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.


  • 72: Open Mic: It’s getting harder to justify special privileges for your top donors

    May 6th, 2021  |  6 mins 56 secs

    In the second episode of Radio Advisory’s open mic, philanthropy expert Nick Cericola shares his thoughts on how hospitals can justify the special privileges they give to top donors, while also pursuing health equity.

  • 71: How CommonSpirit Health is using systemness to drive population health

    May 4th, 2021  |  38 mins 9 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Dr. Alisahah Cole, system VP of population health innovation and policy at CommonSpirit Health, to talk about how one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the country uses systemness to drive its population health efforts.

  • 70: Open Mic: A letter to telehealth patients

    April 29th, 2021  |  9 mins 44 secs

    In the first episode of Radio Advisory’s open mic, telehealth expert John League shares his thoughts on the industry’s progress (or lack of progress) in making telehealth work for all stakeholders.

  • 69: CEO Warner Thomas on 20 years of digital innovation at Ochsner Health

    April 27th, 2021  |  42 mins 13 secs
    strategy, technology

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Ochsner Health, to talk about the future of digital health and Ochsner’s long history of investing in the space.

  • 68: Seattle Children's approach to behavioral health

    April 20th, 2021  |  41 mins 5 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with a team from Seattle Children's—Ginger Hines, executive director, Sheryl Morelli, medical director and CMO, and Larry Wissow, chair of pediatric psychology and behavioral medicine, to talk about the behavioral health issues children are facing in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.

  • 67: An update on the physician landscape, one year later

    April 13th, 2021  |  28 mins 9 secs
    clinical workforce

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter and Daniel Kuzmanovich to look back at how the physician landscape has changed in the past year.

  • 66: There is no playbook: Why we can't compare the pandemic to the Great Recession

    April 6th, 2021  |  29 mins 4 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Yulan Egan and Christopher Kerns to talk about why you shouldn't use the 2008-2009 recession as a proxy for the challenges we faced and will continue to face in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic why we need to throw out the recession playbook entirely.

  • 65: Your organization likely doesn't have enough women leaders—here's how to fix that

    March 30th, 2021  |  45 mins 55 secs
    clinical workforce, health equity and racism, leadership

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Erickajoy Daniels, SVP and chief diversity equity and inclusion officer at Advocate Aurora, to talk about how organizations can increase the number of women and women of color in senior leadership positions.

  • 64: Why Contessa's CEO believes hospital at home benefits everyone (including hospitals)

    March 23rd, 2021  |  36 mins 26 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Travis Messina, co-founder and CEO of Contessa, to discuss why he believes at-home care can be beneficial not only to patients, but to hospitals as well, and how Contessa has helped hospitals in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.

  • 63: Vaccine hunters, shoppers, avoiders (oh my!)

    March 16th, 2021  |  31 mins 51 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg to talk about where Covid-19 vaccine progress stands in the United States currently and what strategies health leaders can use to distribute vaccines more equitably.

  • 62: How Parkland is vaccinating Dallas County—and reducing health inequity

    March 9th, 2021  |  47 mins 14 secs
    covid-19, health equity and racism

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Fred Cerise, CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Steve Miff, president and CEO of Parkland's Center for Clinical Innovation, to talk about the role health systems play in reducing inequities in Covid-19 vaccinations and why building community trust should be the backbone of any vaccination campaign.

  • 61: Resilience: Not just a pandemic buzzword—and not the same as engagement

    March 2nd, 2021  |  38 mins 25 secs
    clinical workforce, leadership

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Katherine Virkstis and Anne Herleth to talk about what resilience actually means and how clinical leaders should change their approach to resilience amid the Covid-19 epidemic. Plus, Rae asks leadership expert Craig Pirner about how to enable a culture of resilience.