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

  • 60: When disruptors fail to disrupt: Lessons from Amazon's venture with Haven Healthcare

    February 23rd, 2021  |  31 mins 45 secs
    technology

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Andrew Rebhan to talk about what lessons can be learned from the failed Haven venture and why big tech companies are trying to get into the health care space.

  • 59: Why you have to embrace telework (and how to get it right)

    February 16th, 2021  |  31 mins 6 secs
    clinical workforce

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Serena Bernthal-Jones and Rachel Zuckerman to discuss how the Covid-19 epidemic has changed perspectives on telework and how managers can keep their staff engaged while working from home.

  • 58: Political hype or practical change? Health policy under a unified government

    February 9th, 2021  |  35 mins 6 secs
    health policy and the biden-harris administration

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Rob Lazerow and Ben Umansky to talk about what big changes in health care policy could occur in a unified government and what you need to do to prepare.

  • 57: What will volumes look like in 2021?

    February 2nd, 2021  |  22 mins 42 secs
    strategy

    Host Rachel Woods sits down the Advisory Board's Colin Gelbaugh to talk about what volumes might look like in 2021 and what health leaders can do to shape their volume outlook.

  • 56: Vaccinating the globe, the ultimate systemness challenge

    January 26th, 2021  |  37 mins 41 secs
    covid-19

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg and Paul Trigonoplos to discuss the obstacles countries are facing in their rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine and how health leaders can help solve these challenges.

  • 55: Biden's plan for fighting Covid-19

    January 19th, 2021  |  22 mins 55 secs
    health policy and the biden-harris administration

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns and Yulan Egan to discuss how the Biden administration plans to tackle the greatest health care challenges of our time—Covid-19. Together, they discuss how the Biden approach will differ from the Trump administration, where we can expect a similar path forward, and how quickly change will happen.

  • 54: The votes are (finally) in—what the results in Georgia mean for health care

    January 12th, 2021  |  19 mins 23 secs
    health policy and the biden-harris administration

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns to talk about what the results from Georgia's runoff elections mean for the Biden administration's health care agenda.

  • 53: What will health care look like in 2021?

    December 22nd, 2020  |  26 mins 18 secs
    strategy

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns and Yulan Egan to discuss what the health care industry might look like in 2021 and what we can expect from different stakeholders.

  • 52: Your role in vaccine distribution (and why it's harder than you think)

    December 17th, 2020  |  23 mins 48 secs
    covid-19

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg for part two of our vaccine update, this time talking about what Covid-19 vaccine distribution beyond clinical staff will look like for and how clinical leaders should prepare.

  • 51: Covid-19 vaccines are coming. Are you ready?

    December 15th, 2020  |  19 mins 27 secs
    covid-19

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg to discuss what we know and don't know about the different Covid-19 vaccine candidates, how health systems should prepare for vaccine authorization, and what it means for clinicians on the frontlines.

  • 50: How Covid should—and shouldn't—change your 2021 strategic plan

    December 8th, 2020  |  24 mins 32 secs
    strategy

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Dave Willis to talk about what health care leaders should prioritize when setting their strategy for 2021 amid the Covid-19 epidemic.

  • Episode 49: When competitors unite—lessons from Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals

    November 30th, 2020  |  31 mins 25 secs
    leadership, strategy

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Tom Mihaljevic, MD and University Hospitals President and incoming CEO Cliff A. Megerian, MD, FACS to talk about how the two competitors came together to combat the Covid-19 epidemic and what their partnership will look like in the future.