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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 June 16, 2021

71: The Art of Team Play: How Yale New Haven Health’s Finance and Strategy Teams Partner to Achieve Outstanding Results

In larger health systems, finance and strategy teams tend to speak different languages and work more in parallel than in tandem. In this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, Yale New Haven Health’s CFO Vincent Tammaro and CSO Matthew Comerford discuss how their two teams partner to drive strategic planning and focus the organization on growth initiatives, as well as “the art of team play” that goes beyond just strategy and finance to incorporate a true team effort to work on behalf of the health system and—most importantly—the patients.

 

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.

 June 9, 2021

70: How COVID-19 Affected Pediatrics and Children’s Hospitals: An Interview With Children’s Hospital Colorado

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect children, as well as the health systems that serve them? This week on Sg2 Perspectives, we discuss the perceived impacts vs the reality with Raphe Schwartz, Chief Strategy Officer at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Sean O’Leary, MD, infectious disease specialist and Director of Colorado Children’s Outcomes Network. Sg2’s Principal and Medical Director of Quality and Strategy Madeleine McDowell, MD, FAAP, also joins us to help reflect on the pandemic’s key clinical impacts—both direct (hospitalizations, deaths) and indirect (mental health issues)—on children.

 

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.

 

 June 2, 2021

69: From Disrupter to Partner: Privia Health and Health First

This week on Sg2 Perspectives we discuss a new approach to a common challenge: physician alignment. Health First needed a new physician alignment mechanism, and Privia Health’s expertise in technology and value-based care made them the ideal partner. Partnering is never easy, but Drew Rector, Chief Strategy Officer at Health First, and Mike Flammini, Senior Vice President of Business Development with Privia Health, share what their organizations learned in the process and what they hope their new physician alignment model can achieve.

 

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 26, 2021

68: System of CARE (Part 1 of 3): Not Your Mother’s Channel Strategy

This week’s Sg2 Perspectives kicks off a three-part series focusing on our latest thinking around Sg2’s longstanding care continuum framework, which we call the System of CARE. In this episode, we talk with Sg2 VP of Strategic Analytics Yelena Bouaziz about channel strategy, and how moving patients through a care continuum is no longer just about primary care referral volumes—health systems can now leverage claims data to help them understand which of their ambulatory assets drive patient loyalty. We also discuss how leading organizations are looking to nontraditional metrics, such as customer lifetime value and share of wallet, to drive their strategic investment decisions and, ultimately, successfully attract and retain patients within their own System of CARE.

 

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 19, 2021

67: Key Themes From the 2021 Sg2 Impact of Change® Forecast

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, we are joined by Madeleine McDowell, MD, FAAP, Sg2’s Principal and Medical Director of Quality and Strategy, who is also the thought leader behind our flagship analytic, the Impact of Change (IoC) forecast. In this episode, Dr McDowell shares the key trends (as well as the toughest debates the Sg2 team tackled!) for hospitals and health systems from our recently released 2021 IoC forecast, including projections for ED utilization and site shifts for post-acute care. We also discuss some upcoming technology changes that will enable large shifts in care patterns.

 

Sg2 members can dive deeper into the IoC forecast details by watching our recent forecast highlights webinar on-demand and reading Dr McDowell’s related Expert Insight.

 

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 12, 2021

66: Grill Bill: COVID-19 Disruption—What Sticks?

This week on Sg2 Perspectives we present another episode of Grill Bill, where we pick the brain of Sg2’s foremost health care strategy expert, Bill Woodson (see previous podcast episodes 1 and 26 for others!). Make sure to listen closely, as we cover a lot of ground through a series of rapid-fire questions on key strategic issues for health systems as they make progress with COVID-19 vaccination and recovery. Bill also shares his perspective on which of the many changes that have occurred over the past year will stick as we move into our new reality.

 

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 5, 2021

65: Achieving the Promise of Scale: An Interview with Allison Rogers, SVP of Strategy at Ballad Health

Three years ago, two well-respected community health systems with overlapping geographic footprints merged to form Ballad Health. And while the work of delivering value and better health care to their communities was easily achievable on paper, it has been a lot more challenging to actually implement. This week, Allison Rogers, SVP of Strategy at Ballad Health, joins us to share the system’s journey—including how COVID-19 changed priorities and opportunities—and how, with the help of Ballad’s strategy team, it plans to continue the difficult work of realizing the promise of the merger.

 

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 28, 2021

64: Building a 2021 Growth Strategy: Consumer Patterns to Know

In past episodes of Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2’s Mark Larson and Vizient’s Dr Tom Villanueva have joined us to share findings from consumerism surveys (revisit episodes 18 and 45 to learn more). This week, we welcome them back as they take a comprehensive look at key consumerism trends from 2020 and what we have learned, and then discuss their perspective on how strategy teams should integrate these learnings in their immediate plans for capturing growth in 2021.

 

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 21, 2021

63: How to Improve Health Care by Making Physicians Happy: An Interview With Village MD

How would the health care landscape change if physicians liked their EMRs, had plenty of support resources and were paid to keep people healthy? We may find out soon! Physician group models like VillageMD are spreading rapidly as new physicians join and larger scale partnerships are formed. This week on Sg2 Perspectives, VillageMD’s Cofounder and Chief Growth Officer Paul Martino and Medical Director Dr Karen Wetherell join us to share their physician group model experience, as well as their vision for the future of primary care.

 

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 14, 2021

62: Is Health Care at Home Really the Future?

A patient’s home as a site of care has existed—and has been successful—for some time. But with new reimbursement changes and pressure on the future of skilled nursing facilities, health care providers must not only look deeper at how the home can be used as a site of care, but also understand its limitations. In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2 experts Jayme Zage, PhD, Katie Elia and Jeff Moser discuss and debate the logistical, financial, staffing and strategic criteria that can make health care work in the home setting. Hint: it isn’t easy.

 

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.