About the show

There is so much information out there – news, opinions, ideas, you name it – but health care leaders just don't have the time to sift through it and figure out what to do. Making sense of it all is how Advisory Board can help. Host and seasoned researcher Rachel Woods talks with industry experts to break down the issues on your mind and offer recommendations on what to do next – each week, in 30 minutes or less.

Episodes

  • 54: The votes are (finally) in—what the results in Georgia mean for health care

    January 12th, 2021  |  19 mins 23 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns to talk about what the results from Georgia's runoff elections mean for the Biden administration's health care agenda.

  • 53: What will health care look like in 2021?

    December 22nd, 2020  |  26 mins 18 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns and Yulan Egan to discuss what the health care industry might look like in 2021 and what we can expect from different stakeholders.

  • 52: Your role in vaccine distribution (and why it's harder than you think)

    December 17th, 2020  |  23 mins 48 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg for part two of our vaccine update, this time talking about what Covid-19 vaccine distribution beyond clinical staff will look like for and how clinical leaders should prepare.

  • 51: Covid-19 vaccines are coming. Are you ready?

    December 15th, 2020  |  19 mins 27 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg to discuss what we know and don't know about the different Covid-19 vaccine candidates, how health systems should prepare for vaccine authorization, and what it means for clinicians on the frontlines.

  • 50: How Covid should—and shouldn't—change your 2021 strategic plan

    December 8th, 2020  |  24 mins 32 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Dave Willis to talk about what health care leaders should prioritize when setting their strategy for 2021 amid the Covid-19 epidemic.

  • Episode 49: When competitors unite—lessons from Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals

    November 30th, 2020  |  31 mins 25 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Tom Mihaljevic, MD and University Hospitals President and incoming CEO Cliff A. Megerian, MD, FACS to talk about how the two competitors came together to combat the Covid-19 epidemic and what their partnership will look like in the future.

  • Episode 48: The dire state of rural health care

    November 17th, 2020  |  22 mins 49 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with equity expert Darby Sullivan to discuss the state or rural hospitals, the disproportionate impact Covid-19 is placing on rural communities, and what rural health care leaders must do to secure sustainability beyond the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Episode 47: The dawn of the Biden Era

    November 10th, 2020  |  27 mins 3 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns to talk about what health care moves a Biden administration might make right away.

  • Episode 46: The fall surge: Covid-19 and rural America

    November 3rd, 2020  |  17 mins 19 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's coronavirus expert, Christopher Kerns, to talk about the recent surge in new coronavirus cases, what's causing the surge, and what hospital leaders should know to prepare.

  • Episode 45: Practice medicine or parent?: A workforce in crisis

    October 27th, 2020  |  26 mins 49 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter and Lauren Rewers to discuss why flexibility and helping staff maintain a work/life balance is so important for the clinical workforce and how the Covid-19 epidemic has exacerbated existing challenges for working parents.

  • Episode 44: The health care issues on the ballot this year

    October 20th, 2020  |  31 mins 9 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Politico's Dan Diamond to talk about how the Trump administration has responded to Covid-19 and what issues health care leaders need to know this election season.

  • Episode 43: The right questions to ask about the future of value-based care

    October 13th, 2020  |  29 mins 24 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Ben Umansky and Natalie Trebes to talk about where the health care industry currently stands on the path to value-based care and how Covid-19 is impacting that path.