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 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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 April 14, 2021

62: Is Health Care at Home Really the Future?

A patient’s home as a site of care has existed—and has been successful—for some time. But with new reimbursement changes and pressure on the future of skilled nursing facilities, health care providers must not only look deeper at how the home can be used as a site of care, but also understand its limitations. In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2 experts Jayme Zage, PhD, Katie Elia and Jeff Moser discuss and debate the logistical, financial, staffing and strategic criteria that can make health care work in the home setting. Hint: it isn’t easy.

 

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 7, 2021

61: Shifting Goals and Emerging Priorities: Interview With Terry Shaw, President/CEO, AdventHealth

As the winter COVID-19 surge recedes, health system leaders can now turn their attention to the future. This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Terry Shaw, a 37-year veteran of AdventHealth who is now the system’s president and CEO, joins us to talk about what this means for AdventHealth in particular: thinking about the new financial reality, continued growth opportunities, and new ways to engage and serve the needs (that sometimes go beyond health care) of consumers.

 

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 1, 2021

60: Targeted and Sustainable: A New Approach to Ambulatory Strategy

COVID-19 has only accelerated the care shift from the hospital to lower-cost sites. However, as health systems increasingly invest in ambulatory settings, they will need to be more purposeful about where, as return on investment will not necessarily present itself in downstream inpatient volumes. This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2 Consulting Principals Amit Sharma and Mike Strilesky join us to discuss how health systems can achieve growth through targeted investments in ambulatory assets.

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 25, 2021

59: Direct Contracting: How Disruptive is it?

The industry has waited anxiously for the launch of Medicare’s Direct Contracting model. Direct Contracting (DC) has the potential to accelerate the shift to value by targeting the traditional fee-for-service Medicare population and by encouraging non-traditional entrants to tackle health care’s cost problem through fresh innovative approaches. However, a global pandemic and a new administration may have complicated program roll-out. On this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, Consulting Principal, Tawnya Bosko and, Intelligence Associate Principal, Brian Esser discuss DC’s status, changes to the program, and key considerations for health systems who plan to participate.

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 17, 2021

58: Stories From the Field: Payer Negotiations

For the second installment of our series on financial strategy we share stories and themes from recent conversations around how, if at all, COVID-19 impacted negotiations between payers and providers.

Steve Jenkins, Senior Advisor, Brian Esser, Associate Principal, and Rich Daly, Director, discuss what they have been hearing from the market and debate what it means.

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 10, 2021

57: The Vaccination Challenge

The long-awaited Covid-19 vaccine is available. However, health systems are now facing new challenges regarding logistics and new virus variants. On this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, Vizient vaccine expert, Azra Behlim, PharmD, discusses the status of vaccination and wildcards to look for on the road to recovery.

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 3, 2021

56: Health System Financial Priorities for 2021

This week, Sg2 Perspectives begins a new series of conversations around the increasing overlap between strategic and financial planning in the health care industry. Shorter-term planning cycles have meant that the skills and tools strategic planning teams use are more relevant than ever to the finance team. We will not only explore this new paradigm, but also take a deep dive into emerging financial trends and provide a strategic lens into the toughest financial challenges facing hospitals and health systems.

Tune in to this first installment in the series to hear Sg2’s Bill Woodson and Vizient’s Mike Busch, Executive Officer and Vice President of Member Networks, discuss the new priorities for health systems in 2021.

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.

 February 24, 2021

55: Fighting Disruption with Disruption: COVID-19 as an Innovation Accelerator (Part 2)

Nothing has been more disruptive to health care—and our everyday lives in general—than COVID-19. On this week’s episode (part 2 of a 2-part series) of Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2’s Henry Soch, PhD, Chris Pagano and Justin Cassidy, PhD, discuss how health care is fighting its newest foe with disruptive clinical care, technology and research.

For Sg2 Members: View our Disrupters to Watch in 2021 on-demand webinar: click here

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.

 February 17, 2021

54: Fighting Disruption with Disruption: COVID-19 as an Innovation Accelerator

Nothing has been more disruptive to health care—and our everyday lives in general—than COVID-19. On this week’s episode (part 1 of a 2-part series) of Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2’s Henry Soch, PhD, Chris Pagano and Justin Cassidy, PhD, discuss how health care is fighting its newest foe with disruptive clinical care, technology and research.

For Sg2 Members: View our Disrupters to Watch in 2021 on-demand webinar: Click here

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.

 February 10, 2021

52: Health Care Priorities in the Biden Administration

This week, Steve Rixen, Senior Government Relations and Public Policy Director for Vizient, shares how the Biden administration is prioritizing the fight against COVID-19 through vaccine distribution and economic stimulus, along with how—and when—the new administration may return its focus to the ambitious health care priorities from its campaign.

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.