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  • How cost, supply controls kept Goshen Health from falling over the edge

    July 23, 2015 | Healthcare Finance News

    We started really emphasizing point of service in July 2013. Before, if I came to the hospital, the co-payment expectation was low. With the Advisory Board, we put processes in place along with technology and tools.

  • Are private exchanges the next big thing in health plans?

    July 21, 2015 | Healthcare Finance News

    "I would say a majority of the companies will switch to private exchanges," said Dr. Jim Bonnette with the health care consulting firm The Advisory Board Company.

  • More health plan choices at work: What's the catch?

    July 20, 2015 | NPR

    But it's a trend that some experts expect to pick up steam soon. "I would say a majority of the companies will switch to private exchanges," says Dr. Jim Bonnette, with the health care consulting firm The Advisory Board Company.

  • New AD Overton to implement GradesFirst at FAMU

    July 16, 2015 | Tallahassee Democrat

    GradesFirst, part of the nationwide Education Advisory Board, monitors the progress of student-athletes and provides updates to both professors and the athletic department. Many schools use the software to improve university-wide retention rates.

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  • Medicare proposes first mandatory comprehensive pay model

    July 10, 2015 | HFMA

    Rob Lazerow, a practice manager at The Advisory Board Company, praised the new model in an interview for using the retrospective payment model. He noted retrospective payments reduce administrative complexity for providers by eliminating the need for them to collect and distribute the payments.

  • CMS' proposed joint replacement initiative marks first mandatory bundled-pay demo

    July 9, 2015 | Inside Health Policy

    CMS started testing pay bundles in the 1990s, said Rob Lazerow, practice manager at The Advisory Board Company, but until now the pay bundles have been voluntary so only providers who think they'll benefit from the bundles have participated.

  • Mergers on the rise?

    July 7, 2015 | Inside Higher Ed

    Scale is strength in a volatile environment, said David Attis, senior director of academic research with the Education Advisory Board. Either through mergers or partnerships, small colleges will look to increase their size in coming years.

  • FAMU AD Overton plans to implement new academic software in 100-day plan

    July 7, 2015 | Tallahassee Democrat

    Overton said he will personally implement a system called GradesFirst, which allows officials to monitor the academic progress of student-athletes.

  • Obamacare has changed medicine. Now med schools need to change, too.

    July 2, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Some nationally prominent physicians have already called for doctors to assume a larger role in both the practice and the business of medicine in the 21st century. Among such advocates are Donald Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Robert Pearl, CEO of the Permanente Medical Group; and Lisa Bielamowicz, chief medical officer of The Advisory Board Company.

  • It's time for the GOP to embrace the Obamacare exchanges

    June 26, 2015 | Forbes

    Lisa Bielamowicz, the Advisory Board’s chief medical officer, points out that exchanges are becoming common outside Obamacare, too, as insurers offer them to employers as a way of reducing costs. “It allows choice to be shifted onto an employee,” she says.

  • King ruling bodes well for the many small bipartisan health bills

    June 25, 2015 | Inside Health Policy

    However, Piper Su, vice president of The Advisory Board Company's health policy division, noted that despite many Republicans calling for ACA repeal on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said at a press conference Thursday that the party hasn't chosen a strategy.

  • Immediate reactions to the King v. Burwell decision

    June 25, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Chas Roades, chief research officer at The Advisory Board Company: The decision provides additional stability to the marketplace, which may in turn support increased interest by participating plans and consumers.

  • Advisory Board's Carol Boston-Fleischhauer to deliver keynote address at upcoming CALNOC conference

    June 25, 2015 | PRWeb

    Ms. Boston-Fleischhauer has over 30 years of progressive health care experience in patient care practice, education, and consultation in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and clinics.

  • Hospitals keeping close eye on revenue cycle vendors

    June 24, 2015 | Healthcare IT News

    The Advisory Board (50%) is comfortably tops in market share for those organizations embracing value-based care, according to the report, followed by OptumInsight at 19%. Truven Health Analytics, MedAssets and The Advisory Board were found to have the greatest mind share among providers still mullng their options.

  • High-deductible plans change how hospitals interact with patients

    June 24, 2015 | Modern Healthcare

    Health care providers are collecting $0.18 to $0.34 on the dollar from patients with high-deductible plans, said Christopher Kerns, managing director at The Advisory Board Company. Once a bill exceeds 5% of household income, a patient's propensity to pay drops to nearly zero, he added.

  • Apple Watch utilized in chemotherapy pilot program

    June 23, 2015 | Health IT Outcomes

    According to The Advisory Board Company, Apple Watch is being used to reduce patients’ high blood pressure through medication adherence and lifestyle changes at Ochsner Health System.

  • Consumers demand price transparency, but at what cost?

    June 23, 2015 | Modern Healthcare

    As hospitals think about patient engagement, online scheduling and price comparison tools are two areas getting attention, said Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation with The Advisory Board Company's revenue cycle solutions division.

  • Keeping a closer eye on post-discharge planning

    June 22, 2015 | Anesthesiology News

    A 2014 white paper by The Advisory Board Company, for example, revealed that prescription errors are especially prevalent in older patients who are more likely to take multiple medications and whose physiologic ability to absorb, process, and respond to drugs has been altered by aging.

  • Colleges use student data to predict future dropouts

    June 22, 2015 | USA Today

    By using the data provided by EAB, university advisors were able to reach out to those students and provide them with the support they needed. After only one semester of using this new protocol, the Post reported the school experienced a 16% increase in the amount of students who successfully completed their courses.

  • Exchanges coming to employer health plans

    June 22, 2015 | Minnesota Public Radio

    Dr. Jim Bonnette, executive vice president of The Advisory Board Company, a consulting firm for hospitals and health systems, predicts many employers will make the switch to help limit health care inflation.

  • Podcast: the doctor is ready for you—on your phone

    June 19, 2015 | USA Today

    Our guests: Madhavi Kasinadhuni, a senior consultant with The Advisory Board Company, which consults with hospitals on health care issues.

  • Tech roundtable podcast today on telemedicine

    June 18, 2015 | USA Today

    Madhavi Kasinadhuni is a senior consultant with The Advisory Board Company, which works with hospitals on health care issues.

  • Adam Spiegel

    June 18, 2015 | Executive Leaders Radio

    Adam Spiegel, CMO at The Advisory Board Company first appeared on Executive Leaders Radio on June 18, 2015. This highly popular radio program shares the stories and wisdom of leaders like Adam Spiegel with a diverse listener audience with the goal of helping others achieve the level of success that Adam Spiegel has.

  • Youth-driven South LA partnership receives $75,000 to continue health disparities initiative

    June 18, 2015 | LA Watts Times

    The BUILD program was founded by and is being funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kresge Foundation, the de Beaumont Foundation, The Advisory Board Company, and the Colorado Health Foundation.

  • 25 things to know about health IT interoperability

    June 17, 2015 | Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

    Eleven organizations are involved in the Argonaut Project: athenahealth, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Cerner, Epic, Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, MEDITECH, McKesson, Boston-based Partners HealthCare System, SMART at the Boston Children's Hospital Informatics Program, and The Advisory Board Company.

  • A funding effort on the cutting edge of public health, with an eye on data

    June 17, 2015 | Inside Philanthropy

    That's never easy, but there's some real firepower behind this thing: RWJF, Kresge, and the Colorado Health Foundation are the other foundation partners, and a giant consulting firm, The Advisory Board Company, is also in the mix.

  • CMS eases skilled-nursing rules for some ACOs

    June 16, 2015 | Modern Healthcare

    Hospitals are expensive and sending patients directly to nursing homes “could be a major driver of savings,” said Rob Lazerow, a practice manager with The Advisory Board Company's health care program.

  • What can we do about the gender leadership gap?

    June 15, 2015 | CenterWatch

    While women comprise almost half the total workforce in the U.S.—47% according to The Advisory Board Company—few hold the highest level positions in health care and technology.

  • Colleges are using big data to identify when students are likely to flame out

    June 14, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Seth Sykes, associate vice provost of strategic enrollment management at VCU, contacted District-based EAB after hearing about its research on students in the “murky middle.”

  • Crime in Liberty City as a public health issue

    June 14, 2015 | Miami Herald

    The BUILD Health Challenge, a national award created jointly by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Colorado Health Foundation, encourages communities to build meaningful partnerships between hospitals and health systems, community-based organizations, and local health departments to improve the health of local populations by addressing the factors that lead to poor health.

  • Cleveland partnership awarded $250,000 grant for work on asthma, lead prevention in homes

    June 13, 2015 | Cleveland.com

    The funding organizations are The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • BUILD Health Challenge awards $2.6 million for community health

    June 12, 2015 | Philanthropy News Digest

    The BUILD Health Challenge was founded by The Advisory Board Company and the de Beaumont, Colorado Health, Kresge, and Robert Wood Johnson foundations to foster partnerships among local nonprofit organizations, hospitals and health systems, and health departments aimed at improving the health and well-being of local residents.

