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The Advisory Board in the News

  • Lukoshus: Purdue Cal feted for improving student retention

    November 21, 2014 | Chicago Post-Tribune

    Purdue Calumet has been recognized as a 2014 Student Success Collaborative award recipient by the Education Advisory Board. The national honor is for outstanding achievement improving student outcomes and proactively intervening with students at risk.

  • Take a look at the 50 on Fire finalists in health care and medicine

    November 21, 2014 | InTheCapital

    Robert Musslewhite is the CEO of The Advisory Board Company, which has been named the top place to work in health care by World Healthcare since Musslewhite took charge, and received the 2014 Point of Lights Corporate Engagement Award for its employees, creating over $1.7 million worth of volunteer impact.

  • The March of Dimes announces Heroines of Washington award winners

    November 20, 2014 | Business Wire

    The March of Dimes announced the 14th Annual Heroines of Washington award recipients at a black-tie gala on November 18. The event honored the significant contributions of women in the D.C. region who exemplify leadership in volunteer community service, and the Advisory Board's Kat Calvin won the Professional Services Heroine Award.

  • BUILD Health Challenge aims to bolster innovative community health collaborations

    November 19, 2014 | Health IT Outcomes

    BUILD–Bold, upstream, integrated, local and data-driven–is a program created in a partnership of three philanthropies and a publicly traded company: The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Kresge.

  • The Forbes Health Care Summit 2014: The agenda

    November 19, 2014 | Forbes

    Big data inspiration: What do patients think of the data revolution? Hear the stories of a cancer patient who is donating his data, a woman whose lung tumors faded thanks to DNA sequencing, and a diabetic who received an artificial pancreas. Moderator: Dan Diamond, Contributor, Forbes Media and Executive Editor, Advisory Board Company

  • What if there’s really no physician shortage?

    November 19, 2014 | MedCity News

    According to a briefing from D.C.-based health care consultancy The Advisory Board Company, the rush to snatch up docs, driven in part by volume-based incentives of the fee-for-service payment model, relies on three “outdated assumptions.”

  • Kaiser, Target nurture 'next generation' primary care

    November 18, 2014 | Healthcare Finance News

    “If there’s a Walmart clinic open 15 hours a day, that’s the standard you may have to meet,” said Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, the chief medical officer at The Advisory Board Company. Online and same-day appointments and walk-in on-site lab tests “are eventually going to rise to be the standard,” Bielamowicz argues.

  • Colleges encourage graduates to seek second bachelor's degrees

    November 17, 2014 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

    In a recent report, the Education Advisory Board, a research-and-technology company, advises colleges to consider recruiting students for second bachelor’s degrees. "Students with undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and humanities can qualify for more jobs and elevate earning potential by supplementing their degrees with coursework in high-demand fields," like computer science, accounting, and data analysis, the report says.

  • Heartbeats: Hospital to hold dedication

    November 17, 2014 | MyCentralJersey.com

    Hunterdon Healthcare has been awarded The Advisory Board Company's 2014 Excellence in Engagement Award. The annual award recognizes top-performing hospitals and health systems nationwide for outstanding levels of employee engagement.

  • Health plans lead to more hospital pre-pays

    November 16, 2014 | USA Today

    Zac Stillerman, executive director of Revenue Cycle Solutions at The Advisory Board Company, said it's absolutely crucial for hospitals and care centers to have a strong system in place to secure fees and payments in advance or before patients get out the door because research shows that they are 50% to 70% less likely to pay a bill once they leave the facility.

  • Some hospitals seek upfront payments from insured patients

    November 16, 2014 | FierceHealthFinance

    Along with the expense of using collection services, a large number patients are less likely to pay for their care after they receive it, according to data from The Advisory Board Company.

  • Greater Austin top midsize employers

    November 15, 2014 | Austin American-Statesman

    Top workplaces with 150 to 499 employees in the greater Austin area. #21-The Advisory Board Company, Crimson health care.

  • Unintended Consequences: How government policies have increased the cost of cancer care—Part IV: Oncology goes to the hospital: Good or bad? The view from 4 key stakeholders

    November 2014 | Oncology Times

    Private physicians are not required to provide chemotherapy to patients who cannot pay, but nonprofit hospitals cannot turn patients away if they want to keep their tax-exempt status. “Independent physician practices are seeing far more patients who have poor insurance, and they are sending those less profitable patients to a hospital and keeping the more profitable patients for themselves whenever possible,” said Lindsay Conway, practice manager for the Oncology Roundtable at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Pop health project scores $7.5M cash flow

    November 13, 2014 | Healthcare IT News

    Launched Wednesday, the BUILD Health Challenge—for "bold, upstream, integrated, local and data-driven"—is offering $3.5 million in grant money, consisting of five one-year $75,000 planning grants and nine two-year, $250,000 implementation awards. The sponsors, led by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, also will make $4 million in low-interest loans available for community revitalization.

  • How hospitals can offset the effects of high-deductible health plans

    November 13, 2014 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Due to patients having more responsibility for their health care costs, a bigger part of the payer mix is going to be uncollectable. "Hospitals historically have had challenges collecting patients' obligations for care, and they're going to have to get better at that," says Zac Stillerman, executive director and general manager of The Advisory Board's Revenue Cycle Solutions.

  • Univ. of Md. panel: The value of big data lies in the story it can tell

    November 13, 2014 | The Diamondback

    “The real value of any of this work is the story you can tell about it,” said Michael Koppenheffer, one of the panelists and Advisory Board Company executive director.

  • What the 2014 election means for health care

    November 13, 2014 | EMR and HIPAA

    After the landslide victory by republicans in congress, the house, and many governor races, I was really interested to think about how this could impact health care and health care IT. Luckily, the really smart publishing company (ok, they’re not a publisher, but they publish really great content), The Advisory Board Company, has an article that talks about what the election outcome means for health care.

  • More than one way to skin Obamacare—Pelosi: I'm here to protect the ACA—Gruber responds

    November 12, 2014 | Politico

    FIRST IN PULSE — Some research has found that up to 70% of an individual’s health is determined by the interplay of physical, social, and economic environments rather than health care and genes, so based on that, a group of foundations is launching an initiative today called the BUILD Health Challenge. Awardees must include at least one hospital, the local health department, and a nonprofit in an equal partnership and support projects in low-income, urban neighborhoods. BUILD is sponsored by The Advisory Board Company, de Beaumont Foundation, Kresge Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • 9 tips for successful M&A transactions

    November 11, 2014 | Health IT Outcomes

    According to a 2014 study by The Advisory Board Company, the number of hospital and health system M&A transactions almost doubled over the last four years. The study also showed that 88% of the hospital and health system executives who were interviewed plan to pursue a merger or acquisition within the next 12 months.

  • CMS: 95% of HealthCare.gov's files reconciled — U.S. Ebola patients: Zero

    November 11, 2014 | Politico

    SEE HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES — Dan Diamond has a story showing the growing health disparities between states that have fully embraced Obamacare and those that haven’t. “Like a funhouse mirror, where the states stand on Obamacare has led to two versions of American health care that increasingly look very different. In the pro-ACA states, the uninsured rate is rapidly falling, even as the share of government reimbursement is quickly rising. In the states sitting out, uncompensated care remains a serious issue—and hospitals and doctors may be more rapidly pushed to try their own reforms as a result,” he writes.

  • Election impacts Medicaid expansions, negotiations

    November 11, 2014 | HFMA

    “It certainly lessens the likelihood that you will have a tremendous amount of activity on expansion over the next year or two,” Piper Su, vice president, health policy at The Advisory Board Company, said in an interview about the election’s impact. “However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that there is absolutely no possibility of activity on the expansion front; it just means that the negotiations with CMS and the legislatures will continue to be very important in terms of whether we see additional states expanding.”

  • Inova Loudoun Hospital birth center lets women deliver away from hospital—but not too far

    November 11, 2014 | Washington Business Journal

    "For health systems facing increasing pressure to provide low-cost, high-quality care, building or incorporating birth centers into health systems may be the answer to their cost conundrum," according to The Advisory Board Company.

  • Universities receive national awards after retention increases

    November 11, 2014 | University Business

    Three universities were selected from more than 120 nationwide to receive 2014 Student Success Collaborative Awards, the Education Advisory Board (EAB), a division of The Advisory Board Company, announced today. The Awards recognize institutions and leaders who are improving student outcomes by using data and analytics to predict which students are more likely to drop out and proactively intervening with students at risk.

  • New smart watch may improve hand hygiene in hospitals

    November 10, 2014 | Medscape Medical News

    Nicole Latimer, senior vice president, clinical performance technologies, for the consulting firm The Advisory Board Company, said she has seen sensors attached to handwashing stations and badge alerts related to handwashing. There are also smart sinks that beep if a clinician does not wash his or hands for the required 20 seconds, she told Medscape Medical News. However, she added, "I haven't seen anything this sophisticated in infection control."

  • CMS final rule includes good news on reimbursement reductions, tomosynthesis

    November 7, 2014 | Fierce Medical Imaging

    On Oct. 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its final rule for the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Systems (HOPPS). The rule has some significant implications for medical imaging, as outlined in a recent article from The Advisory Board Company.

  • Beacon Health System receives award

    November 6, 2014 | Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine

    Beacon Health System has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2014 Excellence in Engagement Award. The annual award recognizes top-performing hospitals and health systems nationwide for outstanding levels of employee engagement.

  • Former U.S. CTO on government as innovation platform

    November 6, 2014 | Clinical Innovation + Technology

    Chopra previously served for a decade at The Advisory Board Company where he researched how internet-based technologies can impact health care and saw the opportunities behind policy and technology advancements.

  • Hunterdon Healthcare receives 'Employee Engagement Award'

    November 6, 2014 | Hunterdon County Democrat

    Hunterdon Healthcare has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2014 Excellence in Engagement Award. The annual award recognizes top-performing hospitals and health systems nationwide for outstanding levels of employee engagement.

  • Swarens: Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly answered call to serve

    November 6, 2014 | The Indianapolis Star

    More than 400 health care workers have been infected with Ebola since the outbreak began, and, according to The Advisory Board Company, more than half have died.

  • How would GV handle an Ebola outbreak?

    November 5, 2014 | Grand Valley Lanthorn

    Additionally, the College of Nursing has been spreading articles around from the American College Health Association, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Education Advisory Board. All three of these websites have articles dealing with the spread of Ebola and have been named national recommendations for universities to utilize.

  • Allegheny General, UPMC Presbyterian Hospitals offer MitraClip heart surgery

    November 4, 2014 | 90.5 WESA (Pittsburgh's NPR News Station)

    The MitraClip, produced by Abbot Vascular, costs between $25,000 and $35,000, according to a report by The Advisory Board Company.

  • Is this the end of primary care?

    November 3, 2014 | Forbes

    Here’s a recent tweet from a mom with two kids in tow—who just happens to be the chief medical officer and executive director of The Advisory Board Company.

  • Expect piecemeal ACA reform if Senate goes GOP

    November 3, 2014 | MedPage Today

    Piper Su, vice president of the health policy division of The Advisory Board Company here, suggested that in addition to making changes to the ACA, Republicans would use reconciliation for "significant changes to Medicare and Medicaid."

  • Hospital records are adapting to flag Ebola

    November 2, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

    Some critics hope that Ebola awareness will prompt vendors to make additional changes to EMR systems. Doctors have long complained that many EMR systems, originally designed for billing functions, make it difficult to find critical data quickly. “The signal-to-noise ratio can be very low. That’s the problem we’re all working on,” said Glenn Tobin, former chief operating officer of Cerner Corp., who is now with The Advisory Board Company.

  • Boardroom: Achievements, announcements, awards, new faces, promotions

    November 1, 2014 | The Fresno Bee

    The Advisory Board Company honored Community Medical Centers with its 2014 Excellence in Engagement Award, which recognizes top-performing hospitals and health systems nationwide for outstanding levels of employee engagement. Community is one of 20 organizations nationwide to receive the award.

  • When providers become payers

    October 30, 2014 | Healthcare Finance News

    Jim Bonnette, managing partner of strategy consulting at The Advisory Board Company, says every organization looking at someone else’s business thinks there is a tremendous amount of waste, and believes they could do it better if given the opportunity.

  • Urgent care M&A brings retail focus

    October 29, 2014 | Healthcare Finance News

    Retail health care’s online and same-day appointments and walk-in on-site lab tests “are eventually going to rise to be the standard” across the U.S. explained Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, the chief medical officer at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Retail expansion looms as a primary care disrupter

    October 9, 2014 | Medical Practice Insider

    “If there’s a Walmart clinic open 15 hours a day, that’s the standard you may have to meet,” said Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, the chief medical officer at The Advisory Board Company. Online and same day appointments and walk-in on-site lab tests “are eventually going to rise to be the standard,” she added.

  • 4 ways EHR vendors are building better systems

    October 8, 2014 | Medical Economics

    “They have only so much of a development budget, and anything that’s required by government regulations might take away from something else,” says Doug Thompson, MBA, senior research director for The Advisory Board Company, a health care consulting firm.

  • CDC faces yet another problem: A tarnished image

    October 7, 2014 | MedPageToday

    Alicia Daugherty, practice manager for research and insights at The Advisory Board Company, in Washington, explained that transparency is always the best strategy for any health care organization, especially when answering questions. "The most important thing is a consistent message that shows you are taking your constituents seriously," Daugherty said.

  • Robotic surgery brings higher costs, more complications, study shows

    October 7, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

    Vik Srinivasan, a senior analyst at The Advisory Board Company, who advises hospitals on purchasing robotic systems, said many have been willing to absorb the extra cost in order to gain market share. But that’s become more difficult as more hospitals acquired robots.

  • What is the future of health care?

    October 7, 2014 | U.S. News & World Report

    At the “Changing Face of the Health Care Ecosystem” session of the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow forum, moderator Chas Roades, chief research officer of health care for The Advisory Board Company, asked what the role of the hospital is going forward. With so many people trying to get into the game, the future of health care is ever-changing.

  • Walmart targets complexity with broker venture

    October 6, 2014 | Healthcare Payer News

    Bielamowicz hypothesized: “What if Walmart expands enough in primary care that it disrupts local, established patient-physician relationships and referral chains, combines clinical, pharmacy and consumer data to create comprehensive patient profiles and then uses that to create a membership model that can drive patient decisions, and then on top of everything, they’re able to launch or partner with a nationwide affordable health plan and require aggressive price concessions to participate in their networks?”

  • Walmart announces ambitious goal: 'To be the number one health care provider in the industry'

    October 6, 2014 | Forbes, by Dan Diamond

    “This approach is similar to what we saw with Walmart’s retail clinic strategy, where they leased space in their stores to local health systems rather than operating their own clinics,” my colleague Alicia Daugherty told me. (Daugherty leads The Advisory Board Company's marketing and planning research.)

  • ACO status doesn't equal effective population health management

    October 4, 2014 | FierceHealthcare

    The fact that just one in four accountable care organizations (ACOs) qualifies for a bonus shows that ACO status "is just one step toward becoming an effective population health manager," according to a blog post by The Advisory Board Company.

  • Health care shift still in flux

    October 4, 2014 | Adirondack Daily Enterprise

    Dennis Weaver is a doctor and a consultant with The Advisory Board Company who has helped to implement the medical home model in the region. In a presentation at AHI's 2014 summit in Lake Placid last week, Weaver said there's been a net increase of 26 providers, or roughly 10 percent, in the region since 2010.

  • How three startups found success in the current digital health market

    October 3, 2014 | Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

    Understanding what would be valuable for health care stakeholders is not a problem for Evolent Health, founded in 2011 by UPMC Health Plan and The Advisory Board Company. The company's proprietary software platform, able to integrate and analyze clinical and demographic information to identify at-risk subpopulations and help devise interventions, was created by industry stakeholders with an in-depth knowledge of both the necessity and challenge of moving to a fee-for-value world.

  • 17 speakers to share TEDxIndianapolis stage

    October 2, 2014 | Inside INdiana Business

    Seventeen speakers will take the stage for TEDxIndianapolis 2014 at Hilbert Circle Theatre to share their Big Ideas on how Indianapolis can “Get Outside IN.” [Including Matthew Pellish]

  • Kaiser Permanente Chairman Bernard Tyson on the 'Kaiserfication' of America

    September 30, 2014 | Forbes

    The Advisory Board Company estimates there are more than 200 hospital-sponsored health plans. In a 2013 survey of hospitals, 21% said they plan to offer insurance over the next 5 years. There needs to be a critical mass of patients. The Advisory Board estimates that about half of hospital-sponsored health plans cover less than 10,000 lives.

  • CVS, MedStar agree to integrate patient records

    September 29, 2014 | The Washington Post

    “There aren’t enough primary-care physicians to [provide] chronic and routine care that patients need. Ergo, the market is responding,” said Christopher Kerns, managing director for research and insights at the Advisory Board Company, a health care consulting firm.

  • A Medicare program loses more health care providers

    September 25, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

    The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Melinda Beck that while ACOs did give hospital systems experience in managing population health, many are finding that Medicare Advantage programs or ACOs with commercial insurers are more advantageous. "The ACO program is just too complex—there are too many quality metrics to track, and the incentives aren't strong enough, so they're moving forward with other coordinated care strategies," he said.

  • Why hospitals want patients to pay upfront

    September 25, 2014 | Bloomberg Businessweek

    “Over the years there’s been some stigma about collecting from patients,” The Advisory Board Company’s Zac Stillerman told John Tozzi. “It’s a bit of a third rail.”

  • ‘Curious Chameleons’ make the best major-gift officers, new study says

    September 24, 2014 | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

    Education Advisory Board has created a model to identify the characteristics of successful major-gift officers after analyzing the donations brought in by 1,217 major-gift officers at 89 colleges and universities in the United States and the Britain, for a report titled "Inside the Mind of a Curious Chameleon," Megan O’Neil notes.

  • Hospitals in states that won't expand Medicaid left with more unpaid bills

    September 24, 2014 | The Huffington Post

    The updated version of The Advisory Board Company’s Medicaid expansion map is embedded.

  • 'Perfect storm' boosting union success

    September 24, 2014 | Healthcare Finance News

    For leaders in the health care industry who may disdain labor’s claims of securing employment stability, The Advisory Board Company’s Kate Vonderhaar cites a number of surveys the company has conducted that support labor’s claims that employers with a unionized workforce have more employment stability than employers without unionized employees, Tammy Worth reports.

  • Win-win? CVS joining forces with hospitals, doctors

    September 24, 2014 | The Washington Post

    “There aren’t enough primary care physicians to treat enough chronic and routine care that patients need. Ergo, the market is responding,” The Advisory Board Company’s Christopher Kerns told Shefali Luthra.

  • Building a better major-gifts officer

    September 23, 2014 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

    EAB undertook research to home in on the traits most often found in the most successful gift officers. It then put them together in an attempt to identify the kind of person who would be ideal for the job, Goldie Blumenstyk reports.

  • Know your risk factors for delaying graduation, accumulating more debt

    September 23, 2014 | U.S. News & World Report

    "Students get in trouble when they go down the road toward a major and have to switch because they change their minds," EAB’s Ed Venit told Susannah Snider.

  • Six essential differences between gainsharing and shared savings programs

    September 23, 2014 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    One in four ACOs earned bonus pay, and about two thirds of ACOs are unlikely to adopt a two-sided risk model in the next round, despite CMS requiring it.

  • The 2014 Hospital of Tomorrow Conference: Join the conversation

    September 22, 2014 | U.S. News & World Report

    The keynote session at 3-5 pm EDT on Monday, October 6 is a panel moderated by The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades and includes Microsoft’s Michael D. Robinson, M.D., CVS Caremark’s Andrew J. Sussman, and Hunch Analytics’ Aneesh Chopra.

  • What do CMS’s ACO programs’ results really mean? One industry observer’s view

    September 20, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company’s Tom Cassels told Mark Hagland that it’s important to take a deeper dive and to look carefully at what’s transpiring in the ACO programs, before coming to any firm conclusions. The magazine ran a companion blog entry, A Glass Half-Empty Or a Glass Half-Full? Parsing the ACO Evidence in Real-Time.

  • Will health reform bring new role, respect to primary care physicians?

    September 19, 2014 | Student Doctor Network

    In some cases, in return for cost control, insurers are “prepared to pay double” what primary-care doctors have traditionally made, The Advisory Board Company’s John Deane told Kaiser Health News’ Jay Hancock.

  • March of Dimes announces 2014 Heroines of Washington finalists

    September 18, 2014 | Yahoo! Finance

    Finalists include The Advisory Board Company’s Kat Calvin.

  • 12 ordinary people who beat major brands to their own Twitter handles

    September 16, 2014 | AdWeek

    The Advisory Board Company’s Richard Lindsey isn't just any old Core Services Senior FEE Architect. He's the proud owner of the cheesiest, meltiest Twitter handle. He really loves code, and tweets about it often at @Velveeta.

  • 2014 Working Mother 100 best companies

    2014 | Working Mother

    Everyone at The Advisory Board Company spent time volunteering in 2013, taking advantage of a special leave policy that gives them up to 10 paid hours off per month to do so (a recently launched Family Day of Service allows their kids to get in on the act, too).

  • Hospitals awarded for revenue performance

    September 17, 2014 | HC+O News

    The Advisory Board Company has chosen three hospitals and one health system to receive 2014 Revenue Cycle Solutions Awards, which recognize institutions’ efforts to improve financial performance.

  • Study: 41% of patients who wake up during general anesthesia suffer long-term psychological effects

    September 12, 2014 | Becker’s ASC Review

    New research has found that a patient may experience "accidental awareness" during general anesthesia in about one in every 19,000 cases, according to a report by The Advisory Board Company.

  • The 'Murky Middle'

    September 10, 2014 | Inside Higher Ed

    Education Advisory Board is collecting student data from roughly 110 four-year colleges and universities as part of its Student Success Collaborative. So far, about 60 institutions have provided 10 years’ worth of transcripts as well as demographic details such as students’ home towns, said Ed Venit, the lead researcher on the company’s student-success project.

  • Apple Watch is cool. It's different. And it's disappointing for health care.

