Radio Advisory

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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.

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Technology changes fast, and what the health care landscape looks like today may be completely different in a year. But what about in a decade? In this episode, host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's John League and Nick Cericola to talk about the role of technology in the future of health care and what the next decade might look like in the health care industry. Links: Dispatch no. 2: Technology made health care better—and worse The personalization enigma, and why technology still comes up short How AI and automation can help clinicians practice at top-of-license Did a hospital ransomware attack cause a baby's death?

Nov 16

30 min 12 sec

There's been plenty of talk about the shortage of nurses in the United States, but is there—or will there be—a shortage of physicians as well? In this episode, Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter and Daniel Kuzmanovich to talk about the misconception that the United States is facing a physician shortage and what the state of the physician workforce actually is. Links: MPFS final rule: CMS cuts physician pay but expands telehealth use Deploying APPs Autonomously The future of primary care The Problem with U.S. Health Care Isn’t a Shortage of Doctors

Nov 9

33 min 28 sec

There's been plenty of talk about companies being disruptive in the health care industry, from Amazon to Walmart, but a company you might not be thinking about is also making moves into the health care world—Best Buy. In this episode, host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Miriam Sznycer-Taub to talk about how Best Buy is moving its way into the health care world and what that might mean for the health care industry. Links: Why you shouldn't rush into home-based care (and what to consider before entering) Home-based care market scan

Nov 2

22 min 14 sec

The world of health care has changed a lot in the past decade, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has been behind a lot of that change. In this episode, host Rachel Woods sits down with Liz Fowler, director of CMMI, to talk about what innovations CMMI has worked on in the past decade and where it's heading next. Plus, policy and strategy expert Ben Umansky debriefs with Rae to share his take on the agency’s next steps. Links: Innovation At The Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services: A Vision For The Next 10 Years | Health Affairs Innovation Center Strategy Refresh | CMS.gov Our latest on Policy and Payment

Oct 26

40 min 25 sec

Amid the surge of the delta coronavirus variant, many clinicians are being forced to make difficult and potentially even unethical decisions when their resources are scarce. In this episode, host Rachel Woods sits down with Cynda Rushton, a Hastings Center Fellow and professor of clinical ethics at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing, to talk about those decisions, what role leaders and administrators play in protecting frontline clinicians from those decisions, and what it means for those delivering care. Links: 'Moral Resilience Rounds': Johns Hopkins' secret to help staff navigate moral distress Picklist of emotional support options Resources for Frontline Clinicians | Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics The Rushton Moral Resilience Scale | Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare [Book]

Oct 19

31 min 8 sec

Covid-19 has been on the forefront of everyone's minds for over a year now, but the biggest crisis for health care providers in 2021 might not be the pandemic—it may be nursing shortages. In this episode, host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board CNO Carol Boston-Fleischhauer to talk about the nationwide shortage of nurses and what hospitals can do now to address some of the bigger problems nurses face today. Links: Ep. 61: Resilience: Not just a pandemic buzzword—and not the same as engagement Why so many nurses are quitting (and what to do about it) How to fight the 'nursing exodus.' (Hint: It isn't $40,000 sign-on bonuses.) [Nov. 2 | Webinar] Hard Truths for CNOs: The Current & Future State of the Nursing Workforce

Oct 12

32 min 4 sec

Health equity is a topic long talked about in health care circles, but there's one specific area of health equity the United States is woefully behind in—maternal health. In this episode, Rae sits down with Callie Chamberlain, co-director of social responsibility at Optum and a trained birth doula, and Advisory Board's Darby Sullivan, to discuss the dire state of maternal health in America and the role the entire industry plays in supporting pregnant people. Radio Advisory is produced by Advisory Board, a division of Optum, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. Links: Snapshot of Maternal Health Inequity Addressing the Root Causes of Maternal Health Inequity Radio Advisory Playlist: Health equity and racism episodes Optum's Until It's Fixed podcast Optum's health equity webpage

Oct 5

27 min 12 sec

Medical misinformation has been a significant problem for a long time, but amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the problem has become even more widespread. In this episode, host Rachel Woods sits down with Dr. Aaron Carroll, author, professor, and Indiana University chief health officer—to discuss what all clinicians should do to combat medical misinformation. Plus, Advisory Board experts Solomon Banjo and Pam Divack offer their take on clinician’s role in online spaces (with patients and with each other) and translate those same principles for the rest of the industry. Links: Online clinician communities Online Clinician Communities Cheat Sheet Healthcare Triage | YouTube Channel The Incidental Economist Aaron E. Carroll | The New York Times The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully Learn more: Innovation Showcase on Strategies to Advance Diversity (submissions due before October 1)

