About Amanda

Amanda is a senior research partner for Advisory Board. She leads research for Health Care Advisory Board, the Advisory Board’s flagship program for CEOs and strategy executives.She also works directly with executives at hospitals and health systems to help the organization make progress on its top overall priorities through the Research Accelerator program.

Amanda’s principal areas of expertise include hospital-physician partnerships, the business case for quality improvement under different reimbursement models, and strategies for reducing care variation. She has overseen a wide range of publications, including The New Innovation Agenda, The Integrated Care Advantage: Securing Hospital Growth Through Reliable and Efficient Episodes of Care, Setting the Standard for Patient Care, Build a Stronger Hospital-Specialist Partnership for Outcomes, and Engaging Physicians in Patient Experience.

In addition to leading studies, Amanda specializes in innovating within the delivery model of Advisory Board research to connect member executives with the guidance that is most useful for them and their teams.

  • Amanda helped launch two Health Care Advisory Board initiatives to provide tailored strategy guidance to different-in-kind institutions, such as academic medical centers and stand-alone community hospitals.
  • She has designed three Advisory Board improvement and learning collaboratives: the Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Project (2009-2011), the Sepsis Collaborative (April 2015-2016), and the Rural Strategy Collaborative (current).
  • Within Research Accelerator, Amanda works with the executive teams of hospitals and health systems to distill the top challenges for that organization at that point in time—and then apply the full range of support available through Advisory Board research to those problems in custom ways.

Amanda holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor of arts from Middlebury College. Prior to joining the Advisory Board in 2003, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor.


Areas of expertise

Physician Issues, Efficiency, Performance Improvement, Quality, Strategy,

Amanda Berra

Senior Research Partner

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