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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 November 17, 2021

93: How Strategy Teams Can Seize the Opportunity to Connect With Consumers for Growth

With the pandemic, every industry is experiencing a change in consumer expectations and how consumers interact with their products. Health care has some similarities to other industries, as well as some unique differences, so we recently reached out to health care consumers to ask how their expectations and preferences have changed over the past 18 months. In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2 Principal Mark Larson joins host Trevor DaRin to break down the survey results and share insights on our main takeaways: accelerated demand for virtual care alternatives and care at home, increased trust in clinicians, consumer attitude toward the shift to ambulatory care, and access to care through a health equity perspective.

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.

 November 10, 2021

92: The Process of Digital Transformation as Told by a Panel of Health System Executives

Last week, Sg2 held an expanded edition of Executive Summit, our leading member conference focused on health system enterprise strategy. Today’s Sg2 Perspectives features audio from three of our guest panelists—Dr David Carlson, SVP, Provider Enterprise, and Chief Provider Officer, MultiCare (WA); Mikki Clancy, Chief Digital Officer, Premier Health (OH); and Edward Rafalski, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, BayCare Health System (FL)—who shared their organizations’ digital strategy and how it fits into their organizational goals, from virtual health and consumer and provider preferences to leveraging partnerships to further health equity initiatives.

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.

 November 3, 2021

91: Moving Infusions to the Home: Is It a Health System Risk or Opportunity?

Sg2 has gotten many questions from members this year on care shifting to the home, so this week on Sg2 Perspectives, Vizient Senior Director of Pharmacy Services Carina Dolan and Senior Director of Pharmacy Consulting Brian Hardy and Sg2 Associate Principal and cancer service line lead Cory Jones join us to discuss the shifting of infusions from hospital and clinic-based campuses to the home, from factors causing the current accelerated shift pace to regulatory and safety concerns and patient satisfaction.

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.

 October 27, 2021

90: Want to Optimize Your System of CARE? Align Your Incentives!

This week, Sg2 Principal Tawnya Bosko, DHA, and Sg2 Associate Principal and cancer service line lead Cory Jones join Sg2 Perspectives for the final episode in our unofficial System of CARE series. Tawnya and Cory take a comprehensive look at incentives and how they drive how the System of CARE is used, including fee-for-service environments vs value-based arrangements, the radiation oncology model and how health systems can evaluate incentives in terms of utilization impact across the System of CARE.

Revisit episode 77, System of CARE: Optimizing Your Ambulatory Strategy, and episode 73, System of CARE: AMC Channel Strategy, for more on the 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.

 October 20, 2021

89: It’s Not the Tech, It’s the Team: FHN’s Strategy for Integrated Care Transitions and Remote Patient Monitoring

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2 Senior Director Justin Cassidy, PhD, joins Trevor DaRin to interview FHN Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer Kathryn Martinez, MSNRN, FACHE, on the health system’s integrated approach to care transitions—including making the case for ROI and setting up community liaison programs to assist with culturally competent care—and its success with remote patient monitoring technology, from data management and involvement of complex care managers to partnering with public agencies for help in rural areas.

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.

 October 13, 2021

88: Going Beyond Knee Replacement: Orthopedic Opportunities and Strategies for Growth

This week, we get back to our service line conversations as Sg2 Perspectives welcomes Sg2 Director Ryota Terada and Vizient Consulting Director Joe Tomaro, who join us to discuss all things orthopedics. Ryota and Joe dig into the landscape for hip fractures and hip and shoulder replacement; the procedural shift to ambulatory settings; and health system opportunities for cost savings and partnerships, as well as how to understand the margins.

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.

 October 6, 2021

87: Translating Digital Strategy to Execution with AVIA Health’s Co-Founder and CPO Eric Jensen

This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Chief Product Officer and cofounder of AVIA Eric Jensen and Sg2 Principal Brianna Motley do a status check on the progress health systems have made in using digital health technology to serve their patients and discuss the challenges to digital health transformation strategy and execution, as well as take a look into the future of digital health regarding reimbursement, scalability and change management.

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 29, 2021

86: How to Approach Workforce Challenges and Get Serious About Improving Health Equity: Health System Leaders Weigh In

This week, Sg2 Perspectives sounds a bit different—we are sharing audio from our health system leader discussion panel during the Sg2 Executive Summit July Webinar Series because our guest panelists touched on two key topics that many health systems are currently focusing on: workforce and how to approach health equity. Listen in as Dr. Alisahah Cole, System Vice President, Population Health and Innovation and Policy, at CommonSpirit Health; Tracy Gates, Chief Operating Officer at Cayuga Medical Center in New York; Sarah Giolando, Chief Strategy Officer at St Elizabeth Healthcare in Kentucky; and Chris Watts, Chief Strategy Officer for BJC Healthcare talk about how they are approaching workforce challenges and the role they are playing and what metrics they are paying attention to around 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.

 September 22, 2021

85: Nerding out on the potential impact of new technology in CV

This week, we continue our series of Sg2 Perspectives episodes that dive into the details of health system service lines. In this episode, cardiovascular experts Sg2’s Associate Principal Chad Giese and Director Josh Aaker, PhD, and Vizient’s Associate Principal Doug Beinborn join us to talk CV technologies, including key learnings and challenges organizations should know and be thinking about for electroporation and renal denervation; using artificial intelligence to identify patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest; and, when it comes to all the hype around new technologies, what should CV programs actually pay attention to?

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 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.