Sep 28

42 min 46 sec

This podcast was recorded on September 16, 2021. The Covid-19 landscape is constantly shifting, including the status of vaccination, and it can all be a lot to keep track of. In this episode, host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Pam Divack and Regina Lohr to talk about some of the questions regarding Covid-19 vaccines that still need to be answered—including mandates, outstanding approvals, dosing, and how to balance a national vs. global vaccination effort. On Friday September 17, FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee recommended offering Pfizer booster shots for people ages 65 and older and for "high risk" individuals over the age of 16. It also voted against recommending boosters for all eligible adults, citing lack of more robust data on the younger age groups. This recommendation is not binding, and an official FDA decision is still to come. On Monday, September 20, Pfizer released new data showing lower doses of its Covid-19 vaccine are safe and shows 'robust' antibody response for 5- to 11-year-olds, without any serious safety issues. Pfizer expects to file for EUA soon, and experts say the shot may be authorized for kids by Halloween. Links: FDA panel recommends booster shots for some adults—but not all What Pfizer's clinical trial revealed about its Covid-19 vaccine in young children Are you ready for booster shots? Start thinking about these 6 factors now To retain staff, organizations need to invest in well-being beyond the workplace Learn more: Innovation Showcase on Strategies to Advance Diversity (submissions due before October 1)

Sep 21

29 min 53 sec

Health care organizations have long been grappling with what their role is within their communities and how to approach health equity. In this episode, Rae sits down with Barry Ostrowsky, president and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health, to talk about the role of social justice in a health care organization and the specific steps that that he took to embed equity into every aspect of RWJBarnabas Health’s strategic plan. Links: Our latest research on health equity The health care CEO's guide to advancing health equity Equity Impact Assessment cheat sheet Learn more: Innovation Showcase on Strategies to Advance Diversity (submissions due before October 1)

Sep 14

46 min 12 sec

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to massive digital investments in the health care industry. In this episode, host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Ty Aderhold to talk about these investments, what their impact on equity could be, and why you might want to abandon the phrase "digital divide." Links: Stop talking about the 'digital divide' and start addressing 'digital inequity' Partnership, persistence, and patience: Key lessons from our panel on digital equity Digital inequity cheat sheet Digital literacy cheat sheet How Seattle Children's combats digital inequities

Sep 7

23 min 15 sec

Episode 38 was originally released on September 15, 2020. Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) within a community is a critical part of any population health strategy—and at ProMedica, it's a priority. In this episode, Rae speaks with ProMedica's Kate Sommerfeld, president of social determinants of health, and Brian Miller, chief medical information officer, about how their system addresses SDOH, what the business case is for tackling this issue, and why data and analytics are critical to focusing on SDOH. Links: For more information about ProMedica’s Social Determinants of Health efforts For more information about ProMedica's Social Determinants of Health solutions for employers Social Determinants of Health Data The field guide for defining providers' role in addressing social determinants of health Here's how 4 organizations are leveraging IT to address social determinants of health

Aug 31

36 min 21 sec

Episode 61 was originally released on March 2, 2021. The Covid-19 epidemic has put a nearly inconceivable amount of stress on the health care workforce over the past year, so how do health care leaders help develop a culture of resilience among their staff? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Katherine Virkstis and Anne Herleth to talk about what resilience actually means and how providers should change their approach to resilience amid the Covid-19 epidemic. At the end of this episode, Rae asks leadership expert Craig Pirner to go deeper on the role all leaders should play in enabling a culture of resilience. Links: Three strategies to build baseline emotional support How to provide emotional supports for your workforce Picklist of emotional support options Cracks in the Foundation of the Care Environment Undermine Nurse Resilience | JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration

