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Insights for the C-suite

8 ways hospitals can maximize their near-term volumes

Shay Pratt July 8, 2020

Last week, our Weekly Advisory webinar focused on the demand outlook for the remainder of 2020. The majority of hospitals and health systems report that patients are coming back quickly, with many organizations nearing pre-Covid-19 utilization levels.

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Q&A: Mayo Clinic CEO Gianrico Farrugia on why he doesn't want to go back to a pre-pandemic world

Eric Larsen, President, larsene@advisory.com July 7, 2020

Welcome to the "Lessons from the C-suite" series, featuring Advisory Board President Eric Larsen's conversations with the most influential leaders in health care.

In this edition, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, talks about investing in Covid-19 research—including four vaccines in development—while weathering the financial storm of the crisis; why health organizations have "a moral obligation" to transform health care from within; and how Covid-19 accelerated Mayo's strategic vision for the future.

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10 takeaways: How to boost your clinical staff's resilience amid Covid-19

Christopher Kerns , Amanda Berra June 22, 2020

Health care is a people-intensive business, and the industry's ability to navigate through today's crises hinges upon the abilities and engagement of its workforce. Today, that workforce is burned out, stressed, and exhausted. On Thursday, we hosted Advisory Board Vice President Steven Berkow to analyze the nature of the challenge, its strategic consequences for hospitals and health systems, and mitigation steps to take today.

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5 takeaways from health care CSOs on the epidemic's future

Shay Pratt June 19, 2020

We recently held another series of pop-up forums for Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs), virtual networking sessions for small groups of peers to connect and share ideas for managing through an epidemic. CSOs reported on their organizations' "restart" progress and discussed their early forecasts for the rest of the year. Below, we distill their insights into five key takeaways.

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10 takeaways: Covid-19 transformed telehealth overnight. What does it mean for the future?

Christopher Kerns , Amanda Berra June 15, 2020

With telehealth reimbursement finally seeing reimbursement parity with in-person visits during the public health emergency, providers of all stripes have begun investing heavily in a variety of platforms. In Thursday's session, Advisory Board's John League discussed the future of telehealth reimbursement, the technical needs that still need to be met, and how remote technology is poised to remake primary care.

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10 takeaways: How to build true health equity amid a global pandemic

Christopher Kerns , Amanda Berra June 8, 2020

Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns and Amanda Berra provide their top 10 takeaways on the past week of the Covid-19 epidemic, focusing on the vital role that health care leaders play in combating structural racism, during the pandemic and beyond.

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'A first like no other': WellSpan’s CEO on reimagining health care—and leading through crisis

Eric Larsen, President, larsene@advisory.com June 4, 2020

Welcome to the "Lessons from the C-suite" series, featuring Advisory Board President Eric Larsen's conversations with the most influential leaders in health care.

In this edition, Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president and CEO of WellSpan Health, talks about how the COVID-19 response has irrevocably changed the system, why vertical integration is a necessary “battle,” and how taking the CEO position has defined a "career of firsts."

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10 takeaways: What America can learn from the world's coronavirus response

Christopher Kerns , Amanda Berra May 29, 2020

To help navigate developments in the Covid-19 pandemic, we have compiled a list of 10 key takeaways for the week, consolidated from our webinar on May 28. This time, we hosted leaders from our International team to compare U.S. strategies, technologies, and outcomes to those being adopted in other parts of the world. Join us Thursday, June 4, for our next update on where things stand.

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