  • BUILD Health Challenge announces 18 awardees

    June 11, 2015 | FierceHealthcare

    The BUILD Health Challenge, an initiative founded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has announced grants to 18 health care projects.

  • Bronx healthy buildings program awarded $250,000 to improve community housing, reduce asthma hospitalizations, and create green jobs

    June 11, 2015 | PR Newswire

    Founded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the de Beaumont Foundation, The Advisory Board Company, and the Colorado Health Foundation, the BUILD Health Challenge selected 18 groundbreaking projects all across the nation that aim to improve health in low-income communities.

  • 18 community health projects get financial backing

    June 10, 2015 | Healthcare Finance News

    The Advisory Board and others supporting the BUILD challenge offer the participating hospitals, nonprofits, and community organizations technical assistance on data and evaluation and information support on evidence-based health policies.

  • West-Side Healthy Homes effort wins $250,000 seed money

    June 10, 2015 | ideastream(Cleveland, OH)

    The five national funding foundations include the de Beaumont Foundation, The Advisory Board Company, the Kresge Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Grant program encourages hospitals and public health departments to work together more closely

    June 10, 2015 | Hospitals & Health Networks

    The BUILD Health Challenge was founded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and The Advisory Board Company to encourage cooperation among the various health care players in a community.

  • 50 things to know about health care costs

    June 10, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    There are then hospital input costs, which refers to the cost a hospital incurs to provide care to a patient. This includes both variable costs (salaries of clinicians, costs of supplies and medications) and fixed costs (overhead expenses and cost of equipment, land and buildings), according to a report from The Advisory Board Company.

  • EAB: Tracking outcomes top of mind in online, professional ed

    June 9, 2015 | Education Dive

    "In fact, we heard interest in that topic so much during our research conversations across 2014 that it received prominent placement in the survey this year," said Carla Hickman, the lead researcher on the project.

  • Bold initiative to build health begins

    June 9, 2015 | Healthcare IT News

    The BUILD Health Challenge was founded by a few heavy hitters in the health care realm: The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • BUILD Health Challenge funds 18 data-driven population health projects

    June 9, 2015 | Healthcare Informatics

    BUILD, an acronym for Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, and Data-Driven, is an effort founded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • BUILD Health Challenge awards 18 inaugural population health grants

    June 9, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    The BUILD Health Challenge was founded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • $250,000 award will help form Healthy Homes zone in Cleveland

    June 9, 2015 | Crain’s Cleveland Business

    The funding comes from the Build Health Challenge, a national award program funded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Health program to target children's asthma in low-income Des Moines neighborhoods

    June 9, 2015 | Business Record(Des Moines, IA)

    The Build Health Challenge is a national award program funded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Denver's northeast neighborhoods get $75,000 to study children's health

    June 9, 2015 | The Denver Post

    The BUILD Health Challenge is a national program funded by Colorado Health Foundation, The Advisory Board Company, de Beaumont Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Chandler Park healthy neighborhood program nets $75,000

    June 9, 2015 | The Detroit News

    The initiative will be honored at the BUILD Health Challenge Award Ceremony on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., by Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the acting assistant secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the five funding organizations: The Advisory Board Company, the Kresge Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, the Beaumont Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Springfield's Old Hill neighborhood receives $75,000 national grant for community health and housing efforts

    June 9, 2015 | MassLive.com

    The BUILD Health Challenge is funded nationally by The Advisory Board Company, the deBeaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Groups win $75,000 grant after series in The Sun

    June 9, 2015 | Capital Gazette

    The BUILD Health Challenge was founded by The Advisory Board Company, the deBeaumont Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Youth-driven south LA partnership receives prestigious $75,000 national award to continue innovative health disparities initiative

    June 9, 2015 | Business Wire

    The BUILD program was founded by and is being funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kresge Foundation, the de Beaumont Foundation, The Advisory Board Company, and the Colorado Health Foundation.

  • Boom times ahead for health care

    June 6, 2015 | Manteca Bulletin

    View the data compiled by The Advisory Board Company think tank and research firm specializing in health care issues.

  • Institutions say this is the new priority in higher education

    June 5, 2015 | eCampus News

    “Universities and colleges want better ways to connect with alumni for years to come,” said EAB practice manager Carla Hickman. “This means offering not just surveys, but also new, intensive learning opportunities that support lifelong achievement and success of students.”

  • Harris' Heroes: The Advisory Board Company urges all 3,500 employees to volunteer in their communities

    June 3, 2015 | WJLA

    Hundreds of local children are the big winners, thanks to a local company's program that encourages its employees to volunteer in their communities.

  • New York doc practice goes it alone to launch health insurance company

    June 2, 2015 | Modern Healthcare

    Meanwhile, existing insurance companies won't be receptive and have established relationships that they can leverage, said Dr. Jim Bonnette, executive vice president of consulting and management at the Advisory Board Company.

  • ICD-10: The payer connection

    June 1, 2015 | Health Data Management

    The potential revenue impact of ICD-10 for even a fairly well-prepared 250-bed hospital can be $1 million to $2.5 million, estimates Ed Hock, managing director of The Advisory Board Company.

  • CIO makes a statement with mobile solutions

    June 1, 2015 | CIOInsight

    Dan Holohan discusses his passion for IT and how he approaches his work with CIO Insight contributor Peter High.

  • Keeping a closer eye on post-discharge planning

    May 2015 | Pharmacy Practice News

    A 2014 white paper by The Advisory Board Company, for example, revealed that prescription errors are especially prevalent in older patients, who are more likely to take multiple medications and whose physiologic ability to absorb, process, and respond to drugs has been altered by aging.

  • Higher-ed execs prioritize career outcomes

    May 21, 2015 | eCampus News

    Improving how institutions track career outcomes has emerged as the highest priority for senior executives of online and professional higher education programs, according to the annual Future of Online and Professional Education Survey from EAB.

  • How CIOs retool their workplaces for the digital age

    May 20, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal

    Digital technologies have also been disruptive at The Advisory Board Company, where CIO Daniel Holohan is orchestrating an IT transformation.

  • Waiting for ICD-11 not the answer; it's time for ICD-10, consultant says

    May 20, 2015 | Healthcare Finance News

    “Think about the power,” Hock said, “knowing why patients ended up in the hospital in a country trying to manage burgeoning health care costs.”

  • ICD-10: Reality and rhetoric

    May 20, 2015 | Healthcare IT News

    The Advisory Board Company’s director of revenue cycle solutions rebutted: "a push to go to ICD-11 is really a push to not change at all for at least another five to seven years and most likely longer than that."

  • Study: Online ed execs need more accurate measures of students' career success

    May 19, 2015 | Campus Technology

    Carla Hickman, practice manager at EAB, said that finding is likely a response to what experts are learning about the way the millennial generation is organizing its work life.

  • Advisory Board exec: ICD-10 isn’t getting credit it deserves

    May 18, 2015 | Healthcare Informatics

    During his time as managing director at The Advisory Board Company, Hock has worked with more than 100 hospitals and health systems specifically on their transition to ICD-10, and focuses mainly on such provider organizations.

  • How to conduct a design sprint

    May 15, 2015 | O’Reilly Radar

    Design sprints can help prevent you from building the wrong thing, even when your customers say it’s the right thing. Larissa Levine from The Advisory Board Company suggested a design sprint is successful if it guides you toward building the right product feature.

  • Is undermatching really a problem for students?

    May 14, 2015 | Education Dive

    Many institutions are frustrated by the idea of undermatching, said David Attis, senior director of academic research at Education Advisory Board. “I work with a lot of institutions that are access-focused,” Attis said. “They feel they can offer a great education.”

  • 5 steps for engaging physicians in clinical documentation improvement programs

    May 13, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    The average 250-bed hospital leaves an estimated $7.1 million on the table every year, and that number is expected to grow to $12.8 million by 2020 as a result of other external factors, such as ICD-10 and value-based purchasing, according to Edward Hock, managing director of The Advisory Board Company.

  • In reporting on health reform’s impact, hard-won lessons can ease the way

    May 13, 2015 | Reporting on Health

    All along the way, I looked for data. The challenge here was keeping up with evolving data sets. Mostly, this was data tied to the number of residents enrolled into Medicaid, those enrolled into marketplace plans, and the cost and prices tied to each. Key sources for those details and the big-picture impact included: HHS.gov, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and The Advisory Board Company.

  • 3 physician alignment perspectives: Urban, suburban, and rural

    May 13, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Ten years ago NorthShore started an ad hoc program to teach leadership in a didactic setting, according to Mr. Hill. Now it's a formal program in conjunction with The Advisory Board Company.

  • Kevin Rogols: Rural health care remains vital in northern Michigan

    May 12, 2015 | Traverse City Record-Eagle

    A recent headline from The Advisory Board Company, which specializes in health care analysis and reporting, blared: 38% of rural hospitals are operating at a loss.

  • An appreciation for the evolving role of nurses in health IT

    May 12, 2015 | Healthcare Informatics

    According to a June 2014 post from Kate Goddard, senior analyst at The Advisory Board Company, “Engaging nurses is critical to the success of clinical IT-enabled initiatives.”