Aug 24

38 min 14 sec

Episode 69 was originally released on April 27, 2021. The Covid-19 epidemic has led to a rapid expansion in the digital health space, but how many of those innovations will stick around after the epidemic is over? In this episode, Rae sits down with Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Ochsner Health, to talk about the future of digital health and how Ochsner has been investing in the space. Plus, strategy expert Colin Gelbaugh recaps what we’ve learned about volumes in the first quarter of 2021 and offers his predictions for what’s to come for the rest of the year. Links: Ochsner Digital Medicine innovationOchsner (iO) The 3 hardest questions about telehealth (that even industry leaders can't answer) 7 worthwhile digital front door investments Innovation at scale: 3 essentials to dispel the hype and realize the potential

Aug 17

38 min 5 sec

Episode 78 was originally released on June 8, 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the health care industry over the past year, but what can health systems and health plans expect financially going forward? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Natalie Trebes and Christopher Kerns to talk about the financial outlook for health systems and health plans for the rest of 2021 and beyond. Links: Provider financial outlook: Continued volume recovery—but modest gains in margins and huge variability across the board Stay Up to Date: Provider financial outlook Radio Advisory Playlist: Financial Impact episodes

Aug 10

35 min 50 sec

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already-bad behavioral health crisis in the United States, which has led the health care industry to invest heavily in virtual telehealth—an investment that could do a lot a good, but isn't without its risks. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Nick Cericola and Clare Wirth to talk about the potential consequences that could come with the health industry's recent investment in virtual behavioral health. Links: Investors are pouring money into virtual behavioral health companies—good news for many patients, but not without risks A year into the pandemic, here’s how behavioral health care is changing—for the worse and for the better Ep. 23: How behavioral health in the US is affected by Covid-19 Radio Advisory Playlist: Behavioral health episodes

Aug 3

25 min 14 sec

Last week, CMS released its proposed payment rule for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers for 2022. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Heather Bell and Rob Lazerow to dive into the proposed rule and discuss what it means for hospitals, specifically in the realm of price transparency and site of care shifts. Links: The IPO list is here to stay—and 3 other surprises in CMS' 2022 outpatient proposed rule [Webinar | Aug. 19] Stay Up to Date: What the new outpatient and physician payment rules mean for health care How will CMS' removal of the IPO list affect your hospital? Here's how to find out. Ep. 76: Transparency and surprise billing: The biggest policies coming your way

Jul 29

12 min 41 sec

A lot has changed in the health care space over the past year and a half, but not all of it has been related to the Covid-19 pandemic. In this episode, Rae sits down with Mike Flammini, chief business development officer at Privia Health, to talk about the changing physician landscape and the non-hospital players offering new partnerships for today's physicians. Links: What's on physician executives' minds for 2021? AMA has a headline-grabbing number about physician practices. (But be wary of misinterpreting it.) Physicians want partners, not bosses How physician practices are thinking about acquisition in today’s financial landscape

Jul 27

34 min 18 sec

For nearly a year and a half, many people have been working remotely, and as many eye a return to the workplace, leaders are now faced with the choice of either operating like they did pre-Covid, or implementing a hybrid workplace model. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Miriam Sznycer-Taub and Alex Polyak to discuss how leaders can make a hybrid workplace function effectively. Links: How a 5 minute pulse survey can drastically boost your Covid-19 workforce strategy How increased demand and use of telehealth will impact facility needs Your Organization’s Approach to Remote Work Considerations

Jul 20

34 min 16 sec

This episode is sponsored by Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. Advisory Board experts developed this podcast episode independently and objectively. At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals partnered together help combat the pandemic. In this episode, Rae sits down with Cleveland Clinic Chief of Medical Operations Dr. Robert Wyllie and University Hospitals Chief Operations Officer Dr. Eric Beck to dive deeper into the partnership the two institutions formed and discuss how they're continuing that partnership in the future. This episode is sponsored by Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, Advisory Board member organizations. Representatives of both institutions helped select the topics and issues addressed. Advisory Board experts developed the podcast, maintained final editorial approval, and conducted the underlying research independently and objectively. Advisory Board does not endorse any company, organization, product or brand mentioned herein. To learn more, view Advisory Board's editorial guidelines. Links: Stronger Together White Paper STRONGER TOGETHER: University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic – COVID-19 Observations, Lessons Learned, Partnership and Roadmap for the Future Ep. 49: When competitors unite—lessons from Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals

Jul 13

36 min 20 sec

As we come towards the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, it's time to start looking at how the pandemic, alongside other big market forces, will shape health care in the future. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Nick Cericola to talk about how changing demographics could affect the health care industry in the next 10 years—and why younger generations have the potential to change health care in the most surprising ways. Links: Dispatches from the future The population aged, as expected, but it was the aging of young people that changed health care in the most surprising ways.

