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

  • Episode 44: The health care issues on the ballot this year

    October 20th, 2020  |  31 mins 9 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Politico's Dan Diamond to talk about how the Trump administration has responded to Covid-19 and what issues health care leaders need to know this election season.

  • Episode 43: The right questions to ask about the future of value-based care

    October 13th, 2020  |  29 mins 24 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Ben Umansky and Natalie Trebes to talk about where the health care industry currently stands on the path to value-based care and how Covid-19 is impacting that path.

  • Episode 42: How you can address inherent racial bias

    October 6th, 2020  |  28 mins 3 secs
    diversity and inclusion, leadership

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Micha'le Simmons and Matt Corner to discuss the most important first step in addressing systemic racism—addressing our own inherent racial bias.

  • Episode 41: Why workforce diversity should be a top priority for your organization

    September 29th, 2020  |  28 mins 26 secs
    diversity and inclusion

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Micha'le Simmons, research lead with Advisory Board's HR Advancement Center, to discuss why workforce diversity should be a top priority for every health care organization.

  • Episode 40: Wearables: Disruption or distraction?

    September 24th, 2020  |  22 mins 26 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board expert partner Andrew Rebhan to discuss what you need to know about all the latest news on wearables.

  • Episode 39: The digital health landscape is changing fast—are you ready?

    September 22nd, 2020  |  34 mins 3 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's John League and Andrew Rebhan to talk about some of the recent major digital health deals, and what the future of digital health will look like.

  • Episode 38: How ProMedica prioritizes data to address social determinants of health

    September 15th, 2020  |  35 mins 48 secs

    ProMedica’s Kate Sommerfeld, president of social determinants of health, and Brian Miller, chief medical information officer, talk with Advisory Board’s Rachel Woods about how their system addresses social determinants of health and the essential role that data and analytics play in any population health strategy.

  • Episode 37: Marc Harrison on Intermountain's approach to health equity

    September 10th, 2020  |  18 mins 46 secs
    racism and health equity

    The need to address health inequities among racial and ethnic minorities isn’t new, but it’s recently received a lot of attention. In this episode of Radio Advisory, host Rachel (Rae) Woods sits down with Intermountain Healthcare CEO Marc Harrison for part two of their conversation. In this episode, Harrison gives his take on the best ways for health systems to approach health equity.

  • Episode 36: How Marc Harrison sees the health care landscape changing post-Covid-19

    September 8th, 2020  |  29 mins 24 secs

    The Covid-19 epidemic has already had a seismic effect on health care providers, and the impact is likely to be everlasting. In this episode of Radio Advisory, host Rachel (Rae) Woods interviews Intermountain Healthcare CEO Marc Harrison for part one of a two-part conversation. Hear his perspective on how the Covid-19 epidemic will change the delivery of health care going forward.

  • Episode 35: Zeke Emanuel on the path to a vaccine (and why it's much harder than you think)

    August 24th, 2020  |  37 mins 52 secs

    Host Rachel (Rae) Woods sits down with Ezekiel Emanuel to discuss his comprehensive Covid-19 vaccine plan. In this episode, Rae and Zeke discuss the immense challenge that is vaccine development and distribution and offer some actionable guidance for health care leaders looking to support the path to a Covid-19 vaccine.

  • Episode 34: A message from NYC—"remain vigilant"

    August 4th, 2020  |  30 mins 7 secs

    While the Covid-19 cases have been continuing to rise, some health care leaders have expressed the desire to return to "normal". However, the fight against Covid-19 is far from over. In this episode, Rachel (Rae) Woods talks to the Chief Clinical Officer of Mount Sinai Health System, Dr. Jeremy Boal, about what it was really like to be on the frontlines of a surge market, what leaders can learn from what happened in New York, and why it is so important for health care leaders to continue to remain vigilant.

  • Episode 33: Are mega systems the future?

    July 28th, 2020  |  23 mins 56 secs
    consolidation

    Many have predicted an extreme view of hospital consolidation—and a future where there are only a handful of major health systems in the United States. In this episode, Rachel (Rae) Woods questions how real that prediction is—and explores the impact of Covid-19 hospital consolidation. Alongside health system expert, Ben Umansky, Rae and Ben discuss the short and long-term impact on the industry and offers no-regrets tactics that organizations should take regardless of size.