, talks to Sg2 Principal Brian Esser, Senior Consultant Sushma Narra and Director Ryota Terada about the latest iteration of Sg2’s Economic Index, which helps organizations anticipate where future financial headwinds and tailwinds may develop. Brian, Sushma and Ryota discuss the four domains of the Economic Index; how this tool can benefit not only providers but also life sciences companies; and their bold predictions for what will impact financial resiliency over the next couple years.

We are always excited to get ideas and feedback from our listeners. You can reach us at sg2perspectives@sg2.com, find us on Twitter as @Sg2HealthCare, or visit the Sg2 company page on LinkedIn.

 March 27, 2024

215: The Bill Woodson Show: Looking to a Brighter Future at Vizient Health Care Executive Forum

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, we’re excited to announce the first of our episodes we like to call “The Bill Woodson Show.” For these special editions, our host will be none other than Sg2 Senior Principal Bill Woodson, who will chat with Sg2 experts and health care industry thought leaders about top-of-mind topics in the health care space. For this episode, Bill is joined by John Becker, SVP, Sales, Service & Insights Delivery for the Data & Digital business unit at Vizient. John recently attended the Vizient Health Care Executive Forum (VHEF), and he shares messages and themes he heard, including workforce solutions, transformation, AI, systemness and much more.

For more insights from VHEF, check out this article: The view from VHEF: 4 challenges that are top of mind — and what you can do about them.

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