Jun 29

30 min 8 sec

Whitman-Walker Health has served Washington, D.C. for over 40 years, with a focus on its underserved and often marginalized communities. In this episode of Radio Advisory, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Matt Cornner to discuss his conversation with the CEO of Whitman-Walker, Naseema Shafi, including how she approaches health equity in Washington, D.C.'s vulnerable communities. Links: Advisory Board Fellowship The Executive's Role in Fostering Resilient, Adaptive Leaders 3 ways to foster resilient, adaptive physician leaders

Jun 22

25 min 17 sec

A year ago, Radio Advisory premiered an episode detailing why racism is a major issue in the health care industry—so what has the health care industry done in the past year? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Karl Whitemarsh, Micha'le Simmons, and Darby Sullivan to take a look at where the health care industry stands in its effort to combat racism and improve equity and how far the industry has left to go. Links: The CEO's Role in Advancing Health Equity Maturity model for reducing health disparities The Case for Cultural Humility 7 excuses for not making health equity a priority in word and action Advancing equity for your workforce, patients, and community Radio Advisory Playlist: Health equity and racism episodes

Jun 15

38 min 47 sec

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the health care industry over the past year, but what can health systems and health plans expect financially going forward? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Natalie Trebes and Christopher Kerns to talk about the financial outlook for health systems and health plans for the rest of 2021 and beyond. Links: Provider financial outlook: Continued volume recovery—but modest gains in margins and huge variability across the board Stay Up to Date: Provider financial outlook Radio Advisory Playlist: Financial Impact episodes

Jun 8

35 min 25 sec

In the final iteration of Radio Advisory’s open mic, Radio Advisory’s own Rae Woods offers her take on how leaders can provide the clinical workforce a meaningful recovery period. After their service in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, Rae offers an analogy to military service. In order to prevent long-term supply challenges, leaders may need to make supply problem worse before it can get better. That means literally giving doctors and nurses time to step back, access tools to heal and treat their trauma, and ultimately return to the workforce. Read Rae's piece in the Harvard Business Review (HBR.org) Links: Three strategies to build baseline emotional support How Ochsner Health's structured debriefs promote recovery during a crisis Recovery: It's time for the physician workforce to heal Your two-pronged approach to addressing—and preventing—physician burnout

Jun 1

10 min 6 sec

This episode was recorded on May 20, 2021. As Covid-19 begins to slow down in the United States, the health care world is starting to refocus on some of the issues that permeated the space before the pandemic. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Rob Lazerow and Heather Bell to talk about how three new policies—hospital price transparency, payer price transparency, and surprise billing—will affect the health care industry. Links: The New Hospital Price Transparency Rule The No Surprises Act Our take: How hospitals are (and aren't) responding to the price transparency rule Why Transparency on Medical Prices Could Actually Make Them Go Higher | The New York Times Check out the latest research and insights from Advisory Board Executive Insights (Issue 1 | Spring 2021)

May 25

24 min 34 sec

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of misinformation out there—from misunderstood scientific facts to outright conspiracy theories. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg and Christopher Kerns to talk about the biggest misconceptions about Covid-19 that they've heard in the media and why the Covid-19 outlook is actually good. Links: The 6 biggest Covid-related myths we've seen, busted Check out the latest research and insights from Advisory Board Executive Insights (Issue 1 | Spring 2021)

May 18

30 min 8 sec

In the third iteration of Radio Advisory’s open mic, Dave Willis, VP of Service Delivery at Advisory Board shares his thoughts on the industry’s movement towards systemness – and offers his take on the steps leaders should take next. Dave questions whether size and complexity actually translates into to improved performance relative to smaller organizations – and whether the pandemic has impacted the elusive goal of true systemness. Plus, Dave offers his advice on what leaders can do to pursue systemness post-Covid. Links: Health systems can perform better. Covid-19 shows them how. Connect with Dave on LinkedIn

