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


  • Encore: Revisiting our conversation on building ethical AI systems

    May 30th, 2023  |  37 mins 32 secs

    In this encore of our award-winning episode from Fall 2022, host Rachel Woods talks with thought leader and best selling author Tom Lawry – former director of AI for Microsoft – on how racial bias creeps into AI and what we all can do to create anti-racist intelligent systems.

  • 164: Boston Medical Center's path to sustainability (and how they're funding it)

    May 23rd, 2023  |  21 mins 5 secs

    In this episode, guest host and Advisory Board environmental sustainability expert Miles Cottier talks with Bob Biggio, Senior Vice President of Facilities & Support Services at Boston Medical Center, about creating solutions for long-term cost savings that improve efficiency while reducing their environmental footprint.

  • 163: How consolidation and corporate ownership are reshaping the healthcare industry

    May 16th, 2023  |  26 mins 45 secs
    consolidation, disruption, strategy

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board experts Paul Trigonoplos and Eliza Dailey to discuss their research on integration and consolidation in the healthcare industry, and how different stakeholders are thinking about diversification.

  • 162: Addressing the workforce crisis: Insights from University Hospitals' leaders

    May 9th, 2023  |  39 mins 58 secs
    clinical workforce

    Host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board's Chief Nursing Officer, Carol Boston, and two leaders from University Hospitals – Chief Quality & Clinical Transformation Officer, Peter Pronovost, and Chief Nursing Executive, Michelle Hereford - to discuss the complexity of grappling with the nursing shortage and its systemwide implications.

  • 161: Unwavering purpose, the creation of Ballad Health

    May 2nd, 2023  |  29 mins 52 secs
    consolidation, leadership

    In part two of Advisory Board's leadership series, host Rachel (Rae) Woods invites Lisa Carter, the CEO of Ballad Health's Southern Market, to discuss navigating a complex merger, dealing with backlash from the community, and holding purpose sacred.

  • 160: What navigating complexity can tell us about leadership

    April 25th, 2023  |  38 mins 43 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board's expert on executive development, Matt Cornner to discuss leading in times with complexity. We'll also hear leadership stories from Advisory Board's CEO, Adele Scielzo, and two leaders from UnitedHealth Group – Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson and chief sustainability officer Patricia Lewis.

  • 159: Ozempic, Wegovy, and our questions on weight management drugs

    April 18th, 2023  |  41 mins 5 secs

    Host Rachel Woods talks with researchers Kara Marlatt, Gaby Marmolejos, and Chloe Bakst about the questions healthcare leaders have about the growing demand and accessibility of new weight management drugs and what this could mean for the industry.

  • 158: Advisory Board's spokespersons reflect on moments that changed healthcare

    April 11th, 2023  |  28 mins 54 secs

    Host Rachel Woods invites her Advisory Board co-spokespersons Ford Koles and Aaron Mauck to discuss their collective experiences in delivering healthcare insights to leaders.

  • 157: Allyship in Action (Part 2): What leaders want allies to know

    April 4th, 2023  |  28 mins 49 secs

    In part two of Radio Advisory’s Allyship in Action series, Advisory Board's managing director of workplace culture Micha'le Simmons leads an open conversation with women in healthcare leadership about times they could have used an ally, and the message they have for organizations wanting to support and retain women leaders.

  • 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

    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.