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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 September 2, 2020

34: What Flu Season—During a Pandemic—Might Look Like

COVID-19 continues its unpredictable surges and declines across the world. In the US, and across the northern hemisphere, a more predictable virus is around the corner in seasonal influenza. While we have never seen seasonal influenza during a global pandemic, symptom overlap and fear of simultaneous infections add significant uncertainty to this flu season. Sg2’s Medicine expert, Justin Cassidy, PhD, walks through potential scenarios for this winter and how health systems can prepare and respond.

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 August 26, 2020

33: COVID-19 Has Turned Supply Chain Resiliency Into a Strategic Issue

COVID-19 has revealed critical weaknesses in health system supply chain, which is an area long relegated strictly to hospital operations that could now benefit from strategic scrutiny by other areas of the organization. On this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, Vizient Senior Principal Dr. Blane Schilling and Sg2 Principal Mark Larson change the supply chain discussion to shift away from price and toward value, making a compelling argument for supply chain resiliency as a priority for health system strategy teams.

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 August 19, 2020

32: Behavioral Health: Problems and Solutions Accelerated by COVID-19

Health care has long been plagued by challenges with behavioral health issues, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only brought more: an epidemic of mental illness and substance use disorders. This week, Sg2’s behavioral health experts, Principal Jayme Zage and Senior Consultant Stephanie Snider, discuss how health systems can address both new and old challenges through creative care delivery, cost avoidance and a new and improved System of CARE.

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 August 12, 2020

31: Stories From the Field: Tough Strategic Decisions to Come

In today’s climate, health systems are focused on the short-term now more than ever. However, it’s also necessary to plan strategies across various timeframes, while navigating tough decisions on how to prioritize the multiple opportunities on their horizons. This week, Sg2’s National Vice President Jim Jacobsohn and Consulting Principal Amit Sharma join Trevor to discuss strategy leader uncertainty, along with strategic recommendations for the next 6-9 months.

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 August 5, 2020

30: Highlights from Executive Summit 2020: Tomorrow Is Here

Executive Summit is Sg2’s leading annual conference series that provides our members with Sg2 experts’ strategic perspective and expertise across the health care landscape. This year, the COVID-19 public health crisis took center stage, and we not only pivoted to provide our members with a virtual experience, we took on the theme of Tomorrow Is Here: Strategy for the New Clinical Enterprise, covering such topics as the impacts of COVID-19 on care utilization and evolving ambulatory strategy. Now, more than ever, leaders must be intentional in transforming their clinical enterprises—not just to succeed in a new era, but to also stabilize, adapt and evolve in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this week’s episode, Sg2 Executive Summit leader Rebecca Limestall shares this year’s key takeaways and most impactful stories, as well as how strategy teams must adapt their roles to prepare for the next normal.

Sg2 members can access the Executive Summit 2020 resource kit to review the presentations, associated sessions, and related Sg2 resources.

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 July 29, 2020

29: How MUSC Used Virtual Health Before, During, and (Hopefully) After COVID-19

Shawn Valenta, MUSC Administrator for Virtual Health, joins Trevor and Sg2 virtual health expert Chris Pagano to share their long journey to use virtual health as a tool to improve access and convenience for patients.  Their historic work positioned them well to rapidly expand virtual visits and remote patient monitoring as in-person business shut down.  Now they are looking forward and planning big scale initiatives to leverage the rapid adoption of virtual health by patients and providers.

Sg2 Members can read more about accelerating virtual health here.

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 July 22, 2020

28: The Future of Post-Acute Care…Continuing Care

Skilled nursing facilities have been difficult places to both receive care and work during COVID-19.  These challenges led to changes in payment and policy that accelerated the shift to home as a safer and more effective site of care.  Jayme Zage, PhD, and Katie Elia join Trevor to discuss the trends in post-acute care that were already transforming the industry and how responding to COVID-19 has accelerated many of these trends.

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 July 15, 2020

27: COVID-19 Will Drive the Loss of Commercial Insurance

Health systems across the US are striving to understand the potential future scenarios for unemployment and associated shifts in payer mix caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, Sg2 Principal Mark Larson and Director Tori Richie join you’re a favorite hosts and experts Trevor and Kelly to share key findings from their payer mix research, and how these insights can help inform health system strategic planning.

Sg2 members can learn more about the new model here: Sg2 COVID-19 Payer Mix Scenario Model

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 July 8, 2020

26: Grill Bill (and Joan): Strategically Navigating COVID-19

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, we continue with the second installment in our Grill Bill series, with a bonus guest. We discuss the latest on how health systems are navigating COVID-19 with Joan Moss, Managing Principal of Intelligence and CNO, and Bill Woodson, Sr. Principal and senior-most thought leader.

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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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