May 13

7 min 41 sec

It's nurses week, and the past year has been a difficult one for nurses on the front lines of the Covid-19 epidemic to say the least. So how can health care leaders actually support and celebrate their nurses? In this episode, Rae sits down with nursing experts Karl Whitemarsh and Maddie Langr to celebrate nurses week by talking about what health care leaders can do to make nurses truly feel valued and supported, beyond just thanking them. Plus, Rae rounds up the health care news that Advisory Board researchers are keeping an eye on. Links: Nurses Week 2021 3 basic emotional support strategies every hospital should implement 4 ways to build a more flexible nursing workforce Critical Care Nurses’ Physical and Mental Health, Worksite Wellness Support, and Medical Errors | American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Check out the latest research and insights from Advisory Board Executive Insights (Issue 1 | Spring 2021)

May 11

31 min 35 sec

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. Nick explores the complicated landscape of medical concierge programs and offers his take on whether it is justifiable to boost the experience for a select few if it ultimately broadens the access and quality of care for many others. Links: Hospitals, take heed: It’s getting harder to justify concierge services for top donors Advancing equity for your workforce, patients, and community

May 6

6 min 56 sec

The Covid-19 epidemic forced the health care industry to work together in ways it never did before, but with the end of the epidemic now in sight, how can stakeholders in the industry maintain systemness going forward? In this episode, Rae sits down with Dr. Alisahah Cole, system VP of population health innovation and policy at CommonSpirit Health, to talk about how the health system is using systemness to drive its population health efforts. Plus, Rae rounds up the latest on one of the biggest questions our researchers are keeping an eye on—when will the pandemic end? Links: The 2021 playbook: How to achieve durable 'systemness' - through Covid-19 and beyond Two no-regrets population health initiatives Population Health Resource Library Is America's coronavirus future 'good,' 'bad,' or 'ugly'? It's all three.

May 4

38 min 9 sec

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. He explores the compromises that health plans, providers, and even patients will need to make if we—all of us—are going to get what we want and need from virtual care. Links: An open letter to telehealth patients: How the health system can avoid letting you down How to advance telehealth with evidence—not assumptions

Apr 29

9 min 44 sec

The Covid-19 epidemic has led to a rapid expansion in the digital health space, but how many of those innovations will stick around after the epidemic is over? In this episode, Rae sits down with Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Ochsner Health, to talk about the future of digital health and how Ochsner has been investing in the space. Plus, strategy expert Colin Gelbaugh recaps what we’ve learned about volumes in the first quarter of 2021 and offers his predictions for what’s to come for the rest of the year. Links: Ochsner Digital Medicine innovationOchsner (iO) The 3 hardest questions about telehealth (that even industry leaders can't answer) 7 worthwhile digital front door investments Innovation at scale: 3 essentials to dispel the hype and realize the potential

Apr 27

42 min 13 sec

Much has been said about the behavioral health crisis lurking in the background behind the Covid-19 epidemic, but much of that talk has been regarding behavioral health in adults, despite the fact the issue is significantly worse among children. In this episode, Rae 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. Links: A year into the pandemic, here’s how behavioral health care is changing—for the worse and for the better How 2 major hospitals teamed up—and raised $6.4M for behavioral health Collaborative Care Model Tele-behavioral Health Integrated Behavioral Health Implementation Toolkit Mental Health–Related Emergency Department Visits Among Children Aged <18 Years During the COVID-19 Pandemic | CDC.gov

Apr 20

41 min 5 sec

A year ago, a number of predictions were being made about how the Covid-19 pandemic would affect the physician landscape in the United States. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter and Daniel Kuzmanovich to look back at those predictions and see what has changed in the physician landscape over the past year and what hasn't. Links: 7 things I’ve learned since launching a podcast during a pandemic What's on physician executives' minds for 2021? Recovery: It's time for the physician workforce to heal What does recovery look like? Addressing physician burnout in 2021

Apr 13

28 min 9 sec

Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic in the United States, many have tried to compare the economic fallout from the epidemic to previous crises of the past, especially the 2008-2009 recession. In this episode Rae 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 Covid-19, and why we need to throw out the recession playbook entirely. Links: We predicted big cuts to Medicaid payments after Covid-19. Here's why we've changed our minds. Projecting volume recovery through H1 of 2021

