December 16, 2021

The 10 most listened-to Radio Advisory podcast episodes of 2021

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    In a year of pressing health care stories, Rachel Woods, host of Radio Advisory and seasoned researcher at Advisory Board, spent time each week talking with industry experts to break down the latest health care issues and offer recommendations on what to do next. Here are the ten most popular Radio Advisory episodes from 2021:

    1.  Ep. 60: When disruptors fail to disrupt: Lessons from Amazon's venture with Haven Healthcare

    When Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway in 2018 announced they would form a joint venture called Haven, it sent ripples throughout the health care industry at the thought of how those three companies could disrupt the health care space. Now, three years later, the venture has shut down, but what can health care leaders learn from the rise and fall of Haven? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Andrew Rebhan to discuss exactly that, among other topics like why big tech is even trying to get into the health care space in the first place.

    2.  Ep. 81: How changing demographics will affect the future of health care

    It’s time to start looking at how the pandemic, alongside other big market forces, will shape health care in the future. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board’s Nick Cericola to talk about how changing demographics could affect the health care industry in the next 10 years—and why younger generations have the potential to change health care in the most surprising ways.

    3.  Ep. 61: Resilience: Not just a pandemic buzzword—and not the same as engagement

    The Covid-19 epidemic has put a nearly inconceivable amount of stress on the health care workforce over the past year, so how do health care leaders help develop a culture of resilience among their staff? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Katherine Virkstis and Anne Herleth to talk about what resilience actually means and how providers should change their approach to resilience amid the Covid-19 epidemic. At the end of this episode, Rae asks leadership expert Craig Pirner to go deeper on the role all leaders should play in enabling a culture of resilience.

    4.  Ep. 78: Who's making money in 2021? A look at hospitals and health plans after Covid-19.

    The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the health care industry over the past year, but what can health systems and health plans expect financially going forward? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Natalie Trebes and Christopher Kerns to talk about the financial outlook for health systems and health plans for the rest of 2021 and beyond.

    5.  Ep. 92: The biggest crisis of 2021 isn't Covid-19—it's nursing shortages

    Covid-19 has been on the forefront of everyone's minds for over a year now, but the biggest crisis for health care providers in 2021 might not be the pandemic—it may be nursing shortages. In this episode, host Rachel Woods sits down with Advisory Board CNO Carol Boston-Fleischhauer to talk about the nationwide shortage of nurses and what hospitals can do now to address some of the bigger problems nurses face today.

    6.  Ep. 79: Why racism is (still) a health care issue

    A year ago, Radio Advisory premiered an episode detailing why racism is a major issue in the health care industry—so what has the health care industry done in the past year? In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Karl WhitemarshMicha'le Simmons, and Darby Sullivan to take a look at where the health care industry stands in its effort to combat racism and improve equity and how far the industry has left to go.

    7.  Ep. 86: The good and the (unintentionally) bad of virtual behavioral health investment

    The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already-bad behavioral health crisis in the United States, which has led the health care industry to invest heavily in virtual telehealth—an investment that could do a lot a good but isn't without its risks. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Nick Cericola and Clare Wirth to talk about the potential consequences that could come with the health industry's recent investment in virtual behavioral health.

    8.  Ep. 83: In-person or remote work? For health care organizations, both.

    For nearly a year and a half, many people have been working remotely, and as many eye a return to the workplace, leaders are now faced with the choice of either operating like they did pre-Covid, or implementing a hybrid workplace model. In this episode, Rae sits down with Advisory Board's Miriam Sznycer-Taub and Alex Polyak to discuss how leaders can make a hybrid workplace function effectively.

    9.  Ep. 64: Why Contessa's CEO believes hospital at home benefits everyone (including hospitals)

    The Covid-19 epidemic has had a massive effect on the way the health care industry provides care, with a particular spotlight on the potential of at-home care. In this episode, Rae sits down with Travis Messina, co-founder and CEO of Contessa, to discuss why he believes at-home care can be beneficial not only to patients, but to hospitals as well, and how Contessa has helped hospitals in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.

    10.  Ep. 88: RWJBarnabas Health's approach to equity: "We tore up the mission statement"

    Health care organizations have long been grappling with what their role is within their communities and how to approach health equity. In this episode, Rae sits down with Barry Ostrowsky, president and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health, to talk about the role of social justice in a health care organization and the specific steps that that he took to embed equity into every aspect of RWJBarnabas Health’s strategic plan.

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