135 episodes

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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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.

    127: How health insurers are reinventing themselves

    127: How health insurers are reinventing themselves

    New policies and heightened competition are making payers re-consider their identities and roles in the health care industry. In this episode, Rachel (Rae) Woods invites health plan experts Mallory Kirby and Sally Kim to talk about why payers are positioning themselves as health solutions companies, the strategic moves in play, and why diversification may be necessary for survival. Radio Advisory is produced by Advisory Board, a division of Optum, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.


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    [Webinar] Understanding the evolving health plan identity
    [Webinar recording] How health plan identity is evolving

    • 28 min
    126: [Bonus content] Commercial risk is possible—here's how

    126: [Bonus content] Commercial risk is possible—here's how

    (New/bonus content starts at 19:11. First part of episode originally aired June 7, 2022.)


    Medicare is slowly moving forward on risk, but commercial risk is more of a wild card and the health care industry has yet to land on a clear model for the population. In this episode, Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board's Clare Wirth and Alex Tallian to discuss their research into commercial risk and why they believe commercial risk is possible for the health care industry.


    Bonus links:



    Value-based care should be more than a buzzword by now
    2 strategies used by independent groups to succeed in commercial risk
    The next chapter of population health involves specialists. Here’s where to start. (Part 1 of 3)


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    The data on commercial risk opportunities (and where the research goes next)
    Are the barriers to commercial risk insurmountable? Here’s why they might be.
    Are the barriers to commercial risk insurmountable? No, they are not.
    Our Value-Based Care playlist

    • 31 min
    125: It's not the great resignation, it's the great realignment

    125: It's not the great resignation, it's the great realignment

    It's no secret that health care is facing a workforce crisis. The good news is that workers aren't leaving the industry entirely, but instead moving on to other roles that enhance their quality of life – and it's not just about the money. In this episode, Rachel (Rae) Woods invites health care workforce experts Eliza Dailey, Monica Westhead, and Alex Polyak to discuss workplace qualities that have become more important to health care workers and what leaders can do to cement themselves as the employer of choice.


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    For workforce strategy, forget 'return to normal.' Your workforce certainly has.
    Our Workforce playlist

    • 34 min
    124: The decisions shaping the future of health care

    124: The decisions shaping the future of health care

    Advisory Board’s State of the Industry report gives health care leaders a view of what's happening around them and how various trends, actions, and forces will shape the industry's future. In this episode Rachel (Rae) Woods sits down with health care experts Ashley Antonelli and Natalie Trebes to talk about how the economy, workforce shortages, and policy shifts are impacting the industry and how health care leaders can shape the future despite these challenges.


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    [Webinar recording] Expert field report: How this year’s strategic decisions are unfolding in the market
    Our Strategy playlist


    To explore Advisory Board's latest thinking on the future of value-based care, visit advisory.com/VBC.


    Interested in sharing your thoughts about health care on an Open Mic? Pitch us your idea by emailing podcasts@advisory.com.

    • 31 min
    123: Is private equity health care's bad guy?

    123: Is private equity health care's bad guy?

    Private equity tends to get a bad rap when it comes to health care. Some see it as a disruptive force that prioritizes profits over the patient experience, and that it’s hurting the industry by creating a more consolidated marketplace. Others, however see it as an opportunity for innovation, growth, and more movement towards value-based care. In this episode, Rachel (Rae) Woods invites Advisory Board’s https://www.advisory.com/expert-directory/sarah-hostetter?utm_source=radioadvisory&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=e123_2022&utm_content=description">Sarah Hostetter and Vidal Seegobin to discuss the good and bad elements of PE and what leaders can do to make it be a valuable partner to their practices.


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    Private equity investment in physician practices


    To explore Advisory Board's latest thinking on the future of value-based care, visit advisory.com/VBC.


    Interested in sharing your thoughts about health care on an Open Mic? Pitch us your idea by emailing podcasts@advisory.com.

    • 36 min
    122: The 5 root causes of behavioral health inequity

    122: The 5 root causes of behavioral health inequity

    U.S. health care has made some strides in making behavioral health treatment more accessible by pouring more money into services like telebehavioral health. So why are we still seeing significant increases in mental health conditions and drug overdose deaths? Are we putting our money in the right places? In this episode Rachel (Rae) Woods invites Advisory Board’s Darby Sullivan and Rachel Zuckerman to discuss the root causes of behavioral health inequity and the progress that has – and has not – been made in addressing the issue.


    Links:



    Behavioral healthcare workforce shortage
    Inequities in behavioral health
    Ep. 68: Seattle Children's approach to behavioral health
    Ep. 86: The good and the (unintentionally) bad of virtual behavioral health investment
    Our Health Equity and Racism playlist


    To explore Advisory Board's latest thinking on the future of value-based care, visit advisory.com/VBC.


    Interested in sharing your thoughts about health care on an Open Mic? Pitch us your idea by emailing podcasts@advisory.com

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

trailrunner64 ,

Interesting podcast and subject matters covered

Love the podcast and the subjects you cover. Just listened to episode 125 and the perspectives on nursing

gwr71 ,

Climate Change - “10 to 20 organizations”

Will there be followup podcasts dedicated to bringing leaders of the 10-20 organizations on to your show explaining what motivated them to become committed, actually act, and when? Thank you.

Arlie K ,

Not one to miss!

Super appreciative of this podcast! No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Radio Advisory enough. 🙌

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