Apr 6

29 min 4 sec

Women make up a large portion of the health care industry overall, but generally, few women and women of color end up in senior leadership positions. In this episode of Radio Advisory, Rae sits down with Erickajoy Daniels, SVP and chief diversity equity and inclusion officer at Advocate Aurora, to discuss how organizations can solve that problem through robust programs, deeply embedded strategies, and an organization-wide commitment to purpose. Links: Advocate Aurora's 2020 DE&I Impact report 3 ways executives can build a culture that supports diversity and inclusion Women make up just 3% of health care CEOs. Here are 4 ways to fix that 'woefully inadequate' number. 10 takeaways: How to build a racially diverse workforce

Mar 30

45 min 55 sec

The Covid-19 epidemic has had a massive effect on the way the health care industry provides care, with a particular spotlight on the potential of at-home care. In this episode, Rae 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. Links: Newsroom - Contessa Health Blog Archives - Contessa Health How Markham Hospital reduced avoidable admissions by providing care to patients at home

Mar 23

36 min 26 sec

Providing equitable health care in America has been a problem health leaders have been tackling for years, and that problem has gotten even harder amid the Covid-19 vaccination push and the vaccine "hunters," "shoppers," and "avoiders" skewing who shows up to get a vaccine. In this episode, Rae 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. Plus, Rae rounds up the health care news that Advisory Board researchers are keeping an eye on. Links: Are you a vaccine 'hunter,' 'shopper,' or 'avoider'? These 3 emerging groups are making it hard to vaccinate equitably. Covid-19 Vaccine Communications Readiness Assessment Why so many Black patients distrust Covid-19 vaccines (and 3 ways to rebuild their trust) Ep. 62: How Parkland is vaccinating Dallas County—and reducing health inequity

Mar 16

32 min

There have always been health inequities in certain communities, but the Covid-19 epidemic has exacerbated many of them and brought them to the forefront of the public's mind over the past year. In this episode, Rae 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 why the health system stepped in to address inequities in Covid-19 vaccinations and how they're doing it. At the end of this episode, Rae talks to Solomon Banjo about what Parkland does well, where they could push further, and offer his advice to organizations at the beginning of their equity journey. Links: Delivering Covid-19 Vaccines by Building Community Trust When a Texas County Tried to Ensure Racial Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations, It Didn't Go as Planned Why so many Black patients distrust Covid-19 vaccines (and 3 ways to rebuild their trust) To learn more about the history of medical experimentation on Black Americans and its present-day effects, we highly recommend Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington. Rae and Solomon are reading it now!

Mar 9

47 min 27 sec

The Covid-19 epidemic has put a nearly inconceivable amount of stress on the health care workforce over the past year, so how do health care leaders help develop a culture of resilience among their staff? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Katherine Virkstis and Anne Herleth to talk about what resilience actually means and how providers should change their approach to resilience amid the Covid-19 epidemic. At the end of this episode, Rae asks leadership expert Craig Pirner to go deeper on the role all leaders should play in enabling a culture of resilience. Links: Three strategies to build baseline emotional support How to provide emotional supports for your workforce Picklist of emotional support options Cracks in the Foundation of the Care Environment Undermine Nurse Resilience | JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration

Mar 2

38 min 25 sec

When Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway in 2018 announced they would form a joint venture called Haven, it sent ripples throughout the health care industry at the thought of how those three companies could disrupt the health care space. Now, three years later, the venture has shut down, but what can health care leaders learn from the rise and fall of Haven? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Andrew Rebhan to discuss exactly that, among other topics like why big tech is even trying to get into the health care space in the first place. Links: Was Haven just 'too big to succeed'? After years of hype, IBM wants to sell Watson Health. What does that mean for health AI? Our take: What Google's $100M investment in Amwell means for virtual care Weekly line: Big Tech is driving even deeper into health care amid Covid-19 Is 'Big Retail' the next big health care disruptor? Around the nation: How AMA wants Big Tech to fight vaccine misinformation For resources on what to expect under the Biden-Harris administration, visit advisory.com/BidenHarris. Stay connected with Advisory Board and our experts by following us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Feb 23

31 min 48 sec

Much of the United States has been working from home either full-time or part-time since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic leading many companies to change their policies on telework going forward. In this episode of Radio Advisory, Rae 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 still keep their staff engaged while working from home. Plus, Rae rounds up the health care news that Advisory Board researchers are keeping an eye on. Links: 4 simple tactics to improve your virtual meetings Manager's guide to leading remotely through Covid-19 Sharpen your remote management skills Tips to make telework work for your team 4 ways to help staff who are struggling to work from home How to keep your team engaged and productive from home Stay connected with Advisory Board and our experts by following us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Feb 16