    September 10, 2014 | Forbes

    I asked Jim Adams and Ken Kleinberg — two of my colleagues at The Advisory Board Company who guide the firm’s health IT research — for their early reactions. They agreed that Apple’s decision to avoid health care topics on Tuesday was surprising, but in the Apple Watch, they saw a device with potential to change the industry.

  • Apple Watch, HealthKit's impact on health care

    September 10, 2014 | Becker’s Hospital CIO

    However, detailed discussion of HealthKit or the rumored co-presentation with Mayo Clinic officials was notably absent from Tuesday's presentation, leading to speculation of another Apple event in the near future focused on the company's health offerings. "Given that Apple invited several health care luminaries to attend Tuesday’s event, I would expect to see something soon," Jim Adams of The Advisory Board Company told Forbes.

  • iPhone 6: Apple wants your health data. But can HealthKit protect it?

    September 8, 2014 | Forbes

    I asked my colleague Meg Aranow, who was CIO of Boston Medical Center before joining The Advisory Board Company as a senior research director, how hackers try to get this data from hospitals.

  • Rural hospitals pressured to close as health care system changes

    September 3, 2014 | Reuters

    Hospitals in states that don't expand Medicaid will see their profit margins drop by a few percentage points by 2021, reported research firm The Advisory Board Company. "For many, that could be the difference between being profitable, and being in the red."

  • 4 facilities see revenue climb to new heights

    September 3, 2014 | Health IT Outcomes

    2014 Revenue Cycle Solutions Awards were awarded to three hospitals and one health system for achievements ranging from adding $8.2 million in additional revenue to increasing point-of-service collections $6.1 million.

  • Smoking and cancer

    September 3, 2014 | National Review Online – The Corner

    I just ran across this map of adult smoking rates by state and cancer deaths by state. The Advisory Board Company put it together using CDC data. No big surprise, but I found it fascinating to see the visual representation of the data and how strong the correlation seems to be.

  • Has Maryland found a solution to the U.S. health care cost crisis?

    August 29, 2014 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Although it's still not a perfect system, "in terms of being a fundamental turning upside down of the payment incentives…it's a very positive thing," says John Deane, president of Advisory Board Consulting at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Wal-Mart's low-cost health care push

    August 29, 2014 | CNBC

    "I think there is the potential to make a real dent in the marketplace," said Christopher Kerns, a managing director at the Advisory Board. Kerns and his colleagues wrote about a big retailer planning to expand into primary care in a 2013 report titled The Consumer-Oriented Ambulatory Network.

  • A collaborative tool for retention

    August 28, 2014 | Campus Technology

    But the secret weapon Nicklow is most intrigued by right now is the "Student Success Collaborative," an initiative from the Education Advisory Board (EAB) that mixes a predictive analytics tool with one-on-one consulting and cross-institutional networking to help identify and intervene with at-risk students.

  • 4 hospitals rake in RCM savings

    August 27, 2014 | Healthcare IT News

    "As hospitals and health systems increasingly face margin pressures from accountable payment contracts and price-sensitive markets, the value of a high-performance revenue cycle has become even more critical," said Zac Stillerman, general manager, revenue cycle solutions at The Advisory Board Company.

  • 4 hospitals receive revenue cycle awards

    August 26, 2014 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Four hospitals have received 2014 Revenue Cycle Solutions Awards from The Advisory Board Company. The awards reflect each organization's leadership in improving financial sustainability and financial performance. Here are the hospitals that received recognition this year.

  • Advisory Board names 2014 Revenue Cycle Solutions Awards

    August 26, 2014 | HIT Consultant

    The four institutions are among more than 700 hospitals nationwide that are members of The Advisory Board Company’s Revenue Cycle Solutions programs—customized solutions that combine research, consulting, training, and technologies that drive world-class revenue cycle performance.

  • In middle Tennessee, Mission Point Health Partners’ bold ACO venture

    August 14, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    At Mission Point, Dinger and his colleagues have been working with the Washington, D.C.-based Advisory Board Company in that area, leveraging a solution from that organization’s Crimson Analytics suite, one of the many analytics solutions options available on the market now.

  • Robin Hood $5 million college success challenge announces semi-finalists

    August 13, 2014 | EdSurge

    Education Advisory Board (EAB) has built a platform that supports students in tracking their goals and the pathway to achieving those goals.

  • St. Anthony's Medical Center eyes expansion

    August 12, 2014 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    “Medicare economics are moving in a way that rewards providing and coordinating multiple elements of a patient’s care,” Harrison Brown, consultant for the Advisory Board, said Tuesday.

  • Data-analysis programs that help retain students are gaining traction at colleges

    August 11, 2014 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

    National data also call into question the framing of retention as a first-year issue. The Education Advisory Board, a research, technology, and consulting company, has found that of all students who drop out of college, only about half do so before their second year.

  • Walmart is now a primary care provider — There are only two ways to respond

    August 11, 2014 | Becker’s Hospital Review – The Daily Beat Blog

    "Walmart's corporate strategy has never been about first-mover advantage — it's about distribution efficiency and cost management," said Alicia Daugherty, who oversees marketing and planning research at the Advisory Board. "Coming in a little later in the game allows them to capitalize on markets created by others, and learn from others' mistakes."

  • Walmart primary care creates stiff competition for providers

    August 11, 2014 | FierceHealthcare

    The company's move signals yet another shift in health care delivery that creates more competition for traditional providers like doctors and hospitals. Public and private health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act mean patients have more control over their own health care than ever before, Rob Lazerow, a practice manager with the Health Care Advisory Board, told Forbes.

  • Health Care for $4: Are you ready for Walmart to be your doctor?

    August 8, 2014 | Forbes

    Lisa Bielamowicz, the Advisory Board’s chief medical officer, notes that Walmart’s move keeps with the broader trend of retailers, big-box stores, and other non-traditional competitors charging into health care delivery.

  • Money & MitraClip

    August 7, 2014 | Cardiovascular Business

    In an analysis, the Advisory Board cautioned about the discrepancy between the $30,000 cost of the Abbott’s MitraClip device and Medicare reimbursement, which it pegged between $10,000 and $45,000. It added that 80 percent to 90 percent of patients in need of mitral valve replacement were Medicare beneficiaries, making it difficult for hospitals to break even.

  • Analytics gives patient care a lift

    August 4, 2014 | Healthcare IT News

    Jim Adams, executive director for research and insights at The Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C.-based consultancy and research firm, notes that analytics can help health systems add psychosocial factors to their decision-making. For example, if a hospital knows that a patient lives alone, the discharge plan can include arranging transportation for follow-up care.

  • Preventing readmissions through analytics

    August 2014 | Health Management Technology

    While clinical and financial incentives are now aligned to support reducing readmissions, in the end, analytical support will be crucial to developing a data-driven, scalable approach to care, not only for readmissions, but also for other initiatives such as managing noncompliance, depression, chronic illnesses, palliative care and even operational issues such as length of stay.

  • BTN's 2014 Travel Manager Of The Year: The Advisory Board Company's Steven Mandelbaum

    July 29, 2014 | Business Travel News

    The BTN Group on Tuesday named The Advisory Board Company’s vice president of business solutions and services Steven Mandelbaum its 2014 Travel Manager of the Year.

  • Academic nature of deal makes hospital sale complex

    July 27, 2014 | Arizona Daily Star

    Consolidations are usually positive for patients, said Christopher Kerns, managing director for The Advisory Board Company, a research, technology and consulting firm that serves hospitals and universities.

  • New pay model leads some physicians to leave Mercy

    July 26, 2014 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Health care consultant Anthony D’Eredita, executive vice president of The Advisory Board Company, said more health systems are moving toward standardizing pay.

  • Demands of market spurring transformations at hospitals

    July 23, 2014 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    Traditional health care is going to have to adopt more consumer-friendly hours, according to Jim Bonnette, M.D., an executive vice president for the Advisory Board’s consulting division, who spoke on Sunday. "Convenience will trump all kinds of stuff if it's important" to the consumer, he said.

  • New role for college business officers: Selling change

    July 23, 2014 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Mr. Staisloff cited an innovative study of seven colleges by the Education Advisory Board that analyzed data to help the colleges make smarter decisions about things like course scheduling and classroom utilization.

  • Meaningful use EHR audits: When, not if

    July 22, 2014 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    As Tony Panjamapirom of The Advisory Board Company put it in a separate HIMSS presentation: "I encourage you to think of the meaningful use audit as a matter of when you will get audited, not whether." That Advisory Board Company presentation, available on the HIMSS 2014 website, also pointed out the serious consequences of not taking the attestation and audit processes seriously.

  • Hot sector for job creation: Health

    July 21, 2014 | Crain’s Chicago Business

    Take patient care coordinators. “A lot of these roles deal with bridging the inpatient side and the outpatient side, making sure when a patient is discharged from the hospital they're connected to home health,” says Katherine Vonderhaar, a consultant at the Advisory Board Company, a Washington-based consultancy.

  • Hospitals face big fines for poor care

    July 17, 2014 | Portland Tribune

    For some of the Portland-area hospitals the fines will likely be measured in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Those fines are significant, says Paul Matsui, executive director of the Advisory Board, a health care analytics and research firm in Washington, D.C.

  • Big Data 101

    July 14, 2014 | Vox.com

    Many students "are getting B's and C's, chugging along, not raising any flags," says Ed Venit, a senior research consultant with the Education Advisory Board. The consulting firm has its own predictive analytics model, with more than 100 colleges as members.

  • Learning from, sharing knowledge with industry professionals

    July 14, 2014 | Executive Insight

    Organizations such as The Advisory Board Company exist to provide guidance and act as a conduit for health care organizations and those serving them, to share best practices and collectively as a group, find solutions to today's health care challenges.

  • To improve satisfaction scores, hospitals seek patient input on design

    July 14, 2014 | FierceHealthcare

    Patient comfort is essential for hospital survival, Patrick Testa, a consultant with the Facility Planning Forum for The Advisory Board Company, told the Chronicle. "We are no longer in an environment where if you build it, they will come," he said.

  • Electronic health records ripe for theft

    July 13, 2014 | POLITICO

    “Frankly, health care organizations are struggling to keep up with this,” said information security expert Ernie Hood, of The Advisory Board Company.

  • Expanded hospice benefit not for all

    July 10, 2014 | Healthcare Finance News

    Hospices are going to have to look at the way they recruit patients differently, said Harrison Brown, senior analyst, research and insights at The Advisory Board Company. Natalie Dawe, senior analyst, research and insights at The Advisory Board Company, said the program will encourage all providers to work together to manage patients.

  • Three health care experts discuss the changing face of the industry

    July 10, 2014 | 2degrees

    Jonah Czerwinski, managing director at The Advisory Board Company, said “testing and evaluating new ideas and then integrating them pays dividends for providers and patients.” The future of health care, according to Czerwinski, is about “improvising—comfort with ambiguity—convergence healthcare rather than pharma.”

  • Will health reform bring new role, respect to primary care physicians?

    July 10, 2014 | Kaiser Health News

    In some cases, in return for cost control, insurers are “prepared to pay double” what primary-care doctors have traditionally made, said John Deane, president of consulting at the Advisory Board Company, which works with physician practices. [Article also picked up by The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, and others.]

  • High hurdles: Leaders of patient care organizations participating in Medicare's ACO programs are pushing ahead into the new health care

    July 9, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    Dinger and his colleagues at Mission Point have been working with the Washington, D.C.-based Advisory Board Company in that area, leveraging a solution from that organization’s Crimson Analytics suite, one of the many analytics solutions options available on the market now.

  • Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting on population health management

    July 8, 2014 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    Population health management is on the mind of every health system CEO. The Advisory Board Company recently addressed this subject, reporting on three success factors: information-powered clinical decision making; primary care-led clinical workforce; and patient engagement and community integration.

  • Waiting For Halbig - Health Care Edge: Brought to you by ACS CAN

    July 8, 2014 | National Journal

    CMS has proposed increasing the number of quality measures used in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs from 33 to 37, according to the proposed 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule released last week. (Daily Briefing, Advisory Board Company)

  • Can patient-generated data be the next game-changer in health care?

    June 26, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    Why can be PGHD be so beneficial to health care? Consider that as health care moves to a world of performance-based care, the value of PGHD will only increase with physicians continuing to look for ways to get patient information in ways other than during clinical encounters, The Advisory Board Company’s Jay Nagy told Rajiv Leventhal, who also posted a Q&A article on the interview.

  • The Advisory Board Company gives back

    June 25, 2014 | Time Warner Cable Austin News

    Busy people with full-time jobs are finding time to make a difference. The Advisory Board Company has a program for coworkers to get together and do some community service.

  • Methodology: How hospital-acquired conditions are calculated

    June 24, 2014 | Healthcare Finance News/Kaiser Health News

    "It's not out of the realm of possibility that some HAC scores change due to the longer data collection period for the infection measures," The Advisory Board Company’s Eric Fontana told Jordan Rau.

  • iRound, a tablet tracking tool, ensures better feedback

    June 22, 2014 | The Des Moines (Iowa) Register

    Armed with iPad minis and The Advisory Board Company’s iRound technology, nursing leaders at UnityPoint Health—Des Moines are able to track and respond to patient and employee feedback on the spot, ensuring that both complaints and compliments are addressed immediately.

  • How companies can profit from doing good

    June 20, 2014 | Fast Company

    The Advisory Board Company's Chairman and CEO Robert Musslewhite is convinced that when it comes to doing good, businesses have a tremendous amount to gain from doing better. Last year, we logged more than 32,000 hours of service--$1.7 million worth of time.

  • Digital Health Care Conference to chronicle the disruption eruption

    June 19, 2014 | WTN News

    At the 2014 Digital Health Care Conference, The Advisory Board Company’s Ken Kleinberg will discuss what the future holds in an opening keynote titled “Goodbye Marcus Welby, Hello Retail Clinics and Empowered Consumers.”

  • Hospitals seek EHR incentive changes

    June 19, 2014 | HFMA

    Potential changes to the EHR incentive program, such as expanding the 2014 choice of certified electronic health record technology, reflect some of the changes sought by hospital clients of The Advisory Board Company, Naomi Levinthal told Rich Daly.

  • BI gains might be on patient side

    June 17, 2014 | Healthcare IT News

    Analytics can help health systems add psychosocial factors to their decision-making, The Advisory Board Company’s Jim Adams told Neil Versel. For example, if a hospital knows that a patient lives alone, the discharge plan can include arranging transportation for follow-up care.

  • Having cancer gets even more expensive

    June 17, 2014 | The Daily Beast

    Some insurers have reported significant savings on drugs while others have not The Advisory Board Company’s Lindsay Conway told Kaiser Health News’ Jenny Gold.

  • Healthcare.gov's terrible rollout didn't scare away insurers

    June 13, 2014 | Vox

    The Advisory Board Company’s Dan Diamond pulled together many insurers' filings, and they show a strong trend of insurers getting more bullish on Obamacare in year two, Sarah Kliff reports. The infographic was also cited by The New York Times, The Financial Times, MSNBC, and New York Magazine.

  • 'Probably stumbling in the right direction'

    June 10, 2014 | Nashville Post

    “We’re working in about 200 health systems around the country and what we see is this grand struggle of how to make a transition from volume to value and when to do it,” The Advisory Board Company’s John Deane said at an Executive Smarts event.

  • Congress tackles Obamacare subsidy eligibility - Health Care Edge

    June 10, 2014 | National Journal

    Included in this news roundup: The iWatch will easily pair with Apple's popular smartphones, for instance. And it's expected to draw on the new relationships that Apple has struck with Epic and dozens of leading health systems as part of its HealthKit.

  • Support for DC's previously incarcerated youth

    June 9, 2014 | Global Giving

    Recently, the reentry members in the Free Minds program for previously incarcerated youth had the opportunity to participate in a workshop on public speaking with The Advisory Board Company’s Bradford Koles.

  • Integrated Chaos: Health systems and the aftermath of defensive physician acquisitions

    June 9, 2014 | Becker's Hospital Review

    "Urgent care centers came to market with a model," The Advisory Board Company’s Anthony D'Eredita told Molly Gamble. "Walgreens didn't come in and buy up doctors. They worked with doctors to refine their model. They didn't come in aggregating."

  • A fit market?

    June 9, 2014 | Imaging Economics

    “When you are looking at growth opportunities in imaging, there aren’t a lot and there are even fewer if you’re thinking in terms of purely organic traditional growth,” The Advisory Board Company’s Ingrid Lund, PhD, told Michael Bassett. “As far as true organic traditional growth—winning new volumes of exams—this is one of the few opportunities [in imaging].”

  • What's a surgeon's role in an ACO? Not much so far, survey says

    June 5, 2014 | Washington Post

    “The ACO model is only one part of the payment transformation going on right now, and it’s probably more effective at rewarding providers for reducing avoidable care than for making unavoidable care more efficient,” The Advisory Board Company’s Rob Lazerow told Kaiser Health News’ Jenny Gold.

  • Burwell expected to advance - Health Care Edge

    June 4, 2014 | National Journal

    Why Cosgrove could be an ideal candidate for the position—if he wants it, according to The Advisory Board Company’s Dan Diamond.

  • Growing pains in shift to digital records

    June 4, 2014 | The Hill

    “At a doctor’s office, you are only as safe as the information they know about you, and without an electronic record, that information is usually incomplete,” The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford told Elise Viebeck.

  • Advisory Board names executive VP of strategy consulting

    June 3, 2014 | Nashville Post

    The Advisory Board Company announced it has tapped Dr. James Bonnette, MD, to lead the company's strategy consulting practice.

  • Integration engines tackle health care's lack of standards

    June 2, 2014 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    MissionPoint Health Partners serves more than 100,000 patients with more than 1,000 physicians and the Advisory Board's Crimson products, Alison Diana notes.

  • Key Datapalooza Focus: Integrating patient-generated data into clinical workflow

    June 2, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    Health systems need to develop some principles for partnering with patients on data. They should clarify workflow and assign expectations regarding the frequency, transmission, storage, and usage of data. “They must ensure that there is perceived value to both parties in sharing data,” The Advisory Board Company’s Jay Nagy said at Health Datapalooza, David Raths reports.

  • Republicans are three times more likely than Democrats to say they know someone who was hurt by Obamacare

    May 30, 2014 | The Washington Post/The Fix

    Thirty-four percent of Republicans say they personally know someone who lost health-insurance coverage, lost their job, or had their hours cut because of the Affordable Care Act, according to a poll released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

  • Who's who of health care join forces for SMART technology

    May 29, 2014 | Forbes.com

    The new SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology) Platform aims to revolutionize the way providers and patients use applications to improve access to and quality of care. The list of advisors includes The Advisory Board Company, Nicole Fisher reports.

  • The logistics of compliance

    May 28, 2014 | Healthcare Finance News

    The Advisory Board Company’s Brian Contos estimated that 8-10% of short-stay cases could shift to being billed on an outpatient rather than an inpatient basis as a result of the new rule, Susan Kelly notes.

  • Biometric underwear helps monitor the sick

    May 23, 2014 | Marketplace

    The report includes information gathered by The Advisory Board Company on Sotiria Hospital in Greece and its telemonitoring program, as noted by Dan Gorenstein.

  • Health care happy meals

    May 23, 2014 | Twin Cities Business

    Article mentions how The Advisory Board Company is tracking bundled payment arrangements between providers and employers.

  • How Washington could fix the VA health scandal - Health Care Edge

    May 23, 2014 | National Journal

    Under the category of providers, Ascension Health CEO is quoted from his interview with The Advisory Board Company last year.

  • Care Innovation Summit: A very sober assessment!

    May 21, 2014 | ACO Watch

    Overview of the Care Innovation Summit, an event co-hosted by The Advisory Board Company and The Aspen Institute.

  • Better healthcare through analytics

    May 20, 2014 | InformationWeek

    More than 600 CEOs, CIOS, health system executives, chief medical officers, physicians, and informatics professionals attended The Advisory Board Company's Crimson Clinical Advantage Summit 2014 in Orlando last week, where they shared best practices, case studies, and partnerships surrounding their use of a variety of Crimson services.

  • The 2014 Healthcare Informatics 100 is released

    May 19, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company moves from 39th to 27th on the Healthcare Informatics top 100 list.

  • EHR adoption a success, says ONC leader

    May 16, 2014 | InformationWeek

    The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades hosted the keynote question-and-answer session with Dr. Karen DeSalvo.

  • 4 key components of a high-performing medical group

    May 16, 2014 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Todd Rothenhaus, MD, vice president and CMO of athenahealth, and Jessica Sweeney-Platt, managing director of The Advisory Board Company, discussed strategies for becoming a future-ready, high-performing medical group in a panel discussion.

  • Acquisitions, funding, business, and stock

    May 14, 2014 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company has acquired HealthPost, a physician finder and appointment scheduling site that will be rolled into the company’s Crimson analytics offerings that are used by 1,400 hospitals.

  • Ascension Health, CHE Trinity form integrated network in Michigan

    May 07, 2014 | Modern Healthcare

    While clinically integrated networks are not new, more than 500 exist in the U.S., the formation of a clinically integrated network between competing health systems is a newer trend, The Advisory Board Company’s Dr. Dennis Weaver, MD, told Jay Greene. A longer version of the story appeared on Crain’s Detroit Business.

  • Sebelius's no show – Health Care Edge

    May 07, 2014 | National Journal

    A study released Monday on the impact of health reform in Massachusetts found that every 830 additional people that got insurance prevented about one death. A 2012 Urban Institute report estimated that 15.1 million uninsured adults could get covered if every state expanded Medicaid. Taking the two figures together would equal about 18,193 deaths prevented per year through Medicaid expansion, The Advisory Board Company’s Tom Liu notes.

  • Communications must evolve as health care system does

    May 02, 2014 | PR Week

    Over the next decade, health systems and providers stand to lose billions of dollars in Medicare revenues alone, The Advisory Board Company projects.

  • ACOs won’t accept ‘two-sided risk’ of upcoming Medicare contracts

    May 01, 2014 | Medical Economics

    “Providers need to see a clear pathway for transitioning to risk and away from volume-based care before they can abandon their fee-for-service traditions. But more accountable, patient-centered care is the key to improving quality, reducing costs, and building a care model that is financially sustainable over time,” The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades said.

  • Determining your organization’s ‘risk capability’

    May 01, 2014 | hfma

    The Advisory Board Company reported this past summer that risk-based, total-cost-of-care contracts with large multihospital systems had more than doubled since 2011, from 14%-35%, Bill Hannah and Melinda Hancock note.

  • The logistics of compliance: Two-midnight rule demands process change

    April 29, 2014 | Healthcare Finance News

    The Advisory Board Company’s Brian Contos estimated that 8-10% of short-stay cases could shift to being billed on an outpatient rather than an inpatient basis as a result of the new rule, Susan Kelly reports.

  • This is the reason your doctor might retire early

    April 28, 2014 | Crain’s Chicago Business

    “You can't [coordinate care] if you don't have an electronic health record,” The Advisory Board Company’s Peter Kilbridge, MD, told Kristen Schorsch. “It's like flying a plane with the engine turned off and the windows blocked.” (subscription required).

  • When finances fall apart

    April 25, 2014 | Healthcare Finance News

    “Generally, filing for bankruptcy is one of the last options for a hospital experiencing financial problems,” The Advisory Board Company’s Christopher Kerns told Kelsey Brimmer.

  • Study: ACOs unable to overcome fragmentation

    April 22, 2014 | HFM Magazine

    A study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that the ACO model needs to change, The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Rich Daly.

  • Idaho, Wyoming watching Utah's Medicaid expansion efforts

    April 19, 2014 | Deseret News

    "The Republican states are watching one another. They're watching to see how the politics of the expansion conversation play out and two, I think they're looking at what specifically other states are negotiating," The Advisory Board Company’s Piper Su told Lisa Riley Roche.

  • Surgical-robot costs put small hospitals in a bind

    April 19, 2014 | Modern Healthcare

    More small hospitals view the da Vinci system “as a tool they need to recruit and retain surgeons and to stay viable,” The Advisory Board Company’s Liz Tiernan told Jaimy Lee. “It is considered a standard of care .… but it's rarely financially viable for them.”

  • Advisory committee signals new phase for SMART platforms project

    April 15, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    The advisory committee for the SMART Platforms at Boston Children’s Hospital, which is developing an apps platform for health care, includes The Advisory Board Company’s Glenn Tobin.

  • French revolution: We cannot be left to our own devices

    April 15, 2014 | Business Review Weekly

    The Advisory Board Company gave its staff a holiday break, with an “email moratorium” over the three-day Labor Day weekend in 2012, Fiona Smith notes; the practice was continued in 2013.

  • One chart shows how much Americans love to drink

    April 15, 2014 | Houston Chronicle/Business Insider

    As the final season of Mad Men begins, Lauren F. Friedman notes that in those halcyon days before we knew cigarettes could really kill us, a staggering percentage of Americans smoked openly and often. They also drank a lot, per an infographic from The Advisory Board Company.

  • Improving documentation a big benefit of ICD-10 delay

    April 11, 2014 | Health Data Management

    Congress may have blindsided the health care industry by delaying the ICD-10 code sets for at least a year, but there is real opportunity now for providers to get more benefit from the code sets than they otherwise may have, The Advisory Board Company’s Ed Hock and Jim Lazarus told Joseph Goedert.

  • Sebelius is out

    April 11, 2014 | National Journal

    Sylvia Burwell is relatively new to health care, though she played a role in setting health policy as OMB director, The Advisory Board Company’s Dan Diamond notes.

  • Is there a viable future for proton therapy?

    April 10, 2014 | DotMed Daily News

    "Coverage has really been under fire this year," said The Advisory Board Company’s Christopher Pericak. "Look at the 2013 prostate studies—it's interesting to see that payers were not swayed by research but instead are raising the bar for research."

  • Takeaways from The Aspen Institute’s Care Innovation Summit

    April 10, 2014 | Health Affairs blog

    Back in February, The Aspen Institute and The Advisory Board Company sponsored the Care Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. With a keynote address from Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, the day-long summit featured some of the newest data and research on the rapidly evolving U.S. health care landscape.

  • Waiting for health care's Amazon

    April 10, 2014 | Healthcare Payer News

    The question lingering is how far Wal-Mart will or can go into primary care. Pretty far, argues The Advisory Board Company’s Lisa Bielamowicz, MD.

  • Don't let MU audits take you down

    April 09, 2014 | Healthcare IT News

    The Advisory Board Company’s Tony Panjamapirom said successfully preparing for—and surviving—an audit also comes down to seeing audits as a "serious need, rather than a threat."

  • Eye doctors say their profits are smaller than data makes them look

    April 09, 2014 | New York Times

    “There are just these pockets of profitability within the system,” The Advisory Board Company’s Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, told Reed Abelson.

  • Why Cleveland Clinic is the most visited hospital website in the U.S

    April 09, 2014 | Health Care Communication News

    According to The Advisory Board Company, about 80% of hospital revenue today comes from fee-for-service; in 10 years, it’ll be about 30%, Alex Panagiotopoulos notes.

  • ICD-10 delay positive for not-for-profit hospitals, says Fitch Ratings

    April 08, 2014 | Health Data Management

    An ICD-10 readiness survey released last month by The Advisory Board Company found that nearly 95% of health care organizations were at or below budget for the October 1 ICD-10 transition, with the variance between budget and actual expenditures ranging from 5%-15% percent.

  • The toughest matches in medicine

    April 08, 2014 | Nashville Business Journal

    So, what were the toughest specialties to get into this year? As The Advisory Board Company reports, data from the National Resident Matching Program shows the five toughest fields were neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, and radiation-oncology, Eleanor Kennedy notes.

  • Health providers on budget for ICD-10 transition

    April 04, 2014 | Advance for Health Information Professionals

    Nearly 95% of health care organizations are at or below budget for the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition, with the variance between budget and actual expenditures ranging from 5% to 15%, according to early results of an online ICD-10 readiness survey released by The Advisory Board Company.

  • Best major gift fundraisers might be those who ‘challenge’ their donors

    April 03, 2014 | UK Fundraising

    The best major gift fundraisers could be those who challenge their potential donors to think in different ways, rather than those who seek to build “passive” relationships with them. That’s the hypothesis being tested by an ongoing piece of American research being conducted by Education Advisory Board.

  • Capital Health Care: Obamacare, behind the numbers; Klein kills Montefiore plan

    April 02, 2014 | Capital New York

    What we’re reading—The Advisory Board Company’s Dan Diamond's piece on advisory.com, which provides another set of reasons not to get too swept up in only one ACA number. There is a lot more to the law, Diamond writes, including ACOs and readmissions.

  • HOT TOPICS: Front office challenges

    March 28, 2014 | MedPage Today

    As the second expert in this video, The Advisory Board Company’s Zac Stillerman explains best practices for physician practices on collections.

  • HOT TOPICS: Cutting claim denials

    March 27, 2014 | MedPage Today

    In this video compilation, The Advisory Board Company’s James Green is the third expert to weigh in on how physician practices can reduce claims denials.

  • Health providers on budget for ICD-10 transition, finds survey

    March 26, 2014 | Health Data Management

    Nearly 95% of health care organizations are at or below budget for the October 1 ICD-10 transition, with the variance between budget and actual expenditures ranging from 5-15%, according to early results of an online ICD-10 readiness survey released by The Advisory Board Company.

  • HOT TOPICS: Recruiting staff

    March 25, 2014 | MedPage Today

    The Advisory Board Company’s Rivka Friedman gives her thoughts on whether physician practices face a challenge in hiring NPs, PAs, and other ancillary staff.

  • Rethinking spine care

    March 22, 2014 | Modern Healthcare

    Comprehensive spine programs “are not as lucrative as surgery, but the volume is there,” The Advisory Board Company's Shruti Tiwari told Jaimy Lee. “Spine surgeries are still going to increase. (But) the rapid growth we saw in the last decade is not going to happen anymore.”

  • Keeping score: How are hospitals faring under new rules tying patient satisfaction scores to what Medicare pays them?

    March 21, 2014 | Business Record of Des Moines, Iowa

    UnityPoint Health is now in the process of rolling out a software program to make it easier for its nurse leaders to perform quality checks. The program from The Advisory Board Company, called iRound, enables nurse leaders to review reports and track trends on an iPad Mini.

  • The Obamacare deadline is just days away—here's what you need to know

    March 20, 2014 | Huffington Post

    Including where the states stand on Medicaid expansion. The map also appeared in the New Republic story, The Depressing New Numbers That Show How Far Obamacare Still Has To Go.

  • 4 things Lisa Bielamowicz said last week you can’t afford to ignore

    March 17, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    Last week, Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, the chief medical officer at The Advisory Board Company, gave a presentation in a Healthcare Informatics webinar, “Thriving as a Population Health Manager.”

  • 100 hospital and health system CMOs to know—2014

    March 13, 2014 | Becker's Hospital Review

    Under the leadership of Jeffrey DiLisi, MD, vice president and CMO of Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington), the hospital won the 2012 Crimson Physician Partnership Award from The Advisory Board Company for fostering a productive relationship with its physicians.

  • Woman-centered design: Top trends and needs for continuum of care

    March 12, 2014 | Medical Construction & Design

    As stated in The Advisory Board Company’s Women’s Services: Strategic Outlook 2012 study, “To succeed under new payment models, organizations must engage patients beyond discrete care episodes to achieve desired outcomes.”

  • Volunteer to get out of the box

    March 11, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily

    The Advisory Board Company’s Rebecca Fayed sharpened her planning smarts while doing pro bono work at Wonders Child Care, a nonprofit day care serving Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

  • 3 reasons a health system gets 'stuck'

    March 06, 2014 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Jim Field, president of research and insights at The Advisory Board Company, explains why he sees large and small provider systems get stuck in neutral.

  • Kathleen Sebelius: U.S. is in 21st century with a 20th century health care system

    March 04, 2014 | FierceHealthIT

    Sebelius delivered a speech at the Care Innovation Summit 2014 hosted by The Aspen Institute and The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C.

  • Bundled payments give surgeons a powerful new incentive to reduce costs

    March 01, 2014 | Modern Healthcare

    Hip and knee replacement procedures are some of the “most tried-and-true areas for bundled payments,” The Advisory Board Company’s Rob Lazerow told Jaimy Lee.

  • High-impact readmissions IT

    March 01, 2014 | Health Data Management

    "We've seen reductions of 10-20% in readmission rates for CHF, AMI, and pneumonia by combining clinical and psychosocial risk factors to identify at-risk patients," The Advisory Board Company’s Ramesh Sairamesh told David Geer.

  • What does health care cost? Well...

    March 01, 2014 | Cincinnati Enquirer

    Charges “are simply starting points to negotiate with” private insurers and the government, The Advisory Board Company’s Christopher Kerns told Lisa Bernard-Kuhn. “When it comes to price transparency, just looking at what a hospital charges has little bearing on what the prices to consumers are likely to be.”

  • BYOD and your medical practice

    Feb. 27, 2014 | Physicians Practice

    "About one-third of [health care] organizations embrace clinicians bringing their own devices, about a third are still holding back on that, and there's a middle third that are still actively figuring out how to address it," The Advisory Board Company’s Ken Kleinberg told Marisa Torrieri.

  • The Google approach: How hospitals can create cultures that drive employee engagement, satisfaction

    Feb. 27, 2014 | Becker's Hospital Review

    The Advisory Board Company’s Joe McCaffrey explains to Helen Adamopoulos that there are four main characteristics of an engaged employee.

  • U.S. lags behind in health care innovation, Sebelius says

    Feb. 27, 2014 | Modern Healthcare

    Health and Human Resources Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addressed attendees at the Care Innovation Summit put on by the Aspen Institute and The Advisory Board Company. [The Hill also reported on the speech.]

  • Verifying coverage, collecting payments get more complex for hospitals

    Feb. 24, 2014 | Physicians Practice

    Identifying an individual’s health plan can be difficult as people churn in and out of different plans, The Advisory Board Company’s Ed Hock told Mary Mosquera.

  • Meaningful use audits 'inevitable'

    Feb. 19, 2014 | Healthcare IT News

    Co-presenter Anantachai (Tony) Panjamapiron, PhD, of The Advisory Board Company, has provided policy analysis, strategic and operational guidance, and best practices for more than 30 health systems across the United States.

  • 'Meaningful use' Stage 3 may increase patient interaction

    Feb. 19, 2014 | MedPage Today

    "There's a minimal amount of population management and patient engagement required in Stage 2, and they're ratcheting that up in Stage 3," The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford told David Pittman.

  • Steps to position your supply chain for innovation and growth

    Feb. 19, 2014 | Medical Design Technology

    Mike Wagner, executive director leading the talent development division at The Advisory Board Company, commented on this topic in his October 28, 2013, post on Harvard Business Review’s Bringing Outside Innovations to Healthcare blog.

  • Top ten tech trends: Analytics for readmissions reduction work: A long, complex journey ahead

    Feb. 18, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    As The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades said last August, “The financial penalties aren’t huge right now, but hospital leaders recognize that the penalties will get bigger, and that scrutiny over readmissions rates will continue to grow."

  • The drama builds

    Feb. 11, 2014 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    Though the majority of providers large and small are progressing adequately toward the ICD-10 kickoff, too many others remain behind the curve, The Advisory Board Company’s Ed Hock told John Morrissey.

  • States continue to grapple with Medicaid expansion

    Feb. 11, 2014 | HFMA News

    Half of the states and Washington, D.C., have implemented an expansion of Medicaid eligibility and another four states—Missouri, Utah, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire—are considering undertaking the expansion, according to The Advisory Board Company.

  • How disruptive change is blurring the lines between providers and payers

    Feb. 06, 2014 | Becker's Hospital Review

    The Advisory Board Company has found that reimbursement rates under the typical exchange plan are a single-digit point above Medicare reimbursement rates, which generally cover only 85-95% of costs.

  • Lack of interoperability stalls progress

    Feb. 06, 2014 | Healthcare IT News

    Glenn Tobin, CEO of The Advisory Board Company’s Crimson division, shares his thoughts on metrics of interoperability.

  • Focusing on the patient, not the condition: What hospitals need to know about avoiding Medicare readmission penalties

    Feb. 05, 2014 | Becker’s Clinical Quality and Infection Control

    Richard Juknavorian, senior director of performance technologies at The Advisory Board Company, talks about Medicare expansion and the larger transition to a health care industry where hospitals won't get paid for readmissions at all.

  • Does 'ACO' stand for 'A cash-flow obstacle'?

    Feb. 01, 2014 | Health Data Management

    To monitor its ongoing performance with CMS, MissionPoint Health Partners has implemented Crimson, a data analytics package from The Advisory Board Company, which accepts quarterly claims data feeds from CMS, enabling the provider to assess its total cost-of-care progress.

  • ACOs saving some money, but Medicare is short on details

    Jan. 31, 2014 | The Washington Post

    The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades says that “some number of ACOs were able to save some money in the first year. And it’s not a lot of money compared to overall spending, but it’s a start.”

  • Coding crunch: 7 ICD-10 lessons from Cedars-Sinai

    Jan. 24, 2014 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Advisory Board Senior Director Ed Hock tells Bob Hermann that physicians are the foundational pieces of a successful ICD-10 implementation because ICD-10 is a documentation issue as much as it is a coding issue.

  • Utah to expand Medicaid under O-Care

    Jan. 24, 2014 | The Hill Healthwatch blog

    At least 25 states and the District of Columbia were expanding their Medicaid programs as of earlier this month, according to The Advisory Board Company, Elise Viebeck notes.

  • Why your company should hire for empathy

    Jan. 22, 2014 | Forbes

    The Advisory Board Company’s Graham McLaughlin writes, “Recently, my firm was thrilled to acquire CareTeamConnect, Inc, not only for their high-quality business model, but also because of their ethos of utilizing empathy to drive business value.”

  • The conundrum of consent in health information exchange

    Jan. 22, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    Mark Hagland recalls a key portion of a Health IT Summit panel moderated by The Advisory Board Company’s Ken Kleinberg.

  • New children’s hospital learning network to bridge care gap between legal needs, health needs

    Jan. 16, 2014 | Newswise

    Six children's hospitals and seven legal organizations are meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas today to kick off Better Team for Child Health, which will study the impact of legal care on child health. It’s being convened by The Advisory Board Company, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and Walmart.

  • HCI-DC 2014: Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System

    Jan. 08, 2014 | Healthcare Payer News

    The agenda for this year’s Health Care Innovation Day conference includes Glenn Tobin, PhD, chief executive officer of Crimson, The Advisory Board Company.

  • Austin Gives awards three businesses for outstanding philanthropic efforts at 2014 GeneroCity Awards

    Jan. 07, 2014 | Reuters

    The Austin Gives GeneroCity Award Program was created to recognize Austin businesses that are leaders in giving back to community-based, non-profit organizations. This year’s finalists included The Advisory Board Company.

  • Hospital programs earned accolades in 2013

    Jan. 06, 2014 | Marysville (Ohio) News

    Memorial Hospital of Union County earned an Excellence in Engagement Award from The Advisory Board Company.

  • How to help the homeless when it gets this cold

    Jan. 04, 2014 | Forbes

    Dan Diamond shares how to do the right thing this winter, citing Advisory Board Community Impact director Graham McLaughlin.

  • Paying for population health: Why rewarding value is key

    Jan. 03, 2014 | Becker's Hospital Review

    Tom Cassels talks about the ways health systems can proactively move toward being rewarded for value over volume.

  • How local businesses gave to charity in 2013

    Dec. 22, 2013 | The Washington Post

    The Advisory Board Company saw 100% of its employees participate in community service in 2013. Employees conducted 32,000 hours of service, an average of more than 13 hours per staffer.

  • Jeff Zients helped salvage HealthCare.gov. Now he’ll be Obama’s go-to guy on economy.

    Dec. 22, 2013 | The Washington Post

    Former Advisory Board Chairman & CEO, Jeff Zients, has been appointed director of President Obama’s National Economic Council.

  • 3 tips on decreasing payment denials from Houston Methodist

    Dec. 20, 2013 | Becker's Hospital Review

    Houston Methodist, an Advisory Board member and recipient of one of its 2013 Revenue Cycle Solutions Awards, shares three best practices of their success.

  • Using powerful institutions to drive social good

    Dec. 20, 2013 | National Journal

    Graham McLaughlin, director of The Advisory Board’s Community Impact program, discusses the service efforts of the firm.

  • Q&A: Why Lifespan is struggling financially, and how to fix it

    Dec. 18, 2013 | WPRI Providence, Rhode Island

    Rob Lazerow shares his insights on the four biggest challenges facing hospitals.

  • 10 challenges and opportunities for hospitals in 2014

    Dec. 16, 2013 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Directors Christopher Kerns and Ed Hock share their thoughts on many of the top 10 topics for hospitals.

  • The role of privacy and security innovation

    Dec. 16, 2013 | mHealth Watch

    Ken Kleinberg of The Advisory Board Company presents on categorization of mobile health/mobility categories.

  • TREND: More Austin businesses giving back

    Dec. 15, 2013 | Giving City

    Our Austin office is featured for its Community Impact efforts, which focus on pairing experts with a local non-profit.

  • 3 revenue cycle improvement lessons from Methodist Health System

    Dec. 13, 2013 | Becker's Hospital Review

    Methodist Health System, a winner of this year’s Revenue Cycle Awards, shares how The Advisory Board Company’s ICD-10 work helped them improve their revenue cycle management.

  • A billion ways to give back this holiday season

    Dec. 11, 2013 | Huffington Post

    Small Share, a socially driven collaborative and technology app, was designed by 5 young professionals at The Advisory Board Company in response to the company’s Community Impact Innovation Challenge.

  • At Advisory Board, pro bono work is central in attracting, retaining, and training millennials

    Nov. 22, 2013 | The Washington Post

    The Advisory Board Company’s community impact initiatives are celebrated not only for the good done in the local community, but also for attracting and retaining millennials.

  • The least surprising impact of the Affordable Care Act: Lower pay for physicians

    Nov. 22, 2013 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    The Advisory Board’s Christopher Kerns shares his observations on payments under the exchange plans.

  • Chasing the health care dollar

    Nov. 19, 2013 | Long-Term Living

    Advisory Board consultant Jared Landis shares his thoughts on the blurred lines of competition between providers, payers, and Walmart.

  • Predictive analysis: USA health care recognizes electronic benefits for patient care—and lower costs

    Nov. 18, 2013 | European Hospitals

    European Hospitals story on predictive analytics highlights Crimson’s data analytics capabilities.

  • Women Who Mean Business 2013: Renee DeSilva

    Nov. 15, 2013 | Washington Business Journal

    Executive Director Renee DeSilva is honored as one of 25 influential, powerful, and trailblazing women in Washington business.

  • The Advisory Board Company challenges employees to make volunteerism a regular habit

    Nov. 11, 2013 | InTheCapital

    The Advisory Board is featured as a leader in the D.C. community for instilling a spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism among its employees.

  • Slicing and dicing the populations within population health: One industry expert’s view

    Nov. 9, 2013 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company’s Lisa Bielamowicz, MD shares with Mark Hagland her perspectives on the subgroups within population health initiatives.

  • Advisory Board acquires Care Team Connect

    Nov. 4, 2013 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company has acquired Care Team Connect: an integrated, web-based care management platform for population health management.

  • Advisory Board acquires Chicago tech company

    Nov. 4, 2013 | Washington Business Journal

    The Advisory Board Company has acquired Care Team Connect, a Chicago-area tech firm that uses electronic medical records to devise treatment plans for patients.

  • Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 – Robert Musslewhite

    Oct. 28, 2013 | Washington Business Journal

    Robert is featured as one of the top 100 most influential business leaders in the region.

  • Tracking the progress of the health exchanges

    Oct. 27, 2013 | New York Times

    The Advisory Board’s health exchange tracker is used to break down how many people have enrolled in private plans or Medicaid coverage in the state exchanges.

  • Advisory Board ranks no. 1 on Modern Healthcare's "Best Places to Work – Large Companies" list

    Oct. 25, 2013 | Modern Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company ranks No. 1 on Modern Healthcare's “Best Places to Work – Large Companies” list and ranks No. 10 overall.

  • Obamacare figures leave a lot unsaid

    Oct. 19, 2013 | POLITICO

    POLITICO article on Obamacare exchanges cites The Advisory Board Company’s tally of how many people have applied to participate in a health care plan.

  • Obamacare rollout encounters problems

    Oct. 18, 2013 | KQED Radio

    Dan Diamond sheds light on some problems associated with the rollout of the health care exchange.

  • Five opportunities for improving hospital revenue cycle management

    Oct. 17, 2013 | Healthcare Finance News

    Health Catalyst VP Bobbi Brown cites Payer Integrity Compass thought as a tool for improving Rev Cycle management.

  • Who's the most admired CEO in health care?

    Oct. 16, 2013 | Washington Business Journal

    CEO Robert Musslewhite has been nominated as one of the most admired CEOs in health care. You can vote for him here.

  • Extra bonus quote of the day: Enrollment in state-based exchanges

    Oct. 12, 2013 | The Incidental Economist

    The Incidental Economist cites Dan Diamond’s chart that tracks enrollment in Obamacare exchanges.

  • Texas-based cancer center takes root in Delaware Valley

    Oct. 10, 2013 | Newsworks

    The Advisory Board Company’s Lisa Bielamowicz shares that partnerships between hospitals are becoming more of a trend as hospitals seek to take advantage of the benefits of greater scale.

  • Hospitalist groups extract new solutions via data mining

    Oct. 3, 2013 | The Hospitalist

    Paul Roscoe, CEO of Crimson, says that engaging physicians is essential to a good ROI in data analytics tools and can lead to better outcomes for patients.

  • Healthcare's Hottest Companies 2013

    Sept. 28, 2013 | Modern Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company makes No. 39 on Modern Healthcare’s “Healthcare’s Hottest Companies—2013” list.

  • Obamacare incentives slow hospitals' revolving door

    Sept. 25, 2013 | Bloomberg

    The Advisory Board Company’s Karoline Hilu speaks about preventing readmissions as a trend, not just a quick fix, in the way hospitals deliver care.

  • Monday morning update 9/2/13

    Sept. 2, 2013 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company’s Rebecca Fayed and Eric Banks are presenting a free HIStalk webconference, “The HIPAA Omnibus Rule: What You Should Know and Do as Enforcement Begins,” on Tuesday, September 10 at 2 p.m. ET.

  • Modern Healthcare's 2013 Best Places to Work in Healthcare

    Aug. 14, 2013 | Modern Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company has earned a spot among honorees for the fifth consecutive year. Final rankings will be revealed on Oct. 24.

  • Healthcare's Hottest 2013

    Aug. 5, 2013 | Modern Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company is one of 15 firms that repeated to this ranking of the fastest-growing firms in health care.

  • Hospitals prescribe big data to track doctors at work

    July 11, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal's Anna Wilde Mathews reports on why hospitals are using physician data to improve care and prepare for industry shifts, spotlighting how MemorialCare Health System used The Advisory Board Company’s Crimson software to boost patient outcomes and save nearly $14 million (subscription required). For more, please read the Daily Briefing coverage.

  • Nine Pioneer ACOs jump ship after first year

    July 7, 2013 | Washington Post/Kaiser Health News

    “(T)he [Pioneer] program is off to a decent start. I’m not hugely surprised that not everyone saved money in the first year,” The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Jenny Gold.

  • Cerner fights for share in electronic medical records boom

    July 7, 2013 | NPR

    The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Elana Gordon he often hears that a hospital is spending a third of its capital on information technology.

  • Who will blink first on government ICD-10 deadline?

    June 21, 2013 | InformationWeek

    Physician groups are far behind the curve when it comes to ICD-10 implementation and hospitals aren’t doing much better, but will the feds push the deadline again? Edward Hock, a director of the Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm, doesn't think so. And he believes that by the end of this year, far more health care organizations will be engaged in preparing for ICD-10.

  • Hospital's Nursing Congress cited by Advisory Board Co.

    June 17, 2013 | Recordonline.com

    Orange Regional Medical Center was recently recognized by the Advisory Board Company for aligning its shared governance council's initiatives with the organization's strategic goals. Orange Regional developed its Nursing Congress in October 2011 with a goal to ensure that optimal patient care is provided. 

  • Ohio hospitals bid to reach rural stroke patients

    June 16, 2013 | The Daily Jeffersonian

    There is a fierce battle raging between OhioHealth and Ohio State University to bring technology to rural Ohio that can save the lives of stroke patients. Stroke networks help secure for hospital systems a reliable stream of patience in need of more-advanced care, while helping to keep their beds open for more-complex cases, according to the Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C.-based firm.

  • Health care consolidation poses vexing questions in reform era

    June 11, 2013 | Washington Business Journal BizBeat

    The corporations that own American hospitals have been merging and acquiring each other for a generation, and the trend is certain to continue. Part of the government sees highly digitized, integrated, sophisticated health systems as the solution to our problems. But another part of the government sees emerging local monopolies. It's a an industry problem that is not likely to subside soon, said Chas Roades, the chief research officer of The Advisory Board Company.

  • Park: Better patient engagement will boost overall health system

    June 10, 2013 | iHealthBeat

    During an address at the Health Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., last week, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park emphasized the importance of patients' engagement in their own health care. Several health care leaders also discussed how greater use of data can improve patient care. David Chao, CTO at the Advisory Board Company, said that the current status quo in health care delivery is not acceptable. 

  • Hospital costs go public: What changes in health care?

    May 8, 2013 | NPR's Talk of the Nation

    Recent news may “push us in the right direction, which is more transparency around cost and quality in health care,” The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Neal Conan. “But I think a really important thing to bear in mind about this whole discussion is that there really are no prices, at least in the hospital part of the health care industry.”

  • Tech Titans 2013

    May 1, 2013 | Washingtonian

    The Advisory Board Company CEO Robert Musslewhite ranks among the honorees for this biennial feature on the most influential technology figures in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

  • A new vision for health care

    May 1, 2013 | International Innovation

    The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades gives his perspective on how recent technological breakthroughs are changing the nature of U.S. health care, along with other critical trends (see page 174).

  • More than problem-solving

    Apr. 27, 2013 | The New York Times

    The "Boss" series profiles The Advisory Board Company CEO Robert Musslewhite, the influences on his leadership style and the firm’s recent growth.

  • State launches 'Healthy RI' effort to reform care

    Apr. 9, 2013 | Boston Globe/Associated Press

    As part of the “Healthy Rhode Island” initiative, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, chair of the R.I. Healthcare Reform Commission, announced Tuesday that the state has partnered with The Advisory Board Co. to focus on health care innovation. The story was also covered by Providence Journal and Providence Business News.

  • On a mission

    Apr. 9, 2013 | Nashville Medical News

    From the beginning, MissionPoint Health Partners brought together stakeholders with different skill sets to create an integrated care delivery system. Cisco Systems Inc. is an advanced telemedicine platform. Crimson Services, part of The Advisory Board Company, provides aggregate quality, performance and cost metrics, Cindy Sanders writes.

  • The patient experience

    Apr. 9, 2013 | Hospitals and Health Networks

    Experts say that hospitals shouldn't get too caught up in just acing the HCAHPS survey, and should look at measures beyond that aren't addressed there. While each of the HCAHPS measures is admittedly important, enhancing the patient experience should not be limited to pursuing just these measures, according to the Advisory Board Company, Marty Stempniak reports.

  • mHealth sustainability top of mind

    Apr. 8, 2013 | Healthcare IT News

    Mobile devices are no longer a supplemental way for the public to access information – they’ve become central, and for health care providers trying to connect to patients, that’s an opportunity, The Advisory Board Company’s Ken Kleinberg told Paul Cerrato. The story also appeared in mHIMSS.

  • Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations combined summit focuses on how health care reform may impact philanthropic priorities

    Apr. 2, 2013 | Newswise

    Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations in partnership with the Advisory Board in Washington DC, held a combined board summit on March 20, for 90 trustees from across the health system at Wilson Hall on the campus of Monmouth University.

  • Partners in accountability

    Apr. 1, 2013 | Health Data Management

    On the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative: "It's the largest voluntary Medicare accountable care model, "The Advisory Board Company’s Rob Lazerow told Gary Baldwin. "It has nearly twice as many provider organizations compared to those participating in the shared savings program. It represents a big spike in experimentation."

  • Texas governor reiterates opposition to Medicaid expansion

    Apr. 1, 2013 | Reuters

    All told, 25 governors have indicated support for Medicaid expansion, 15 say they are not participating and 10 states have not decided, according to the Advisory Board Company.

  • 5 Underrated health care trends from a top CIO

    Mar. 28, 2013 | InformationWeek

    UPMC has a joint venture with the Advisory Board Company called Evolent Health that markets UPMC's platforms for providing accountable care along with consulting developed through the Advisory Board to help caregivers manage this new realm, Chris Murphy writes.

  • Most incentive money spent on more IT

    Mar. 26, 2013 | Healthcare IT News

    “The clear pattern we’re seeing among the hospitals we work with is that they are using their incentive payments to fund current and future IT initiatives,” The Advisory Board Company’s Jim Adams told Paul Cerrato. This story also appeared in Healthcare Finance News and Government Health IT.

  • Analysis finds Medicaid expansion will benefit veterans

    Mar. 26, 2013 | The Hill

    Another three states are leaning against not participating, while two are leaning toward it, according to The Advisory Board Company, Elise Viebeck writes.

  • Report: Senate staff 'hottest' on Hill

    Mar. 20, 2013 | Politico

    The Advisory Board Company is ranked third.

  • Will the Federal government’s newly “aggressive” agenda bring true lab results-based interoperability?

    Mar. 13, 2013 | Healthcare Informatics

    This week, HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland spoke with The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford about federal health care officials’ aggressive policy push, as announced at HIMSS13.

  • As GOP ponders Medicaid expansion, Hispanic support hangs in the balance

    Mar. 9, 2013 | Austin American Statesman

    Even now, Texas is hardly alone in resisting Medicaid expansion. According to tracking by The Advisory Board Company, as of last week, 24 states have agreed to expansion, and four are leaning that way, while 14 states – including a band of Southern states from Texas to North Carolina – are not participating, and three are leaning against participating. Five states are undecided.

  • Building a culture of service and innovation at your company

    Mar. 5, 2013 | A Billion + Change blog

    Imagine if your employer (or you, if you are the employer) announced a company-wide contest to win $15,000. The challenge? Volunteering your skills and talents to help build a nonprofit’s capacity to address a social issue. That's just what the Advisory Board Company has done. It issued a challenge to have 100 percent of its employees participate in service, Graham McLaughlin writes.

  • Mobile might hold key to patient engagement in MU Stage 2

    Mar. 5, 2013 | MobiHealth News

    “Mobile can give access to portals,” The Advisory Board Company’s Kenneth Kleinberg told Neil Versel.

  • Maine Democrats make case for expansion of Medicaid

    Mar. 5, 2013 | The Kennebec Journal

    Florida and New Jersey increased to 28 the number of states that have agreed to or are leaning toward Medicaid expansion, according to the Advisory Board Company, Steve Mistler notes.

  • MU Stage 2 to reduce some HIE confusion

    Mar. 4, 2013 | Healthcare IT News

    Vendors have had their own proprietary approaches in many cases because they want everyone to stay in their family of products, The Advisory Board Company’s Kenneth Kleinberg said in a HIMSS13 session, Mary Mosquera reports.

  • End-to-end testing highlights ICD-10 symposium

    Mar. 4, 2013 | ICD-10 Monitor

    The Advisory Board Company’s Ed Hock said at a HIMSS13 presentation, “Providers should ask clearinghouse and payer trading partners when they will be ready to start receiving claims in ICD-10” said Hock. “And while no one has all the technology in place to conduct complete end-to-end testing, everyone can take small steps and start where they are, even if it takes manual efforts,” Beth Friedman reports.

  • A HIMSS13 share: Meaningful use visual training tool

    Mar. 4, 2013 | Massachusetts eHealth Institute Community blog

    The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford shared a great Meaningful Use downloadable white board PDF. Anyone can use this tool to better understand Meaningful Use requirements and share with folks who are new to the industry or just getting into all the details and changing requirements, Laura Polas writes.

  • ICD-10 deadline may improve finances

    Mar. 3, 2013 | Healthcare IT News

    Financial pain points can affect contracting, denials, under-coding, and over-coding, according to The Advisory Board Company’s Ed Hock, Mary Mosquera notes. He recommended first defining a strategy to address the issue.

  • For Stage 2 MU, don't assume vendors have you covered

    Mar. 3, 2013 | Healthcare IT News

    How could an incentive program, issued just a few short years ago, have as many nuances and intricacies as federal tax code? Yet that's what came to mind as extremely adept speaker Robin Raiford of The Advisory Board Company, disseminated rapid-fire information at rapt attendees of her section of the symposium, titled "Meaningful Use Stage 2–Ready or Not, Here it Comes!" Diana Manos writes.

  • HIMSS: MU Stage 2—Ready or not?

    Mar. 3, 2013 | Clinical Innovation+Technology

    Meaningful use (MU) Stage 2 is in the headlights, cautioned The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford at HIMSS13. Raiford opened the session by chastising those griping about MU: "This is about patients. Practicing medicine without an EHR is like functioning without a brain."

  • Sequester goes into effect as both sides trade blame

    Mar. 2, 2013 | Boston Globe

    “There’s going to be a lot of kabuki theater and discussion, but until that basic framework has been agreed to, I wouldn’t count on it happening this year,” The Advisory Board Company’s Frederick Isasi told Tracy Jan.

  • Who's going to pay to play?

    Mar. 1, 2013 | Health Data Management

    For many observers, health games have an undeniable appeal. For The Advisory Board Company’s Ken Kleinberg, it boils down to human nature. To Kleinberg, the term "games" may sound trivial. "But think about Weight Watchers or AA, where people challenge each other to get better," he told Gary Baldwin.

  • 2013 and beyond: The outlook for endovascular services

    Mar. 1, 2013 | Endovascular Today

    The Advisory Board Company’s Brian Contos provides the outlook.

  • U.S. hospital chain exec: All GOP governors eventually expand Medicaid under new health law

    Feb. 28, 2013 | Bloomberg News

    The decisions within the past week by Rick Scott and Chris Christie bring to 25 the number of states participating in the expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the poor, according to a tally by The Advisory Board Company, Shannon Pettypiece notes.

  • Medicaid expansion would make thousands more Kansans eligible

    Feb. 28, 2013 | Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

    Among states, the decision to participate in expansion is split, with 13 states not participating, five states leaning toward not participating, three states leaning toward participating, six states undecided and 23 states and the District of Columbia participating, according to The Advisory Board Company, Kelsey Ryan notes.

  • How many states are really opting in?

    Feb. 27, 2013 | iHealthBeat

    The latest version of The Advisory Board Company’s Medicaid expansion map is embedded.

  • Lake Forest Hospital to acquire Grayslake outpatient center

    Feb. 26, 2013 | Crain's Chicago Business

    If you're not aligned with a hospital, “you get worried your referral streams could get cut off,” The Advisory Board Company’s Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, told Kristen Schorsch. Nationwide, the percentage of hospital-employed specialists increased nearly fivefold, to 24 percent of working physicians, from 2000 to 2012, according to the Advisory Board. Meanwhile, the percentage of hospital-employed primary care physicians more than doubled, to 40 percent, during the same time period, the company says.

  • Chris Christie agrees to expand Medicaid in New Jersey

    Feb. 26, 2013 | Governing

    In total, 24 governors have said they will accept the expansion, while 14 have said they won't, according to tracking by the Advisory Board Company, Dylan Scott writes.

  • Highmark's big gamble

    Feb. 23, 2013 | Modern Healthcare

    In entering a deal with a distressed company, Highmark risks closing the deal only to uncover problems that did not surface in vetting it, The Advisory Board Company’s Tom Cassels told Melanie Evans.

  • GOP governors make peace with Obamacare

    Feb. 22, 2013 | Washington Post

    Thirteen states, mostly in the South, have so far opted out of the Medicaid expansion, according to The Advisory Board Company, Dana Milbank reports.

  • Top 10 tech trends: Pushing the patient into the picture

    Feb. 22, 2013 | Healthcare Informatics

    Many are hopeful that the concept will stretch beyond the VA. Along with the ONC itself, organizations such as The Advisory Board Company have used the Blue Button concept to run developer challenges. The idea behind these challenges is to encourage software developers to use data to create patient-friendly apps. “The Blue Button, all of a sudden, is promising to do what we’ve possibly talked about for years. That’s getting patients, families, and patient advocates in the center of driving health care,” says The Advisory Board Company’s David Chao, Ph.D.

  • Medicaid expansion: What does it mean for SC?

    Feb. 22, 2013 | The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)

    Twenty-three states have signed on to expand Medicaid and three more are “leaning” toward participating, according to The Advisory Board Company.

  • Health care vote expected Tuesday; McCrory says he'll sign rejection of Medicaid expansion

    Feb. 22, 2013 | Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer Times

    As of Wednesday, 13 states are rejecting the Medicaid expansion, five are leaning against it, three are leaning for it and 23 plus Washington have accepted it. The figures are from The Advisory Board Company, Paul Woolverton writes.

  • Red state Medicaid expansion no shock, policy experts say

    Feb. 22, 2013 | NBC News

    Currently, 13 states, all with Republican governors, have made it clear that they will not expand Medicaid, according to The Advisory Board Company: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, Maggie Fox notes.

  • Florida's Rick Scott signs on to Obamacare's Medicaid expansion

    Feb. 21, 2013 | The Atlantic

    The Advisory Board Company posts this map of where states stand on the Medicaid expansion, Elspeth Reeve notes.

  • Rick Scott's Medicaid decision is a big win for the White House

    Feb. 21, 2013 | National Journal

    Scott, who rose to the governor’s mansion on an anti-Obamacare campaign, also led the legal effort to overturn the president’s health reform law last year. Without the multistate lawsuit led by Florida, expanding state Medicaid programs would never have been optional. Now, he is one of seven Republican governors who have endorsed expanding their programs, Margot Sanger-Katz writes, linking to The Advisory Board Company’s Medicaid expansion map.

  • Florida’s Scott backs Obama Medicaid expansion in reversal

    Feb. 20, 2013 | Bloomberg News

    Scott joins six other Republican governors who have agreed to expand Medicaid, the federal-state health plan for the poor, according to a tally by The Advisory Board Company, Michael C. Bender writes.

  • Uninsured Utahns in limbo as state leaders mull Medicaid expansion

    Feb. 20, 2013 | Deseret News

    Projections by The Advisory Board Company indicate that 13 states have decided not to participate in a Medicaid expansion program, five are leaning toward not participating, three might expand and 23 are decidedly embracing the optional federal health care law provision to expand Medicaid, Wendy Leonard writes.

  • Branstad heads to D.C. to talk Medicaid

    Feb. 18, 2013 | Quad City Times

    According to The Advisory Board Company, Iowa is one of 18 states that is either against or leaning against Medicaid expansion as of last week. Six states are undecided, and the remaining states are either for or leaning toward expansion. This news also appeared in Sioux City Journal and Mason City Globe Gazette.

  • Program to cover 8 million more people, but many unknowns loom

    Feb. 15, 2013 | Columbus Dispatch

    So far, 21 states and the District of Columbia are set to make the move next year, according to The Advisory Board Company, Tony Pugh reports.

  • How a hospital security guard turned executive saved a failing health care system

    Feb. 14, 2013 | The Atlantic

    Scripps isn't the only hospital system trying to get control of health care costs, but it's one of the leaders. "Scripps is on the cutting edge of health system management today," The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades Chas Roades told Russ Mitchell.

  • The patient experience

    Feb. 8, 2013 | Washington Business Journal

    Health care reform has refocused a customer-service movement that dates back more than a decade, The Advisory Board Company’s Zac Stillerman told Ben Fischer.

  • Making meaningful use about more than IT

    Feb. 7, 2013 | Healthcare IT News

    Tackling Stage 2 in a HIMSS13 session titled “Ready or Not Here it Comes,” The Advisory Board Company’s Robin S. Raiford plans to outline how the changes that take effect in 2014 relate to reporting requirements, as well as offer advice on completing the patient engagement aspects of Stage 2.

  • Governors finding fiscal sense in medicaid expansion

    Feb. 7, 2013 | Health Data Management

    Republican governors in Arizona, Nevada, North Dakota and New Mexico have also agreed to participate in the Medicaid expansion, according to a tally by The Advisory Board Company. Including Democratic governors, 21 states will expand the number of people eligible for the health program.

  • The Advisory Board Company acquires 360Fresh

    Feb. 6, 2013 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company announced this afternoon that it has acquired clinical analytics vendor 360Fresh of Palo Alto, Calif.

  • An argument against trying to save the world

    Feb. 6, 2013 | Points of Light blog

    Does a global Corporate Social Responsibility strategy truly yield the most external social good and internal business benefit? Or should a company also consider how to make a meaningful difference in its own backyard? The Advisory Board Company’s Graham McLaughlin finds for the latter.

  • Graph: Most Americans still left out of Obama’s Medicaid expansion

    Feb. 5, 2013 | Washington Post

    Ten states have opted out of Medicaid expansion. Eleven more, according to The Advisory Board Company, are sitting on the fence — and that includes a few with Democratic governors, like West Virginia, Sarah Kliff writes.

  • Incentivizing physicians for quality through data, compensation and cultural redefinition

    Feb. 4, 2013 | Becker's Hospital Review

    Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have said they will participate in Medicaid expansion, according to The Advisory Board Company, Lisa Bernard-Kuhn writes.

  • Ohio to seek expansion of Medicaid

    Feb. 4, 2013 | USA Today

    Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have said they will participate in Medicaid expansion, according to The Advisory Board Company, Lisa Bernard-Kuhn writes.

  • Coding: up, down or around?

    Feb. 1, 2013 | Health Data Management

    However industry payment models unfold, documentation and coding will remain a big industry bone of contention in the years ahead, The Advisory Board Company’s Ed Hock told Gary Baldwin.

  • Advisory Board Co. volunteers its expertise

    Jan. 25, 2013 | Washington Business Journal

    At The Advisory Board Company, the employees, not dollar signs, drive the philanthropic program, Charlotte Kelly writes. The firm extends its business expertise in health care and higher education to volunteer work through pro bono projects, hands-on assistance, board service and charitable giving.

  • Guidance aims to boost Blue Button

    Jan. 23, 2013 | Modern Healthcare

    Last fall, Aneesh Chopra, now a senior adviser for health care technology strategy at The Advisory Board Company, predicted Blue Button would expand beyond its original ASCII format and offer multiple forms of record-sharing in which the patient has control, with the potential of it becoming a common, and maybe even the predominant, method for health information exchange, Joe Conn writes.

  • Sorting out the many flavors of HIE

    Jan. 23, 2013 | Health Data Management

    Many industry stakeholders try to over-simplify the dynamics of the health information exchange market, The Advisory Board Company’s Kenneth Kleinberg told Joe Goedert.

  • Wonkbook: House votes today on debt-ceiling suspension

    Jan. 23, 2013 | The Washington Post

    Possible successors for U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk include Fred Hochberg, Francisco Sanchez, and Jeff Zients, former CEO of The Advisory Board Company, and now acting director of the Office of Management and Budget.

  • Worker turnover is poised to pick up, adding urgency to employers’ focus on retention

    Jan. 20, 2013 | The Washington Post

    The Advisory Board Company’s Mary Van Hoose told Sarah Halzack that career pathing has been a key component of the firm’s retention strategy. In fact, the firm promoted about 40 percent of its staff last year as part of that effort.

  • EHRs continue to take a beating

    Jan. 16, 2013 | Information Week Healthcare

    Though pushback remains, EMR adoption has advanced since the Meaningful Use program began in 2011. This growth has created an "explosion" of patient data, according to The Advisory Board Company’s Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, Neil Versel writes.

  • Behind the fiscal cliff deal, a prolonged hospital finance fight

    Jan. 3, 2013 | Kaiser Health News

    Medicare officials "knew right from the get-go there was going to be some incentive to put more codes on the claims, make sure you have all the different complications and" other illnesses, The Advisory Board Company’s Paul Matsui told Jordan Rau. "They knew that was going to look like a rise" in the severity of the patients' conditions, he said.

  • New model for health care analytics adoption

    Jan. 1, 2013 | Healthcare IT News

    A consensus model for adoption of analytics capabilities could help health care leaders and vendors succeed by providing a common road map for beneficial deployment of critical capabilities writes The Advisory Board Company’s Jim Adams and three coauthors.

  • The best gift a nonprofit can get

    Dec. 25, 2012 | GOOD

    A young and energetic marketing team participated in a “Branding Blitz,” a 24-hour pro bono marathon session that was part of The Advisory Board Company’s Week of Service in October.

  • The year in corporate giving

    Dec. 23, 2012 | The Washington Post

    More than 1,600 workers participated in almost 4,000 hours of community service during the annual week of service at The Advisory Board Company. Staffers gave their time to 61 organizations that week.

  • Gifted workers are dependable, generous, kind

    Dec. 21, 2012 | Investor's Business Daily

    The spirit of generosity is important to Robert Musslewhite, CEO of The Advisory Board Company, Sonja Carberry writes.

  • Medicare discloses hospitals' bonuses, penalties based on quality

    Dec. 20, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

    Some say because Medicare insures so many hospital patients, executives have no choice but to respond to the incentives. "It has definitely captured the attention of the industry," The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Jordan Rau for a story that also appeared in Healthcare Finance News.

  • 55. Advisory Board Company

    Dec. 18, 2012 | The Washington Post

    Forty-five percent of all inpatient admissions in the United States are conducted using The Advisory Board Company’s technology platforms, The Washington Post reports in naming the firm 55th among the Post 200, the D.C. region’s largest employers by revenue.

  • Obamacare: Pennsylvania governor rejects health insurance exchange

    Dec. 12, 2012 | Huffington Post

    The Advisory Board Company’s map on states’ Medicaid expansion decisions is embedded at the end of the article.

  • Brian Sandoval, Nevada governor, is first Republican to back Obamacare Medicaid expansion

    Dec. 12, 2012 | Huffington Post

    The Advisory Board Company’s map on states’ Medicaid expansion decisions is embedded at the end of the article.

  • FACTBOX - Obama's Cabinet to be reshaped in second term

    Dec. 10, 2012 | Reuters

    The acting director of Obama's budget office, Zients was a management consultant who amassed a fortune running The Advisory Board Company and Corporate Executive Board management consulting firms and could play a role should the president seek to reorganize the Commerce Department and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative into a consolidated business-oriented government agency.

  • Medicaid expansion: States must meet Obamacare standards to get full federal funding

    Dec. 10, 2012 | Huffington Post

    The Advisory Board Company’s map on states’ Medicaid expansion decisions is embedded near the middle of the article.

  • Health care jobs continue to grow faster than the U.S. economy

    Dec. 7, 2012 | Huffington Post

    The health care sector added 290,000 jobs this year through November, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data compiled by The Advisory Board Company, Jeffrey Young reports.

  • News 12/5/12

    Dec. 5, 2012 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company’s Southwind program recognizes Dignity Health (Calif.), Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot (N.Y.), and Lancaster General Health (Pa.) for successful physician partnerships, blogger Mr. HIStalk notes.

  • Most providers hiring third-party help for ICD-10 switchover

    Dec. 4, 2012 | Healthcare IT News

    Findings from a KLAS report show that The Advisory Board Company is among the top firms chosen by providers for ICD-10 support, Erin McCann reports.

  • eACOs—The next generation of health plans

    Dec. 1, 2012 | Benefits magazine

    Several infographics from The Advisory Board Company’s Health Care Advisory Board are included in the article (subscription required).

  • Zients for commerce?

    Nov. 29, 2012 | Politico

    Lot of chatter in the system that Jeffrey Zients, the highly regarded head of the White House Office of Management and Budget and former CEO of The Advisory Board Company, is the top candidate to head the Commerce Department in the second Obama administration, Ben White notes.

  • Health care CIOs could face heat in electronic health record backlash

    Nov. 29, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

    Documentation of meaningful use claims can take the form of screen capture shots showing particular functions and query reports listing patients enrolled in various areas of the system, The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford told Joel Schectman.

  • Jay Nixon, Missouri governor, backs Medicaid expansion

    Nov. 29, 2012 | Huffington Post

    The Advisory Board Company’s map on states’ Medicaid expansion decisions is embedded at the end of the article.

  • Developer Challenge winner

    Nov. 29, 2012 | Health 2.0

    Video of The Advisory Board Company’s David Chao announcing the winner of the Patient Engagement Blue Button Challenge.

  • The four forsemen in health care’s future

    Nov. 28, 2012 | Teletracking blog

    According to The Advisory Board Company, “an aging population coupled with coverage expansion will dramatically reshape hospitals’ payer mixes,” Valerie Fritz notes.

  • The Advisory Board Company

    Nov. 27, 2012 | Giving Tuesday

    We will be doing skills-based service projects with Teach for America-DC and Focal Point Global, both 501c3s, The Advisory Board Company reports.

  • Resources for health insurance exchange news

    Nov. 27, 2012 | GetInsured.com

    We recently came across a couple of great resources for learning about the latest health insurance exchange developments around the country. They include: The Advisory Board Company, which just published a summary of state-by-state activities regarding exchanges and Medicaid expansion, the blog notes.

  • Affordable Care Act battles rage at the state level

    Nov. 27, 2012 | push-hc4allpa.blogspot.com

    We recently came across a couple of great resources for learning about the latest health insurance exchange developments around the country. They include: The Advisory Board Company, which just published a summary of state-by-state activities regarding exchanges and Medicaid expansion, the blog notes.

  • Resources for health insurance exchange news

    Nov. 27, 2012 | GetInsured.com

    The Advisory Board Company’s map on states’ Medicaid expansion decisions is embedded in the article.

  • Medicaid expansion covers millions at 'modest' cost to states: Report

    Nov. 26, 2012 | Huffington Post

    Eleven states and the District of Columbia plan to enact the Medicaid expansion in 2014 or already have started, and the remainder are undecided, according to The Advisory Board Company, Jeffrey Young reports.

  • New trees planted on JBM-HH

    Nov. 21, 2012 | DCMilitary.com

    A large group of people braced the wind Nov. 16 in order to bring new life to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. About 60 volunteers were on base—from graduate horticulture students to master gardeners; members of Tree Stewards of Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax and Casey Trees Citizen Foresters; Park Construction Company; The Advisory Board Company; and Calvert Company, Rhonda Apple reports.

  • RSNA 2012: Stage 2 easier, but radiologists still likely to backburner MU

    Nov. 20, 2012 | Government Health IT

    Nicholas Bartz, senior analyst at The Advisory Board Company, pointed out that to qualify for reimbursement, radiologists still must collect “a staggering amount of new patient data, much of which is outside their clinical practice,” so the matter of extracting that information will be very disruptive, Tom Sullivan notes.

  • The realities of Obamacare

    Nov. 19, 2012 | NOW | Alex Wagner (MSNBC)

    The Advisory Board Company’s map on states’ Medicaid expansion decisions is shown during Alex Wagner’s interview of Ezra Klein.

  • Monday Morning Update 11/19/12

    Nov. 19, 2012 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company’s email policies are featured in an article about companies that encourage (or mandate) employees to stop checking emails after hours, Mr. H reports.

  • Health care law’s new regulations set soon

    Nov. 18, 2012 | The Washington Post

    "The big one that everyone’s watching is more definition around the exchanges," The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Kaiser Health News’ Jordan Rau.

  • Heart care puts hospitals at odds

    Nov. 18, 2012 | Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

    The Advisory Board Company projects inpatient cardiology services in South Dakota dropping 12% by 2016 and 19% by 2021, Jon Walker reports.

  • The Advisory Board Company

    Nov. 18, 2012 | Austin American Statesman

    Crimson is a software development organization based in Austin, Texas, focused on helping health care professionals better serve patients through actionable insights that improve care delivery, The Austin American Statesman notes in its Top Workplaces awards coverage.

  • LePage rejects Affordable Care Act insurance exchange, Medicaid expansion

    Nov. 16, 2012 | Portland Press Herald

    LePage isn't the only governor to pass on Medicaid expansion. Six other Republican governors have said definitively that they're taking a pass, while five others are leaning in that direction, according to an analysis by The Advisory Board Company, Steve Mistler writes.

  • Administration expected to release many new rules for health law

    Nov. 15, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

    "The big one that everyone’s watching is more definition around the exchanges," The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Jordan Rau. The story also appeared in The Washington Post.

  • On Medicaid expansion, a high-stakes game of chicken

    Nov. 15, 2012 | Portland Press Herald

    The Advisory Board Company’s map on states’ Medicaid expansion decisions is embedded atop the article.

  • Initial take: The impact of the 2012 election on our industry

    Nov. 13, 2012 | Health Management Technology

    With the election season behind us, we can now step back and ask, "What does the outcome of the election mean for our industry?" The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades writes.

  • Health reform after the election: ACOs and population health

    Nov. 13, 2012 | Healthcare Finance News

    The commentariat, including the blogerati and twitterati wings, have focused on the budget battles of the future to come from Capitol Hill, the flurry of regulations to come from HHS, and the last stand of the boys in red in certain state capitals around the country against implementation of health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion under the ACA, David Harlow writes.

  • A Supreme Court silver lining: Saving Medicaid from budget cuts

    Nov. 13, 2012 | The Washington Post

    The Advisory Board Company estimates that only nine states have fully committed to implementing the expansion, Sarah Kliff reports.

  • Talk 10 Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Nov. 13, 2012 | ICD-10 Monitor

    The Advisory Board Company’s Edward Hock is included among the commentators on this podcast.

  • US Capitol capsule: With ACA foe defeated, now comes the challenge: Implementation

    Nov. 12, 2012 | Healthcare Design

    According to The Advisory Board Company, observation care typically costs the hospital less and may even increase revenue for the hospital—which is commonly misunderstood, as many people assume inpatient care generates more revenue, Ashley Dias writes.

  • Post-election: More states may agree to Medicaid expansion

    Nov. 12, 2012 | The Examiner

    The Advisory Board Company website provides an exhaustive post-election account of where every state stands on Medicaid expansion, Gail Reilly notes.

  • Southwest weekly health notes

    Nov. 12, 2012 | The Herald-News (Joliet, Ill.)

    Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers has been notified that it is one of 20 organizations across the nation to receive The Advisory Board Company’s 2012 Excellence in Employee Engagement Award.

  • As health exchange deadline looms, some states just say no

    Nov. 12, 2012 | Government in My Back Yard - GIMBY blog

    The Advisory Board Company, a global research firm, predicts the government will extend the deadline for states that want to get on board, Books Hayes notes.

  • Five questions with Chas Roades

    Nov. 11, 2012 | Providence Business News

    With the re-election of President Barack Obama to a second term, Mitt Romney’s promise to repeal health care reform on his first day in office has faded from political reality. Instead, health care reform will continue to move forward apace. Chas Roades, the chief research officer at The Advisory Board Company and a health policy expert, recently spoke at Brown University, detailing his view of future health trends, Richard Asinof reports.

  • Medicaid expansion to poorest southerners denied by Republicans 

    Nov. 9, 2012 | Huffington Post

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry—all Republicans—are on record so far as resistors to expanding Medicaid, according to an analysis updated by The Advisory Board Company.

  • Bloggers parse what happens next on health law 

    Nov. 8, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

    An article by The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades examines the impact of the election on health systems and providers, Andrew Villegas reports.

  • Focus on Obama's sweeping health care overhaul is now how, not if 

    Nov. 8, 2012 | Minneapolis Star-Tribune

    Hospital systems and doctors' groups are now less likely to delay efforts to find new ways of delivering better care more cheaply to patients, The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told The New York Times’ Reed Abelson.

  • Health care leaders staying course post-election

    Nov. 8, 2012 | Nashville Post

    Health care delivery is all about population management, The Advisory Board Company’s John Deane told Philip Nannie.

  • How health IT benefits from Obama's re-election

    Nov. 8, 2012 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford listened in on a committee meeting chaired by Farzad Mostashari, national coordinator of health IT, and the tenor of the discussion was that the committee would "move forward and finish the work that's been started," she told Ken Terry.

  • The outlook for “Obamacare” in two maps

    Nov. 7, 2012 | ProPublica

    One of the two maps cited is The Advisory Board Company's interactive infographic that charts states’ approaches toward potential Medicaid expansion. The article also appeared in the Orlando Weekly and the Boise Weekly.

  • Obama win keeping health law buoys hospitals shares

    Nov. 7, 2012 | Bloomberg News

    Hospitals would have continued to migrate toward more incentive-based pay that lowers costs even if the mandate for universal health care coverage was repealed under Romney, The Advisory Board Company’s Frederick Isasi told Stephanie Armour. The article also appeared in Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the San Francisco Gate/Chronicle.

  • The impact of the 2012 election on health systems and providers

    Nov. 7, 2012 | Health Affairs

    With the election season now (blessedly) behind us, and the endless barrage of campaign ads now magically gone from our lives—for at least a couple of years—we can now step back and ask, “What does the outcome of the election mean for the nation’s health systems and provider community,” writes The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades.

  • 2012 election reaction: Health care IT will regain momentum

    Nov. 7, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    “[The result] foreshadows that the health care IT agenda defined to support the Accountable Care Act and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will regain momentum lost to the distraction of the campaign,” The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford told Gabriel Perna.

  • Barack Obama wins: What it means for health care

    Nov. 7, 2012 | WebMD

    The Advisory Board Company's interactive infographic that charts states’ approaches toward potential Medicaid expansion is cited in the footnotes.

  • Meeting radiology’s consumer mandate: Increasing patient convenience

    Nov. 6, 2012 | Radiology Business Journal

    In 2008, The Advisory Board Company’s Imaging Performance Partnership conducted an audit of 100 member websites and tabulated the percentage that offered a number of key services. Though most programs had sites, they were frequently missing key functions, The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Brand writes.

  • Can technology 'cure' health care’s future?

    Nov. 2, 2012 | Government Technology

    The Advisory Board Company’s Aneesh Chopra told Justin Brown, “Once a doctor has all the data they need, they could begin to look at how to best engage the patient in newer ways to improve their overall health outcomes.”

  • Many accountable care organizations are now up and running, if not off to the races

    Nov. 1, 2012 | Health Affairs

    “Unfortunately there’s a lot of pressure to get results quickly,” The Advisory Board Company’s Frederick Isasi told Harris Meyer.

  • Tight squeeze

    Nov. 1, 2012 | Health Data Management

    Utilization metrics for radiology will only grow in importance in the accountable care era, The Advisory Board Company’s Zac Stillerman told Gary Baldwin. "As providers adopt risk-based contracts, they will look at utilization-and radiology can easily be over-utilized."

  • How health care changed while you were watching the election

    Nov. 1, 2012 | The Health Care Blog

    "I would characterize employers as increasingly impatient and sophisticated," The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Dan Diamond.

  • The price of Medicaid expansion opt-outs: $53.3 billion

    Oct. 26, 2012 | The Washington Post

    Six states have so far said they will not participate, and five are leaning against it. A map from The Advisory Board Company shows where things stand right now.

  • ICD-10 training needs to be planned on many levels

    Oct. 26, 2012 | ICD-10 Watch

    A video on ICD-10 services offers an illustration of how ICD-10 coding could reduce reimbursements, Carl Natale notes.

  • Overview and key takeaways of the Stage 2 final rules

    Oct. 26, 2012 | iHealthBeat

    The CMS Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and the ONC 2014 Edition final rules, published in the Federal Register on Sept. 4, reinforce the federal government's unwavering commitment to ensure widespread adoption of certified EHR technology, The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford writes.

  • How hospitals are handling Medicaid expansion uncertainty

    Oct. 23, 2012 | Executive Insight

    The Advisory Board Company’s Christopher Kerns told Jill Hoffman that providers serving large uninsured populations are likely to feel the greatest impact if their state opts out of Medicaid expansion.

  • ACOs: Are hospitals going forward?

    Oct. 23, 2012 | Executive Insight

    For providers considering becoming ACOs next year, application deadlines are looming, The Advisory Board Company’s Rob Lazerow told Jill Hoffman.

  • Malware threatens medical device security

    Oct. 19, 2012 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company’s Ken Kleinberg told Ken Terry that the operating systems of mobile devices have more robust security features than the legacy Windows systems found in many hospitals.

  • Electronic checklists help prevent medical errors

    Oct. 19, 2012 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company’s Ken Kleinberg suggested another method to improve the accuracy of medication histories in hospitals, Ken Terry reports.

  • A state-by-state look at Medicaid expansion

    Oct. 18, 2012 | The Associated Press

    A glance at the current status for states cites The Advisory Board Company.

  • Searching for the possible Blue Button market

    Oct. 18, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The people at the Advisory Board Company are listening loud and clear to the message of Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the National Coordinator for Health IT, Gabriel Perna reports.

  • Health insurance industry healthier than predicted

    Oct. 17, 2012 | Marketplace (American Public Media)

    “Hospitals and doctors will have fewer customers that don’t have insurance, so they’ll have more paying customers. And so it will inject some more money into the system,” The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Jeff Tyler.

  • MyKinergy takes top prize in health IT challenge

    Oct. 17, 2012 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    Kinergy Health, creator of the MyKinergy app, recently won the Patient Engagement Blue Button Challenge, sponsored by The Advisory Board Company. The challenge aimed to spur innovation by encouraging patients to broadly enroll in and use Blue Button–a Web-based feature that allows patients to securely access and download their health information from doctors, insurers, pharmacies, and other health-related entities, Michelle McNickle notes.

  • Culture clash between insurer, hospital system results in merger meltdown

    Oct. 15, 2012 | American Medical News

    “Payers can bring a lot of resources to the table, but the way that insurers and physicians want to operate, make decisions, measure success can be very different,” The Advisory Board Company’s Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, told Victoria Elliott.

  • Brown lectures on health care leadership begin

    Oct. 15, 2012 | Providence Business News

    A Brown University lecture series on health care leadership kicked off Oct. 10 with a talk by The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades.

  • Meet D.C.’s newest tech giant

    Oct. 12, 2012 | Washington Business Journal

    When you weren’t looking, the Advisory Board evolved into one of the Washington area’s biggest and fastest-growing technology companies, not to mention a darling of small-scale Wall Street investors, Ben Fischer reports.

  • Best places to work in health care? Repeat winners dominate

    Oct. 12, 2012 | Healthcare Matters blog

    “Our mission is to surface and secure economies of intellect on behalf of member organizations—discerning 'True North,' communicating these insights and best practices with clarity…” I don’t know who wrote that, but if there were a ranked list of mission statements out there, The Advisory Board Company would be a winner, Tom Finn writes.

  • 'Best Places:' Financially fit, employee-oriented, reform-ready

    Oct. 10, 2012 | Modern Healthcare

    "In a broader economy that still is struggling to create jobs, and people are struggling to find them, the health care market is hot," The Advisory Board Company’s Mary Van Hoose told the magazine. The firm ranks No. 33 on this year's Best Places roster and placed No. 4 among large employers.

  • From charitable giving to strategic philanthropy—The Advisory Board makes an impact

    Oct. 9, 2012 | Points of Light blog

    A branding blitz for not-for-profit organizations was one example of the creative ways The Advisory Board Company has found to engage its employee base in skills-based volunteering during its Week of Service this October, Yvonne Slu writes. The article also appeared in the Billion + Change blog.

  • Winners named in Blue Button contests

    Oct. 9, 2012 | Modern Healthcare

    Kinergy Health of Vienna, Va., won the Patient Engagement Blue Button Challenge sponsored by The Advisory Board Company, Joe Conn notes. The news also appeared in Government Health IT and Healthcare Informatics.

  • Medicaid Expansion: Wyoming awaits data, postpones decision

    Oct. 9, 2012 | WyoFile

    States around the country are grappling with Medicaid expansion. An analysis by The Advisory Board Company finds that 11 states are committed to expanding Medicaid while six have indicated that they will not participate.

  • The case for standards-based performance assessment

    Oct. 8, 2012 | Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company’s recent publication of a benchmarking tool helps its hospital members assess the performance of their radiology group on key areas such as call coverage, subspecialty expertise, and peer review.

  • Notable nurses: DC/Maryland/Virginia RNs celebrate achievements, awards

    Oct. 8, 2012 | Nurse.com

    The Emergency Nurses Association 2012 inductees to the Academy of Emergency Nursing, including Fred Neis, RN, MS, CEN, FACHE, FAEN, principal at The Advisory Board Company.

  • HIStalk interviews Dale Sanders, SVP, health care quality catalyst

    Oct. 5, 2012 | HIStalk

    Dale Sanders is SVP of Healthcare Quality Catalyst of Salt Lake City. He is also senior technology advisor for the national health system of the Cayman Islands and a senior research analyst for The Advisory Board Company.

  • Chopra to AHIMA: Data access fuels innovation

    Oct. 4, 2012 | Modern Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company’s Aneesh Chopra brought his typical high-wattage, power-of-positive-thinking message to the closing keynote speech as the American Health Information Management Association's annual convention wound down Wednesday in Chicago on its three-day run, Joe Conn reports. The news was also covered by Healthcare IT News, Advance for Health Information Professionals, EMR Daily News, MobiHealth News, and Healthcare Technology Online.

  • Mostashari: 3 reasons to be 'optimistic this time'

    Oct. 3, 2012 | Government Health IT

    At a Bipartisan Policy Committee event, Robert Musslewhite, CEO of The Advisory Board Company, said that the dialogue about accountable care organizations, EHRs, health information exchange is critical, Tom Sullivan notes.

  • Health care’s new connector: The chief integration officer

    Oct. 3, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The chief integration officer, which is going by many titles—such as the VP of population health, VP of integration, chief accountable care officer, and VP of the continuum of care—is beginning to formulate the organizational design for population health management, The Advisory Board Company’s Amanda Berra told Jennifer Prestigiacomo reports.

  • How comprehensive clinical documentation improvement pulls ICD-10 projects together

    Oct. 3, 2012 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    The Advisory Board Company Ed Hock recently told Bob Herman, "The reality is ICD-10 will require physicians to document things they've never had to document before.”

  • The Advisory Board Company finds a prescription for business and social impact

    Oct. 2, 2012 | Forbes.com

    As a measure of its prioritization on corporate philanthropy, The Advisory Board Company is one of the driving forces behind A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based services from corporate America by 2013, Ryan Scott reports. This article also appeared on the Sustainable Business Forum blog.

  • Innovation Forum 2012: Aneesh Chopra

    Oct. 2, 2012 | Rockefeller Foundation

    "I left the White House in February of this year to continue the work I started a decade ago at The Advisory Board Company trying to find health care innovations to lower costs and improve quality," Aneesh Chopra says (video).

  • Tackling ICD-10: Why physicians play the largest role in adoption

    Oct. 1, 2012 | Rockefeller Foundation

    The Advisory Board Company’s Ed Hock tells Bob Herman that physicians are the foundational pieces of a successful ICD-10 implementation because ICD-10 is a documentation issue as much as it is a coding issue.

  • W. Colorado moves forward on primary care initiative, payers resist

    Sept. 26, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    MidValley Family Practice, one of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative sites, will be implementing the Crimson from The Advisory Board Company to help enhance care coordination, Jennifer Prestigiacomo reports.

  • Feds want wider use of health records applet

    Sept. 25, 2012 | InformationWeek Government

    There are a growing number of Blue Button applications. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Blue Button Mash Up Challenge and The Advisory Board Company's Patient Engagement Blue Button Challenge are underway, with winners to be announced in October, J. Nicholas Hoover notes.

  • The new Stage 1 to Stage 2 meaningful use poster

    Sept. 24, 2012 | HIMSS New York State eNewsletter

    Courtesy of Robin Raiford of the Advisory Board: Meaningful use—the whiteboard story, a poster breaking down objectives and measures.

  • Covering the world of business, digital only

    Sept. 23, 2012 | The New York Times

    David G. Bradley, the owner of Atlantic Media, built and then sold the Advisory Board and the Corporate Executive Board, two research advisory firms, but he never trumpeted that or his fancy education—he was a Fulbright scholar with a law degree from Georgetown and an M.B.A. from Harvard—as a significant credential, David Carr reports.

  • Health care's Hottest No. 37: Advisory Board Co.

    Sept. 22, 2012 | Modern Healthcare

    “We have always tried to find the most innovative solutions to health care problems,” says Advisory Board CEO Robert Musslewhite. That striving for innovation led the company to develop a cloud computing system five years ago that today makes up more than 50% of the company's business.

  • Firms tell employees: Avoid after-hours email

    Sept. 21, 2012 | The Washington Post

    The Advisory Board Company’s push for no after-hours e-mail is part of a growing effort by some employers to rebuild the boundaries between work and home that have crumbled amid the do-more-with-less ethos of the economic downturn. The story also appeared in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, and the Seattle Times.

  • Q&A ICD-10 preparation

    Sept. 21, 2012 | Clinical Documentation Improvement Week Q&A

    "We have several other programs that are also being implemented during this time, as well (Dolby Computer Assisted Coding, Advisory Board ICD-10 Compass, etc.), so we know that we will need all the time we can get," said Katy Good, clinical documentation program coordinator for Flagstaff (Ariz.) Medical Center.

  • States' Medicaid expansion fraught with political consequences

    Sept. 20, 2012 | Government Health IT

    Texas, which has the largest number of uninsured, Florida, and Mississippi are among six states to date that have already rejected Medicaid expansion participation, according to The Advisory Board Company, which is tracking where states stand on Medicaid expansion.

  • Enterprising imaging strategy: What are you really getting in return?

    Sept. 20, 2012 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    While putting fully operational electronic health records in place remains the top priority for hospital IT leaders, industry experts such as The Advisory Board Company, as part of its imaging performance partnership program, are telling all their hospital members to invest in PACS Enterprise Archives, and adopt a corresponding strategy for management of these systems.

  • States seek a middle ground on Medicaid

    Sept. 18, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal

    The Advisory Board Company’s interactive infographic on states’ approaches to Medicaid expansion appeared with a page A6 story by Louise Radnofsky.

  • Doctor-hospital consolidations and the domino effect 

    Sept. 15, 2012 | MedInnovations blog

    According to The Advisory Board Company, the share of doctors practicing at hospitals who are also employees is growing rapidly.

  • Doctors, hospital deals probed 

    Sept. 13, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal

    A story by Anna Mathews was accompanied by a table illustrating the rising share of doctors practicing at hospitals who are also employees from 2000 to 2012. (Subscription required)

  • The peak performing emergency department

    Sept. 10, 2012 | Executive Insight Advance

    Hospitals have been attempting to address their ED capacity and flow issues for over a decade. In 2000, The Advisory Board Company published for its members the first "best practices" report on ED throughput, "The Clockwork ED."

  • Fourteen nurses named fellows of the academy of emergency nursing

    Sept. 4, 2012 | Executive Insight Advance

    Honorees include Fred Neis, MS, RN, FACHE, FAEN, CEN, a Principal at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Two at GHS selected for Leadership Columbia County

    Sept. 4, 2012 | Georgia Health Sciences University

    Shawn Vincent was also selected as an Executive Fellow of The Advisory Board Company after a two-year development program for health care leaders.

  • ICD-10: Time to get serious

    Sept. 1, 2012 | Health Data Management

    The Advisory Board has developed a proprietary software tool, called the ICD-10 Compass, which was developed to assist in hospitals’ analysis, The Advisory Board Company’s Ed Hock told Gary Baldwin. "The program takes their current claims data and combines it with our own analysis breaking down every I-9 code and assigning risk score to it."

  • Ryan Underwood: Health care buyout boom likely to help Nashville companies

    August 30, 2012 | The Tennessean

    According to an estimate by The Advisory Board Company, the number of U.S.-based specialty physicians who are employed by the hospitals where they treat patients increased nearly fivefold to 25% from 2000, while the amount of primary care physicians doubled during that same period.

  • Challenges in population health management

    Aug. 29, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    In a conversation with Jennifer Prestigiacomo, The Advisory Board Company’s Matthew Cinque pointed out that much of the world of population health is not all that new, as payers and health plans have been doing these types of activities for years for their members.

  • Health care reform: What’s the immediate impact on cardiovascular IT?

    Aug. 28, 2012 | Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology

    The Advisory Board Company’s Dana Pfenninger illustrates how cardiologists and administrators are strategically using business and IT tools to respond to a rapidly evolving health care landscape.

  • Stage 2 MU remains challenging, yet attainable

    Aug. 27, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford pointed out to Jennifer Prestigiacomo that the capability to share information outside of a particular organization’s EHR system is particularly necessary in the case of snowbirds, those who spend part of the year in a warmer part of the country.

  • CMS finalizes one-year delay on ICD-10

    Aug. 27, 2012 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    Two executives of The Advisory Board Company said in an interview with Ken Terry that the finalization of the postponement should help spur new efforts among hospitals to meet the deadline.

  • Some 'ah-ha' moments in Stage 2 rules

    Aug. 27, 2012 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford gave a big sigh of relief when reading in the final rule that hospitals have until July 1, 2014, to have the 2014 Edition of Stage 2 certified electronic health records software, rather than when the 2014 fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, 2013, Joe Goedert reports.

  • Health systems get in the insurance biz

    Aug. 27, 2012 | FierceHealth IT

    An estimated 20% of networks market an insurance product, while another 20% are exploring the option, according to research firm The Advisory Board Company, Karen M. Cheung reports.

  • Same doctor visit, double the cost

    Aug. 27, 2012 | FierceHealth IT

    This year, nearly one-quarter of all specialty physicians who see patients at hospitals are actually employed by the hospitals, according to an estimate from The Advisory Board Company, Anna Mathews reports.

  • Some hospital networks also become insurers

    Aug. 26, 2012 | Washington Post

    Twenty percent of hospitals and health systems are exploring strategies to market an insurance product, according to a survey last year of 100 hospital leaders by The Advisory Board Company.

  • Aetna to buy Coventry Health Care for over $5.5 billion 

    Aug. 17, 2012 | Marketplace Morning Report

    "All of the insurers realize the traditional commercial risk business where they’re insuring individuals through employer contracts is a shrinking business. The population is aging," The Advisory Board Company's Chas Roades tells Scott Tong.

  • Podcast: Increase patient portal usage 

    Aug. 17, 2012 | Physicians Practice

    The Advisory Board Company's Peter M. Kilbridge provides Aubrey Westgate with suggestions for how to get patients to try out the portal, how to ensure they continue using it, and how to get even the most reluctant patients to use the technology.

  • Effective habits for hospital CIOs 

    Aug. 14, 2012 | FierceHealthIT

    The Advisory Board Company’s Doug Thompson sums up the idea behind Stephen Covey's book in one thought: If all of us did the simple things we already know, it would change the world.

  • Who gets Medicaid coverage under health reform?

    Aug. 14, 2012 | WedMD

    The Advisory Board Company offers a map of the U.S. with information about where each state stands with regard to adopting the Medicaid expansion.

  • Health IT's new role: The chief integration officer

    Aug. 13, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company’s Amanda Berra explains to Jennifer Prestigiacomo how many hospitals are designating a role to lead preparations for greater contractual risk for population management.

  • Determining if a case manager is right for your practice 

    Aug. 6, 2012 | American Medical News

    “The larger goal of any insurance company or health system is to reduce the cost of care,” said Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, senior vice president of physician strategy at The Advisory Board Company, a research and consulting firm in Washington. “But how is a case manager going to improve the health of your patient?”

  • Could the ACA worsen the physician shortage? 

    Aug. 6, 2012 | Millican Solutions, Inc.

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expected to add millions of U.S. residents to the insurance rolls, but many experts say those newly insured individuals will exacerbate nationwide physician shortages and further restrict health care access, according to a republished article from The Advisory Board Company’s Daily Briefing.

  • Modern Healthcare's 2012 Best Places to Work 

    July 28, 2012 | Modern Healthcare

    The award honors The Advisory Board Company among workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level and provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products, and services.

  • 88 new ACOs—What does that mean? 

    July 24, 2012 | EMR and HIPAA

    The blog links to The Advisory Board Company’s infographic on the location of accountable care organizations.

  • Healthcare's Hottest for 2012; 40 of the health care industry's fastest growing companies  

    July 21, 2012 | Modern Healthcare

    The magazine named The Advisory Board Company as one of ‘Healthcare’s Hottest’ and will announce the rankings in September.

  • Philips recalls flawed patient data system 

    July 20, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal

    Mike Davis, managing director at The Advisory Board Company, comments to Joel Schectman on the Xcelera Connect from Philips.

  • Photos from 2012 CFO of the Year awards 

    July 20, 2012 | Washington Business Journal

    Michael Kirshbaum, CFO at The Advisory Board Company, is included in the photo gallery of honorees.

  • The Advisory Board Company’s cool office space in Austin, Texas

    July 18, 2012 | Austin Tenant Advisors

    The Advisory Board Company recently moved into their new office space in northwest Austin, Texas. A photo gallery is available.

  • The Advisory Board Company: Map of CMS-approved accountable care organizations July 2012

    July 10, 2012 | Ignatius Bau blog

    The Advisory Board Company has prepared a useful map of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-approved accountable care organizations (ACOs), including the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs and the Pioneer ACOs, including the 89 Medicare Shared Savings Program, the blogger notes.

  • Physician report cards make the honor roll  

    July 10, 2012 | Healthcare IT News

    Two hospitals in New Jersey and Nebraska share their stories on how The Advisory Board Company’s Crimson services helped them improve dialogue with physicians, reduce patient readmissions, and increase national rankings while eyeing the mounting savings.

  • The state of the Medicaid expansion in one map 

    July 9, 2012 | The Washington Post

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his intention to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. That adds Texas to the five dark-red states, mapped out by The Advisory Board Company, that have already made simple promises: The map was also noted by NPR, The Incidental Economist blog, the Reform Medicaid blog, and Congressman Jim DeMint’s blog.

  • The competitive advantage of data in a post-ACA world 

    July 2, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The passage of the ACA accelerates the need for care transformation given that most organizations are dealing with shifting reimbursement models and tightening budgets, The Advisory Board Company’s Christopher Kerns told Jennifer Prestigiacomo.

  • Upping the health IT bar during cost containment  

    July 2, 2012 | iHealthBeat

    More than ever, cutbacks and cost savings are top-of-mind priorities for health care organizations, as hospital revenue and margins continue to decline, Medicare reductions loom, case mix worsens, and increased competition and consolidations become a daily reality. Yet the need for new and often costly IT initiatives such as electronic health record implementations has not abated, The Advisory Board Company’s Ernie Hood and Daphne Lawrence write.

  • Industry experts say now begins the hard work of population health and payer reform  

    June 29, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    "As providers are more accountable for the costs of their care, they’re going to have a significant incentive to invest in new ways to monitor patients more effectively—to make sure they’re not trending to an unnecessary admission to the hospital," The Advisory Board Company’s Christopher Kerns told Jennifer Prestigiacomo.

  • What the Supreme Court’s ACA ruling will mean for providers  

    June 28, 2012 | Health Affairs

    Overall, the ruling lifts the uncertainty surrounding the law for patients and providers: payment reform is here to stay, and the time to focus on transforming patient care across the continuum is now, The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades writes.

  • Ruling underscores hospitals' strategy 

    June 28, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

    Other hospitals have been waiting for greater certainty to follow the lead of large systems, The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Christopher Weaver, "Now, you'll see people invest more aggressively."

  • News 6/27/12

    June 27, 2012 | HIStalk

    Ernst & Young names The Advisory Board Company CEO Robert Musslewhite a winner in of a 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Washington Region.

  • Regardless of court decision, health care, costs will change, expert says at Lexington conference

    June 26, 2012 | Lexington Herald-Leader

    "Health care is changing in pretty fundamental ways aside from the Supreme Court and what the Supreme Court does," The Advisory Board Company’s Gregg Nunziata said in a meeting of health care executives. KyForward also covered the event.

  • Route 77 Travelogue, Part 3: Shaping communities through design

    June 26, 2012 | Core 77

    The Advisory Board Company’s Scott Strzinek recently led the redesign of the company's Austin office space in collaboration with the architecture firm SmithGroupJJR. "We're innovative with products," Strzinek told Dave Seliger. "We just redid our logo and branding. But why not also be innovative with our space?"

  • Fickenscher’s Consulo Indicium

    June 26, 2012 | The Doctor Weighs in blog

    The Advisory Board Challenge—At the Health Datapalooza meeting in D.C., The Advisory Board Company’s Aneesh Chopra announced a challenge with the launch of the Patient Engagement Blue Button® Challenge.

  • Kansas hospital’s failed EMR project shows peril of vendor relations gone bad  

    June 26, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

    “Health-care systems are putting in these systems with all due haste to try to get this money,” The Advisory Board Company’s Dave Garets told Joel Schectman. “But you’ve got to have the people in-house who really understand this process and these people don’t come cheap.”

  • Aetna and Inova unveil joint venture for improved, cost-effective health care

    June 26, 2012 | Washington Post

    On increasing integration between health care providers and payers: “It really picked up last year,” The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Sarah Kliff. “If you’re trying to do things like coordinate care more effectively and reduce unnecessary admissions, it’s helpful for you to have control over beneficiary dollars. Then you can change the incentives for beneficiaries, doctors and other facilities.”

  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    June 22, 2012 | Ernst & Young

    The Advisory Board Company CEO Robert Musslewhite was named the 2012 Greater Washington winner for Business Services.

  • The Advisory Board Company: Focus on primary care investments reflects shifting incentives

    June 20, 2012 | Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

    In a 2012 Growth Survey, The Advisory Board Company found that members were shifting their strategy to accommodate new market incentives. In addition to the technology and programmatic investment trends, providers are also increasingly prioritizing investments in primary care capacity.

  • Health care industry players meet to discuss the role of technology

    June 20, 2012 | Nashville Post

    The program included a panel discussion featuring The Advisory Board Company’s Aneesh Chopra, Ascension Health CEO Bob Henkel, and Jonathan Perlin, who serves as the chief medical officer with HCA.

  • Some health system changes will stay, no matter how SCOTUS rules

    June 19, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

    "Whatever else the Supreme Court does, they can’t overturn the aging process, and they’re not going to strike down chronic disease," The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Jay Hancock. "Those are factors that are at the root of our health care crisis, and we’re going to have to continue to figure out ways to address them." The story also ran on NPR and in McClatchy Washington Bureau, and the Macon Telegraph.

  • A forum on transformation through innovation

    June 19, 2012 | Healthcare, Technology & Government 2.0

    A panel moderated by Janet Marchibroda, chair of BPC’s Health IT Initiative, also included The Advisory Board Company’s Aneesh Chopra.

  • Inspiring change through skills-based service

    June 19, 2012 | Points of Light blog

    PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, GlaxoSmithKline, and The Advisory Board Company discussed how their programs are addressing critical issues such as global health and education, water resource management, and improving STEM education through skills-based service.

  • News 6/15/12

    June 15, 2012 | HIStalk Mobile

    The Advisory Board Company launches its 2012 Patient Engagement Blue Button Challenge to encourage the creation of apps for improving care by sharing health data. The prize is $25,000 and submissions are due Aug. 6.

  • For hospital CIOs, mergers complicate move to electronic records

    June 13, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

    CIOs must handle IT integration of the merged hospitals, just as they are leading a transition to electronic medical records. Around 30% of hospitals have already made the move to electronic medical records, up from just 11% in 2009, The Advisory Board Company’s Dave Garets noted to Joel Schectman.

  • News 6/13/12

    June 13, 2012 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company’s Daily Briefing newsletter highlights the story of newly discovered notes taken by the first doctor to attend to Abraham Lincoln after his shooting at Ford’s Theater.

  • CIOs prepare for patient portals

    June 12, 2012 | Healthcare IT News

    The Advisory Board Company’s Protima Advani told Bernie Monegain that she recognizes the prospect of launching portals and getting patients to use them can be daunting. “Hospitals have not been in the business of engaging their patients,” Advani said.

  • $25,000 for best patient engagement app

    June 12, 2012 | Health Data Management

    The Advisory Board Company has launched a challenge to software developers to increase patient engagement by making it easier for them to share health data with providers. The top prize is $25,000, Joe Goedert notes.

  • 3 large insurers promise to keep many popular features of health law if high court strikes it down 

    June 11, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

    "They're trying to hedge against the possibility that some or all of the law will be overturned, and they want to be viewed as doing the right thing," The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Julie Appleby. The story also appeared in the Miami HeraldPioneer-Press of Saint Paul, Minn.; and Macon Telegraph.

  • Hiring for a five-star hospital

    June 11, 2012 | Executive Insight-Advance

    The Advisory Board Company has estimated that "approximately half of the participating hospitals are expected to receive a VBP incentive payment that will fall short of the withhold, with the other half receiving a bonus overall. However, almost 55% of hospitals will likely receive a payment within a range of 0.25% from the 1.0% breakeven," Darica Ward notes.

  • Mostashari urges Blue Button-big data mashup 

    June 7, 2012 | Healthcare IT News

    The Advisory Board Company is sponsoring a challenge with its membership of health care providers to advance patient engagement using Blue Button, Mary Mosquera reports. The story also appeared in Healthcare Informatics, HIStalk, Government Health IT, DailyMe, and EHR Intelligence.

  • Hospitals consider merger 

    June 7, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

    "Less money in the system means a much greater need to focus on finding and capturing economies of scale," The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Anna Mathews. Also, he said, hospitals are "trying to figure out, how can we be an end-to-end solution for our patients." (Subscription required.)

  • Value-based purchasing: Outstanding performance is critical

    June 4, 2012 | Executive Insight Advance

    As the volume of Medicare patients increases, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services projects $110 billion in funding cuts between 2011 and 2019, as noted by The Advisory Board Company, Zynx CMO David C. Rhew, MD, writes.

  • The health care sector is booming. So why are nurses having trouble finding jobs?

    June 2, 2012 | The Washington Post

    Of the 665,000 jobs the economy added in 2012, 158,000 of them have been in health care. Even when the economy was shedding huge numbers of jobs in 2008 and 2009, the sector was still growing, Sarah Kliff relays from The Advisory Board Company’s Daily Briefing.

