1: Sg2 Perspectives: Grill Bill

Bill Woodson, Senior Principal, Intelligence, Sg2

In the first episode of the new Sg2 podcast, Sg2 Perspectives, we jump right in with thought-leader Bill Woodson to pick his brain about a subject we continue to work with members on: the progress and promise of scale. Consolidation among health care providers continues, but the challenging work of true integration and clinical scale remain, in most cases, as aspirational rather than immediate goals.

We tackle the tough questions:

  • How are health systems moving towards the promise of scale?
  • What lessons have been learned thus far?
  • Could there be an impetus to really accelerate change?

Visit Sg2’s blog for more on scale from Bill Woodson.

Sg2 members can read more in our resource kit from the 2019 Executive Summit (login required).

Show Notes:
[01:21] How Bill decided to talk about scale as a feature for this episode.
[02:21] Vision and scale: how does Bill see leaders evolving around the concept of scale.
[03:02] What leaders are saying publicly and behind the curtain about expanding healthcare systems.
[03:47] Problems in healthcare which are solved by scale.
[04:36] The potential for healthcare systems to lower costs in the near future.
[08:23] Two levers which need to be taken to achieve the promise of healthcare.
[10:23] Strategic capital and fixed capital needs of healthcare over the next decade.
[13:21] Creating scale in independent practices and vertical integration.
[17:11] Clinical scale and Bill’s thoughts on execution of clinical scale.
[21:19] Closing thoughts on long-term vision of healthcare and scale.

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