September 14, 2011 10:09 ET

Sg2 Chairman and CEO Keynote Speaker at SHSMD Annual Conference

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SKOKIE, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Sg2, a health care intelligence and information services company, is proud to announce that Chairman and CEO Michael Sachs is a keynote speaker at the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD) 2011 Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Slated for Friday, September 16, Sachs will present Growth in the Reform Era, which will highlight strategies that enable an integrated, patient-centric System of CARE (Clinical Alignment and Resource Effectiveness) in today's unpredictable marketplace. Sg2 is exhibiting September 14 through September 17.

As health care shifts from a volume- to value-based market, strategic planning must adapt accordingly. Payment reform, stagnant inpatient utilization and expanding accountability are forcing organizations to align their business and core mission on the value they provide today while preparing for tomorrow's incentives. To help navigate this transition, Sg2 will showcase its strategic planning solutions that enable providers to define value and achieve smart growth -- growth that is profitable, clinically appropriate and sustainable -- across the System of CARE.

Through its intelligence, advisory services, educational offerings and analytics, Sg2 forecasts patient demand and identifies growth opportunities by disease, service line and MS-DRG to help organizations measure their progress and manage the challenge of uncovering both smart growth and value.

"Planning in the accountability era requires smart decisions and strategic perspective. SHSMD attendees will learn how Sg2 can help organizations better manage costs and improve clinical performance with its growth and value solutions," says Steve Lefar, Sg2 president. "In today's marketplace, Sg2 is focused on helping organizations optimize performance and find innovative growth strategies to ensure success."

To learn more, visit Sg2 during SHSMD at booth #708 or visit

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