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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 August 18, 2021

80: Variants and Vaccines: Understanding the Nuances of COVID-19 to Help Strategize Against It

As we globally contend with the Delta variant, it’s become clear that COVID-19 is a moving target. This week, Vizient’s Associate Vice President, Pharmacy Sourcing and Program Services, Azra Behlim, PharmD, MBA, joins Sg2 Perspectives to help us understand vaccines and virus behavior, sharing her extensive knowledge on COVID-19 variants, the occurrence of breakthrough cases and the development of new vaccines, as well as how organizations need to remain nimble and strategize in creative, innovative ways as they respond to surges in their 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.

 August 11, 2021

79: How to Build a Diverse, Inclusive Culture When Health Equity Is a Strategic Priority, but Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Sg2 and the Vizient family of companies are striving to build our workplace, as well as our business and our communities, into a place where people not only feel safe but also feel they belong and can be their authentic selves. It’s difficult work—and it becomes even more complicated for health systems when it goes beyond employees to encompass health equity for the patients they serve. In this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, we’re joined by Monica Davy, Vizient’s Chief Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, who will provide some background information on diversity, equity and inclusion and then dig into the role of health systems in understanding the needs of the communities they serve, from creating an inclusive, diverse workforce and culture internally to addressing social determinants of health externally.

Read more about diversity, equity and inclusion at Sg2 and Vizient, as well as a statement from Group SVP, Sg2 and Intelligence, John Becker on Sg2’s commitment to social justice and 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.

 August 4, 2021

78: Disrupters or Game Changers: Keeping Tabs on Health Care’s New Market Entrants

Are new entrants to the health care market really disrupting the health care landscape? Or are they just “changing the game” for physicians and, ultimately, consumers? Join us for this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, as host Trevor DaRin, Sg2 Director, becomes our guest expert! He breaks down disrupters vs game changers in the health care industry, how the game changers—big tech, payers, new physician group models, retail transactional care—can impact health system care continuums and what organizations can do to prepare.

Sg2 members can access our Executive Briefing, Game Changers Take Aim at the Full System of CARE, for more key takeaways on nontraditional entrants to the health care landscape.

Sg2 members are also invited to take our 5-minute survey to provide feedback and help us shape future Sg2 content and communications.

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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.

 July 28, 2021

77: System of CARE: Optimizing Your Ambulatory Strategy

In talking to Sg2 members nationwide, one thing is clear: ambulatory strategy is currently top of mind, whether it’s due to disruption by new entrants in the health care space or the variability of specific procedure shifts. In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, we welcome Sg2 Associate Principal Chad Giese, Director Josh Aaker and Principal Mike Strilesky as we dive into Part 2 of our unofficial System of CARE series to discuss ambulatory optimization strategy from a health system enterprise perspective, as well as a service line perspective, including transitions to the ASC and the CMS inpatient-only list.

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, as well as episode 73, System of CARE: AMC Channel Strategy—Referrals and Relationships, for our AMC-focused System of CARE discussion.

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.

 July 21, 2021

76: 2021 Executive Summit Preview: A Look in the Mirror With Bill Woodson

During the pandemic, many organizations spent time scrutinizing the health of their own systems and changing their strategies and priority lists, as well as asking themselves “What do we do in the next 12 to 18 months—and beyond?” This week, Sg2 Perspectives welcomes Sg2 Senior Principal Bill Woodson as he provides a sneak peek into our upcoming 2021 Executive Summit Webinar Series (starting Tuesday, July 27) and some of the biggest trends shaping our perspective this year, such as near-term growth and revenue, the current/future health system footprint, brand differentiation in the marketplace, health equity, and ambulatory and digital strategy.

Sg2 members can learn more and register for the 2021 Executive Summit Webinar Series 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.

 July 14, 2021

75: 40 years in Health Care: Reflections from Sg2’s Henry Soch

Henry Soch has been an Sg2 institution for 15.5 years, leading our work in new technology and innovation in the health care space. We are sad to say that Henry is retiring, but this week on Sg2 Perspectives, we got the rare opportunity to chat with him about his illustrious 40-year career in the health care industry. Henry shares the most impactful technological changes he witnessed firsthand, the lessons he learned—and how we can apply those lessons to how we think about influential technology today and in the future—and his six guiding principles for working in the health care industry.

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.

 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.