About the show

Health care leaders just don’t have the time to sift through all of the news, opinions and ideas out there. Making sense of it all is how we can help. Rachel Woods, host of Radio Advisory and seasoned researcher from Advisory Board, talks with industry experts to break down the issues on your mind and offer recommendations on what to do next – each week, in about 30 minutes.


  • Episode 16: How will Covid-19 impact the perception of the industry?

    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.

  • Episode 15: Financial impact series: Physician groups

    May 21st, 2020  |  16 mins 47 secs
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    Rachel is joined by Sarah Hostetter, who leads independent physician group research at Advisory Board. Sarah talks with Rae about how Covid-19 is impacting physician groups, and why not all physician practices will be impacted in the same way.

  • Episode 14: The suddenly strategic imperatives of supply chain

    May 19th, 2020  |  18 mins 40 secs

    Rachel is joined by Brandi Greenberg, VP of Life Sciences and Health Care Ecosystem research at Advisory Board. Brandi shares some of the urgent issues Covid-19 is placing on supply chain and addresses the long-term challenges and opportunities for supply chain leaders.

  • Episode 13: IPPS just dropped. Here is what you need to know.

    May 15th, 2020  |  12 mins 12 secs
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    Emily Connelly returns to Radio Advisory to talk to Rae about the Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule and shares her key takeaways from the 1,602 page rule.

  • Episode 12: Financial impact series: Ambulatory Surgery Centers

    May 14th, 2020  |  18 mins 14 secs
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    Continuing “Financial Impact” series on how Covid-19 is impacting the financial health of various players in health care. Megan Director, who has years of experience researching service line strategy joins Rae to talk about the impact COVID-19 is having on Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and why it is different than other parts of the industry.

  • Episode 11: [Quick update] Financial impact series: Hospitals

    May 12th, 2020  |  7 mins 47 secs
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    Rachel brings back Christopher Kerns to give a brief update on the financial impact of Covid-19 on hospitals.

  • Episode 10: Financial impact series: Payers

    May 7th, 2020  |  17 mins 53 secs
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    Rachel is joined by Rachel Sokol, who leads research specific to health plans at the Advisory Board, to discuss the financial impact that payers and employers are experiencing in the wake of Covid-19.

  • Episode 9: It's Nurses Week. Why this year must be different

    May 5th, 2020  |  21 mins
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    Rachel is joined by Carol Boston-Fleischhauer, Chief Nursing Officer at Advisory Board about nurses week, and why the typical approach to celebrating nurses fall's short of what's needed…

  • Episode 8: Reopening for business part two: Ambulatory practices

    May 1st, 2020  |  18 mins 59 secs
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    Rachel is joined by Daniel Kuzmanovich to talk about how ambulatory practices should think about resuming in-person visits and what steps they will need to take in order to reopen.

  • Episode 7: Financial impact series: Hospitals

    April 30th, 2020  |  12 mins 54 secs
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    Rachel looks at the financial impact of Covid-19 on hospitals through the lens of their revenues, operations, and what's ahead beyond the pandemic.

  • Episode 6: Reopening for business? Here's what you need to know

    April 27th, 2020  |  20 mins

    Rachel is joined by Shay Pratt to talk about how hospitals should think about reopening for non-Covid-19 procedures (and where they should start).

  • Episode 5: Are large health systems faring better with Covid-19?

    April 24th, 2020  |  22 mins 3 secs
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    Rachel invites Emily Connelly to discuss the concept of systemness and how large health systems and standalone hospitals are faring with Covid-19.