About the show

A top podcast for healthcare leaders, with over one million downloads, Radio Advisory is your weekly download on how to untangle the industry's most pressing challenges to help leaders like you make the best business decisions for your organization.

From unpacking major trends in care delivery—like site-of-care shifts and the rise of high-cost drugs—to demystifying stakeholder dynamics, to shining a spotlight on priorities that may get overlooked, 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


  • 215: Why Walmart and other retailers are exiting primary care delivery and why it matters

    July 9th, 2024  |  28 mins 13 secs

    Large retailers like CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart have been steadily growing their care delivery footprints over the last several years—but recent developments suggest that the tide may be turning.

    In the wake of Walmart’s late April announcement that it’s closing down its primary care operations, host Abby Burns invites Advisory Board experts Vidal Seegobin, Natalie Trebes, and Eliza Dailey to push past the headlines and decipher why Walmart and other retailers are now retrenching on primary care delivery investments. And, of course, what this means for incumbent providers.

  • Behind the scenes: Our journey to four years, 1M downloads

    July 2nd, 2024  |  31 mins 29 secs

    Host Rachel Woods and the Radio Advisory production team celebrate one million downloads by looking back at some of their favorite episodes and the lessons learned along the way.

  • 214: Is Governance the answer to AI integration? Duke says yes.

    June 25th, 2024  |  31 mins 32 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Duke University Health System's Chief Information Officer, Dr. Eric Poon, to discuss how Duke has approached the ethical implementation of AI across and why the right governance structure is essential.

  • 213: Radio Advisory Live: Why "value" doesn't have to be zero sum, with Stacey Richter

    June 18th, 2024  |  41 mins 25 secs
    value-based care

    In this episode, recorded live at Advisory Board’s 2024 Value Summit in New Orleans, host Abby Burns invites Stacey Richter, healthcare entrepreneur, co-president of Aventria Health Group, and host of the Relentless Health Value podcast, to unpack what “value” in healthcare actually means and what it will take to improve value across the industry.

  • 212: Lessons from the C-Suite: Google's Chief Health Officer Dr. Karen DeSalvo on healthcare's cognitive industrial revolution

    June 11th, 2024  |  45 mins 59 secs
    strategy, technology

    In this episode, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer at Google, sits down with guest host Eric Larsen, President Emeritus of Advisory Board and President of Towerbrook Advisors, to unpack the seemingly boundless opportunities of generative AI to evolve healthcare and the unique—and scoped—role Google is playing in helping advance that evolution.

  • 211: Pursuing financial sustainability in cell and gene therapy delivery

    June 4th, 2024  |  28 mins 41 secs

    The conversation around cell and gene therapies often centers on payers and purchasers, and the challenge of financing access to these expensive treatments. But there’s a key stakeholder missing from that discussion: the providers. In the final episode of our series on bespoke care and innovation, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board pharmacy experts Gina Lohr and Chloe Bakst to highlight the delivery side of the equation and unpack how providers are grappling with how to get these life-changing treatments to those that need them: patients.

  • 210: How you approach precision medicine matters—for some patients more than others

    May 28th, 2024  |  31 mins 43 secs
    health equity and racism

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board clinical innovation experts Amanda Okaka and Fanta Cherif to break down the health equity conundrum presented by precision medicine: Will precision medicine reduce disparities, or exacerbate them? The answer depends on the actions—big and small—of industry leaders.

  • 209: Predicting what oncology will look like in 2030

    May 21st, 2024  |  30 mins 43 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board specialty care experts Lindsey Paul and Julia Elder to discuss what the future of cancer care will look like and what changes the industry needs to make in order to prepare.

  • 208: Authors Jim and Bob Rebitzer ask, "Why can't healthcare be better and cheaper?" (Live from The Players 2024 Championship)

    May 14th, 2024  |  44 mins 25 secs
    financial impact

    Host Rachel Woods invites economist Jim Rebitzer and healthcare consultant Bob Rebitzer, to address the question of their recent book – why can't healthcare be better and cheaper?

  • 207: Nurses Week 2024: Build care teams, not assembly lines

    May 7th, 2024  |  30 mins 40 secs
    clinical workforce

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board nursing experts Monica Westhead, Allyson Paiewonsky, and Ali Knight to discuss nursing workforce challenges and the barriers getting in the way of meaningful, sustainable solutions.

  • 206: 24th Secretary of HHS Alex Azar shares his vision on healthcare transformation

    April 30th, 2024  |  57 mins 59 secs
    strategy, value-based care

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with the 24th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to discuss how he defines industry transformation and what leaders can do to advance towards that vision.

  • 205: Live from ViVE 2024: Four leaders on how technology is redefining clinical work

    April 23rd, 2024  |  46 mins 22 secs
    clinical workforce, technology

    In this episode, recorded live at ViVE 2024, host Rachel (Rae) Woods invites Dr. Nele Jessel, Chief Medical Officer at athenahealth, Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, President of the American Medical Association, Dr. Syl Trepanier, SVP and System Chief Nursing Officer at Providence, and Dr. Tina Shah, Chief Clinical Officer at Abridge, to discuss the ongoing workforce crisis, rising burnout, and how new technologies can help build a more sustainable workforce.