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 48: The dire state of rural health care

    November 17th, 2020  |  22 mins 49 secs

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with equity expert Darby Sullivan to discuss the state or rural hospitals, the disproportionate impact Covid-19 is placing on rural communities, and what rural health care leaders must do to secure sustainability beyond the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Episode 47: The dawn of the Biden Era

    November 10th, 2020  |  27 mins 3 secs
    health policy and the biden-harris administration

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns to talk about what health care moves a Biden administration might make right away.

  • Episode 46: The fall surge: Covid-19 and rural America

    November 3rd, 2020  |  17 mins 19 secs
    covid-19

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's coronavirus expert, Christopher Kerns, to talk about the recent surge in new coronavirus cases, what's causing the surge, and what hospital leaders should know to prepare.

  • Episode 45: Practice medicine or parent?: A workforce in crisis

    October 27th, 2020  |  26 mins 49 secs
    clinical workforce

    Host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter and Lauren Rewers to discuss why flexibility and helping staff maintain a work/life balance is so important for the clinical workforce and how the Covid-19 epidemic has exacerbated existing challenges for working parents.

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

    October 20th, 2020  |  31 mins 9 secs
    health policy and the biden-harris administration

    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
    strategy

    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
    health equity and racism

    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
    health equity and racism

    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
    technology

    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
    technology

    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
    health equity and racism

    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
    health equity and racism

    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.