At the Helm

Insights for the C-suite

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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10 takeaways: Has America reached its Covid-19 peak?

Christopher Kerns , Andrea Martin April 24, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic 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 23. Join us Thursday, April 30, for an update on where things stand.

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A 'return to normalcy' is at best a long way off. It's time to get comfortable with uncertainty.

Matthew Stevens, JD , Ken Leonczyk, JD April 21, 2020

In the wake of World War I, Warren G. Harding coined the phrase "a return to normalcy." That neologism appears to be the anthem of the current news cycle, with the constant talk of restarting the economy, returning to business as usual, and coming back out of the enforced hibernation of physical distancing.

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10 takeaways: America may be 'flattening the curve.' (But it's too early to declare victory.)

Christopher Kerns , David Willis April 17, 2020

A lot has happened this week as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ramp up. To help navigate the developments, we have compiled a list of 10 key takeaways on Covid-19, consolidated from our webinar on April 16. Join us Thursday, April 23, for an update on where things stand.

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The biggest constraint on reopening hospitals hiding in plain sight: PPE

by Steven Berkow, Vice President of Provider Research April 17, 2020

With the surge in Covid-19 admissions ebbing in some states, health care providers are rightfully beginning to think through how to reopen services they halted to free up capacity for Covid-19 patients.

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How long is your organization's road to recovery? Consider these 4 factors.

by Colin Gelbaugh and Anna Yakovenko April 17, 2020

By some estimates, most providers across the United States are now past the peak of their Covid-19 epidemic curve. However, a month of postponing medically necessary, but elective procedures and visits, has left providers in dire financial situations, with an average drop in revenue of 55%, by some reports.

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10 takeaways: America's Covid-19 cases doubled this week (and it's still getting worse)

Christopher Kerns , David Willis April 10, 2020

A lot has happened this week as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ramp up. To help navigate the developments, we have compiled a list of 10 key takeaways on Covid-19, consolidated from our webinar on April 2. Join us Thursday, April 16, for an update on where things stand.

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3 ways to make time for strategic thinking in a crisis

Ken Leonczyk, JD , Matthew Stevens, JD April 10, 2020

Editori's note: This story was updated on April 29, 2020.

As Mike Tyson once said, "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." There is nothing easy about strategic thinking, particularly when you're in a crisis. The very nature of an "unprecedented" crisis means that you have moved into a reactive state—dealing with supply-chain issues, staffing shortages, and clinician fear and burnout, just to name a few concerns.

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