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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. Our hosts and seasoned researchers talk with industry experts to equip you with knowledge to confront today’s unanswered questions in healthcare. New episodes drop every Tuesday. | www.advisory.com


  • 203: Value series: Is the future of VBC in specialty care? Zing Health & Strive Health say yes.

    April 9th, 2024  |  32 mins 27 secs
    value-based care

    In the final episode of our value series, host Rachel Woods invites TJ Ackerman, Senior Vice President of Provider and Network Performance at Zing Health, and later Will Stokes, Chief Strategy Officer at Strive Health, to discuss what good specialty care looks like and why value-based specialty care is the future.

  • 202: Value series: Why CenterWell (and Humana) is going all in on senior care

    April 2nd, 2024  |  32 mins 12 secs
    value-based care

    In part two of our value series, host Rachel Woods invites Dr. Sanjay Shetty, President of CenterWell, Humana's provider arm, to discuss how they are growing an effective value-based care strategy by focusing on senior care management.

  • 201: Value series: What does health system VBC adoption actually look like?

    March 26th, 2024  |  26 mins 31 secs
    value-based care

    To kick off our value series, host Abby Burns invites Advisory Board value-based care experts Clare Wirth and Daniel Kuzmanovich to shed light on how far health systems have actually progressed on the path to value-based care and break down why that journey – and its destination – will look different for every system.

  • 200: Why 2024 is a make-or-break year for corporate medical groups

    March 19th, 2024  |  32 mins 40 secs
    consolidation, physician landscape

    In this episode, host Rae Woods invites Advisory Board physician experts Sarah Roller and Eliza Dailey to discuss why 2024 will be a make-or-break year for corporate medical groups, and what that means for the rest of the industry.

  • 199: Why can't providers and plans just get along?

    March 12th, 2024  |  31 mins 26 secs

    In this episode, host Abby Burns invites Advisory Board experts Max Hakanson and Eileen Fennell to get to the bottom of escalating tensions between health plans and providers and give a peek behind the curtain of what their research suggests it will take for the two stakeholders to improve their relationships.

  • 198: PE firm General Catalyst is buying a hospital — here's our take

    March 5th, 2024  |  35 mins 5 secs
    consolidation, disruption, financial impact

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods and co-host Abby Burns bring back Advisory Board health system expert Vidal Seegobin to interpret the news that venture capitalist firm General Catalyst intends to acquire Summa Health. We've long said “no one is buying hospitals” – have we been wrong?

  • 197: Lessons from the C-Suite: Demystifying generative AI with Dr. John Halamka, President of Mayo Clinic Platform

    February 27th, 2024  |  43 mins 50 secs

    In this episode, guest host Eric Larsen, President Emeritus of Advisory Board and President of Towerbrook Advisors, sits down with Dr. John Halamka, President of the Mayo Clinic Platform, to demystify how the healthcare industry should think about generative AI.

  • 196: The future of surgery (no, it's not just robots)

    February 20th, 2024  |  32 mins 27 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board experts Isis Monteiro, Miles Cottier, and Paul Trigonoplos to discuss how innovation is shaping surgical care (hint: it's not just robots performing procedures) and what it will actually take to see health systems reclaim their margins.

  • 195: Site-of-care shifts: It's time to go on offense

    February 13th, 2024  |  31 mins 46 secs

    In this episode, host Abby Burns invites Advisory Board experts Nick Hula and Sebastian Beckmann to discuss why outpatient sites need to be part of health systems' growth strategies and how they can translate that into operational reality.

  • 194: The patients are not all right: Unpacking the quality crisis with The Joint Commission's Dr. David Baker

    February 6th, 2024  |  39 mins 53 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods talks with Darby Sullivan, Advisory Board's equity expert, about the state of clinical quality. She also speaks with Dr. David Baker, Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation and Improvement at The Joint Commission, to discuss why patient quality is declining and what the industry can do to improve it.

  • 193: Is health system growth still possible?

    January 30th, 2024  |  33 mins 21 secs
    financial impact

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board health systems expert Vidal Seegobin, and quantitative insights expert Larry Watts to discuss why heath systems might have to first shrink in order to grow and stabilize their business for the future.

  • 192: What CEOs need to know in 2024 (Part 2)

    January 23rd, 2024  |  28 mins 33 secs

    In this episode host Rachel Woods continues her conversation with Advisory Board experts Natalie Trebes, Prianca Pai, and Sharon Yuen about what should be on CEOs radar in 2024, with a focus on changes in who delivers care and how it’s paid for.