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...
Strategic Health Group’s Hank Osowski Challenges States, Providers and Health Plans to be Committed to Innovation as Healthcare Reform Unfolds
Despite the uncertainly and distractions surrounding federal healthcare reform, Hank Osowski told a recent gathering of healthcare leaders that “states, providers and health plans must all be committed to innovation” ...
Strategic Health Group Presentation on Challenges & Opportunities for Medicare Advantage Plans to be Part of Future Care Web Summit
A presentation on the challenges and opportunities for Medicare Advantage plans in 2017, conducted by Strategic Health Group Managing Director Hank Osowski, will be among the featured on-demand sessions at the 15th annual Future Care Web Summit on January 26.
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.
Strategic Health Group Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With Introduction of a Strategic Alignment Assessment Toolkit
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.
A frequent outgrowth of leadership efforts to create a new strategic plan is the desire to consider strategic partnerships as an attractive road to long-term sustainability and growth. I have seen this temptation repeatedly surface when called upon to advise boards and/or senior management of healthcare organizations.
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.
Strategic Health Group’s Hank Osowski Keynote Speaker at Integrated Behavioral Health Conference April 26-27 in Florida
Hank Osowski, managing director of Strategic Health Group, will deliver the keynote address at the “Integrated Behavioral Health” conference April 26-27 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Strategic Health Group’s Dennis Eder Tapped by Leading Organizations to Help Explore Better Ways to Care for the Nation’s Elderly
SHG’s Hank Osowski co-authors Managed Healthcare Executive article on the opportunities and challenges facing provider sponsored development of Medicare plans
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.