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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 July 7, 2021

74: Physician Enterprise Strategy: In a World of New Dynamics, Relationships Still Matter

As the COVID-19 pandemic impacted physician office revenue, many believed health systems would acquire smaller practices. While this did occur, there has also been a reshaping of physician–health system relationships, along with the appearance of alternative paths for physician groups. This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2’s Principal Jennifer O’Connor and Associate Principal Michael Lutkus dig into the state of physician groups—from disrupters in the market and private equity investments to strengthening the value of providers in the care continuum or even spinning them out to become good channel partners.

Sg2 members can learn more in Jennifer O’Connor’s Executive Briefing, Rethinking Physician Enterprise Strategy.

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 30, 2021

73: System of CARE: AMC Channel Strategy—Referrals and Relationships

Previously on Sg2 Perspectives, we discussed our care continuum framework—the System of CARE—and how health systems can attract and retain patients within their care continuum. This week, we shift that discussion to focus on patient access strategy for academic medical centers (AMCs), as Sg2’s Intelligence Director and Medicine Lead Justin Cassidy, PhD, and Director of Strategic Analytics Rahul Gandhi join us to talk about how AMCs traditionally think about patient access channels, key challenges in maintaining and growing referrals, and the importance of forming relationships with payers, physicians and patients to understand access channels and hone strategy.

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!

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 23, 2021

72: Reprioritizing Priorities: How Advent Health Advances Its Strategic Agenda

After interviewing CEO of Advent Health Terry Shaw on the health system’s new financial and clinical realities earlier this year, we realized we wanted to expand on some of the themes from that conversation. So this week  Advent Health’s Corporate Vice President of Strategic Planning Josef Ghosn joins Sg2 Perspectives, along with special guest Bill Woodson, to dig deeper into the system’s accelerated priorities (eg, consumerism), its three-phase strategy development process—formulation, execution, activation—and how the role of the strategy officer is evolving.

We recommend revisiting Sg2 Perspectives episode 61, Shifting Goals and Emerging Priorities: Interview With Terry Shaw, President/CEO, AdventHealth, to hear how this conversation started!

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 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.