About the show

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. Host and seasoned researcher Rachel (Rae) Woods talks with industry experts to equip you with knowledge to confront today’s unanswered questions in healthcare. New episodes drop every Tuesday. | www.advisory.com


  • 187: ChristianaCare's comprehensive, CFO-approved approach to behavioral health care

    November 28th, 2023  |  36 mins 19 secs
    behavioral health

    In this episode, guest host Abby Burns invites ChristianaCare's Chief Biopsychosocial Officer, Erin Booker, to discuss how Erin is driving—and making the case for—a comprehensive and holistic behavioral health care strategy.

  • 186: The new era of drugs is now

    November 21st, 2023  |  26 mins 4 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board pharmacy experts Rachel Peroutky and Chloe Bakst to discuss how stakeholders should be preparing themselves for the new era of pharmaceutical drugs.

  • 185: AI adoption: why you can't afford to "wait and see"

    November 14th, 2023  |  26 mins 47 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board digital health experts Ty Aderhold and Elysia Culver to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being an early mover or fast follower of AI, and how the industry needs to be thinking about AI adoption and integration.

  • 184: Coverage whiplash: the headache of Medicaid redeterminations and how to respond

    November 7th, 2023  |  32 mins 44 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board health plan experts Chelsea Needham and Sally Kim to discuss Medicaid coverage changes, how health plans are responding, and why Medicaid redeterminations continue to be a headache following the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

  • 183: John Muir Health and Optum reflect on what makes their partnership work

    October 31st, 2023  |  35 mins 15 secs
    leadership, strategy

    Host Rachel Woods invites John Muir Chief Strategy Officer George Sauter and President of Optum’s Market Performance Partnership Chris Pass to discuss the qualities that make their business partnership a success.

  • 182: Should your partnership strategy go global?

    October 24th, 2023  |  26 mins 3 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board international experts Paul Trigonoplos and Isis Monteiro to discuss why global partnerships are accelerating, how organizations are leveraging these partnerships, and whether all health systems should be pursuing global partnerships.

  • 181: Does healthcare's approach to obesity harm patients?

    October 17th, 2023  |  34 mins 13 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites health equity expert Darby Sullivan and pharmacy expert Chloe Bakst to discuss how the healthcare industry's traditional approaches to treating obese patients may be doing more harm than good.

  • 180: Tom Lawry on why AI has a PR problem

    October 10th, 2023  |  34 mins 16 secs

    Microsoft's former head of AI, now managing director of Second Century Tech, Tom Lawry returns to Radio Advisory to discuss the buzz, fears, and opportunities around truly transformational generative AI technologies.

  • 179: Future-proofing healthcare requires a tech-enabled workforce

    October 3rd, 2023  |  28 mins 14 secs
    clinical workforce, technology

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board experts Allyson Paiewonsky and Jordan Peterson to discuss what organizations are getting wrong about technology, and why it has potential to sustainably alleviate the workforce crisis in the long term.

  • 178: What the industry is (still) getting wrong about value-based care

    September 26th, 2023  |  29 mins 27 secs
    value-based care

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board value-based care expert Daniel Kuzmanovich and Optum Advisory Service's SVP of value-based care, Erik Johnson, to discuss the mindset shifts they think leaders should be making when pursuing a sustainable value-based care strategy.

  • 177: Advancing equity in a world of innovation for some, costs for all: Live from the 2023 Clinical Innovation Summit

    September 19th, 2023  |  52 mins 32 secs
    health equity and racism

    In this episode, live from Advisory Board's 2023 Clinical Innovation Summit, host Rachel (Rae) Woods invites Maia Laing, SVP of Health Equity for UnitedHealth Group, and Michael Mejia, Advisory Board's director of life sciences research, to discuss how leaders can think about deploying, designing, and financing new clinical innovations in an equitable way.

  • 176: Test, fail, and test again: Morgan Health's approach to employer costs

    September 12th, 2023  |  38 mins 54 secs

    In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites Advisory Board payer expert Max Hakanson and Morgan Health innovation lead Rivka Friedman to discuss what employers can do to rein in healthcare costs, both for themselves and their employees.