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

  • 67: An update on the physician landscape, one year later

    April 13th, 2021  |  28 mins 9 secs
    clinical workforce

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter and Daniel Kuzmanovich to look back at how the physician landscape has changed in the past year.

  • 66: There is no playbook: Why we can't compare the pandemic to the Great Recession

    April 6th, 2021  |  29 mins 4 secs
    covid-19

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Yulan Egan and Christopher Kerns to talk about why you shouldn't use the 2008-2009 recession as a proxy for the challenges we faced and will continue to face in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic why we need to throw out the recession playbook entirely.

  • 65: Your organization likely doesn't have enough women leaders—here's how to fix that

    March 30th, 2021  |  45 mins 55 secs
    clinical workforce, health equity and racism, leadership

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Erickajoy Daniels, SVP and chief diversity equity and inclusion officer at Advocate Aurora, to talk about how organizations can increase the number of women and women of color in senior leadership positions.

  • 64: Why Contessa's CEO believes hospital at home benefits everyone (including hospitals)

    March 23rd, 2021  |  36 mins 26 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Travis Messina, co-founder and CEO of Contessa, to discuss why he believes at-home care can be beneficial not only to patients, but to hospitals as well, and how Contessa has helped hospitals in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.

  • 63: Vaccine hunters, shoppers, avoiders (oh my!)

    March 16th, 2021  |  31 mins 51 secs
    covid-19

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg to talk about where Covid-19 vaccine progress stands in the United States currently and what strategies health leaders can use to distribute vaccines more equitably.

  • 62: How Parkland is vaccinating Dallas County—and reducing health inequity

    March 9th, 2021  |  47 mins 14 secs
    covid-19, health equity and racism

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Fred Cerise, CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Steve Miff, president and CEO of Parkland's Center for Clinical Innovation, to talk about the role health systems play in reducing inequities in Covid-19 vaccinations and why building community trust should be the backbone of any vaccination campaign.

  • 61: Resilience: Not just a pandemic buzzword—and not the same as engagement

    March 2nd, 2021  |  38 mins 25 secs
    clinical workforce, leadership

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Katherine Virkstis and Anne Herleth to talk about what resilience actually means and how clinical leaders should change their approach to resilience amid the Covid-19 epidemic. Plus, Rae asks leadership expert Craig Pirner about how to enable a culture of resilience.

  • 60: When disruptors fail to disrupt: Lessons from Amazon's venture with Haven Healthcare

    February 23rd, 2021  |  31 mins 45 secs
    technology

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Andrew Rebhan to talk about what lessons can be learned from the failed Haven venture and why big tech companies are trying to get into the health care space.

  • 59: Why you have to embrace telework (and how to get it right)

    February 16th, 2021  |  31 mins 6 secs
    clinical workforce

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Serena Bernthal-Jones and Rachel Zuckerman to discuss how the Covid-19 epidemic has changed perspectives on telework and how managers can keep their staff engaged while working from home.

  • 58: Political hype or practical change? Health policy under a unified government

    February 9th, 2021  |  35 mins 6 secs
    health policy and the biden-harris administration

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Rob Lazerow and Ben Umansky to talk about what big changes in health care policy could occur in a unified government and what you need to do to prepare.

  • 57: What will volumes look like in 2021?

    February 2nd, 2021  |  22 mins 42 secs
    strategy

    Host Rachel Woods sits down the Advisory Board's Colin Gelbaugh to talk about what volumes might look like in 2021 and what health leaders can do to shape their volume outlook.

  • 56: Vaccinating the globe, the ultimate systemness challenge

    January 26th, 2021  |  37 mins 41 secs
    covid-19

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg and Paul Trigonoplos to discuss the obstacles countries are facing in their rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine and how health leaders can help solve these challenges.