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10 takeaways: Covid-19 has shaken up health plans. What happens next?

Christopher Kerns , Amanda Berra May 22, 2020

To help navigate developments in the Covid-19 pandemic, we have compiled a list of key takeaways for the week, consolidated from our webinar on May 21. This time, we focused on health plans, and welcomed expert cohosts Rachel Sokol and Natalie Trebes from Advisory Board. Join us Thursday, May 28, for our next update on where things stand.

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10 takeaways: Covid-19 has shaken up health policy. What happens next?

Christopher Kerns , Amanda Berra May 15, 2020

To help navigate developments in the Covid-19 pandemic, we have compiled a list of  key takeaways for the week, consolidated from our webinar on May 14. This time, we focused on policy, and welcomed expert cohosts Mara Mcdermott and Rachel Stauffer from McDermott+Consulting. Join us Thursday, May 21, for our next update on where things stand.

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10 takeaways: What health systems must consider as they mull reopening

David Willis , Christopher Kerns May 8, 2020

The Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the United States. To help navigate the developments, we have compiled a list of 10 key takeaways on Covid-19, consolidated from our webinar on May 7. Join us Thursday, May 14, for an update on where things stand.

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8 ways the 'new normal' will shift strategic planning post-Covid-19

Shay Pratt May 5, 2020

At this stage of the Covid-19 crisis, strategy leaders are focused on two immediate challenges: developing restart and recovery plans, and estimating scenarios for health system demand for the next 18 months. But they are also thinking through the long-term changes the epidemic will bring to the health care landscape.

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Q&A: How NorthShore's CEO fought Covid-19 as a patient—and a health system leader

Robin Brand May 4, 2020

J.P. Gallagher, President and CEO of NorthShore, recently spoke with Robin Brand, Senior Director at Advisory Board, about the health system's quick and coordinated response to the Covid-19 epidemic and how his experience being diagnosed with Covid-19 informed his leadership strategy.

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Patients are frightened to seek necessary care amid Covid-19. Here's how to overcome their fears.

by Nick Hauger, Colin Gelbaugh, and Anna Yakovenko May 1, 2020

After hospitals halted most scheduled services in response to Covid-19, a surprising—and worrisome—trend emerged: Not only did hospitals see a drop in scheduled procedures (which are arguably safer to postpone), but they also saw a significant decline in necessary emergency care, preventive care, and post-discharge follow-up care.

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10 takeaways: What health systems must do to protect their PPE supply

David Willis , Christopher Kerns May 1, 2020

The Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the United States. To help navigate the developments, we have compiled a list of 10 key takeaways on Covid-19, consolidated from our webinar on April 30. Join us Thursday, May 7, for an update on where things stand.

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6 ways CSOs are getting ready to 'restart' after Covid-19

Alicia Daugherty May 1, 2020

Across the past two weeks, Advisory Board held virtual networking sessions for small groups of Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs) to connect with each other and share strategies for managing through an epidemic. Participants came from across the Covid-19 curve, with some cautiously optimistic that their initial peak had passed, others in the thick of it, and still others awaiting a surge.

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