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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 September 20, 2023

188: Innovative Strategies for Providing Care in Rural Communities

In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, podcast host Trevor DaRin talks about rural health care strategy with Sg2 Consulting Director Joshua Billstein. Josh discusses what our members are asking us around rural strategy and the differences between rural vs metropolitan markets, as well as recent examples of how our members are tackling rural health care challenges.

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.

 September 14, 2023

187: Unpacking New Therapeutics in the Alzheimer Disease Space

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, podcast host Jayme Zage, PhD, is joined by Vizient Senior Principal, Pharmacy Solutions, Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, and Sg2 Senior Director Katherine Zentner to talk about the emergence of new therapeutics in the management of Alzheimer disease, along with the challenges and the benefits that they bring. Steven and Kate discuss the new antibody therapy LEQEMBI and how it’s changing the finances around therapeutics, the impact of new Alzheimer disease therapeutics on neurosciences programs, and how providers can prepare themselves for future innovations in the neurosciences 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.

 September 6, 2023

186: Strategic Focus on the Evolving Orthopedics Landscape

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2 Senior Director and podcast host Tori Richie is joined by Sg2 orthopedics and spine service line expert Director Donnelle Jageman to discuss the orthopedics landscape. Donnelle discusses the private equity movement in the orthopedic space, strategically dealing with site of care shifts and robotics and orthopedics.

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.

 August 30, 2023

185: The Hosts React to the Best Stories from Executive Summit 2023

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, our hosts—Sg2’s Associate Principal Trevor DaRin, Senior Director Tori Richie and Principal Jayme Zage, PhD—become our guests for our second episode on Sg2’s flagship event, Executive Summit 2023: Balancing Act: Finding Your Future Footing. Trevor, Tori and Jayme discuss key takeaways from event presenters, as well as the reflections from our members—both the perspectives that resonated, along with those that were a bit more challenging.

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.

 August 23, 2023

184: Sg2 Stories From the Field: Care Redesign

This week on Sg2 Perspectives we’re joined by Sg2 Principal Michael Lutkus to share some of the questions we’ve been hearing from our members, as the immense challenges they’re facing have caused them to think about their strategies on a much bigger scale. Michael discusses the work some health systems are doing and how they’ve been successful—along with the actions of those that have struggled—as well as how Sg2 helps its members tackle these large-scale projects.

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.

 August 17, 2023

183: The Health System Balancing Act

During the recent Sg2 Executive Summit in Chicago, three leading members were asked to share the toughest challenges they face today and how the theme of the Summit, “Balancing Act: Finding Your Future Footing,” applies to their health systems. They are our guests on this week’s Sg2 Perspectives—Jason Chang, president of the Queen’s Health System Innovation Institute and the health system’s executive vice president of innovation and strategy; Amy Dewane, vice president care delivery system growth strategy and partnerships at HealthPartners; and Neal Richardson, board chair for FHN.

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.

 August 9, 2023

182: New Pathways to Weight Loss: Obesity and Weight Management Medication

Obesity and weight management medication is a hot topic in health care news these days, so for this week’s Sg2 Perspectives we invited Sg2 medicine service line and academic medical center experts Senior Director Justin Cassidy, PhD, and Consultant Emily Smith to discuss the Sg2 bariatric surgery and obesity Impact of Change® Forecast. Justin and Emily also talk about payer mix shift and reimbursement, obesity and care management, and equitable access to weight management services and medications.

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.

 August 2, 2023

181: Getting Ahead of Behavioral Health Conditions to Improve Patient Outcomes

This week on Sg2 Perspectives we invited our behavioral health expert, Sg2 Director Stephanie Snider, to talk about what health systems are trying to solve regarding complicated behavioral health issues and how Sg2 has partnered with them to provide strategic guidance. Stephanie discusses the balance between improving access to care versus improving margins, the integration of behavioral health and other service lines, and shares some of the strategic questions our members are asking.

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.

 July 26, 2023

180: Sg2 Strategy Exchange Debrief: Service Line Structure and Organization

The Sg2 Strategy Exchange is a networking and shared learning opportunity where Sg2 members’ strategic planning leaders come together to share their organizations’ strategic planning structures and processes. This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2 Associate Principal Cory Jones and Senior Consulting Director Janelle Kwan join host Trevor DaRin to discuss the most recent session, focused on service line structure and organization and how those impact strategic planning. Cory, Janelle and Trevor share how planning teams are organizing around service lines, balancing initiative prioritization and tackling the work of service distribution.

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.

 July 19, 2023

179: Consumer Loyalty

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, we’re diving into the idea of customer loyalty in health care, so we invited members of Sg2’s Consumer Innovation team, Principal Yelena Bouaziz and Consulting Director Tek Vu, to talk about focusing and connecting consumer efforts with traditional strategy work. Yelena and Tek discuss customer loyalty in the realm of capacity and growth, customer loyalty metrics, and how organizations can get started with their customer loyalty strategy.

Read more about customer-driven growth strategy in Yelena’s blog post.

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.