About the show

Radio Advisory is your weekly download on how to untangle healthcare's most pressing challenges, powered by 40 years of Advisory Board research.

Whether it's workforce shortages, industry disruptors, or health equity strategy, we're here to help. Host and seasoned researcher Rachel (Rae) Woods talks with industry experts to equip you with knowledge to confront today’s unanswered questions in healthcare. New episodes drop every Tuesday. | www.advisory.com


  • 156: Allyship in Action (Part 1): Beyond Leaning In with Melanie Ho

    March 28th, 2023  |  29 mins 15 secs

    In part one of Radio Advisory's Allyship in Action series, Advisory Board's director of digital health research John League invites work equity expert Melanie Ho to talk about how bias shows up in the workplace, how to confront it, and what real allyship looks like.

  • 155: Nursing homes are closing (and you should be paying attention)

    March 21st, 2023  |  26 mins 23 secs
    clinical workforce, nursing

    Host Rachel Woods invites post-acute care experts Monica Westhead and Blake Zissman to discuss the reasons behind skilled nursing facility (SNF) closures and why all stakeholders in healthcare should be paying attention to this troubling trend.

  • 154: The behavioral health crisis won't change (unless we do)

    March 14th, 2023  |  30 mins 21 secs
    behavioral health

    Host Rachel (Rae) Woods invites equity and behavioral health expert Darby Sullivan to guest host a conversation on the most impactful changes that all stakeholders can make to create a better, more equitable behavioral health system.

  • 153: Why health systems should take action on climate change

    March 7th, 2023  |  42 mins 33 secs

    Host Rachel Woods invites Neal Hogan, chairman of Healthcare Climate ActionWorks, to discuss the role the healthcare industry plays in addressing climate change and why health systems should lead the charge.

  • 152: The global workforce crisis (and possible solutions)

    February 28th, 2023  |  39 mins 24 secs
    clinical workforce

    Host Rachel Woods invites international healthcare experts Alex Polyak and Paul Trigonoplos to talk about current challenges facing healthcare organizations abroad, as well as innovations and experiments in tackling universal workforce shortages.

  • 151: Making vendor-provider partnerships work

    February 21st, 2023  |  34 mins 42 secs

    Host Rachel Woods invites health system expert Paul Trigonoplos and digital health expert John League to discuss why provider-vendor relationships fail and ways to make these arrangements as pain-free as possible.

  • 150: Senior Care (Part 2): The rapid growth of Medicare Advantage

    February 14th, 2023  |  33 mins 22 secs

    In part two of Radio Advisory's senior care series, host Rachel Woods invites senior care expert Aaron Hill and health plan expert Max Hakanson to discuss the rise of Medicare Advantage and how to gauge its success for cross-industry stakeholders.

  • 149: Senior Care (Part 1): Specialized primary care for an aging population

    February 7th, 2023  |  26 mins 15 secs

    In part one of Radio Advisory’s senior care series, host Rachel Woods talks with analysts Sebastian Beckmann and Elysia Culver about the rising demand for senior-focused primary care and its potential opportunities and challenges. Rachel also gives an update on what the end of the pandemic-related public health emergency means for stakeholders and what should be on your radar.

  • 148: The promise (and perils) of physician autonomy

    January 31st, 2023  |  35 mins 9 secs
    physician landscape

    Host Rachel Woods talks with physician experts Eliza Dailey and Sarah Hostetter about the latest trends in the provider landscape and why the promise of autonomy creates tension with the need for integration.

  • 147: Pursuing growth in today's financial landscape

    January 24th, 2023  |  24 mins 24 secs

    Host Rachel Woods invites healthcare strategy experts Colin Gelbaugh and Vidal Seegobin to discuss how current economic challenges have shifted health systems' growth strategies and how leaders can advance their growth strategy.

  • 146: Part 2: What CEOs need to know in 2023

    January 17th, 2023  |  35 mins 5 secs

    Host Rachel Woods joins Advisory Board executive strategy experts Natalie Trebes and Aaron Mauck to talk about what leaders need to know today to shape the future of healthcare beyond 2023.

  • 145: Part 1: What CEOs need to know in 2023

    January 10th, 2023  |  28 mins 16 secs

    Host Rachel Woods joins Advisory Board executive strategy experts Natalie Trebes and Aaron Mauck to talk about the top forces impacting healthcare in 2023 and the opportunities where leaders can have a hand in shaping the industry's future.