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19 06, 2017

What Makes a Leadership Program a Success?

2017-06-20T14:23:46+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Opinions|

Among the things I have enjoyed most during my three decades as a healthcare executive and consultant has been the past five years serving as a senior leader with the Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health (“PCL”) program. Funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation Inc. and The Atlantic Philanthropies, this program’s singular purpose is “to develop, support and...

1 08, 2016

What Role Should Behavioral Health Play in Population Health Management? – Population Health News

2017-06-16T13:42:46+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Opinions|

Despite multiple attempts to legislate “parity” between behavioral health and medical benefits, until recently we have been largely unsuccessful in fully integrating the two disciplines. Our fragmented networks of care, the medical orientation benefit plans and even the social stigma associated with behavioral health diagnoses have contributed barriers to this lack of care integration.

19 07, 2016

Strategic Health Group Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With Introduction of a Strategic Alignment Assessment Toolkit

2017-06-16T12:37:57+00:00 July 19th, 2016|News|

To assist healthcare organizations grapple with the complexities of a changing marketplace and the movement toward industry consolidation, Strategic Health Group (SHG) announced today the development of a new strategic-alignment assessment toolkit that allows hospitals, health systems and health plans to easily evaluate the potential success of a merger or affiliation strategy.

27 04, 2016

New Horizons for Behavioral Health – Healthcare Business Today

2017-06-16T13:10:49+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Opinions|

Once considered the “ugly duckling” of healthcare, behavioral health is finally beginning to gain proper recognition for the significant role it plays in a patient’s overall health. From the cognitive deficiencies caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s to the direct physical complications of substance abuse and addiction, health plan executives, clinicians and payers are finally focusing attention on the linkage.

8 02, 2015

SHG’s Hank Osowski co-authors Managed Healthcare Executive article on the opportunities and challenges facing provider sponsored development of Medicare plans

2017-06-13T19:34:57+00:00 February 8th, 2015|News|

In collaboration with Tom Peterson, CEO of Clear Vision Information Systems, Hank Osowski, Strategic Health Group’s co-founder and Managing Director, has co-authored an article for the February edition of Managed Healthcare Executive on the opportunities and challenges of developing provider sponsored Medicare solutions. While bullish on the potential opportunities, the article seeks to reassure those considering a Medicare plan option that, however daunting, the challenges can be overcome.