31 min 6 sec

The Democratic party now has a unified government, with a Democratic president and a majority in the House and the Senate—so what does that mean for the future of health care policy? In this episode, Rae 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, how those changes could happen, and what you need to do to prepare. Plus, Rae rounds up the health care news that Advisory Board researchers are keeping an eye on. Links: Democrats take the Senate. What does it mean for health care? The Biden-Harris Era: What's next for health care? 5 predictions for President Biden's first 100 days Stay connected with Advisory Board and our experts by following us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Feb 9

35 min 6 sec

Hospitals and health systems took major hits in volume in 2020 in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, so what will volumes look like in 2021? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Colin Gelbaugh to talk about the volume outlook for 2021 and how health care leaders can shape that outlook from inpatient admissions to outpatient surgery. Plus, Rae rounds up the health care news that Advisory Board researchers are keeping an eye on. Links: Projecting volume recovery through H1 of 2021 Stay connected with Advisory Board and our experts by following us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Feb 2

22 min 42 sec

The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has been difficult not just in the United States, but worldwide, with many different countries facing common obstacles. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg and Paul Trigonoplos to discuss what obstacles countries are facing in their vaccine rollout and how health leaders can take a more active role in solving some of these challenges. Links: Our Global and US vaccine scenario planning guides Why Israel’s Vaccine Success Might be Hard to Replicate Duke University’s international Covid-19 vaccine Launch and Scale database How to Nudge People to accept a covid-19 vaccine How West Virginia Became a U.S. Leader in Vaccine Rollout For resources on what to expect under the Biden-Harris administration, visit advisory.com/BidenHarris. Stay connected with Advisory Board and our experts by following us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Jan 26

37 min 41 sec

As Covid-19 cases continue to surge nationwide, it has never been more important to control this virus and distribute vaccines. This will be a top priority for the Biden administration, and his team is moving quickly to adopt new strategies (and new funding) for combating this disease. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns and Yulan Egan to talk about Biden's plan for combating Covid-19, and how his plan differs from the Trump administration's moves since the start of the crisis. Links: What's inside Biden's $1.9T emergency Covid-19 relief package (Recorded on Friday, January 15, 2021) Got a question for us, or want us to cover a certain topic? Let us know at podcasts@advisory.com.

Jan 19

22 min 55 sec

With the results of the Georgia runoff election for Senate in, the Democrats now have a majority in the Senate. So what does that mean for the incoming Biden administration's health care agenda? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns to talk about what the new Democratic majority in the Senate means for health care legislation going forward, and what kinds of legislation might pass over the next two years. Links: Democrats take the Senate. What does it mean for health care? What Biden's victory means for health care Got a question for us, or want us to cover a certain topic? Let us know at podcasts@advisory.com.

Jan 12

19 min 23 sec

As 2020 comes to a close, the health care industry looks a lot different than it did in 2019, due in large part to the Covid-19 epidemic. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns and Yulan Egan to discuss what the health care industry might look like in 2021 for all different types of stakeholders. Together, they explore how volumes may change, how the industry might adapt to advancements in technology, and opportunities for different stakeholders to come together to make progress of value-based care, health equity, and much more. Links: A message of hope for 2021 16 Things CEOs Need to Know in 2021 What health plan leaders need to know for 2021 Got a question for us, or want us to cover a certain topic? Let us know at podcasts@advisory.com.

Dec 2020

26 min 18 sec

Front line health care workers and other high-risk populations are slated to receive a Covid-19 vaccine first, but what will distribution of a vaccine look like for the general public? In this episode, Rae talks again to Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg to talk about what Covid-19 vaccine distribution beyond clinical staff will look like for health leaders and how they should prepare. Links: Is Pfizer's vaccine safe and effective? Our 8 biggest questions, answered. The global Covid-19 vaccination scenario planning guide [Part 1] Ep. 51: Covid-19 vaccines are coming. Are you ready? Ep. 35: Zeke Emanuel on the path to a vaccine (and why it's much harder than you think) (Recorded on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.) Got a question for us, or want us to cover a certain topic? Let us know at podcasts@advisory.com.

Dec 2020

23 min 48 sec