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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 May 12, 2021

66: Grill Bill: COVID-19 Disruption—What Sticks?

This week on Sg2 Perspectives we present another episode of Grill Bill, where we pick the brain of Sg2’s foremost health care strategy expert, Bill Woodson (see previous podcast episodes 1 and 26 for others!). Make sure to listen closely, as we cover a lot of ground through a series of rapid-fire questions on key strategic issues for health systems as they make progress with COVID-19 vaccination and recovery. Bill also shares his perspective on which of the many changes that have occurred over the past year will stick as we move into our new reality.

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 5, 2021

65: Achieving the Promise of Scale: An Interview with Allison Rogers, SVP of Strategy at Ballad Health

Three years ago, two well-respected community health systems with overlapping geographic footprints merged to form Ballad Health. And while the work of delivering value and better health care to their communities was easily achievable on paper, it has been a lot more challenging to actually implement. This week, Allison Rogers, SVP of Strategy at Ballad Health, joins us to share the system’s journey—including how COVID-19 changed priorities and opportunities—and how, with the help of Ballad’s strategy team, it plans to continue the difficult work of realizing the promise of the merger.

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 28, 2021

64: Building a 2021 Growth Strategy: Consumer Patterns to Know

In past episodes of Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2’s Mark Larson and Vizient’s Dr Tom Villanueva have joined us to share findings from consumerism surveys (revisit episodes 18 and 45 to learn more). This week, we welcome them back as they take a comprehensive look at key consumerism trends from 2020 and what we have learned, and then discuss their perspective on how strategy teams should integrate these learnings in their immediate plans for capturing growth 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.

 April 21, 2021

63: How to Improve Health Care by Making Physicians Happy: An Interview With Village MD

How would the health care landscape change if physicians liked their EMRs, had plenty of support resources and were paid to keep people healthy? We may find out soon! Physician group models like VillageMD are spreading rapidly as new physicians join and larger scale partnerships are formed. This week on Sg2 Perspectives, VillageMD’s Cofounder and Chief Growth Officer Paul Martino and Medical Director Dr Karen Wetherell join us to share their physician group model experience, as well as their vision for the future of primary care.

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 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.