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 other Wednesday. Contact the hosts anytime at Sg2Perspectives@sg2.com.

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 December 20, 2023

201: Get the Scoop on Insurance Enrollment With Sg2 Insurance Coverage Estimates

Every year, Sg2 builds out our five-year Insurance Coverage Estimates forecasts and related content, so this week on Sg2 Perspectives, host Trevor DaRin joins Sg2 Principal Brian Esser and Senior Director Tori Richie to talk about how we did with last year’s projections and how we’re adjusting the next year’s five-year projections. Trevor, Brian and Tori share the stories behind our forecasts for enrollment in commercial, Medicaid, health care exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans; how CFOs use these estimates to plan their financial futures; and how our members use the information to further their strategies.

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.

 December 13, 2023

200: 2023 Children’s Hospital Summit Debrief

This year marked the 9th year for Sg2’s annual Children’s Hospital Affinity Group Meeting, cohosted by Michigan Medicine, and for the first time held in combination with our AMC Summit. So on this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Tori Richie is joined by Sg2 Consultant Dionne Dela Cruz, Senior Director Rhae Ana Gamber and Principal Karyl Kopaskie, PhD, for a debrief of the event. Dionne, Rhae and Karyl chat about highlights of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital tour, the balancing act of prioritizing health equity, and innovative topics that attendees were most excited about.

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.

 December 7, 2023

199: It’s Time for Health Systems to Think Like an Investor

Sg2 is encouraging health systems to think like investors, due to the fact that there are more outside dollars, players and influence in the investment space than in the traditional health care provider space. So on this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Trevor DaRin is joined by Sg2 Senior Director Casi Roethler to talk about why this is an important focus. Casi details the internal and external forces pushing this line of thought and how health system strategy teams will adapt to it, as well as what health systems need to do to actually start thinking like an investor.

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.

 November 29, 2023

198: AI and Beyond: The Digital Health Landscape

On this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Tori Richie chats with Sg2 Director Andrew Rebhan about the digital health landscape—where the industry is today, and where we think it may be going. Andrew discusses payment and policy, health equity, solutions for workforce challenges, and how organizations can get started in the digital health space.

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.>

 November 22, 2023

197: 2023 AMC Summit Debrief

Sg2 hosts an annual AMC Summit for our academic medical center members to share successes, collaborate and inspire each other. In this episode host Jayme Zage debriefs on the 20th AMC Summit, co-hosted by the University of Michigan, with National Vice President Mike Humphrey, Principal Erika Johnson, and Senior Director Justin Cassidy, PhD. The key theme this year was the unique politics of balancing margin and mission for a modern AMC.

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.

 November 15, 2023

196: Addressing the Capacity Crunch with Care at Home Models

Sg2 continues to hear from members about capacity issues impacting the ability to capture growth, and while there are many different approaches to addressing the capacity crunch, the care at home model is one we believe can have long-term impact. So on this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Jayme Zage, PhD, is joined by Sg2 Senior Consultant Nikita Arora and Principal Eric Lam to talk about insights gained as they’ve connected with members on care at home questions and initiatives. Nikita and Eric discuss reimbursement, innovative approaches to cost coverage and where organizations are focusing their early efforts.

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.

 November 8, 2023

195: Healthcare Workforce of the Future

We at Sg2 get asked about health care workforce trends quite a bit from our members, so we recently published a report that dove into what the future of the health care workforce may look like. This week on Sg2 Perspectives, host Trevor DaRin chats with two of the contributors to that report, Sg2 Content Director Pam Dolan and Senior Director Janelle Kwan, about their research. Pam and Janelle discuss unexpected themes that stood out, the roles of both workforce conveners and workforce incubators, and how our members are using this research.

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.

 November 1, 2023

194: Exploring the Value of Partnerships Between Providers and Life Sciences & Industry Organizations

At Sg2, we’ve seen that both providers and life sciences and industry (LSI) organizations are looking to one another for new and innovative solutions to the health care challenges we’re facing today. So on this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Jayme Zage, PhD, is joined by Sg2/Vizient’s Amy Brouhle, National VP, Supplier Strategy & Business Development, and Karl Karlsson, PhD, Vice President, to talk about provider and LSI partnerships. Amy and Karl discuss identifying the right partner, potential partnership challenges and how each side needs to go beyond the traditional supply chain relationship.

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.

 October 25, 2023

193: Bringing CFOs and CSOs Together for Financial Resiliency

Over the course of this year, Sg2 has been researching and forming tools around financial resiliency. So on this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Trevor DaRin is joined by Sg2 experts from our financial strategy practice, Principal Brian Esser, Senior Consultant Sushma Narra and Director Ryota Terada to talk about that research and its outcomes. Brian, Sushma and Ryota discuss the audience for the research, the framework they created, how CFOs and CSOs are working together, and how Sg2 members are utilizing these new insights.

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.

 October 18, 2023

192: Grill Bill: Know Where You Are Right Now in Health Care

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, host Trevor DaRin welcomes back Sg2 Senior Principal Bill Woodson for another episode of Grill Bill, where Bill shares what he’s been hearing from members and others across the health care industry. Bill touches on topics like AI and health equity, along with opportunities nontraditional entrants to the health care market are seeing, how traditional health systems are focusing on mission and values, and 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.