Episode Archive

45 episodes of Radio Advisory since the first episode, which aired on April 6th, 2020.

  • Episode 32: Are independent physicians going extinct? Not so fast.

    July 21st, 2020  |  23 mins 4 secs

    The realities of the pandemic mean that some physician groups will need to explore new partnership opportunities in order to weather the storm. However, it’s increasingly looking like there won’t be a major shakeup in physician ownership. Instead of looking to sell, independent practices are looking to maintain autonomy while exploring new opportunities for partnership. In this episode, Rachel (Rae) Woods sits down with physician practice experts, Sarah Hostetter and Julie Riley, to give an update on physician practice financials, discuss the state of physician aggregation, and offer our perspective on the impact of Covid-19 on physician consolidation.

  • Episode 31: What the price transparency ruling means for providers

    July 14th, 2020  |  22 mins 56 secs

    In recent years, there has been a push for more transparency in healthcare around the prices patients pay to receive care. In this episode, Rachel (Rae) Woods sits down with finance expert, Robin Brand, to talk about why hospital leaders are opposed to price transparency, how they can begin to think about price transparency, and a focus on patient financial experience is so important.

  • Episode 30: People are leaving their homes, so why are they still avoiding care?

    July 9th, 2020  |  24 mins 59 secs

    As more consumers venture out of their homes and into their communities, many patients are still avoiding necessary care. In this episode, Rachel (Rae) Woods sits down with consumerism experts Colin Gelbaugh and Rebecca Tyrell to talk about the impact Covid-19 is having on patient behavior and the role of marketing in helping overcome patient fears about seeking care.

  • Episode 29: The volume outlook for 2020

    July 7th, 2020  |  19 mins 14 secs

    The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on patient volumes as hospitals have had to delay elective surgeries and some have even had to furlough staff. In this episode, Radio Advisory host Rachel (Rae) Woods talks to Anna Yakovenko, who leads best practices research on hospital strategic and operational challenges for the Advisory Board, about what hospitals can expect patient volumes to look like for the rest of 2020.

  • Episode 28: An overdue conversation about Covid-19 and nursing homes

    July 2nd, 2020  |  18 mins 56 secs

    Around 40 to 50% of Covid-19 deaths have come from residents of long-term care facilities, yet post-acute providers have seemingly been overlooked. Radio Advisory host Rachel (Rae) Woods talks to Jared Landis, Advisory Board’s leader of post-acute research, about the impact Covid-19 has had on the post-acute sphere, and what health care leaders need to do for their long-term care providers right now.

  • Episode 27: Supporting transgender patients amid rollback of protections

    June 30th, 2020  |  27 mins 37 secs

    In this episode, Rae talks to Dane Menkin, Director of LGBTQ services at Main Line Health, about how diversity, respect, and inclusion are vital to providing care to the entire LGBTQ population. They give practical advice on to get buy-in and support from leadership, share lessons for teaching providers and staff how to provide cultural competent care for transgender patients, and discuss how the moves by HHS and the Supreme Court impact transgender care going forward.

  • Episode 26: Leadership series #5: Embracing vulnerability

    June 25th, 2020  |  20 mins 42 secs

    Most leaders are too scared to be vulnerable, but great leaders know that it is the only way forward. How can you take the first step towards vulnerability? To conclude the leadership series, Craig dials in Alicia Graham, an experienced leader and executive coach.

  • Episode 25: An authentic approach to health equity

    June 23rd, 2020  |  26 mins 10 secs
    racism and health equity

    Frustration about inequity and injustice is putting a spotlight on the impact racism has on health equity. While it’s encouraging to see so many health care leaders publishing statements condemning racism, many are asking, “What should I do next?”. In this episode, Rae tackles how organizations can ramp up their health equity efforts whether they are at beginning their journey or are already an established anchor for their community.

  • Episode 24: Leadership series #4: Teamwork during a crisis

    June 18th, 2020  |  20 mins 45 secs

    Craig connects with Susan Pastor, an experienced nursing executive who has led teams through all kinds of stressful situations. She shares lessons about fostering teamwork in times of crisis.

  • Episode 23: How behavioral health in the US is affected by Covid-19

    June 16th, 2020  |  19 mins 28 secs

    In this installment of Radio Advisory, Rae is joined by Clare Wirth, an experienced Advisory Board consultant that leads research on behavioral health and care delivery transformation, to discuss the psychological effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Episode 22: Leadership series #3: Choosing empathy

    June 11th, 2020  |  23 mins 20 secs

    Now is a time for human-centered leadership. Craig discusses the importance of empathy and things that leaders can do to demonstrate it, with Matt Cornner, who leads the Advisory Board’s program for rising health care executives.

  • Episode 21: Digital health and disruption in the Covid-19 era

    June 9th, 2020  |  27 mins 21 secs

    From Rock Health, Tom Cassels and Megan Zweig talk to Rae about the state of digital health investment. Megan and Tom share what that investment—and potential disruption means for leaders in health care and why digital health innovation isn’t going down any time soon.