The 8 podcasts to listen to this summer, according to Advisory Board experts

Just in time for your summer travels, Advisory Board's experts offer eight recommendations on the podcasts you should listen to now to understand unconscious human behavior, decipher the health care investment landscape, learn more about the day-to-day of clinical specialties, and even gain productivity by living out self-help book advice.

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The right (and wrong) way to deal with death in the workplace

Nurses and other professionals who encounter death frequently are at a heightened risk of grief and severe anxiety—but those who manage the stress effectively can move beyond "death anxiety" to a state of "death reflection," Zhenyu Yuan and colleagues write in Harvard Business Review. Advisory Board's Katherine Virkstis explains several ways providers can help their staffs make this leap.

Last week, Kamala Harris said she supported abolishing private health plans. Or did she?

Sen. Kamala Harris, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Friday walked back her position on nixing private coverage after apparently raising her hand in support of such a move during Thursday's primary debate.

Weekly review: How this 61-year-old gave birth to her own granddaughter

Our take: Trump order calls on hospitals to release 'secret' prices; the 50 most influential clinical executives of 2019, according to Modern Healthcare; and more.

Google is partnering with hospitals to build better diagnostic algorithms. But is it violating patient privacy?

A new lawsuit alleges that Google and its hospital partners did not sufficiently anonymize patient records used in a major research effort. The suit remains in its early stages—but as Advisory Board's Andrew Rebhan explains, as tech giants continue to take on health care, "concerns about liability, privacy, and security are inevitable."

Police don't need a warrant to test unconscious drivers' blood, SCOTUS rules

The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision issued Thursday determined that Wisconsin's "implied consent" law, which states that drivers automatically consent to a blood draw when they get behind the wheel, applies even if the driver later becomes unconscious.

Around the nation: NorthShore University HealthSystem to acquire Swedish Covenant Health

The deal would be the health system's first large acquisition since it attempted to merge with Advocate Health Care two years ago, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, New Jersey, and Ohio.