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 other Wednesday. Contact the hosts anytime at Sg2Perspectives@sg2.com.

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 May 18, 2022

117: Diving Into Health Care at Home: Start With Your Organization’s “Strategic Why”

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2 Principals Heidi Pandya, MSHA, and Jayme Zage, PhD, join us to discuss all things related to health care at home. Heidi and Jayme start with the current landscape and why health care organizations are evaluating care-at-home services, and then cover how organizations can get started with health-care-at-home programs and prioritize their options. (Hint: stand back and take stock of your strategic imperatives first, then prioritize those strategies and see where care at home fits.)

 

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.

 May 10, 2022

116: Different Markets, Different Stories: How Health Systems Across the US Are Resetting Their Strategy in Different Ways

A big theme for Sg2 this spring is how the health care industry is hitting reset, and in this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2 Principals, Client Relations, Traci Bentley and Dave Murphy join us to share their knowledge of what’s top of mind for health system leaders all over the US right now. Traci and Dave not only dig into what health care organizations and academic medical centers are focusing on (eg, workforce, physician alignment, health equity, growth and service distribution), but also how their approaches and strategies may differ depending on their local 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.

 May 4, 2022

115: Think Creatively and Understand Your Local Market: How Life Science and Industry Companies Can Be Strategic Partners for Health Systems

Sg2 does significant work with suppliers and other industry partners (which we call Life Sciences and Industry [LSI]). This week, Sg2 Perspectives has invited Principal and General Manager Karl Karlsson, PhD, and Principal Jeff Moser, who lead our work in the LSI space, to talk about how LSI partners can adapt to become better strategic partners as many health systems hit reset with their priorities and initiatives this year. Karl and Jeff cover not only how LSI partners can assist health systems with workforce challenges and optimizing operations, outcomes, and finances, but also how they can provide expertise on consumer and supply chain spend.

 

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.

 April 27, 2022

114: Keep Focusing on Forward: How Health Systems Are Addressing Challenges and Executing on Strategic Priorities

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, host Tori Richie is joined by Sg2 Consulting Principals Heidi Pandya, MSHA, and Melissa Threlkeld, FACHE, who share Sg2 members’ top concerns and challenges (eg, workforce, rising acuity, capacity constraints, growth) and how hospitals and health systems can move forward through strategic prioritization, partnerships and innovation.

 

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.

 April 20, 2022

113: How University of Rochester Medical Center is Hitting Reset

This week, Sg2 Perspectives welcomes Kathy Parrinello, Executive Vice President and COO from University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), who—in her over 20 years there—has expanded into other leadership roles across the medical center and in the community. In this episode, Kathy shares how URMC is “hitting reset” with its health care strategy, focusing on care access issues, workforce challenges and leveraging digital strategies, and dives into specific examples of the organization’s approaches to addressing health equity, consumerism and virtual visits, and recruitment, retention and redesigning its workforce.

 

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.

 April 13, 2022

112: If You Build It They Will Come: Think Across the Care Continuum: Short-, Mid- and Long-term Strategic Planning for Behavioral Health

In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, we bring back Sg2’s lead for behavioral health services Senior Consultant Stephanie Snider, Senior Consulting Director Lisa McGuire and Associate Principal Matt Fadel, who join host Jayme Zage, PhD, to go deeper into strategic planning for behavioral health across the care continuum. Stephanie, Lisa and Matt focus on how health systems can address workforce challenges with operational efficiencies; how behavioral health leaders can utilize market demographics, demand and growth data to make the dollars work; and how organizations can think outside the box to change their behavioral health care delivery models.

 

Make sure to listen to Sg2 Perspectives episode 110, If You Build It They Will Come: Behavioral Health Strategy Across the Care Continuum, to learn more about creating behavioral health capacity!

 

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.

 

 April 6, 2022

111: Sg2 Strategy Exchange Debrief: The Nuts and Bolts of Health System Strategic Planning

At the beginning of this year, Sg2 held its first of four “strategy exchanges,” where Sg2 members’ strategic planning leaders came together to share their organizations’ strategic planning structures and processes. In this week’s episode, host Trevor DaRin and Sg2’s Director Janelle Kwan, MBA, and Principal Jennifer O’Connor, FACHE, provide a debrief on what was discussed during that first session—from how strategy roles and approaches have evolved over the past two years to strategic prioritization and scenario planning—and what’s in store for the next three sessions.

 

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.

 March 30, 2022

110: If You Build It They Will Come: Behavioral Health Strategy Across the Care Continuum

Access to behavioral health care has always been a challenge, but the need for services has grown due to the pandemic. Health system leaders are now taking a hard look at how they can more effectively create capacity across their care continuums. In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, host Sg2 Principal Jayme Zage, PhD, is joined by Sg2’s lead for behavioral health services Senior Consultant Stephanie Snider, Senior Consulting Director Lisa McGuire, and Associate Principal Matt Fadel, who discuss how health care providers can work to right size inpatient bed and ambulatory capacity and prioritize where they can make a difference both strategically and operationally, as well as data they can leverage to understand need.

 

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.

 March 23, 2022

109: Interview with Sutter Health System CNO Anna Kiger, with Sg2’s Janelle Kwan

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, System Chief Nurse Officer at Sutter Health Anna Kiger, DNP, DSc, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, and Sg2 Director Janelle Kwan, MBA, join us to take a look at workforce retention and engagement through the lens of technology as an engagement tool—from both a health system and a national perspective. Anna shares how Sutter Health is thinking about artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool for workforce enhancement and engagement, as well as how it’s encouraging frontline staff to help envision possible technology solutions for everyday issues, while Janelle discusses the national impacts of AI on workforce today and in the near future.

Sg2 members can access our Executive Briefing, Strategic Workforce Investment: The Case for AI and Automation, 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.

 March 16, 2022

108: Vizient Health Care Executive Forum 2022: Organizational Resilience and Strategy Execution

Annually, Sg2’s parent company, Vizient, hosts a Health Care Executive Forum for C-suite leaders to connect and discuss the most significant issues facing the health care industry—and this year, participants were able to get together in-person! In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, two of Sg2’s attendees, Group SVP, Strategic Growth Solutions John Becker and Senior Principal Bill Woodson, join us to talk about their experiences at the forum, including overarching key themes (eg, workforce challenges, health equity, partnerships), new perspectives on growth, and thoughts from financial leaders on economic resilience, as well as the power of being in the presence of other people again.

 

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.