  • Hospitals in midst of cancer center building boom

    May 11, 2015 | FierceHealthFinance

    Deirdre Fuller of The Advisory Board Company told Kaiser Health News that her company surveyed members last year, and a quarter of them reported that they were either building a cancer center or had constructed one in the past couple of years.

  • 3 common pitfalls health systems encounter when offering their own Medicare Advantage plans

    May 11, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Many health care providers have pursued Medicare Advantage plans because they believe they can offer more substantial rewards than shared savings if managed well. However, many organizations diving into Medicare Advantage are not achieving the positive results needed to validate such a large investment, according to The Advisory Board Company.

  • Cancer spawns a construction boom in Cleveland

    May 8, 2015 | NPR

    The Advisory Board Company, a firm that does health care consulting, works with hospitals and doctors. Last year it found that about 25% of its members that have oncology departments were either constructing a cancer center or had built one in the past three years.

  • Fostering future leaders through academic innovation

    May 7, 2015 | CNN iReport

    Teaming up with The Advisory Board Company, the engineering class uses technology to create games that explain complex course data. Students that have the best design win $100 each, but more valuable are the marketable skills gained and connections in educational technology that are forged.

  • Capturing the lost dollar: Finding solutions for uncompensated care

    May 5, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    One primary factor contributing to hospitals' inability to collect certain payments for services is the increase in cost of high-deductible health plans. According to The Advisory Board Company, five to 10 years ago, $500 to $1,000 would have been considered a high deductible. In 2014, about 81% of enrollees in these types of plans had deductibles of more than $2,500.

  • Pioneer model saved Medicare nearly $400 million in two years

    May 4, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal

    “It’s a little early to declare victory on ACOs, to be honest,” said Chas Roades, chief research officer at The Advisory Board Company. “But I think you’ll see more health systems step into the ACO program as they fill out the spectrum of options.”

  • This small, wonky Obamacare program saved $384 million over two years

    May 4, 2015 | Vox

    "We're talking about larger, more sophisticated health systems," says Chas Roades, chief research officer at hospital consulting firm the Advisory Board. "For those who don't have any experience in managing risk, I don't think you'd want to leap in at the Pioneer scale."

  • How to make the hospital revenue cycle more like that of Starbucks and the Ritz

    May 4, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    Patients are shouldering more financial responsibility when it comes to their health care. Five to 10 years ago, $500 to $1,000 would have been considered a high deductible, whereas about 81% of enrollees in these types of plans had deductibles of more than $2,500 in 2014, according to a report from The Advisory Board Company.

  • Campbell University banks future on health care

    May 2, 2015 | The News & Observer

    “We have seen a huge growth in demand for the health professions,” said David Attis, senior director of academic research for the Education Advisory Board.

  • Running for recovery

    May 1, 2015 | Street Roots

    Chronically homeless individuals live on the streets and may use emergency shelters and other emergency services such as emergency room visits, ambulance rides, hospitalization, etc. This can cost up to $40,843 per person a year, according to a 2014 report from The Advisory Board Company.

  • An Obamacare payment reform success story—one health system, two procedures

    April 30, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

    Such results mean hospitals and doctors “are thinking much more holistically” about care, not just focusing on their own roles, said Rob Lazerow, a practice manager at The Advisory Board Company who consults with hospitals on payment reform.

  • With merit-based raises on horizon, doctors should prepare for change

    April 29, 2015 | Bloomberg BNA

    The creation of MIPS “heightens the burden on providers to track, report, and improve quality performance,” according to Lisa Bielamowicz, chief medical officer of The Advisory Board Company. “Providers need to ensure they are on-track to building dynamic capabilities for monitoring and analyzing quality performance,” she said in an analysis of the law.

  • Countdown to ICD-10

    April 29, 2015 | Renal & Urology News

    For instance, a nephrourectomy is 1 code in ICD-9 and 12 codes in ICD-10, said Ed Hock, managing director at The Advisory Board Company. The change is related to new notes physicians will have to make to document such surgical aspects as the resection site, laterality, and approach used during the operation.

  • 5-star hospital ratings may not tell the whole story

    April 27, 2015 | Nonprofit Quarterly

    “Organizations with unexpectedly low scores, those whose immediate competitors did really well, and those that brand themselves as leaders in quality and safety may want to pay more attention to the lists.” says Alicia Daugherty, practice manager of research and insights at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Many hospitals and health systems report flat or falling rates of inpatient admissions, a trend that causes hospital laboratory budgets to shrink

    April 27, 2015 | The Dark Report

    There’s another place where volumes are not going down, according to a recent story from The Advisory Board Company. It is children’s hospitals. They are less sensitive to the downward pressures on admissions, the Advisory Board reported. This is because there are few alternatives to hospitalization for seriously ill children.

  • NCPDP announces opening keynote panel on “Politics, Policy, and People” at its 2015 annual conference

    April 23, 2015 | PRWeb

    The Advisory Board Company provides insight-driven performance improvement software and solutions to the rapidly changing health care and higher education industries.

  • Community-college gathering takes up challenges, familiar and fanciful

    April 20, 2015 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The researchers’ conclusion? The process of applying, learning about financial aid, testing for college readiness, and signing up for classes is not nearly as linear as administrators like to believe, according to Sarah Zauner, EAB’s practice manager.

  • Interoperability in the private sector: 4 things to know about the Argonaut Project

    April 20, 2015 | Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

    Eleven organizations representing various stakeholders are involved in the Argonaut Project: athenahealth, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Cerner, Epic, Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, MEDITECH, McKesson, Boston-based Partners HealthCare System, SMART at the Boston Children's Hospital Informatics Program, and The Advisory Board Company.

  • Engineering students use gaming techniques to develop new learning apps

    April 17, 2015 | Penn State News

    The class project is being supported by The Advisory Board Company, which will issue $100 to each student on the winning design team.

  • Doctors see benefits and risks in Medicare changes

    April 15, 2015 | The New York Times

    “It allows docs to have a good sense of the next decade and plan for it,” said Dr. Lisa Bielamowicz, an expert on physician strategy for The Advisory Board Company.

  • Bridging the divide: How the level of physician engagement can make or break your hospital

    April 14, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    The importance of strong physician engagement is far from new, but hospital and health system CEOs recently elevated it to the most promising means of improving performance, according to The Advisory Board Company's Annual Health Care CEO survey. More than 1,000 organizations participate in The Advisory Board Company's Crimson Clinical Advantage suite of programs, which align the efforts of physicians and health systems to deliver higher quality, more cost-effective care to the patients they serve.

  • Health data breaches sow confusion, frustration

    April 14, 2015 | ProPublica

    As the privacy officer for The Advisory Board Company, Rebecca Fayed knows a thing or two about privacy and what can happen when it's violated.

  • CHS, Prime, HCA, Tenet: 4 of the most interesting and successful CEOS, a comparative review

    April 14, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    In mid-2003, the largely new board appointed me acting CEO and launched a search for a permanent CEO. Looking back, I think the reality was that nobody else particularly wanted the job," Mr. Fetter explained in a March interview with The Advisory Board Company.

  • How a service provider can elevate the performance of a field

    April 14, 2015 | The Bridgespan Group Blog By Frank Williams

    Today, more than 3,800 hospitals and health care organizations "subscribe" to the Advisory Board's suite of services. The membership model ensures an ongoing relationship focused on continuous improvement via provision of proven best practices, technology products, hands-on training, and ongoing support from staff.

  • More hospitals in ACA plan networks

    April 14, 2015 | HFMA

    Hospitals looking to be included in the growing number of narrow-network plans offered through the ACA marketplaces or elsewhere need to focus on offering low-cost, high-quality, and convenient care, according to The Advisory Board Company.

  • Programs encourage cooperation between hospitals and public health

    April 14, 2015 | H&HN

    Other organizations are trying to encourage health system and public health partnerships through financial or consultative support. The de Beaumont Foundation, with The Advisory Board Company, the Kresge Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are encouraging partnerships through their BUILD Health Challenge.

  • Apigee announces an "API-First" health care solution to enhance the interoperability of patient data

    April 13, 2015 | Marketwired

    "The Advisory Board Company strongly supports FHIR and Project Argonaut," said David Kates, managing director of interoperability at The Advisory Board Company. "We look forward to working with Apigee to demonstrate how our Crimson Care Management app uses Apigee technology to integrate with EHRs and utilize FHIR to streamline information sharing."

  • Heart doctor's Medicare billings are top in nation

    April 11, 2015 | Herald-Tribune

    During the same period the number of similar procedures for vessels outside the heart rose by almost 70%, to 853,000, according to a New York Times analysis of data collected by The Advisory Board Company, an analytics and research firm that examined Medicare payment data.

  • Medicaid expansion gains in red states

    April 10, 2015 | The Fiscal Times

    Where the states stand on Medicaid expansion via: The Advisory Board Company.

  • CDI makes its mark

    April 2015 | For The Record

    Michael Hite, managing director of revenue cycle solutions for The Advisory Board Company, believes sometimes it's a numbers game. "I've worked for a number of different companies and organizations. As margins shrink and hospitals work to maximize their capacity, to minimize overhead and reduce costs, frequently multiple people end up wearing multiple hats," he says.

