About the show

Health care leaders just don’t have the time to sift through all of the news, opinions and ideas out there. Making sense of it all is how we can help. Rachel Woods, host of Radio Advisory and seasoned researcher from Advisory Board, talks with industry experts to break down the issues on your mind and offer recommendations on what to do next – each week, in about 30 minutes.


  • 79: Why racism is (still) a health care issue

    June 15th, 2021  |  38 mins 47 secs
    health equity and racism

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Karl Whitemarsh, Micha'le Simmons, and Darby Sullivan to take a look at where the health care industry stands in its effort to combat racism and improve equity and how far the industry has left to go.

  • 78: Who's making money in 2021? A look at hospitals and health plans after Covid-19.

    June 8th, 2021  |  35 mins 25 secs
    financial impact

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Natalie Trebes and Christopher Kerns to talk about the financial outlook for health systems and health plans for the rest of 2021 and beyond.

  • 77: Open Mic: Service members earn a recovery period after a tour of duty. Now clinicians should, too.

    June 1st, 2021  |  10 mins 6 secs
    clinical workforce

    In the final iteration of Radio Advisory’s open mic, Radio Advisory’s own Rae Woods offers her take on how leaders can provide the clinical workforce a meaningful recovery period. After their service in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, Rae offers an analogy to military service.

  • 76: Transparency and surprise billing: The biggest policies coming your way

    May 25th, 2021  |  24 mins 34 secs
    health policy and the biden-harris administration

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Rob Lazerow and Heather Bell to talk about how three new policies—hospital price transparency, payer price transparency, and surprise billing—will affect the health care industry.

  • 75: The Covid-19 outlook right now is good. And the media is missing it.

    May 18th, 2021  |  30 mins 8 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg and Christopher Kerns to talk about the biggest misconceptions about Covid-19 that they've heard in the media and why the Covid-19 outlook is actually good.

  • 74: Open Mic: Health systems can perform better: Covid-19 shows them how.

    May 13th, 2021  |  7 mins 41 secs

    In the third iteration of Radio Advisory's open mic, Dave Willis, VP of Service Delivery at Advisory Board shares his thoughts on the industry's movement towards systemness – and offers his take on the steps leaders should take next.

  • 73: Nurses Week 2021: How to go beyond "thank you" and help nurses heal

    May 11th, 2021  |  31 mins 35 secs
    clinical workforce

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with nursing experts Karl Whitemarsh and Maddie Langr to celebrate nurses week by talking about what health care leaders can do to make nurses truly feel valued and supported, beyond just thanking them.

  • 72: Open Mic: It’s getting harder to justify special privileges for your top donors

    May 6th, 2021  |  6 mins 56 secs

    In the second episode of Radio Advisory’s open mic, philanthropy expert Nick Cericola shares his thoughts on how hospitals can justify the special privileges they give to top donors, while also pursuing health equity.

  • 71: How CommonSpirit Health is using systemness to drive population health

    May 4th, 2021  |  38 mins 9 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Dr. Alisahah Cole, system VP of population health innovation and policy at CommonSpirit Health, to talk about how one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the country uses systemness to drive its population health efforts.

  • 70: Open Mic: A letter to telehealth patients

    April 29th, 2021  |  9 mins 44 secs

    In the first episode of Radio Advisory’s open mic, telehealth expert John League shares his thoughts on the industry’s progress (or lack of progress) in making telehealth work for all stakeholders.

  • 69: CEO Warner Thomas on 20 years of digital innovation at Ochsner Health

    April 27th, 2021  |  42 mins 13 secs
    strategy, technology

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Ochsner Health, to talk about the future of digital health and Ochsner’s long history of investing in the space.

  • 68: Seattle Children's approach to behavioral health

    April 20th, 2021  |  41 mins 5 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with a team from Seattle Children's—Ginger Hines, executive director, Sheryl Morelli, medical director and CMO, and Larry Wissow, chair of pediatric psychology and behavioral medicine, to talk about the behavioral health issues children are facing in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.