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Shay Pratt is an executive director with The Advisory Board Company. In this capacity, Mr. Pratt leads research on growth strategy for hospitals and health systems, with special focus on the priorities and challenges facing strategic planning, business development, and marketing departments. Mr. Pratt has also conducted research on service line development and transformation, joint venture models, ambulatory care strategy, referrals management, and strategies for hospital-physician alignment.
Before the Advisory Board, Mr. Pratt worked at the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Pratt received his master’s degree in science and medical writing from Johns Hopkins University. He earned bachelor’s degrees in molecular biology and English from the University of Richmond.
Executive Director, Research and Insights
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