  • Accenture and Surescripts joins HL7 Argonaut Project

    April 10, 2015 | HIT Consultant

    Accenture and Surescripts will join HL7 and the following founding members of the Argonaut Project: The Advisory Board Company.

  • SpendWell announces strategic alignment with HealthCare Executive Group

    April 9, 2015 | PRWeb

    The Advisory Board Company recently estimated the market size for shoppable health procedures at $700 billion.

  • Cerner to highlight commitment to interoperability at HIMSS15

    April 8, 2015 | GlobeNewswire

    Cerner will showcase its collaborations using SMART and FHIR with the following health care organizations and industry collaborators: The Advisory Board Company.

  • HIMSS15: Meaningful discussions on Meaningful Use

    April 8, 2015 | FierceHealthIT

    Meanwhile, on Tuesday, April 14 at 1 p.m., Anatachai Panjamapirom, a senior consultant with the Advisory Board Company, and Karen Wilding, a senior manager at the University of Maryland Medical System, discussed risks of provider onboarding for Meaningful Use, and offered recommendations for operational planning.

  • Hospital may join new network but remain independent

    April 8, 2015 | The Osakis Review

    According to The Advisory Board Company, physicians can negotiate collectively with insurers for better payment rates (in recognition of their superior quality) or for bonuses based on quality and cost improvements.

  • Optimizing cash flow in the 'new’ mid-revenue cycle

    April 8, 2015 | Healthcare IT News

    More specifically, it’s “the moment the physician puts pen to paper or literally finger to key to document the care that’s been delivered and the disease state of the patient, all the way to the completion of coding and the handoff of a case to the billing team in the business office,” said Jim Lazarus, managing director of strategy and innovation for The Advisory Board Company.

  • Local companies rebrand

    April 7, 2015 | Nashville Medical News

    Five years after joining The Advisory Board Company, Nashville-based Southwind is rebranding as Advisory Board Consulting and Management. The local arm, which was founded nearly 20 years ago by John Deane and continues to grow, will serve as the D.C.-based parent company’s home for consulting and management services.

  • 3 things to know about university tuition rebates

    April 6, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report

    "Tuition rebates have gained public attention over the past few years, spurred in part by legislative pressure to improve graduation rates," Dana Strait wrote in an email. Strait advises enrollment managers at colleges and universities and is a researcher for EAB, formerly called the Education Advisory Board. The company provides research and technology to higher education professionals.

  • Hospital-insurer disputes: Are things about to get ugly?

    April 1, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    It's important for providers to use data in making their case to payers when negotiating value-based contracts. They can use data, such as hospital reimbursement data and cost data, to perform a financial analysis when negotiating. Using the financial analysis, providers can determine where they "can afford to give a little, to get the contract elements more important" to them, according to The Advisory Board Company.

  • Providers increasingly sharing more health data with patients

    April 1, 2015 | California Healthline

    The Argonaut Project is designed to advance the adoption of technical standards to improve the electronic exchange of patient data among providers. The Advisory Board Company, which publishes California Healthline, is a founding member of the project.

  • Retail gets some respect

    March 2015 | Managed Care

    “If I’ve got a $5,000 deductible, I’m going to be looking at things like convenient care clinics if they’re going to be less expensive,” says Ben Umansky, a health care manager with The Advisory Board Company.

  • Schnurman: Tenet and Baylor blur the old lines in health care

    March 30, 2015 | The Dallas Morning News

    “The successful not-for-profits, for obvious reasons, aren’t putting themselves up for sale,” Tenet CEO Trevor Fetter told The Advisory Board Company, in an interview posted last week.

  • A good CEO is a good citizen

    March 27, 2015 | The Washington Post By Robert Musslewhite

    As the chief executive of one of the largest publicly traded companies headquartered in the District, I have set aggressive goals for 2015: driving greater impact for our customers in health care and higher education, expanding, building on our strong talent base—and ending chronic homelessness in the area.

  • Washington U. loses three spinal surgeons to New York-Presbyterian

    March 27, 2015 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Anthony D’Eredita, executive vice president of the health care consulting firm The Advisory Board Company, said such moves could have a material financial impact on the medical group or physicians’ affiliated hospitals, in this case BJC.

  • 30 words that have changed health care forever—or at least for this year

    March 26, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    The popularity of high-deductible health plans has increased significantly in recent years, with more than 20% of the insured population having these plans in 2014 compared to just 5% 10 years ago, according to a report from The Advisory Board Company.

  • College deans to manage budgets, competition in mind

    March 25, 2015 | The BG News

    David Attis, senior director of academic research at the Education Advisory Board, studies this model.

  • 2015 Patient Flow Summit addresses current US health care challenges

    March 25, 2015 | PRWeb

    Eugene Litvak, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Optimization, Dennis Weaver, executive vice president and chief medical officer at The Advisory Board Company, and Joseph Mott, vice president of health care transformation at Intermountain Healthcare will be giving keynote presentations.

  • Is the Stage 3 proposed rule too aggressive? Industry experts react.

    March 23, 2015 | Healthcare Informatics

    Naomi Levinthal, a consultant at The Advisory Board Company, says that the jump from getting 5% of patients to view, download, and transmit their data to the proposed 25% threshold in Stage 3 is a “game-changer.”

  • USM spends $2 million on new ads and scholarships, but applications decline

    March 20, 2015 | Portland Press Herald

    Colin Koproske, a senior consultant for the company, said 59% of public colleges missed their enrollment targets in 2013-14, according to their data. Many of them turn to companies like the Education Advisory Board to help with enrollment management.

  • Ready to get your drugs by drone? Why Amazon plan could be game-changer

    March 20, 2015 | Forbes by Dan Diamond

    Especially as more doctor visits and care end up shifted to telehealth, as my Advisory Board Company colleagues have projected. For example, this Marketing and Planning Leadership Council research brief explores the rise in programs designed to remotely monitor patients.

  • New hope for stroke boosts demand for device to nab clots

    March 19, 2015 | Bloomberg

    The results will boost the confidence of physicians considering thrombectomies, said Brian Contos, executive director of Advisory Board Company.

  • 6 steps health care groups must take in response to a security hack

    March 19, 2015 | FierceHealthIT

    "There are now three things that are inevitable in life: Death, taxes and a breach," Rebecca Fayed, associate general counsel and privacy officer of The Advisory Board Company, told attendees at the 23rd National HIPAA Summit in the District of Columbia this week. It's important to have a plan in place in case of a hack or breach, she said.

  • Remote patient monitoring steps toward new era

    March 18, 2015 | Healthcare IT News

    Among the topics Kleinberg, managing director of the Advisory Board, will discuss are the algorithms and decision support business intelligence analytics that can be applied to an increasing amount of data that could be collected from people through various monitors and sensors with the hope of improving their care.

  • The future of our professions

    March 18, 2015 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

    Harrison Brown from The Advisory Board Company will discuss how accountable care organizations, bundled payments for care improvement, and the movement to value-based reimbursement is changing the post-acute care marketplace.

  • Senate HELP hearing on interoperability today—ONC missed deadline on interoperability report

    March 17, 2015 | Politico – Morning eHealth

    As the Oct. 1 transition date looks increasingly likely, the ability of MACs to process ICD-10 claims is a crucial point, said Jim Lazarus, a revenue cycle management official at The Advisory Board Company.

  • UPMC's new alliance could be a boon for mHealth

    March 17, 2015 | mHealthNews

    The center is overseen by Andrew Watson, MD, and includes IBM, Alcatel-Lucent, General Electric, and Verizon as founding partners and Allscripts, The Advisory Board Company, Johnson Controls, Surescripts, Storz, Varian Medical Systems, ClinicalConnect, and Vidyo as strategic partners.

  • Ongoing staff training is essential to EHR success

    March 16, 2015 | Physicians Practice

    Trenor Williams, managing partner of consulting and management at The Advisory Board Company, said he believes that leading with technology as the solution will be doomed for failure.

  • EHR security: To encrypt or not to encrypt

    March 16, 2015 | iHealthBeat

    Encryption can be counterproductive in some situations, according to Ernie Hood, senior research director for The Advisory Board Company, a health care consulting and research firm.

  • Sears employees discover value in private exchange

    March 16, 2015 | Employee Benefit Advisor

    Dean Carter, the company’s chief HRO, revealed these and other details during a recent summit about the future of health care in Washington, D.C. The event, which drew more than 500 business leaders, was hosted by The Advisory Board Company.

  • 9 ways to doom your data analytics efforts

    March 12, 2015 | Campus Technology

    According to the Education Advisory Board, just eight institutions have a staff member who carries the title of chief data officer—out of 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States.

  • CIOs grapple with growing workload

    March 10, 2015 | Healthcare IT News

    "I believe we are in a post-EHR world right now," Glenn Tobin from The Advisory Board Company said. "That doesn't mean EHRs are not important. But that does mean that the original promise for which EHRs were rightly pushed out—we're beyond that. Now we're trying to find the next layer of information systems that's going to tie it all together."