  • Moving forward on ICD-10: Harder than it looks

    May 31, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    A particular hospital might lose reimbursement in their neuro unit and gain in their cardiac unit, for example, and CFOs need to understand that now. The Advisory Board Company is literally helping people break out their data and run it through the ICD-10 grouper, Ed Hock told Mark Hagland.

  • Twitter recap: HIMSS hosts chat with Aneesh Chopra

    May 30, 2012 | Healthcare IT News

    HIMSS hosted a live Twitter chat with former U.S. Chief Technology Officer and current Senior Advisor for The Advisory Board Company Aneesh Chopra on topics such as health IT policy and meaningful use. The conversation introduced themes that will be discussed at the Government Health IT Conference and Exhibition taking place June 11-12 in Washington, D.C. The Twitter session was also noted by Healthcare Informatics, GovWin, and GovHealthIT.com.

  • X-rays and iPads: The network health care evolution

    May 30, 2012 | Ars Technica

    "It's less about the technology holding the industry back, and more about the reimbursement model for health care," The Advisory Board Company told Sean Gallagher. The story was also noted by HealthLeaders Media.

  • The HCI 100

    May 23, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company ranks No. 44 in this year’s list of the top health care technology firms. The ranking was noted by HIStalk.

  • Austin jobless rate drops to 5.5%

    May 18, 2012 | Austin American Statesman

    Central Texas long has thrived on the growth of local start-ups and the Austin-area expansions of Electronic Arts, The Advisory Board Company, and other out-of-state companies.

  • Team from Loma Linda University Medical Center shares insights at national conference highlighting improvements and efficiency of patient care

    May 17, 2012 | Highland Community News

    A team from Loma Linda University Medical Center recently presented at the Crimson Performance Summit in Orlando on an initiative that reduced complications of care, lowered average length of stay for appendectomy 36% and for cholecystectomy by 37%, and generated a cost savings of more than $362,000. (See also Redlands-Loma Linda Patch: Loma Linda University Medical Center touts Orlando summit presentation)

  • Bracing for a crash

    May 12, 2012 | Modern Healthcare

    Once crash-preparedness planning begins, The Advisory Board Company’s Ernie Hood told Joe Conn, “It's like pulling the classic thread on a sweater, and you might think this is a relatively small issue and when you start pulling on it, then it starts to broaden—what if we have an earthquake or a pandemic?—and then it becomes an organizationwide planning process.” (Subscription required.)

  • ONC must go further to achieve flexibility in its 2014 edition

    May 11, 2012 | iHealthBeat

    Of the three tenets of meaningful use—adopt certified electronic health record technology, demonstrate core and menu set requirements, and report on clinical quality measures—adopting certified EHRs has proven more complicated than most providers anticipated, write The Advisory Board Company’s Marie Copoulos, Robin Raiford, and Protima Advani.

  • Medicare spotlights hospitals with especially costly patients

    May 9, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

    The Advisory Board Company’s Paul Matsui told Jordan Rau that his firm has already started analyzing the data to see what factors were linked to more efficient hospitals.

  • Creating a culture of innovation to get from ‘care to cure’

    May 7, 2012 | The FasterCures blog

    “Medicine will be transformed into an information science,” The Advisory Board Company’s Aneesh Chopra said at the Milken Institute GlobalConference. “We’re going to be in a much more information-intensive market, and we need commensurate analytic horsepower.”

  • AHA fights meaningful use Stage 2 timing, scope

    May 4, 2012 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    A 90-day reporting period in the first year of Stage 2 meaningful use would have the effect of postponing hospitals' Oct. 1, 2013 start date for Stage 2, which has already been delayed a year, The Advisory Board Company’s Marie Copoulos told Ken Terry.

  • Building the strategic medical home

    May 3, 2012 | Imaging Business Health CXO

    More than 400 health systems are actively engaged in researching and building the medical home, reports Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, who heads the Medical Home Project for The Advisory Board Company, Cheryl Proval reports.

  • Three organizations awarded for accountable care initiatives

    May 3, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company, a global consulting firm partnered with thousands of health care organizations, is awarding two hospitals and one health system for their work in delivering improved clinical outcomes at lower cost, the magazine reports.

  • Conflicts arise as health insurers diversify

    April 29, 2012 | Kaiser Health News/The Washington Post

    "If you're a hospital and you're in a relationship with a health [insurance] plan, you've always got to be asking yourself, 'What is the health plan getting out of this relationship other than the transaction we're doing right now?'" The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Jordan Rau.

  • Shopping spree the price of IT progress?

    April 29, 2012 | Health Data Management

    "Economic instability among physicians is a huge driver in the decision to give up private practice," The Advisory Board Company’s Lisa Bielamowicz told Gary Baldwin.

  • Reining in readmissions at N.J. hospitals

    April 29, 2012 | njspotlight.com

    An analysis from The Advisory Board Company estimates that less than 1% of U.S. hospitals will have a penalty of $1 million or more, about a quarter of the hospitals will see no penalty, and 50% of U.S. hospitals will see penalties ranging from $1 to $100,000, Beth Fitzgerald reports.

  • ICD-10 chills and thrills

    April 27, 2012 | Health Data Management

    If there was a common theme to an ICD-10 summit sponsored by The Advisory Board Company, it was the need to continue to press forward in the transition despite the delay, Gary Baldwin notes.

  • Jefferson Awards: Firm shares its best advice

    April 27, 2012 | Washington Business Journal

    The Advisory Board Company is helping the community by tapping its biggest resource: the skills of its employees. Its volunteer work, which goes all the way up to the company’s senior leadership, takes several forms, including pro bono consulting, board training, hands-on service, and charitable giving, Jim Bach reports.

  • More Northwest Austin businesses expanding, relocating

    April 27, 2012 | Community Impact

    One of the “national guys” that has expanded in Austin is The Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C.–based health care business consultancy, Amy Denney notes.

  • Q&A with Aneesh Chopra

    April 24, 2012 | Federal News Radio

    John Gilroy interviews Aneesh Chopra on his work with The Advisory Board Company and the economic benefits of open technology.

  • Aneesh Chopra

    April 23, 2012 | Tri-Sector Forum

    Chopra emerged as a Tri-Sector Leader when he left his post as managing director of The Advisory Board Company, Tri-Sector Forum reports.

  • ICD-10 timeline: How to take advantage of the delay

    April 18, 2012 | ICD-10 Watch

    The Advisory Board Company’s Josh Gray lists five steps that health care providers can take to get ICD-10 implementation right.

  • The ICD-10 delay clarified: What it means for you

    April 16, 2012 | Health Management Technology

    The Advisory Board Company’s Josh Gray offers five implications of CMS's proposal to push back compliance to October 2014.

  • Many seniors unaware of benefits now at risk

    April 13, 2012 | Chicago Tribune

    If the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for insurance coverage goes away, it will lead to more health care providers limiting the number of Medicare patients they will serve, The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades tells Janet Kidd Stewart.

  • ACOs multiply As Medicare announces 27 new ones

    April 10, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

    As the ACOs take off and “people actually start to deliver care in a different way, it’s messy and complicated. There will be successes and failures, and it may go slower than policy-makers would like it to,” The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades told Jenny Gold.

  • Trial by firing

    April 7, 2012 | Modern Healthcare

    A new CEO at Highmark could allow the firm’s board to hire someone with skills to manage Highmark as it seeks to expand as a health care provider, The Advisory Board Company’s Anthony D'Eredita told Melanie Evans (subscription required).

  • Sloppy EHR implementation could threaten patient safety

    April 6, 2012 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company’s Peter Kilbridge, MD, told Ken Terry he was not surprised by the VA study's findings because most of them have already been documented in the literature. "The take-home lesson is that if you take a complex project and are not very careful, you can screw it up, and that can have an impact on patient safety," Kilbridge said.

  • Hospital mergers, acquisitions expected to maintain quick pace

    April 2, 2012 | American Medical News

    “Physicians need to be looking with a critical eye,” The Advisory Board Company’s Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, told Victoria Elliott. “Is the health system that I am aligning with going to be able to ensure my safety and my security across the next decade?”

  • Meaningful use Stage 2 brings cheers, fears

    April 1, 2012 | Health Data Management

    Primary care physicians may more easily meet the threshold of getting 10% of patients to access their own information, as patients increasingly want electronic communication with their PCP, The Advisory Board Company’s Protima Advani told Joe Goedert.

  • Juggling act

    April 1, 2012 | Employee Benefit News

    A report from The Advisory Board Company shows that while vendor management is often overlooked by plan sponsors, the process can yield savings of between 5% and 10%, Andrea Davis reports.

  • From implementation to analytics: The future work of informatics

    April 1, 2012 | Informatics Professor

    A recent primer by The Advisory Board Company gives a good overview of analytics in the context of health care, William Hersh notes.

  • Industry watch: 10 key takeaways on the stage 2 meaningful use proposal

    April 2012 | Health Management Technology

    While proposals for the next phase of core and menu set requirements largely mirror the direction from the Health IT Policy Committee’s recommendations from the summer of 2011, they are on the whole more aggressive, according to The Advisory Board Company’s Marie Copoulos, Protima Advani, Robin Raiford, and Tony Panjamapirom (see page 4).

  • Expert: Supreme Court "will not overturn the aging process"

    March 30, 2012 | Washington Business Journal

    So what should you do? Stop everything you've done to prepare for the coming health care reforms? Not yet, says The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades.

  • Health wonk review: Supreme Court week

    March 29, 2012 | Health Business Blog

    While the SCOTUS posts are right up to the minute, two submitters take us back in time. Dan Diamond of The Advisory Board Company’s Daily Briefing dials us back to the Mad Men era of the early 1960s when the AMA approved TV scripts and half of adults smoked but few were obese. There’s a nifty infographic to sum it all up.

  • Effort to pay hospitals based on quality didn’t cut death rates, study finds

    March 28, 2012 | Kaiser Health News

    The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades believes Medicare’s new effort will improve quality in the long-term. But he cautioned Jordan Rau that it may take a while.

  • Supreme court health care hearings day three: Wednesday 28 March

    March 28, 2012 | The Guardian (U.K.)

    Dan Diamond of The Advisory Board Company emphasizes the importance of the debate over the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, Richard Adams notes.

  • Meaningful use and accountable care: The future of American health care

    March 28, 2012 | eHealthSpace.org

    According to Health-e-Nation keynote speaker, David Garets of The Advisory Board Company in the USA, dual initiatives of the federal government are the answer to the host of problems with American health care, Will Turner notes.

  • Health reform at 2: Why American health care will never be the same

    March 25, 2012 | The Washington Post

    “There was a patient mix shift happening that, unless hospitals changed, they were going to be losing money in about five years,” Chas Roades of The Advisory Board Company told Sarah Kliff.

  • Unraveling meaningful use stage 2

    March 25, 2012 | Medical Economics

    "Providers need to engage with their vendors as soon as possible on being prepared to meet this measure," The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford told Morgan Lewis.

  • We drink more than Don Draper but we die less often

    March 23, 2012 | Forbes.com

    I was spurred to think about these differences because of The Advisory Board Company, which created a wonderful infographic that I’ve included below, Matthew Herper writes.

  • Hospital social media strategies grow up

    March 23, 2012 | FierceHealthIT

    Chris Boyer, director of digital marketing and communications at Inova Health System, says he's seen some financial returns on Twitter activity, according to an interview with the Daily Briefing, an online publication of The Advisory Board Company, Gienna Shaw notes.

  • News 3/23/12

    March 23, 2012 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company launches its Innovations in Impact grant program designed to reward best practice-driven initiatives that articulate measurable, quantitative outcomes goals. The application deadline for the $20,000-per-year grants is April 13.

  • Chart of the day: From 'Mad Men' to Medicare, measuring U.S. health care

    March 22, 2012 | The Atlantic

    This week marks two major events. One is the second anniversary of something that's not that popular: the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. The second is the return to television of something that's far more popular: Mad Men. The clear solution is to combine them in one awesome infographic, David A. Graham writes of a Daily Briefing production.

  • Early colon cancer detection means earlier treatment—what are the treatment options?

    March 19, 2012 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

    Since a minimally invasive procedure requires smaller incisions than conventional surgery, patients may heal much faster (e.g., patients who underwent minimally invasive colectomy for colon cancer returned to work 5 to 26 days quicker than with a traditional procedure, according to a study conducted by The Advisory Board Company).

  • The BYOD revolution [Healthcare Informatics]

    March 17, 2012 | TMCnet

    The Advisory Board Company’s Kenneth Kleinberg sees “bring your own device” as the No. 1 issue in terms of mobility.

  • Meaningful use stage 2: Raising the bar with exchange, standards, engagement

    March 15, 2012 | iHealthBeat

    While proposals for the next phase of core and menu set requirements largely mirror the direction set by the Health IT Policy Committee's summer 2011 recommendations, they are, on the whole, more aggressive, The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford and Marie Copoulos write.

  • Doctors struggle to make ends meet

    March 15, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal

    For a five-physician practice, The Advisory Board Company projects the total first-year cost of a medical home to fall between $126,000 and $346,500, including two added health coaches, Anna Mathews reports.

  • Health care CIOs need to understand physicians' pain

    March 14, 2012 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    According to a recent analysis by HIMSS and The Advisory Board Company, "EMR Benefits and Benefit Realization Methods of Stage 6 and 7 Hospitals," a likely explanation for these conflicting reports is that most hospitals with EMRs are still implementing clinical decision support systems, Paul Cerrato reports.

  • Industry update: Meaningful use of EHRs and the digital divide

    March 13, 2012 | Healthcare Briefings

    According to the proposed regulations for Stage 2 meaningful use, CPOE will expand to encompass laboratory and radiology orders, and 60% of prescriptions must be entered, as well. “That’s a huge shift,” The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford told Jennifer Larsen.

  • Stage 2 meaningful use challenges

    March 12, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    In Jennifer Prestigiacomo’s conversation with The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford about some of the biggest challenges of Stage 2 meaningful use, what Raiford mentioned, and what’s not surprising when you look at what eligible providers and hospitals deferred in Stage 1, was that patient engagement, care coordination, and quality measures were some of the main obstacles.

  • Aneesh Chopra, first CTO under Obama, calls replacement Todd Park ‘brother from another mother’

    March 12, 2012 | San Francisco Chronicle/Gate

    Video: On the valley girl show, The Advisory Board Company’s Aneesh Chopra celebrates Todd Park being named U.S. chief technology officer. The link between Chopra and Park was also reported by the New York Times, Health Data Management, Information Management, and ExecutiveGov.

  • SXSW: Woodstock for geeks

    March 11, 2012 | Venture Valkyrie blog

    The recognition of the importance of HIT to the health care system’s health was what led to the formation of the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT and, in part, what led to The Advisory Board Company’s Aneesh Chopra’s role as the first U.S. chief technology officer, a role founded in 2009, Lisa Suennen writes.

  • New reality for nurses: Not easy to find a job

    March 10, 2012 | Seattle Times

    "There's going to be a huge demand for registered nurses," Jennifer Stewart, a managing director at The Advisory Board Company, told Sanjay Bhatt.

  • 3 critical components to ACO success

    March 9, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company’s Anthony D’Eredita noted to Jennifer Prestigiacomo that organizations need to attack three critical areas to achieve ACO success.

  • Healthcare needs a big data infusion

    March 9, 2012 | GigaOM

    To improve medicine and health IT, we need a big heaping dose of data. That’s the takeaway from a conversation with The Advisory Board Company’s Aneesh Chopra and Stacey Higginbotham.

  • Health care sector remains on top in job growth

    March 9, 2012 | The Hill

    The February jobs growth in the health care sector marks a new record, according to The Advisory Board Company, Julian Pecquet reports. FierceHealthcare also cited the firm.

  • HIMSS survey: Advanced EMRs make a difference

    March 7, 2012 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    Hospitals that deploy advanced electronic medical records report that they achieve a broad range of benefits from their e-record systems, according to a survey that was a joint effort from The Advisory Board Company and HIMSS Analytics. The research was also reported on by Health Management Technology, Healthcare IT News and InformationWeek Healthcare, Medical Imaging, FierceEMR, and Healthcare Technology Online.

  • Meaningful use Stage 2 commentary and resources–meaningful use Monday

    March 5, 2012 | EMR and HIPAA

    The Advisory Board Company has a good blog post listing the 10 key takeaways on stage 2 of meaningful use, the blog reports.

  • Aneesh Chopra

    March 3, 2012 | National Journal

    Chopra rejoined The Advisory Board Company, where he had spent nine years earlier in his career. As senior adviser for health care technology strategy, Chopra will advise the company’s members as they adapt to a value-based system, Christopher Snow Hopkins reports (subscription required).

  • News 3/2/12

    March 2, 2012 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company does a nice high-level summary of the proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2, nice for CIOs prepping peer execs for what the IT agenda will look like, Mr. HIStalk notes.

  • HIMSS12: HIE and enabling interoperability

    March 2, 2012 | Government Health IT

    Dave Garets, executive director at The Advisory Board Company, gave an overview of the current “State of the Health Care IT Union” in the U.S. at Cisco’s Connected Health Summit, Patty Enrado reports. Garets called the Direct Project—the point-to-point solution aimed at physician practices—a disintermediary.

  • Emergency measures

    March 1, 2012 | Human Resources Executive

    Over a year ago, Elaine Britt, director of benefits for Rice University in Houston, was informed by The Advisory Board Company that employees' ER visits over a two-year period were 12% higher than the national benchmark and cost an average of $1,400 per visit.

  • Advanced EMRs reap advanced benefits

    March 1, 2012 | Healthcare IT News

    HIMSS Analytics and The Advisory Board Company have published new research showing hospitals that have implemented advanced electronic medical record systems enjoy a broad range of benefits when it comes to clinical quality, patient safety and operational efficiencies, Mike Miliard reports. The study was also reported on by Medical Imaging, FierceEMR, and Healthcare Technology Online.

  • Anatomy of a hybrid OR

    March 1, 2012 | Health Imaging

    Construction of a hybrid operating room is not for the faint-of-heart, evidenced by price tags ranging from $3.5 million to $5 million, The Advisory Board Company’s Ashley Ford told Lisa Fratt.

  • 4 keys to strategic service line analysis

    March 1, 2012 | Strategic Financial Planning

    There is often a big disconnect between an organization's activity and what the CFO is focusing on, The Advisory Board Company’s Shay Pratt told Lauren Phillips (subscription required).

  • Stage 2 MU to usher in more vendor interoperability collaborations

    March 1, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed an increase in the summary of care record threshold, requiring that summaries be provided in 65% of transitions, 10% of which will need to be electronic, The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford explained to Jennifer Prestigiacomo.

  • As proposed rule is read, initial reactions span the spectrum

    March 1, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The requirements discussed by Dr. Mostashari and his team closely parallel the recommendations provided by the Health IT Standards Committee and Health IT Policy Committee, The Advisory Board Company’s Robin Raiford told Healthcare Informatics.

  • United to attach performance conditions to more doctors' pay

    February 29, 2012 | American Medical News

    Straightforward boosts in physician payment are likely to be replaced by arrangements that involve physicians taking on risk, The Advisory Board Company’s Lisa Bielamowicz, MD, told reporter Emily Berry.

  • The 'bring your own device' concept has many IT departments scrambling to develop mobile tech policies

    February 28, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company’s Kenneth Kleinberg sees “BYOD” as the No. 1 issue in terms of mobility, David Raths reports.

  • Second-generation clinical decision support

    February 28, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    Beyond the fact of limited resources and bandwidth, there is also, industry-wide, an even deeper problem, The Advisory Board Company’s Peter Kilbridge told Mark Hagland.

  • Turning health care’s business model inside out

    February 27, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company’s Jim Adams explains that there are three phases in what he calls the IT maturity model for accountable care, Jennifer Prestigiacomo notes.

  • Non-profit quality improvement collaborative aims to build "registry of registries" in Colorado

    February 23, 2012 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    QHN’s data-sharing “registry of registries,” which will be powered by The Advisory Board Company's Crimson Care Registry, will allow QHN participants in Colorado to optimize each patient's visit for a more comprehensive approach to health care, Jaimie Oh reports.

  • HIMSS12: Raising the stakes on meaningful use

    February 23, 2012 | H&HN Daily blog

    Thompson says that it is really the first time that anyone has looked not only at Stage 6 and 7 hospitals, but at the entire EMR.

  • Compliance levels will be raised in Stage 2

    February 23, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    The Advisory Board Company pointed out in a brief that the menu requirements from Stage 1 meaningful use will be core requirements in the proposed regulations for Stage 2, and some Stage 1 measures will be eliminated in Stage 2 to make room for new objectives, Jennifer Prestigiacomo reports.

  • HIMSS12 notable and quotable

    February 22, 2012 | Health Data Management

    “The ACO represents a transfer of risk from the financiers of health care to the providers of health care,” The Advisory Board Company’s Rob Lazerow said during a HIMSS12 presentation, writes Gary Baldwin.

  • Dave Garets: Hospitals way short of ACO IT needs

    February 21, 2012 | Health Data Management

    Even the entry level IT needed to be an accountable care organization is sophisticated and would require a provider to be at Stage 6 or 7 on the EHR adoption scale, The Advisory Board Company’s Dave Garets said in a presentation attended by Gary Baldwin.

  • IT blueprint for ACOs

    February 20, 2012 | Healthcare Informatics

    Jennifer Prestigiacomo reports that The Advisory Board Company’s Rob Lazerow said in a HIMSS12 presentation that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has slew of accountable care projects available now; however, some might not be voluntary for long, and there is a competitive advantage for early participation.

  • Former U.S. chief tech officer Chopra to rejoin Advisory Board

    February 17, 2012 | Modern Healthcare

    Aneesh Chopra, the former federal chief technology officer, is returning to the company as senior adviser of health care technology strategy, Jaimy Lee reports. The news was also noted by Healthcare Informatics, Washington Business Journal, Federal Computer Week, and ExecutiveGov.

  • Labor costs and case mix: Two critical focus areas for CFOs

    February 13, 2012 | CFO Forum

    Ensuring sustainable financial health will require investments in care transformation, not just managing expenses, Laura Ramos Hegwer reports after an interview with The Advisory Board Company’s Tom Cassels.

