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Advisory Board CEO says company will only add more services under Optum

January 19, 2018 | Healthcare Finance News
Advisory Board will keep its brand and tap into Optum's data and capabilities. The consulting operation, which is largely in the provider space, will merge into the new model as well, since Optum's consulting business is concentrated more in other segments. The research business, however, will remain independent.

Cross-sector collaborations improve care

January 8, 2018 | Modern Healthcare
"Finding ways to make these practices financially viable in the current reimbursement environment is tricky," Advisory Board’s Kristen Barlow told Alex Kacik. "But as systems transition to value-based care through ACOs, bundles or Medicare Shared Savings, there is a renewed interest in community-based, smart investments to improve care delivery." Hospital readmissions often occur because of the simplest things—inadequate food sources, loneliness or a lack of access to primary care, Barlow said. Providers are increasingly looking to cross-continuum and cross-industry collaborations to fill those gaps, she said. "There is a lot of unmet need in the senior population," Barlow said. "Community-based ports and non-healthcare service providers can provide a lot of wraparound services that impact their condition in transportation, loneliness, food—all of which are vital to physical well-being."

How health care organizations should defend against chip vulnerabilities

January 5, 2018 | Health Data Management
While this is still a developing situation, it’s known that the security weaknesses can enable attackers to access security keys, passwords and files stored in the memory of all types of computing devices, even mobile devices. These bugs have the potential to make secrets accessible to organized cybercriminals, who could steal them without a trace, write Advisory Board’s Bethany Jones and Greg Kuhnen.

Top 2018 challenges health care executives face

December 1, 2017 | Managed Healthcare Executive
"The big question on everyone’s mind is, what will become of the ACA?” Advisory Board’s Zach Hafner told Karen Appold. “Addressing this question at this point requires more precision because the government is deconstructing the broader legislation and taking on various components of it."

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News Releases

The Advisory Board Company stockholders approve merger agreement with Optum

November 15, 2017
The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) and Optum announced that, at a special meeting of Advisory Board stockholders held today, stockholders holding a majority of the outstanding shares of the company’s common stock voted to approve the adoption of the previously disclosed merger agreement with Optum.

Optum and The Advisory Board Company's Health Care Business to Combine

August 29, 2017
Optum and The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO), announced today that The Advisory Board Company’s health care business will join Optum.

The Advisory Board Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

August 8, 2017
The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO), a leading provider of research, technology, and consulting to health care organizations and educational institutions, today announced financial results for the second quarter and six‐month period ended June 30, 2017.

The Advisory Board Company to Report Second Quarter Financial Results After Market Close on August 8, 2017

July 26, 2017
The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) plans to report financial results for its second quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2017 after the market closes on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

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