  • Q&A: Prescriptive analytics to play big role in transforming health care (Part 2 of 2)

    March 10, 2015 | The Data Warehousing Institute

    In the second half of a two-part interview with TDWI, Meg Aranow continues her discussion with BI This Week on how health care companies are using prescriptive analytics to increase efficiency and effectiveness and to manage risk.

  • Spotlight on retention: Students can’t graduate if they don’t return

    March 9, 2015 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Software from the Education Advisory Board has helped the university identify students who are likely to hit a snag.

  • Shock treatment

    March 7, 2015 | The Economist

    Credit-rating agencies are worried about the prospects for the not-for-profit hospitals, which are 60% of the total. With lower margins, and less capital to make investments, they have become targets for takeover, says Jim Bonnette of The Advisory Board Company.

  • Survey: Hospital executives focused on physician roles

    March 4, 2015 | hfma

    The Advisory Board Company's Annual Health Care CEO Survey found about half of the 157 executives were most interested in identifying best practices for engaging physicians in cost and quality improvements. The next highest-ranked concerns were redesigning service portfolios for population health and establishing sustainable acute care cost structures.

  • How physician leaders can strengthen clinical outcomes

    March 4, 2015 | FierceHealthcare

    Physician leadership could also aid hospitals with physician engagement, which The Advisory Board Company's Annual Health Care CEO Survey found is health care executives' top concern. Nearly 90% of respondents expressed a desire to involve physicians in quality and cost improvements.

  • Value-based care transition begins with physician engagement

    March 4, 2015 | RevCycleIntelligence.com

    Physician engagement is the key to improving how the American health care system performs in 2015 in regards to a smooth value-based care transition, according to The Advisory Board Company’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey.

  • CEO survey: Physician engagement ranked greatest opportunity for performance improvement

    March 3, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Most executives believe identifying best practices for engaging physicians in cost and quality improvements has the greatest opportunity to improve performance, according to the Advisory Board's Annual Health Care CEO Survey.

  • Q&A: Advanced analytics crucial to health care evolution (Part 1 of 2)

    March 3, 2015 | The Data Warehousing Institute

    "Prescriptive analytics is going to play a major role in managing health care priorities," according to Meg Aranow, senior director of research and insights at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Survey: Physicians need engagement, too.

    March 2, 2015 | MedCity News

    According to a recent survey by The Advisory Board Company, physician engagement was listed by health care CEOs as the biggest opportunity to improve the health care system in 2015.

  • Health system winners in the retail revolution

    February 2015 | Endovascular Today

    News of health system mergers and acquisitions dominates the headlines. Providers are scaling up to address financial, competitive, and care delivery goals. But size and brand prestige alone do not guarantee success, especially in the emerging era of health care consumerism, writes Advisory Board Executive Director Brian Contos.

  • At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare

    February 27, 2015 | The Washington Post

    “If all of a sudden consumers realize they are losing their health insurance in the middle of the year, how on earth are you supposed to explain the implications to the policyholder on very short notice?” said Russell Davis, who consults for health plans at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Beyond human cost, D.C. homelessness comes with a big price tag

    February 27, 2015 | Washington City Paper

    According to an analysis of medical and housing data by The Advisory Board Company for the homeless services nonprofit Miriam's Kitchen, the 414 most vulnerable chronically homeless individuals in D.C. cost the city an average of $40,843 a year in emergency services. By contrast, permanent supportive housing costs just $22,500 a year.

  • 4 things to know about the FCC's net neutrality decision

    February 26, 2015 | Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

    Some telecommunications companies such as Verizon have vested interests in telemedicine, and some have raised concerns that they may use fast-lane rates to favor their own businesses, according to The Advisory Board Company.

  • Around the region

    February 25, 2015 | Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine

    By increasing its freshman-to-sophomore year student retention rate to 73.5% from 68.8% the previous year, Purdue Calumet received one of three 2014 Student Success Collaborative Awards from the Education Advisory Board. The national honor recognizes outstanding achievement of improving student outcomes and proactively intervening with students at risk.

  • Reduce write-offs by boosting self-pay patient communication

    February 25, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    "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.

  • Smaller hospitals tend to fare better with patient satisfaction bonuses

    February 19, 2015 | FierceHealthFinance

    "A lot of these metrics that the hospitals are measured on, the game is sort of rigged against (large hospitals) in a sense just because of the kind of facility they are," Chas Roades, a consultant with The Advisory Board Company, told Kaiser Health News.

  • Obama pressured to re-open ObamaCare

    February 19, 2015 | The Hill

    “I think now people are just realizing they have to pay,” California Health Secretary Diana Dooley said at a panel hosted by The Advisory Board Company.

  • Why emerging economies should ignore western health care models

    February 19, 2015 | Newsweek

    Change, though, isn’t easy. “It’s horribly painful,” Michael Wagner, executive director of The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C., told Newsweek. “You’re talking about people’s livelihoods, you’re talking about people’s comfort zones. And then you’re asking them to sacrifice what has made them successful on the uncertain hope of what is yet to come."

  • Advisory Board Company exec says employers will soon follow Time Inc. on health care

    February 18, 2015 | Washington Business Journal

    More and more employers will be moving toward alternatives to traditional health plans in the next year, many following the lead of Time Inc., said Dr. Lisa Bielamowicz, chief medical officer for D.C.-based Advisory Board Company. (NASDAQ: ABCO).

  • Advisory Board buys Clinovations for implementation expertise

    February 18, 2015 | Health Data Management

    Looking to expand its consulting portfolio, The Advisory Board Company has acquired Clinovations, a D.C.-based consulting firm specializing in information technology implementations and optimization of IT systems.

  • Preparation, patient engagement key to meaningful use

    February 17, 2015 | Physicians Practice

    Naomi Levinthal, senior consultant and health care IT advisor for The Advisory Board Company, warns that transitions of care measures are incredibly complex and will require practices to know in advance how they will send summary of care records both internally and outside of their offices.

  • Two ed-tech acquisitions you might have missed

    February 17, 2015 | Washington Business Journal

    Education Advisory Board, a division of global technology consulting firm The Advisory Board Co. with a focus on higher-education technology, scooped up Alabama-based GradesFirst for an undisclosed sum.

  • Satisfied patients now make hospitals richer, but is that fair?

    February 16, 2015 | NPR Morning Edition

    These are the built-in advantages that small, specialty hospitals have in terms of patient satisfaction, says Chas Roades, chief research officer with The Advisory Board Company, a global health care consulting firm. "A lot of these metrics that the hospitals are measured on, the game is sort of rigged against [large hospitals]," Roades says.

  • Advisory Board purchases Clinovations for undisclosed amount

    February 16, 2015 | Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

    "Together, we will be able to help more providers and organizations improve clinical and operational outcomes in a holistic and solutions-based approach," Kristen Van Dusen, senior marketing manager for Clinovations, wrote in a news release.

  • Advisory Board buys health IT company

    February 15, 2015 | The Washington Post

    D.C.-based health care research firm Advisory Board has acquired Clinovations, a health IT company that helps hospitals manage their technology systems.

  • Heat Map: The harsh reality of American college tuition

    February 13, 2015 | OnlineColleges.com

    It is worth noting, says David Attis, senior director of academic research with the Education Advisory Board, that many of the states with the most increases started out with lower tuition rates than other states, so even though there have been increases, they are essentially just catching up to the tuition levels of other states.

  • CMS launches cancer care coordination payment model

    February 13, 2015 | hfma

    It remains uncertain whether the $160 monthly payment per beneficiary will be enough to incentivize provider participation, according Marisa Deline, a consultant for research and insights at The Advisory Board Company. Also unclear is whether the initiative will utilize the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Cancer Care, a standardized oncology patient experience survey tool that is still under development at CMS, said Deirdre Fuller, a consultant for research and insights at The Advisory Board Company.

  • 'This is my baby’: CEO Trenor Williams sells his Clinovations to D.C. firm

    February 13, 2015 | Washington Business Journal

    Any time a company's leaders consider an acquisition, they've got a lot to consider. Culture. Vision. For Dr. Trenor Williams, CEO of Clinovations, which announced this week it was bought by D.C. consulting firm The Advisory Board Company for undisclosed terms, it was: "Is this the right place for our company and for us as individuals?"

  • Birmingham startup acquired by tech giant The Advisory Board Company

    February 13, 2015 | Birmingham Business Journal

    GradesFirst will join [the Advisory Board’s] flagship Education Advisory Board technology membership, the Student Success Collaborative, which serves more than 140 colleges around the country.

  • Advisory Board buys higher ed startup GradesFirst

    February 13, 2015 | Education Dive

    The D.C.-based Advisory Board says that the platform is the first that provides student advisors with the ability to predict which students are in danger of dropping out, connect those students to needed resources, and then evaluate how effective those resources are.