  • Telemedicine today

    February 1, 2012 | Trustee

    "The appeal of home-health monitoring is that it allows patients who are chronically ill and homebound to be monitored much more closely than they typically are today," The Advisory Board Company’s Jonathan Edwards tells John Morrissey.

  • Building connections on the care continuum

    February 1, 2012 | Health Data Management

    "You need I.T. beyond the revenue cycle," Jim Adams, a managing director at The Advisory Board Company, said to Editorial Director Gary Baldwin. "You need unified messaging, direct communication between provider to provider, manager to provider."

  • How health care dropped out of the presidential conversation

    January 27, 2012 | NPR Shots blog

    Dan Diamond, managing editor of the Advisory Board Company's Daily Briefing, put together a graphic showing that the 44 words on health in this year's speech the president devoted to health care—accounting for 0.6% of the address—was by far the lowest of his presidency for State of the Union speeches.

  • Health care largely ignored in State of the Union address

    January 25, 2012 | Harvard Health blog

    Thanks to word counter Dan Diamond, managing editor for the Advisory Board’s Daily Briefing, Harvard Health blogger P.J. Skerret learned that President Obama spent just 44 words on health reform. That’s far fewer than he’s used in the past (see illustration).

  • Ascension revamps to grow

    January 9, 2012 | Modern Healthcare

    Health systems—under pressure from an aging population, payment reform efforts, and slower reimbursement rate growth—are seeking to diversify beyond the typical delivery of acute-care services, Tom Cassels, an executive director at The Advisory Board Company, told reporter Melanie Evans (print subscription required).

  • HIStalk interviews Robert Musslewhite and Paul Roscoe, The Advisory Board Company

    January 4, 2012 | HIStalk

    Robert Musslewhite, CEO of The Advisory Board Company, and Paul Roscoe, CEO of the firm's Crimson division, discuss how the firm has evolved to become the preeminent provider of comprehensive performance improvement solutions for hospitals and health networks—and the key issues in strengthening hospital-physician alignment.

  • Collaboration equals independence

    January 1, 2012 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    "The tension between independence and strategic relevance going forward is a huge hot-button issue for health system leaders and board members right now," The Advisory Board Company’s Tom Cassels told reporter Lola Butcher.

  • State Medicaid programs catch up on meaningful use

    December 19, 2011 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    States have to submit voluminous paperwork to CMS to get funding for the meaningful use program, Robin Raiford, a director at The Advisory Board Company, explained to Contributing Editor Ken Terry.

  • Medicare penalties for readmissions could be a tough hit on hospitals serving the poor

    December 19, 2011 | Kaiser Health News/Washington Post

    "The big confounding factors in readmissions are often nonclinical issues: 'I don't have anyone at home to take care of me,' 'I don't have any transportation,'" The Advisory Board Company’s chief research officer told Staff Writer Jordan Rau.

  • 32 ‘Pioneers’ selected to test new health care model for seniors

    December 19, 2011 | Kaiser Health News/Washington Post

    “It’s a wide cross-section of all kinds of organizations,” Chas Roades, chief research officer with The Advisory Board Company, said to Staff Writer Jordan Rau.

  • KHN used CMS readmission rates and patients’ income for analysis

    December 19, 2011 | Kaiser Health News/Washington Post

    KHN devised its analysis after discussions with a number of experts, including Paul Matsui, executive director at The Advisory Board Company.

  • The future of U.S. health care

    December 12, 2011 | The Wall Street Journal

    According to an Advisory Board survey of hospital and health system executives, 15% of institutions currently have an ACO in place and 13% are likely to do so by the end of 2012, Anna Mathews reports.

  • Clinical integration for business intelligence

    December 8, 2011 | Healthcare Informatics

    Some key results of Covenant Health System’s clinical integration program have been a reduced average length of stay by 1.1 days and the elimination of incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia cases for 18 months as a result of Covenant’s work with Crimson Continuum of Care and its Ambulatory module.

  • Lost opportunity? Extension to speed EHR adoption too late for some

    December 5, 2011 | Modern Healthcare

    This year, the Advisory Board began counseling clients—even those ready to attest in 2011—to hold off until 2012, citing the time squeeze and the lack of final Stage 2 meaningful use criteria, which are not expected to be published until summer 2012, Joe Conn reports. (subscription required)

  • Report could lead to fight over downsized United Medical Center

    December 2, 2011 | Washington Business Journal

    “That is the survival strategy for those safety-net hospitals; how can we invest enough in primary-care safety net services, so we’re really only using our inpatient beds for the appropriate cases?” The Advisory Board Company's Chief Research Officer Chas Roades told Ben Fischer.

  • Hospitals’ C-suite agenda

    December 1, 2011 | Repertoire

    Hospitals are responding vigorously to the challenges of current and future economics and expect their suppliers to do the same, The Advisory Board Company’s Fred Bentley tells Repertoire.

  • Mobile supports ‘patient activation’ of clinical decision support

    November 23, 2011 | MobiHealthNews

    Mobile and wireless technologies are helping give rise to a new form of clinical decision support that’s being called “patient activation,” Doug Thompson, senior director in The Advisory Board Company's Research and Insights division, told Neil Versel.

  • Medicare delays HIPAA 5010 enforcement

    November 22, 2011 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    “Most of the hospitals I've talked to have either tested or are completing testing in December,” The Advisory Board Company’s Mike Davis tells Ken Terry.

  • Healthcare CIOs juggle more mobile challenges

    November 22, 2011 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    The "bring your own device," or BYOD, phenomenon in hospitals has created a networking problem for CIOs by driving up demand on wireless LANs and has kept security officers busy because it's difficult to control all the data that flows to hundreds or thousands of handheld computers and smartphones, The Advisory Board Company’s Kenneth Kleinberg explained to Neil Versel.

  • Prevention of re-admittance to Spanish hospitals

    November 15, 2011 | SmartPlanet

    At Monday’s conference between 16 Spanish hospitals and The Advisory Board Company, one hospital administrator said, “There are more and more chronic disease patients, and there are many different ways to manage these diseases,” Jennifer Riggins notes.

  • Madrid hospitals look to free beds

    November 15, 2011 | SmartPlanet

    David Willis, managing director of The Advisory Board Company, says that a “combination of economic and political uncertainty” makes it more crucial that Spanish hospitals look for creative solutions to shared problems, Jennifer Riggins reports.

  • Charlotte hospital systems see big growth potential for orthopedic centers

    November 4, 2011 | Charlotte Business Journal

    “The growth (in knee and hip replacements) over the past decade has been pretty overwhelming. It’s still likely to be a very high demand need in years to come,” Sean Buckley, a Research & Insights consultant at The Advisory Board Company, told Jennifer Thomas.

  • Cuts in government, insurance spending slice into hospital pay for workers—just when hospitals need them the most

    October 28, 2011 | Washington Business Journal

    While nurses take on higher-level tasks, hospitals will also create new positions a notch below the education and training levels of nurses to take over menial bedside duties, Jennifer Stewart, leader of the Nursing Executive Center at The Advisory Board Company, speculated to Ben Fischer.

  • Company’s blitz helps non-profits

    November 7, 2011 | The Washington Post Capital Business

    Through the firm’s Community Impact Program, The Advisory Board Company employees filled out cards to service members stationed overseas, assembled snack bags for D.C. Central Kitchen and care packages for graduates of a college-preparatory program, planted trees, gardened at the National Arboretum, served lunch to people without homes at So Others May Eat, and taught interview skills at Samaritan Inns.

  • Push for health-cost data

    October 27, 2011 | The Wall Street Journal

    There's a strategic advantage to both payers and hospitals in maintaining confidentiality around pricing, The Advisory Board Company’s Chief Research Officer Chas Roades told reporter Anna Mathews, explaining that a hospital may not want a low rate granted to one health plan in a negotiation to be known to rival insurers, and vice versa.

  • Best places to work in health care

    October 25, 2011 | Modern Healthcare

    What employees love about The Advisory Board Company: Staff receive up to 10 hours comp time per month to volunteer during the work day at organizations of their choosing.

  • Hospitals move slowly on meaningful use

    October 24, 2011 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    Fewer hospitals than expected are ready for meaningful use because of the scope of the program, The Advisory Board Company Consultant Marie Copoulos said in an interview with InformationWeek Healthcare’s Ken Terry.

  • Expert: Industry asked for and got shared savings flexibility

    October 21, 2011 | Health Data Management

    The final regulations for the Medicare Shared Savings Program show that "CMS decided it was more important to get broader participation in this program," which may surpass the participation goal of 270 accountable care organizations, The Advisory Board Company’s Chief Research Officer Chas Roades commented to Health Data Management reporter Joseph Goedert.

  • Bringing ACOs back to life

    October 20, 2011 | Hospitals & Health Networks Daily

    "I think CMS brought ACOs back to life," The Advisory Board Company’s Chief Research Officer Chas Roades tells Hospitals & Health Networks editor Matthew Weinstock.

  • Going the distance

    October 3, 2011 | Modern Healthcare

    Ed Hock, director of Revenue Cycle Solutions for The Advisory Board Company, tells reporter Joe Conn that providers can do dry runs and tests on how ICD-10 will affect revenue, and “a little of that is being done across the country, but I think it really comes down to systems.” (subscription required)

  • August ravaged with 13 hospital mass layoffs

    October 3, 2011 | Becker's Hospital Review

    Although mass layoffs have subsided since August 2010, there were still 13 hospital mass layoffs in August 2011, according to an Advisory Board Company report cited by Bob Herman and HealthLeaders Media.

  • Executives at their desks

    October 2, 2011 | Washington Post

    A Capital Business photo gallery captures Robert Musslewhite, CEO of The Advisory Board Company, at his corner office in Northwest Washington.

  • Without a team of pharmacists, your ACO will be incomplete

    October 1, 2011 | Managed Healthcare Executive

    A survey by The Advisory Board Company indicates that 42% of medical home practices report having a pharmacist as part of the care team, while just 21% of the typical practices did so, Mari Edlin reports.

  • To wait or not to wait...

    September 26, 2011 | Modern Healthcare

    The Advisory Board Company issued guidance urging its clients to wait until fiscal 2012 before starting their climb up the meaningful use staircase, Joe Conn observes.

  • EHR early birds may or may not get the worm

    September 21, 2011 | Modern Healthcare IT Everything Blog

    Protima Advani, director or strategic research for The Advisory Board Company, says the advice to wait until 2012 to attest for stage 1 meaningful use still holds, Joe Conn reports.

  • 'Poster boys' take a pass on Pioneer ACO program

    September 14, 2011 | Kaiser Health News/Politico

    The Advisory Board Company estimates that between 30 and 50 organizations have applied for the Pioneer program, based on informal surveys of clients and conversations with Innovation Center employees, Chief Research Officer Chas Roades told Kaiser Health News’ Jenny Gold.

  • Walked into a lamppost? Hurt while crocheting? Help is on the way

    September 13, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

    A new federally mandated version of ICD-10—codes that hospitals and doctors use to describe medical services in bills they send to insurers—will expand the number of codes to around 140,000, including one for recording that a patient's injury occurred in a chicken coop, the Wall Street Journal observes.

  • Monday morning update 9/12/11

    September 12, 2011 | HIStalk

    Dave Garets, executive director of The Advisory Board Company’s Health Care IT Program Suite, is “quietly putting together a dream team of industry heavyweights in Mike Davis, Jim Adams, Jim Klein, Ernie Hood, Peter Kilbridge, Ken Kleinberg, Doug Thompson, and Daphne Lawrence,” HIStalk relays.

  • News 9/7/11

    September 7, 2011 | HIStalk

    Covenant Health System and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System have developed clinical integration programs utilizing Crimson physician performance technologies from The Advisory Board Company, HIStalk reports.

  • Medicare official suggests other possibilities for future bundled payment experiments

    September 6, 2011 | CQ HealthBeat

    Valinda Rutledge, director of the Patient Care Models Group at the Innovation Center, said on a call hosted by The Advisory Board Company that a new project announced Aug. 23 that will test the concept of bundled payments is just an initial step, Rebecca Adams writes for CQ HealthBeat. (subscription required)

  • Your ICD-10 to-do list

    September 2011 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    "The problem is not in bringing systems to ICD-10 compliance—that's cake, that's not the challenge," says Mike Davis, managing director of The Advisory Board Company's Applications and Technologies Collaborative. "The challenge is the physician documentation to represent the specificity needed by the coders to accurately code ICD-10," Hospitals & Health Networks reports.

  • VBP: Can you get there on today's IT?

    August 15, 2011 | Government Health IT

    The first baseline information requirement for value-based purchasing is the ability to capture clinical data, and the second is the ability to somehow extract it, said Jim Adams, managing director of strategic research for the Advisory Board Company, John Morrison reports.

  • Hospitals: A health industry weak spot

    August 11, 2011 | washingtonpost.com

    Hospitals are paying closer attention to providing more efficient, coordinated care, says Matthew Eirich, executive director of The Advisory Board Company’s Health Care Advisory Board, writes Sarah Kliff.

  • Docs love mobile devices, but need smarter features

    August 11, 2011 | InformationWeek Healthcare

    "There's a huge flood of interest in using tablets and smartphones by physicians," Kenneth Kleinberg, a consultant with The Advisory Board Company, told Ken Terry.

  • St. Thomas creating new care partnership

    August 10, 2011 | Modern Healthcare

    St. Thomas Health, Nashville, is creating a new partnership akin to an accountable care organization that includes Crimson services, a division of The Advisory Board Company, reports Modern Healthcare’s Vince Galloro, The Tennessean’s Getahn Ward, The Nashville Post’s Walker Duncan, Becker’s Hospital Review’s Molly Gamble, and the Health Care Strategist blog’s Steve Davis. (free registration required)

  • Advisory Board buys PivotHealth

    August 4, 2011 | Nashville Post

    Physician practice management firm PivotHealth has been acquired by The Advisory Board Company, writes the Nashville Post’s Geert De Lombaerde, the Nashville Business Journal, the Nashville Medical News, and the Tennessean’s G. Chambers Williams III.

  • ICD-10: It’s coming and raising revenue fears

    August 3, 2011 | Healthcare Briefings

    “Hospitals operate on a 1% to 2% positive margin, and the thought of losing millions of dollars related to this change is a scary one for organizations,” Ed Hock, director of revenue cycle solutions at The Advisory Board Company, told Debra Wood, RN.

  • Medicare rule would decrease payments to hospitals with high re-admission rates

    July 31, 2011 | The Washington Post

    When hospitals discharge patients, they typically see their job as done. But soon they could be on the hook for what happens after Medicare patients leave the premises, and particularly if they are re-admitted within a month, Kaiser Health News’ Jordan Rau reports for The Washington Post.

  • New tool to gauge depression remission focuses on good feelings, not bad ones

    July 27, 2011 | JAMA

    “What we're trying to get at here are items that are going to enlarge upon a global sense of feeling better,” said lead author Donald E. Nease Jr, MD. (subscription required)

  • Health care providers embracing cost-saving groups

    July 27, 2011 | USA Today

    Health care providers are embracing accountable care organizations, a key part of last year's health care law, as they try to control rising Medicare and health care costs, Kelly Kennedy writes in USA Today.

  • Coaxing better health care

    July 22, 2011 | National Journal

    Hospitals and doctors have little choice under last year’s health care law but to play nice with each other, writes National Journal’s Meghan McCarthy. (subscription required)

  • Hospitals might fear ACOs but the FTC's got another way

    July 18, 2011 | National Journal

    As the Obama administration struggles to encourage hospitals and doctors to sign on to one of the major components of the health care law – the accountable-care organizations – the Federal Trade Commission just may have an easier route for the majority that are finding the whole process a little daunting, Meghan McCarthy reports for National Journal. (subscription required)

     

  • Patient safety front and center

    July 1, 2011 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    Most health care observers say that the Partnership for Patients' overall goals—a 40 percent reduction in health care-acquired conditions and a 20 percent reduction in readmissions by the end of 2013—are ambitious, but feasible, Ken Terry writes in Hospitals & Health Networks.

  • What's the C-Level looking at in IT?

    June 28, 2011 | Health Data Management

    Ask C-level health care provider executives what two or three information technology issues are most top-of-mind for them and cause sleepless nights, and the answer may be more varied than anticipated, writes Health Data Management’s Joe Goedert.

  • Monday morning update

    June 13, 2011 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company connection to HIStalk is its Crimson Initiative, a physician performance management analytics solution that gives hospitals (and their physicians) a 360-degree view of physician performance measures such as patient satisfaction, compliance with order sets, and adherence to key quality and utilization metrics, “Mr. HIStalk” writes.

  • Healthcare realities hurt small hospitals

    June 13, 2011 | NPR (WKSU)

    Chas Roades, Chief Research Officer for the Advisory Board Company, says recent changes in the way the federal government pay hospitals are putting a lot of stress on smaller hospitals across the country, Anna Staver reports for Cleveland NPR affiliate WKSU.

  • Taps for a community hospital

    June 7, 2011 | The New York Times

    The decision by one of the nation’s leading health care systems to close a neighborhood hospital, once a relatively rare event, reflects a stark new reality that is likely to play out across the country at hundreds of other hospitals that can no longer afford empty beds or wings and unused medical services, Reed Abelson writes for The New York Times.

  • The new wave of EHR incentives

    June 7, 2011 | Healthcare Briefings

    Many healthcare experts agree that the Medicare and Medicaid incentive plans are helping to drive up the number of EHR adoptions. But hospitals and healthcare providers need to be ready to shoulder much of the expense on their own, Linda Beattie writes for Healthcare Briefings.

  • The 2011 HCI 100 list

    June 3, 2011 | Healthcare Informatics

    Healthcare Informatics ranks The Advisory Board Company as No. 51 among health care IT providers by revenue.

  • Health care initiative draws fire

    June 3, 2011 | The Wall Street Journal

    Hospitals and doctors are pushing back against an Obama administration initiative that urges them to create new organizations to coordinate the care of groups of Medicare patients, Anna Mathews reports for The Wall Street Journal.

  • Hospitals recognized for physician partnerships

    June 2, 2011 |Healthcare IT News

    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Western Connecticut Health Network’s Danbury Hospital were recently recognized for their use of IT to bring meaningful data to their physicians, leading to a boost in hospital efficiency and millions in savings without compromising patient care, Molly Merrill writes for Healthcare IT News.

  • Cultural change through data

    May 9, 2011 | Healthcare Informatics

    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital improves cost and quality through a performance initiative that uses Crimson Clinical Advantage from The Advisory Board Company, writes Healthcare Informatics’ Jennifer Prestigiacomo.

  • Rolling the dice on meaningful use

    May 2, 2011 | Modern Healthcare

    In a recent paper, "Not so Fast—Why it Pays To Wait Until 2012 on Meaningful Use," published in February by the Advisory Board Company, Protima Advani argues that providers would benefit by waiting a year before applying for federal incentive funding, Sharp HealthCare CIO William Spooner writes in Modern Healthcare. (free subscription required)

  • Reducing costs and variations in care

    April 27, 2011 | Healthcare Informatics

    Danbury Hospital used Crimson Clinical Advantage to improve its bottom line by $2.9 million, Jennifer Prestigiacomo reports for Healthcare Informatics.

  • Hospital's efficiency project results in $6M 'halo effect'

    April 26, 2011 | Healthcare IT News

    Western Connecticut Health Network's Danbury Hospital was recently recognized for its use of IT to bring meaningful data to its physicians. According to the hospital's CMO, the project "reduced unnecessary variations in care, without sacrificing quality outcome," Healthcare IT News’ Molly Merrill writes.

  • ACCA: Six imperatives for highly effective CV programs

    April 18, 2011 | Cardiovascular Business

    “Today, cardiovascular services sit on the precipice of change,” said Brian Contos, executive director of The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C., April 15 at the annual leadership meeting of the American College of Cardiovascular Administrators (ACCA), Cardiovascular Business reports.

  • Oncology medical home model could increase reimbursement

    April 1, 2011 | Clinical Oncology News

    For oncology practices, the discouraging reimbursement landscape may at last have some hopeful glimmers, Bruce Buckley writes for Clinical Oncology News.

  • Getting ready for accountable care organizations

    April 1, 2011 | Health Data Management

    At a February HIMSS11 session on accountable care organizations packed with provider IT execs, the speaker asked how many were planning to be part of an accountable care organization. Nearly all raised their hands, Health Data Management’s Joe Goedert writes.

  • New health care regs favor the big boys

    April 1, 2011 | National Journal

    Regulations released on Thursday have set the bar high for accountable-care organizations, requiring all participants to take on some financial risk. That may mean only the big players will get to play on the new field, at least at first, writes National Journal’s Meghan McCarthy. (subscription required)

  • ACO rule first glance: Payers get heard, quality metrics are numerous

    March 31, 2011 | Health Data Management

    What was notable during today's conference call announcing the proposed accountable care organization rule is that CMS officials tried to allay concerns of commercial payers that ACOs would have too much pricing power in their local markets, says Chas Roades, Chief Research Officer, Health Care, at The Advisory Board Company, Greg Gillespie reports for Health Data Management.

  • Concept of cancer care pathways is evolving

    March 10, 2011 | Oncology Times

    If the term “cancer care pathway” seems to be ubiquitous already, brace yourself for the future, Lola Butcher writes for Oncology Times.

  • Proton cancer centers pose big risks, big rewards

    March 1, 2011 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    They are big. They are expensive. They are controversial. And they are viewed by some as the newest form of a medical arms race: proton cancer centers, Lola Butcher reports for Hospitals & Health Networks.

  • Data that move performance

    March 1, 2011 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    What if you were able to segment your physician data in such a way that you could learn which of your top performing physicians were splitting their business with other hospitals; or which of your most loyal physicians were serious outliers in say, high length of stay, poor patient satisfaction or clinical quality, Christina Roman asks in Hospitals & Health Networks.

  • ACOs forging the links

    January 1, 2011 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    Building an accountable care organization is viewed by many hospital executives as the holy grail as they try to figure out how to better manage patient care across the continuum and as they brace for the growth in bundled payments, Ken Terry writes for Hospitals & Health Networks.

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