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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 July 1, 2020

25: Ochsner Health Shares Its Direct-to-Employer Strategy During Reopening

As the Louisiana market reopened amidst COVID-19, Ochsner Health quickly pivoted to address the needs of the employers in its market. In this week’s episode, Donny Lawrence, the health system’s VP of Business Development, joins us to discuss Ochsner’s historic perspective on the value of direct-to-employer, along with what new employer needs it is meeting today and its view on future opportunities.

Sg2 members can view other member examples of employer contracting in these case studies:

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 June 24, 2020

23: The Future Looks Bright for Medicare Advantage

Growing Medicare costs had already set the stage for Medicare Advantage (MA) growth long before the COVID-19-induced economic downturn. Now, the pandemic is likely to further accelerate that growth trajectory. In this week’s episode, Sg2’s Senior Advisor on health policy, Valinda Rutledge, and our resident MA expert, Trevor DaRin, discuss the market conditions and model dynamics that support a bright future for Medicare Advantage.

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 June 17, 2020

22: Forecasting Future Healthcare Demand (What Sg2 Does Best)

Each year Sg2 builds our proprietary 10-year Impact of Change® forecast to project health care demand at the disease and procedure level, which can also be hyperlocalized to the zip code level. We recently released our 2020 forecast, and this week, our 2 senior-most thought leaders behind it—Dr. Madeleine McDowell and Lisa Slama—join us to discuss the trends driving the forecast in the near- and long-term.

Sg2 members can watch the 2020 Impact of Change Forecast webinar on demand for more details about the forecast.

Nonmembers can learn more about our Impact of Change demand forecasts here.

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 June 10, 2020

21: COVID-19: The Tipping Point for Health Systems and SDOH

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people of color and communities of lower socioeconomic status. The role of the health system in public health is no longer optional. Sg2’s Karyl Kopaskie, Becca Segel, and Kelly Richard discuss how health systems can address the social determinants of health in the context of the pandemic, the lessons learned, and the importance of community health improvement components in long-term strategy.

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 June 3, 2020

20: Service Line Stories From Reactivation: Patient Impact and Site of Care Shifts

During the COVID-19 surge, many patients deferred seeking care either because services were no longer available, or out of fear of contracting the coronavirus themselves. In this week’s episode, our cardiovascular, medicine and surgery, and orthopedics service line experts explore the various near- and long-term impacts that have resulted from these deferrals. They also discuss site of care shifts, including the shifts to virtual health, which are expected to continue.

Service Line Teams:

  • Cardiovascular – Chad Giese and Josh Aaker, PhD
  • Medicine and Surgery – Justin Cassidy, PhD and Catherine Vanacore
  • Orthopedics – Ryota Terada

Sg2 members can read more here about service line pivots and lasting impact.

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 May 27, 2020

19: Virtual Health and the Role of Health Systems in Digital Public Health Monitoring

COVID-19 has forced a rapid shift to virtual health.  Now, health systems—and their virtual health teams—are thinking about the role they should play in antibody testing and digital public health monitoring as well. In this week’s episode, Sg2’s Chris Pagano and Tony Guth not only discuss what has already happened in virtual health and what we anticipate for the future, but also what other countries have done in terms of testing and monitoring and what lessons we can learn as we determine the best role to play.

Sg2 members can read more about virtual health in this recent article and the Virtual Health Newsletter.

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 May 20, 2020

18: Health Care Consumerism During a Pandemic

The health care industry has lagged behind others in viewing patients as consumers even prior to the pandemic and, as systems resume elective services, stakes are higher than ever.  In this week’s episode, Sg2’s Mark Larson and Vizient’s Dr. Tom Villanueva discuss health system approaches to meeting patient needs for safety,  cost and convenience in the wake of COVID-19.

For more on this topic, Tom hosted Mark on his podcast, Modern Practice Podcast, where they examined the role of the patient voice in the reopening of elective procedures. The episode, The Role of Patient and Family Councils (PFACs) in Resuming Elective Procedures, is linked here.

For Sg2 Members: please see related materials, linked below.

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 May 14, 2020

17: How COVID-19 Is Reshaping the Physician Landscape: Part 2

In the second episode on how the current physician landscape is being reshaped by COVID-19, Sg2’s Dr David DiLoreto and Mike Strilesky explore COVID-19’s impact on physician practice ownership and physician alignment, as well as how business models are evolving during this unprecedented time.

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 May 13, 2020

16: How COVID-19 Is Reshaping the Physician Landscape: Part 1

COVID-19 has introduced significant financial challenges to physician practices and the way they operate. In this first of 2 episodes on how the pandemic is reshaping the physician landscape, Sg2’s Dr David DiLoreto and Mike Strilesky discuss those challenges, along with the opportunities health systems have to innovate their care delivery.

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 May 6, 2020

15: The Service Lines Never Stopped for COVID-19

Health systems are in a delicate balancing act, treating COVID-19 patients while still providing essential services. In this episode, Sg2’s cancer, neuroscience and women’s health experts discuss how systems can maintain this balance, how new treatment sites and services are disrupting established care patterns, and the overarching impact on patients in the near- and long-term.

Service line teams:

  • Cancer – Cory Jones and Kiran Yemul
  • Neurosciences – Kate Zentner and Gurmeet Bawa
  • Women’s Health – Karyl Kopaskie, PhD and Rhae Gamber

Other Sg2 Member Resources: Service Lines Pivot for the Crisis, Now Contend with Lasting Impact

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