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 15, 2021

84: My Back Hurts and I Could Really Use a Comprehensive Spine Program

This week begins a series of Sg2 Perspectives episodes that dive into the details of health system service lines, and in this episode, we focus on the landscape for spine care with neurosciences and spine experts Sg2 Senior Consulting Director Katherine Zentner and Vizient Consulting Director Patrick Vega. Spine care continues to be high priority for many of our members, but they’re facing pressures from a lot of different angles: payers, employers, patients, physicians and beyond. Kate and Patrick dig into these industry forces, discussing what hospitals and health systems should focus on for building comprehensive spine programs—as well as challenges and how to combat them—and provide key recommendations and takeaways for organizations looking to grow and maximize their spine 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.

 September 8, 2021

83: Price Transparency as a Competitive Advantage for Health Systems: Interview With Chris Severn, CEO Turquoise Health

When CMS finalized the hospital price transparency rule in 2019, Turquoise Health saw the potential for price transparency to really shift the health care industry. This week on Sg2 Perspectives, CEO of Turquoise Health Chris Severn joins Sg2’s Brian Esser and Kelly Richard to talk about health system strategy in price transparency, from recognizing the opportunity to work more effectively with payers to capitalizing on the benefits of compliance, such as driving more volume to your hospital.

 

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 1, 2021

82: Direct-to-Employer Strategies: Discussions on models that can leverage additional market power for businesses

As the cost of insuring employee populations steadily rises on an annual basis, employers are looking to new business models to bend the cost curve. On this week’s episode, we talk with Vizient’s Jim Reilly, Senior Principal and Jeff Hayes, Executive Director of Direct-to-Employer solutions at Vizient, and Sg2’s Brian Esser, Associate Principal and expert in value-based care and employer health.

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 25, 2021

81: Interview with Tampa General Hospital CEO John Couris With Kelly Richard & Bill Woodson

Early in the pandemic, Tampa General Hospital decided to bifurcate the organization so it could prioritize its COVID-19 response but, at the same time, continue to focus on strategy execution. This week, CEO John Couris joins Sg2 Perspectives to talk to Bill Woodson about how Tampa General Hospital has continued to expand its System of CARE and used innovation to respond to COVID-19, as well as what it means to be in the “care coordination business.”

 

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 18, 2021

80: Variants and Vaccines: Understanding the Nuances of COVID-19 to Help Strategize Against It

As we globally contend with the Delta variant, it’s become clear that COVID-19 is a moving target. This week, Vizient’s Associate Vice President, Pharmacy Sourcing and Program Services, Azra Behlim, PharmD, MBA, joins Sg2 Perspectives to help us understand vaccines and virus behavior, sharing her extensive knowledge on COVID-19 variants, the occurrence of breakthrough cases and the development of new vaccines, as well as how organizations need to remain nimble and strategize in creative, innovative ways as they respond to surges in their markets.

 

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 11, 2021

79: How to Build a Diverse, Inclusive Culture When Health Equity Is a Strategic Priority, but Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Sg2 and the Vizient family of companies are striving to build our workplace, as well as our business and our communities, into a place where people not only feel safe but also feel they belong and can be their authentic selves. It’s difficult work—and it becomes even more complicated for health systems when it goes beyond employees to encompass health equity for the patients they serve. In this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, we’re joined by Monica Davy, Vizient’s Chief Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, who will provide some background information on diversity, equity and inclusion and then dig into the role of health systems in understanding the needs of the communities they serve, from creating an inclusive, diverse workforce and culture internally to addressing social determinants of health externally.

 

Read more about diversity, equity and inclusion at Sg2 and Vizient, as well as a statement from Group SVP, Sg2 and Intelligence, John Becker on Sg2’s commitment to social justice and health equity.

 

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 4, 2021

78: Disrupters or Game Changers: Keeping Tabs on Health Care’s New Market Entrants

Are new entrants to the health care market really disrupting the health care landscape? Or are they just “changing the game” for physicians and, ultimately, consumers? Join us for this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, as host Trevor DaRin, Sg2 Director, becomes our guest expert! He breaks down disrupters vs game changers in the health care industry, how the game changers—big tech, payers, new physician group models, retail transactional care—can impact health system care continuums and what organizations can do to prepare.

Sg2 members can access our Executive Briefing, Game Changers Take Aim at the Full System of CARE, for more key takeaways on nontraditional entrants to the health care landscape.

Sg2 members are also invited to take our 5-minute survey to provide feedback and help us shape future Sg2 content and communications.

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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 28, 2021

77: System of CARE: Optimizing Your Ambulatory Strategy

In talking to Sg2 members nationwide, one thing is clear: ambulatory strategy is currently top of mind, whether it’s due to disruption by new entrants in the health care space or the variability of specific procedure shifts. In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, we welcome Sg2 Associate Principal Chad Giese, Director Josh Aaker and Principal Mike Strilesky as we dive into Part 2 of our unofficial System of CARE series to discuss ambulatory optimization strategy from a health system enterprise perspective, as well as a service line perspective, including transitions to the ASC and the CMS inpatient-only list.

Check out Sg2 Perspectives episode 68, System of CARE (Part 1 of 3): Not Your Mother’s Channel Strategy, for the first episode in this unofficial series, as well as episode 73, System of CARE: AMC Channel Strategy—Referrals and Relationships, for our AMC-focused System of CARE discussion.

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 21, 2021

76: 2021 Executive Summit Preview: A Look in the Mirror With Bill Woodson

During the pandemic, many organizations spent time scrutinizing the health of their own systems and changing their strategies and priority lists, as well as asking themselves “What do we do in the next 12 to 18 months—and beyond?” This week, Sg2 Perspectives welcomes Sg2 Senior Principal Bill Woodson as he provides a sneak peek into our upcoming 2021 Executive Summit Webinar Series (starting Tuesday, July 27) and some of the biggest trends shaping our perspective this year, such as near-term growth and revenue, the current/future health system footprint, brand differentiation in the marketplace, health equity, and ambulatory and digital strategy.

Sg2 members can learn more and register for the 2021 Executive Summit Webinar Series 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.

 July 14, 2021

75: 40 years in Health Care: Reflections from Sg2’s Henry Soch

Henry Soch has been an Sg2 institution for 15.5 years, leading our work in new technology and innovation in the health care space. We are sad to say that Henry is retiring, but this week on Sg2 Perspectives, we got the rare opportunity to chat with him about his illustrious 40-year career in the health care industry. Henry shares the most impactful technological changes he witnessed firsthand, the lessons he learned—and how we can apply those lessons to how we think about influential technology today and in the future—and his six guiding principles for working in the health care industry.

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.