About the show

Health care leaders just don’t have the time to sift through all of the news, opinions and ideas out there. Making sense of it all is how we can help. Rachel Woods, host of Radio Advisory and seasoned researcher from Advisory Board, talks with industry experts to break down the issues on your mind and offer recommendations on what to do next – each week, in about 30 minutes.


  • 134: Can Mark Cuban solve our drug cost problems?

    September 27th, 2022  |  21 mins 49 secs

    Host Rachel Woods invites pharmacy experts Gina Lohr and Chloe Bakst to discuss entrepreneur Mark Cuban's investment in a new online pharmacy and recent drug pricing reforms.

  • 133: Health care disruptors: How afraid of Amazon should you be?

    September 20th, 2022  |  36 mins 1 sec
    disruption, strategy, technology

    Host Rachel Woods invites digital health experts John League and Ty Aderhold to discuss how disruptive Amazon’s recent health care investments – and rollbacks – could mean for the industry.

  • 132: Health care disruptors: Best Buy's big move into health care [Bonus content]

    September 13th, 2022  |  30 mins
    disruption, strategy, technology

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Miriam Sznycer-Taub to talk about how Best Buy is moving its way into the health care world and what that might mean for the health care industry.

  • 131: Health care disruptors: Why Walgreens wants to partner—not compete

    September 6th, 2022  |  33 mins
    disruption, strategy

    Host Rachel Woods invites Walgreens Health Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Sashi Moodley to discuss Walgreens Health’s goal of becoming an equal player in the value-based care industry.

  • 130: Health care disruptors: Don't discount retailers

    August 30th, 2022  |  25 mins 56 secs
    disruption, strategy

    Host Rachel Woods invites health care strategy expert Colin Gelbaugh and pharmacy expert Gina Lohr to discuss disruptors and the growing competition the health care industry.

  • 129: It’s 2022, stop using these phrases

    August 23rd, 2022  |  25 mins 30 secs

    Host Rachel Woods invites value-based care expert Daniel Kuzmanovich and health equity researcher Darby Sullivan to discuss health care buzzwords like “equity”, “digital divide”, and “value” and why the lack of consensus on their meanings is problematic.

  • 128: Cancer and Covid-19: What we still don't know about the pandemic effect

    August 16th, 2022  |  23 mins 12 secs

    Host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board's Ashley Riley and Lauren Woodrow to discuss the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic had on cancer screenings and how we can rebound and get patients back in the habit of regular screenings.

  • 127: How health insurers are reinventing themselves

    August 9th, 2022  |  28 mins 34 secs

    Host Rachel Woods talks with health plan experts Mallory Kirby and Sally Kim about how payers have evolved from traditional risk aggregators and are pulling a suite of new strategic levers to stay competitive.

  • 126: [Bonus content] Commercial risk is possible—here's how

    August 2nd, 2022  |  31 mins 14 secs
    value-based care

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Clare Wirth and Alex Taillian to discuss their research into commercial risk and why they believe commercial risk is possible for the health care industry.

  • 125: It's not the great resignation, it's the great realignment

    July 26th, 2022  |  34 mins 5 secs
    clinical workforce, strategy

    Host Rachel Woods invites health care workforce experts Eliza Dailey, Monica Westhead, and Alex Polyak to discuss workplace qualities that have become more important to health care workers, especially after the pandemic.

  • 124: The decisions shaping the future of health care

    July 19th, 2022  |  31 mins 18 secs

    Rae Woods talks with Advisory Board’s Ashley Antonelli and Natalie Trebes about Advisory Board's 2022 State Industry report and how disruptive market forces and strategic decisions have an outsized impact on the industry’s long-term goals.

  • 123: Is private equity health care's bad guy?

    July 12th, 2022  |  36 mins 22 secs
    physician landscape, strategy

    Host Rachel Woods talks with Advisory Board’s Sarah Hostetter and Vidal Seegobin about how private equity can be a good and not-so-good partner to health care organizations and how leaders can cultivate a successful PE partnership.