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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 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.

 January 27, 2021

51: Pharmacy Leadership Joins the Strategy Table

This week, Mark Larson, Principal Sg2 Intelligence, and Steven Lucio, Senior Principal in Vizient Pharmacy Solutions, join us to discuss pharmacy strategy and how it’s not just about cost savings anymore. Instead, pharmacy leaders are now starting to look across the System of CARE for new coordination opportunities and cost-effective sites, as well as how to operate pharmacy like its own service line.

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.

 January 20, 2021

50: What are the Key Economic Trends Driving Insurance Coverage Payer Mix?

As the population and the economy look toward post-pandemic recovery, health systems must contend with the challenges of payer mix volatility. In this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, hosts Kelly Richard and Trevor DaRin, along with Associate Principal, Brian Esser and Director, Tori Richie, discuss the economic trends driving Sg2’s 5-year Insurance Coverage Forecast.

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.

 January 14, 2021

49: Predictions for 2021

Last week, Sg2 Perspectives took a look back at 2020 to review the health care industry’s major learnings and how provider organizations are applying them. This week, the same expert team – Bill Woodson, Jennifer O’Connor and Henry Soch – returns to provide you with some bold predictions for the health care industry 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.

 January 6, 2021

48: What We Learned in 2020

In this week’s episode, Sg2’s Bill Woodson, Jennifer O’Connor and Henry Soch discuss the health care industry’s major learnings from 2020 and how leading health care provider organizations are applying those learnings to better prepare themselves for 2021 and beyond.

Sg2 members can register here for our annual The Year Ahead webinar on January 13 to learn about the unavoidable forces impacting the health care industry in 2021.

 December 16, 2020

47: Academic Medical Centers Lead the Way in Novel Partnerships

COVID-19 continues to reveal existing gaps in the health care system; however, academic medical centers (AMCs) are leading the way in closing those gaps, as they increasingly turn to partnerships to serve populations with needs growing in depth and scope. In this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, the Sg2 Intelligence Team’s Justin Cassidy, PhD, Director of Medicine, and Kelly Richard, Associate Principal, discuss the critical role of partnerships for AMCs as they evolve care delivery in the midst of the pandemic and beyond.

 December 2, 2020

46: COVID-19’s Impact on Payer Mix Beyond 2020

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the economy, and health systems—despite serving a crucial clinical role—are not immune from its financial impact. This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Kelly and Trevor interview Tori Richie, Director on Sg2’s Intelligence team, about COVID-19’s effect on unemployment and insurance coverage, as the 3 of us play the role of experts in discussing the economic trends driving market-level payer mix.