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, and Tori Richie , and new episodes will be released every other Wednesday. Contact the hosts anytime at Sg2Perspectives@sg2.com.

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 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.

 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.