As host and head of content for Radio Advisory, Rachel (also known as “Rae”) plans and prioritizes episodes based on the most pressing challenges of the day. As host, Rae interviews industry experts, breaking down the top issues executives should be thinking about and eliciting the actionable next steps health care leaders should take.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 3rd, 2020 | 26 mins 6 secs
racism and health equity
In this episode, Rae sits down with inclusion leader and head of workforce research Micha’le Simmons and health equity researcher Darby Sullivan to discuss why racism is a health care issue. Together, they outline the public health challenges of police violence, the health disparities faced by people of color, and the role that social determinants play in long term health—all of which contribute to a shorter life span for so many black Americans. This episode offers guidance for health care leaders looking to support their communities, their patients, and their own employees, along with a list of resources that will help executives take anti-racist actions.
June 2nd, 2020 | 22 mins 13 secs
Rachel is joined by Rebecca Richmond, leader of international research at Advisory Board, to discuss how our international members are gearing up for future waves of Covid-19.
May 26th, 2020 | 13 mins 37 secs
Rachel is joined by Christopher Kerns to talk about how the public’s view of incumbents is changing and address what lasting impact changing perceptions can have on hospitals, pharma, and health plans.