  • DC Tech: The Advisory Board Company acquired GradesFirst

    February 12, 2015 | DC Inno

    The acquisition of GradesFirst will allow EAB to enable colleges and universities to turn data into new projects by pairing predictive insights with a case management and communication network. This is expected to expand the reach and impact of the Student Success Collaborative's predictive analytics.

  • The Advisory Board Company acquires GradesFirst for engaging at-risk students

    February 12, 2015 | edSurge

    Education Advisory Board, the higher education division of D.C.-based Advisory Board Company, has acquired Birmingham, AL-based GradesFirst for an undisclosed amount. Since 2007, GradesFirst has provided a suite of tools around recognizing, advising, and tutoring at-risk college students.

  • Advisory Board acquires Clinovations

    February 12, 2015 | Healthcare IT News

    "The opportunity that we think is going to apply in about half the cases is to offer services in combination," said John Deane, president of Advisory Board Consulting and Management. "We weren't able to go to a health system with an offering that said, 'We're going to optimize Epic, Cerner, or athena in your health system." By the same token, he added, Clinovations now has the opportunity to offer a broader line of services.

  • The Advisory Board says contracts, revenue on the rise

    February 12, 2015 | Healthcare Finance

    "Overall, 2014 was another successful year for The Advisory Board Company, continuing our track record of incredible value delivered to our members, transformational impact on the industries we serve, mid-teens growth, and strong margin performance,” said Robert Musslewhite, chairman and CEO of the publicly traded health care-focused consultancy.

  • Five years after sale, Nashville's Southwind rebrands, broadens scope

    February 12, 2015 | Nashville Business Journal

    "When we were acquired by the Advisory Board we were serving 25 clients in 12 states with about 28 people," Deane said. Today, the firm is about 180 strong on the legacy Southwind side, serving 250 clients in all 50 states.

  • DC-based Clinovations bought by Advisory Board Company

    February 11, 2015 | DC Inno

    "Together, we will be able to help more providers and organizations improve clinical and operational outcomes in a holistic and solutions-based approach," Clinovations said in its announcement.

  • Advisory Board adds health care IT, nixes Southwind name

    February 11, 2015 | The Tennessean

    Advisory Board works with clients, which include health systems and medical practices in 49 states, on many operational, financial and clinical performance projects. The industry-wide transition from a volume-based fee system to a value-based fee system that looks at patient outcomes is chief among its current work, said Deane.

  • Advisory Board acquiring D.C. IT company

    February 11, 2015 | Nashville Post

    The Advisory Board Company has announced it is acquiring Clinovations, a health care IT company based in Washington, D.C., and is rebranding the Nashville division as Advisory Board Consulting and Management.

  • The Advisory Board Company acquires D.C.-based Clinovations

    February 11, 2015 | Washington Business Journal

    "This represents a significant expansion of our capabilities," said John Deane, president of Advisory Board Consulting and Management, of the deal's boost to the company's health IT offerings to its hospital and other health care clients.

  • Advisory Board buys health IT consulting firm Clinovations

    February 11, 2015 | Modern Healthcare

    “Clinovations brings a whole new comprehensive dimension,” said John Deane, president of the Advisory Board's Consulting and Management division. “It really fills a need that complements what we already offer.”

  • Dying. It's tough to discuss, but doesn't have to be.

    February 10, 2015 | WFAE NPR Charlotte

    “Everybody agrees it's important, but it's something else to actually follow through on it,” says Lindsay Conway, managing director at The Advisory Board, a health care consulting company.

  • Colleges 'unleash the deans' with decentralized budgets

    February 9, 2015 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

    It's a budget model that seems to fit the spirit of the times, given the focus on enterprise amid economic decline. "At a time of lean budgets and difficult decisions, people think of RCM as a way to make clear why they get money when they get money," says David Attis, senior director of academic research at the Education Advisory Board, who studies the model.

  • Josh Earnest opens up about fatherhood in pitch for Obama’s paid leave proposal

    February 7, 2015 | The Daily Signal

    “The ideals of being a good father are changing,” said Erin Rehel, consultant at Advisory Board Coompany. “More men are involved in childcare and domestic labor. Stay-at-home dads are also on the rise and studies show an increase in worker-family conflict for men.”

  • Don’t get sucker punched by delusional thinking when buying an EHR

    February 6, 2015 | HealthBlog

    That point seems to be getting through. I believe a recent article in Healthcare IT News was spot on with the headline, "Growth seen for non-clinical IT in a 'post-EHR' world." In the article, Glenn Tobin of The Advisory Board Company tells Healthcare IT News, "I believe we are in a post-EHR world right now.”

  • Beyond the EHR: Where hospitals are aiming next

    February 6, 2015 | Government Health IT

    "I believe we are in a post-EHR world right now," Glenn Tobin of The Advisory Board Company told Healthcare IT News Editor-at-Large Bernie Monegain earlier this week.

  • News 2/6/15

    February 6, 2015 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company will convene the sold out “Future of Health Care Summit” on February 18, 2015, in Washington, D.C., with speakers that include National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo and executives from CMS and drug store chains.

  • Digging deeper into transitions of care with an MU expert

    February 5, 2015 | Healthcare Informatics

    Naomi Levinthal, consultant, research and insights, at Washington, D.C.-based Advisory Board Company, is an expert when it comes to meaningful use and care transitions, and was a valued source of information for Healthcare Informatics’ Top Tech Trend on transitions of care. While parts of HCI’s interview with Levinthal were in that trend piece, this interview represents a more comprehensive look at the discussion between Levinthal and HCI’s Associate Editor Rajiv Leventhal on meaningful use and transitions of care.

  • Growth seen for non-clinical IT in 'post-EHR' world

    February 5, 2015 | Healthcare IT News

    "I believe we are in a post-EHR world right now," Glenn Tobin told Healthcare IT News earlier this week in an interview about interoperability. "That doesn't mean EHRs are not important. But that does mean that the original promise for which EHRs were rightly pushed out—we're beyond that. Now we're trying to find the next layer of information systems that's going to tie it all together."

  • New advisers expected to increase number of four-year graduates

    February 4, 2015 | East Tennessean

    Anderson said the university also invested in the Student Success Collaborative, a platform database that allows the faculty to look at data and courses taken by students early in their major. Anderson said the database will give a good indication of whether a student will be successful in their chosen field.

  • Multi-semester registration encourages student planning

    February 4, 2015 | The Collegian

    In 2012, 60% of Cleveland State students participated in multi-semester registration. In 2013, this increased to 82% of students, according to information published by The Advisory Board Company in “Preventing Delays in Degree Progress.”

  • Robin Hood announces three finalists for College Success Challenge

    February 3, 2015 | EdSurge

    The New York-based Robin Hood Foundation recently announced three finalists—Beyond 12, the Education Advisory Board, and Kinvolved—in its Robin Hood College Success Prize.

  • Adventist Health joins Catholic Contracting Group—It’s all about commitment

    February 3, 2015 | Healthcare Matters

    Why these same groups don’t more aggressively adopt the advanced tools of the sourcing trade from companies like the Advisory Board and BravoSolution (to name a few)—as their largest suppliers have—makes little sense.

  • Interoperability takes center stage at ONC annual meeting

    February 2, 2015 | Health Data Management

    The project includes the participation of several major vendors and providers including: athenahealth, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cerner, Epic, Intermountain Health, Mayo Clinic, McKesson, MEDITECH, Partners Healthcare System, SMART at Boston Children’s Hospital Informatics Program, and The Advisory Board Company.

  • Interoperability: For real this time?

    February 2, 2015 | Healthcare IT News

    "There's actually a lot of momentum already built up around the new standard with HL7," Glenn Tobin said. "All of the FIHR stuff is very robust. There's a lot of work to do to make it all work out. There is also a very large industry collaborative under way to try to figure out how to implement it in a much more rapid way than would typically happen in a first standard-setting process."

  • Tech makes student retention top university goal

    February 1, 2015 | Daily Toreador

    “The Student Success Collaborative provides that high-tech solution by taking years of student success data and making it meaningful to an advisor,” Patrick Hughes, associate vice provost of undergraduate education said, “who then sits with a student and goes over the several opportunities the student has based on that data.”

  • Local businesses weigh private exchange option

    February 1, 2015 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    “It makes it so that people (employees) start thinking about insurance as their own money as opposed to a benefit that flows through their employer,” said Dr. Jim Bonnette, executive vice president of strategy and consulting for The Advisory Board Company.

  • Stage 2 was no failure

    February 2015 | Health Management Technology

    A close examination of the information shows that when the final attestations are in for Stage 2, it will not likely be a failure. However, the facts also show that this success is, to a large degree, due to a shorter reporting period, writes Naomi Levinthal.

  • Frankfort summit focuses on changing health care landscape

    January 29, 2015 | Lexington Herald-Leader

    "The old model is rapidly falling apart," said Chas Roades, chief research officer for The Advisory Board Company. The board led a health care summit organized by the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Kentucky Hospital Association, and Gov. Steve Beshear in Frankfort on Thursday.

