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.
Strategic Health Group selected by Indiana University to help grow its GRACE Team Care program for high risk Medicare beneficiaries
SHG has been engaged by Indiana University to assist in creating a business development strategy for the Medical Center’s GRACE Team Care program. GRACE represents a tested approach and a new model of care for effectively managing the health and well-being of a high risk Medicare population. SHG is working with GRACE to optimize its value, grow its business, and create a sustainable business model.
Hank Osowski, Managing Director of Strategic Health Group recently served as principal faculty for a workshop on Advancing Care Integration for Dual Eligibles at the Medicaid Innovations 2015 conference on February 5, 2014, in Orlando, Florida. A copy of the workshop presentation may be obtained by contacting Osowski at SHG.
Strategic Health Group’s Dennis Eder Named Senior Leader of the Renowned “Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health”
Strategic Health Group managing director, Dennis Eder, was recently invited to join Eric Coleman, M.D., MPH and other industry leaders as a Senior Leader of the Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health a program designed to develop, support and extend the organizational influence of leaders at the forefront of promising innovations in care for older adults. Dr. Coleman, executive director of the program, was recently named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow.