About Christopher

Christopher oversees all of Advisory Board’s executive research, and is responsible for developing its official research perspective and point of view for executives across the health care sector. In his 15+ years with the organization, he has led its flagship membership program, the Health Care Advisory Board, and authored numerous studies on health system partnership and capital strategies, in addition to best practice research on improving operating margins, revenue cycle, and supply chain operations. Christopher is a health care financial analyst by training, and has expertise across a wide swath of the health care industry.

Christopher received his MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Advisory Board, he was the editor of The Healthcare Investment Letter—an investment newsletter covering publicly traded health care companies and targeted at individual investors—and has written extensively for the late Louis Rukeyser’s investment advisories, with a specialization in health care firms.

Areas of expertise

Finance, Efficiency, Performance Improvement, Children's Hospitals, Strategy, Health Systems, Academic Medical Centers,

Christopher Kerns

Vice President, Executive Insights

Christopher's Upcoming Events

Aug 27 2020

Key takeaways from the CY2021 HOPPS and MPFS Proposed Rules

On August 4, CMS released the proposed rules for hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), as well as the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), for calendar year (CY) 2021. While our team continues to analyze the 2000+ pages of both rules, there are several key items that health system and hospital leaders should know. More Register

Aug 26 2020

Social Determinants of Health 101

Addressing the social determinants of health is a key component of any provider organization's strategy to advance health equity. Join this webconference to understand the impact of social determinants on health outcomes and health systems. Then, we'll review best practice case studies for addressing each of the major social determinants. More Register

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