  • Medicare payments surge for stents to unblock blood vessels in limbs

    January 29, 2015 | The New York Times

    “The evidence base is not as clear,” said Brian Contos, an executive director of The Advisory Board Company, noting that only in the last year did a doctors’ professional society issue general guidelines on revascularizations done outside the heart.

  • How to shop for a hospital

    January 28, 2015 | Marketplace

    Paul Matsui of the Advisory Board knows it’s easy to have a knee-jerk reaction, but he says Medicare assesses lots of quality measures. Some places get dinged for how much patient care costs. Others are penalized if they get low patient satisfaction scores. Then there’s the super scary infection rate.

  • Medicaid: Midterms to move expansion in conservative direction

    January 28, 2015 | Insurance News Net

    "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 for The Advisory Board Company, said in an interview about the election's impact.

  • One-on-one with Robert Musslewhite

    January 27, 2015 | WJLA – Washington Business Report

    Named 2013’s Most Admired CEO in health care by the Washington Business Journal, The Advisory Board Company CEO Robert Musslewhite refuses to take all the credit for his company’s growth.

  • The United States' First CTO: 6 business innovation lessons

    January 27, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    As an advisor to The Advisory Board Company, a company that has been active in the higher education space, Chopra says that using analytics to improve student success is a growing field.

  • Cost of care: Health care industry’s old models are crumbling

    January 26, 2015 | The Dallas Morning News

    The Washington-based Advisory Board Company provides research and consulting for thousands of hospitals across the country. Chas Roades is the company’s chief research officer. He and other experts spoke on these shifts last week at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank of Republicans and Democrats searching for common ground on major national issues.

  • Why Trinity Health's CEO wants an ACO in every market

    January 23, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    Richard Gilfillan, MD, president and CEO of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, says he wants a Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organization in every Trinity market, according to an interview with The Advisory Board Company.

  • Testing new models

    January 2015 | Health Affairs – GrantWatch Blog

    In November 2014, The Advisory Board Company, de Beaumont Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and RWJF launched a $7.5 million initiative to identify and fund innovative community partnerships that aim to improve health in low-income urban areas with a population of at least 150,000.

  • Top 10 tech trends: Closing the gaps in transitions of care

    January 23, 2015 | Healthcare Informatics

    To this end, Naomi Levinthal, consultant, research and insights at The Advisory Board Company, points out that since two of the three TOC Stage 2 measures require CEHRT, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided some recent relief as of September 2014.

  • Top 10 tech trends: Taking consumer-generated health data to the next level

    January 22, 2015 | Healthcare Informatics

    But according to Jay Nagy, associate principal of corporate strategy for The Advisory Board Company, the 5,000 hours between periodic encounters with patients provides an additional enormous opportunity to collect data without a face-to-face visit.

  • For most hospitals, penalties wipe out quality bonuses

    January 22, 2015 | FierceHealthFinance

    The average penalty, at $1.2 million, vastly outweighs the average bonus of about $213,000 for large hospitals, Eric Fontana, an analyst at The Advisory Board Company, told KHN. The gap is smaller for hospitals with 200 beds or fewer, with an average bonus of $32,000 and an average penalty of $131,000. Overall, only 28% of the hospitals will either get extra money or break even.

  • 1,700 hospitals win quality bonuses from Medicare, but most will never collect

    January 22, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

    When all these incentive programs are combined, the average bonus for large hospitals, those with more than 400 beds, will be nearly $213,000, while the average penalty will be about $1.2 million, according to estimates by Eric Fontana, an analyst at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Big data yielding big results for Georgia State

    January 22, 2015 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Georgia State and more than 140 other colleges and universities are members of the national Education Advisory Board’s Student Success Collaborative, which provides analytic software to allow institutions to improve retention and graduation rates.

  • Gun violence in hospitals: How much of a threat is it really?

    January 21 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    The Advisory Board Company published a "How to survive a hospital shooting" training guide in May 2014 with information on how to react to the threat depending on proximity to the active shooter and how to provide care during an active shooter situation.

  • Health care hiring boom will bypass hospitals

    January 17, 2015 | Modern Healthcare

    But health care's largest sector—hospitals—is the outlier. Facing continued financial pressure from public and private payers, hospitals are intensifying their efforts to reduce their largest expense: labor. “I think we're going to see pockets of layoffs,” said Jennifer Stewart, managing director of research and insights at The Advisory Board Company.

  • A responsible solution to D.C.’s homelessness

    January 16, 2015 | The Washington Post – Letters to the Editor

    According to a preliminary pro bono study by The Advisory Board Company, one of the highest users of emergency services in D.C., a person who is homeless, can cost the city up to $156,800 in emergency services annually, while housing this individual would cost only $22,500.

  • Have retail clinics improved your access to health care?

    January 12, 2015 | Minnesota Public Radio

    Retail clinics staffed with physician assistants or nurse practitioners are reshaping American health care, said Christopher Kerns, who tracks health care trends for The Advisory Board Company.

  • Why we're picking Walmart and CVS over doctors' offices

    January 12, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    When The Advisory Board Company surveyed consumers last year, it found respondents valued being treated by a physician less than the convenience of night and weekend hours, getting seen without an appointment, and being able to fill prescriptions on-site.

  • 4 states' potential battles over Medicaid expansion plans

    January 13, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital CFO

    In Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence (R) is looking to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan, a state-sponsored health insurance program administered by private health insurers, as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the PPACA, according to a report from The Advisory Board Company.

  • Ministry embraces telehealth care

    January-February 2015 | Catholic Health Association of the United States

    Telehealth offers clear advantages to improving all aspects of care. The Advisory Board Company noted, "Using telehealth increases data accuracy and optimizes care coordinator time. Remote patient monitoring systems save time for patients and clinicians by avoiding superfluous—and expensive—care management."

  • Outlook on enrollment: Perfect storm of challenges ahead

    January 2015 | University Business

    Ed Venit, senior director with the Education Advisory Board, a research and technology company, likens the upcoming enrollment predicament to an iron triangle, with enrollment, revenue, and selectivity/quality as the three points.

  • Managing patients with behavioral health problems in acute care: Balancing safety and financial viability

    January 2015 | The Journal of Nursing Administration

    The Advisory Board Company reports that patients with problems related to behavioral health are 3 times more likely not to follow care recommendations.

  • News 1/8/15

    January 8, 2015 | HIStalk Practice

    The 2015 health care industry resolutions and predictions keep coming. The Advisory Board offers three resolutions for health care organizations looking to implement population health initiatives, including using healthcare IT to scale coordination between care management teams. Amazing Charts includes accelerated EHR switching, more virtual consultations, and a continued glimmer of interoperability hope among its seven predictions for the coming year.

  • 4 things doctors and hospitals can learn from Zappos

    January 8, 2015 | FastCoExist.com

    When asked what was most important to them when seeking urgent care for an illness such as the flu (and assuming their usual provider was not available), consumers ranked a guaranteed wait time of no more than 30 minutes (and that’s without an appointment) first on the list, according to a survey from The Advisory Board Company.

  • Battle to find docs may be a regional—not national—problem

    January 6, 2015 | FierceHealthcare

    "In many nonmetropolitan markets, I see a workforce of physicians that is aging, increasingly restricting their practices, and hospitals and health systems that are struggling to meet the demands of the market they're in," Randy Gott, senior vice president of consulting and management services at The Advisory Board Company, told the publication.

  • Most directors have resigned from O-Care exchanges, analysis finds

    January 6, 2015 | The Hill

    Only five of the original 16 officials remain in their posts, according to Dan Diamond, manager of The Advisory Board's "Daily Briefing" newsletter.

  • What if we were wrong about the physician shortage?

    January 5, 2015 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    According to Randy Gott, senior vice president of consulting and management services at The Advisory Board Company, access to care is largely predicated on location. The problem isn't so much a national physician shortage. Rather, inadequate supply of physicians exists on a market-by-market basis.

  • Hope for the best, expect the worst

    January 5, 2015 | ConvergenceRI

    For those that want to follow the path of Rhode Island’s SIM, it first began with SHIP, the Rhode Island State Health Innovation Plan, developed by a Washington, D.C.-based consultant, The Advisory Board Company, in 2013. It served as Rhode Island’s preliminary submission, based on the potential analytics of slowing the 7% growth rate in annual medical spending to 3-4% in three years’ time.

  • How to ace your meaningful use audit and meet your EHR target

    January 3, 2015 | Healthcare Insights – NOMISe Blog

    Tony Panjamapirom of The Advisory Board Company said in a HIMSS presentation earlier this year, “I encourage you to think of the Meaningful Use audit as a matter of when you will get audited, not whether.”

  • Lukoshus: It was a banner year for Purdue Cal

    December 31, 2014 | Post-Tribune

    For increasing its freshman-to-sophomore-year student-retention rate to 73.5% from 68.8% the year before, Purdue Calumet received one of three 2014 Student Success Collaborative Awards from the Education Advisory Board. The national honor recognizes outstanding achievement in improving student outcomes and proactively intervening with students at risk.

