Christopher is a managing director at The Advisory Board Company, a for-profit research firm serving a membership of more than 2,500 of America’s leading hospitals and health systems. He currently leads many of the research efforts of the firm’s flagship membership, the Health Care Advisory Board, with a special focus on hospital and health system financial management. Christopher has authored numerous studies of best practices designed to preserve operating margins, develop optimal capital strategies, and improve revenue cycle and supply chain operations. He currently oversees the firm’s Medicare Breakeven Project—a multiyear initiative aimed at helping providers develop sustainable margin improvement strategies.
Christopher is a health care financial analyst by training. Prior to joining the Advisory Board in 2005, he was the editor of The Healthcare Investment Letter—an investment newsletter covering publicly traded health care companies and targeted at individual investors—and has written extensively for the late Louis Rukeyser’s investment advisories, with a specialization in health care firms. Christopher also has conducted biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health in the field of neuroscience.
Christopher received his M.B.A. from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Insights & Expertise
Combat the rise in bad debt through these 21 best practices.
Watch Christopher Kerns walk you through the Total Margin Scenario Planner, which gives you a look at your projected margins and models out the financial impact of several key economic forces over the coming decade.
Join us for this special presentation from the Health Care Advisory Board detailing sustainable health system business models and cost structures in the face of new challenges.
Identify sustainable future health system business models and cost structures given shifts in payer mix and declines in average price per case.