  • These 8 digital health M&A deals stood out in 2014

    December 30, 2014 | MedCity News

    The Advisory Board Company snapped up HealthPost white label physician finder and scheduling company for $25 million. Omar Alvi founded the company in 2011 to support coordinated care on a few different fronts. In addition to helping patients schedule appointments, procedures, and follow on visits with doctors, it can help health systems identify which physicians refer all of their patients within the health network and which ones don’t, as Robert Musslewhite, CEO of The Advisory Board Company, noted in a conference call earlier this year.

  • 10 challenges and opportunities for hospitals in 2015

    December 30, 2014 | Becker’s Hospital Review

    "The outdated shortage modeling is the assumption of how much an individual physician can treat. As we look at creating a more effective care model, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of patients that a primary care physician can see because they are working in conjunction with primary care coaches," says Rob Lazerow, practice manager of research and insights at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Holding health care accountable

    December 29, 2014 | CFO

    “Over the next few years, providers are going to have more interest in working directly with employers,” says Jordan Silvergleid, vice president at The Advisory Board Company, a health care consultancy. “They’re looking for growth opportunities, as Medicare and Medicaid are paying less and less over time, and reimbursements are often below their costs. That aligns well with employers that are looking to manage the cost trend.”

  • 4 ways to get more out of performance reviews

    December 29, 2014 | HealthLeaders Media

    "It is within HR leadership's toolkit to redesign performance evaluations to become a meaningful process to help the organization meet its objectives," says Carol Boston-Fleischhauer, managing director of educational services at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Purdue Calumet highlights of 2014

    December 26, 2014 | Lakeshore Public Media

    By increasing its freshman-to-sophomore year student retention rate to 73.5% from 68.8% the previous year, Purdue Calumet received one of three 2014 Student Success Collaborative Awards from the Education Advisory Board. The national honor recognizes outstanding achievement of improving student outcomes and proactively intervening with students at risk.

  • Success of health IT rests with business alignment

    December 23, 2014 | CIO

    "Where most health systems are today is they've all just spent millions and millions of dollars implementing EHRs of one flavor or another, and are now sort of at the point of discovering that there's a whole new range of tools that need to sit on top of those EHRs that actually let them get value out of the data that they've got," says Chas Roades, chief research officer at The Advisory Board Company.

  • Texas Tech University reports high retention rates despite record-breaking enrollment figures

    December 22, 2014 | News/Talk 790 KFYO

    The second new initiative is a predictive software program called Student Success Collaborative obtained through the Education Advisory Board. The SSC will collate data from individual students as they work towards a degree and show what classes students took that lead to a higher graduation rate.

  • The payer-provider collaboration impetus

    December 19, 2014 | Healthcare Payer News

    But, however it is defined and branded, striving for population health in the near- and long-term is going to take partnerships that help reduce the reliance on fee-for-service reimbursement, according to Seth Frazier, chief transformation officer at Evolent Health, a joint venture of UPMC Health Plan and The Advisory Board Company that consults with payers and providers.

  • News 12/19/2014

    December 19, 2014 | HIStalk

    Tony Panjamapirom, PhD with The Advisory Board Company says hospital Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation numbers are being misinterpreted to mean the program is failing. He says it’s true that only 35 % of all Eligible Hospitals have met Stage 2 standards through December, but 66 % of hospitals that were scheduled to attest in 2014 have done so.

  • Colorado Health Foundation invests $1 million in national award program to improve community health

    December 18, 2014 | PRP

    The Colorado Health Foundation announced a funding commitment of $1 million to join the BUILD Health Challenge, a national partnership of The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • More hospitals to get bonuses than penalties in 2015 under value-based purchasing

    December 18, 2014 | Modern Healthcare

    The three programs are the wave of the future for hospital payments and should be viewed as a cumulative force demanding performance improvement, The Advisory Board Company’s Eric Fontana told Sabriya Rice. “There's a tendency to think it's a bonus here, or penalty there—but these are pretty significant when you add them all together,” Fontana said.

  • Texas Tech working to maintain increasing retention rates

    December 17, 2014 | Texas Tech Today

    Two new retention tools that will help Texas Tech are the Provost Retention Task Force and the acquisition of Student Success Collaborative, a predictive software program provided by the Education Advisory Board.

  • How telehealth can help organizations beat the competition

    December 17, 2014 | Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

    "Telehealth is not an entirely new concept, but certainly the urgency and intention is growing," says The Advisory Board Company’s Madhavi Kasinadhuni.

  • HIE effectiveness questioned as vendors align for more interoperability

    December 16, 2014 | Business Solutions

    The Argonaut Project was launched by health IT standards developer Health Level Seven (HL7), alongside vendors including The Advisory Board Company.

  • Post 200

    December 14, 2014 | The Washington Post

    No. 48 among the Washington, D.C. region’s largest employers by revenue. The company operates Community Impact, which provides millions of dollars worth of services to not-for-profit organizations through pro bono consulting, board memberships, and hands-on volunteer initiatives. The Advisory Board Company became the first for-profit company of its size to achieve 100 % employee participation in community service.

  • Automated care coordination is $9,000 cheaper than nurses

    December 12, 2014 | Health IT Analytics

    Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Texas Tech University, and The Advisory Board Company compared the impact of the automated IVR system with the time and effort it takes for a nurse to prepare and place a phone call to a patient who had recently experienced an ambulatory visit for an acute condition.

  • Diagram shows worst spots to catch germs on a plane

    November 26, 2014 | Two Oceans Vibe News

    The last thing you want to do is arrive at your family ski holiday with a sniffly nose and something that itches that shouldn’t be itching. Thankfully, The Advisory Board Company has created an infographic.

  • Retail clinics offer wake-up call for primary care practices

    November 26, 2014 | Fierce Practice Management

    Traditional primary care practices (PCPs) ought to pay close attention to retailers such as Walgreens, RiteAid, CVS Health and Target. Their success, argues a blog post from health care consultancy The Advisory Board Company, should serve as a wakeup call that practices will need to up their service game in order to compete.

  • Drew Brees making a play for volunteers

    November 25, 2014 | CNN

    The Advisory Board Company's employees are included among those promoting volunteerism.

  • Midterm election results deliver setbacks to Medicaid expansion

    November 25, 2014 | Yahoo! Finance News / The Fiscal Times

    So far, 23 states and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs, as tracked by a map updated by The Advisory Board Company.

  • Schuylkill Health seeks 'strategic alliance' to grow

    November 25, 2014 | The Republican Herald of Providence Journal

    In August, the Schuylkill Health board initiated an 18-month study and appointed a team of consultants from The Advisory Board Company to review Schuylkill Health’s operations.

  • A monthly roundup of health care IT trends, technologies and resources

    November 24, 2014 | Health Management Technology

    Paper and language are as old as civilization itself, but when it comes to locating and controlling the spread of infectious diseases, IT can help, writes The Advisory Board Company’s Kenneth A. Kleinberg.

  • CSULB's Thomas Enders receives Visionary Leadership Award

    November 24, 2014 | The Long Beach Post

    Thomas Enders, associate vice president of enrollment services at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) was recently presented with the Visionary Leadership Award from the Education Advisory Board, CSULB officials announced. The award honors Enders' efforts to provide advising staff with technology that easily identify which students are struggling and creates interventions with at-risk students.

  • What this new funder collaborative says about the state of public health in the U.S.

    November 24, 2014 | Inside Philanthropy

    The new BUILD Health Challenge is an initiative that aims to support collaborations to improve health in low-income communities. It is funded by The Advisory Board Company, the deBeaumont Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Morning headlines 11/24/14

    November 24, 2014 | HIStalk

    The Advisory Board Company published a consumer survey focused on the growing retail clinic (Walgreens, CVS) model of delivering primary care, and what it means for traditional family practice offices.

  • Providence forum seeks remedies for soaring health care costs

    November 24, 2014 | The Providence Journal

    The way people get insurance is rapidly changing from the days when a company simply purchased coverage for its employees, said The Advisory Board Company’s Chas Roades.

  • Retail clinics are in, traditional primary care practices are out

    November 24, 2014 | MedCity News

    The so-called “retailization” of health care is picking up significant steam, especially after the high-profile announcement from Kaiser Permanente and Target Corp last week, wherein Kaiser will staff four Southern California clinics. That’s the view from The Advisory Board Company, according to a blog post by Lisa Bielamowicz, M.D.

  • Cigarroa: UT system in midst of turning around graduation rates

    November 22, 2014 | Houston Chronicle (By University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa)

    Several of our institutions are participating in the national Education Advisory Board's Student Success Collaborative, which uses innovative new technology and predictive analytics to help identify and mitigate student risk factors and improve retention and graduation rates.

  • Tweet chat recap: HCI, Advisory Board discuss operational, IT challenges in ACOs

    November 21, 2014 | Healthcare Informatics

    The 2nd Healthcare Informatics tweet chat took place on Nov. 20, 2014, with The Advisory Board Company as the co-host and accountable care as the topic of choice. Bill Lynagh, MD, chief medical officer of Crimson at The Advisory Board Company joined HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland to talk about accountable care organizations at length with several tweeters.

  • 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.

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