This year’s presentation explores the biggest challenge of our time, COVID-19.

Beyond the immediate impact of the pandemic—this presentation will explore the implications of other—potentially major market shifts as policymakers and private-sector players demonstrate increasing receptivity to disruptive solutions aimed at tackling the industry’s affordability crisis—including growing support for government intervention.

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Advisory Board helps executives work smarter and faster by providing clarity on health care's most pressing issues—and strategies for addressing them. Advisory Board helps leaders develop market-leading strategy, accelerate performance, and enhance team effectiveness.

Rachel Woods is a senior consultant at the Advisory Board where she leads research for the Medical Group Strategy Council. Rachel provides strategic guidance, tools, and implementation support to help medical group leaders find and implement the best solutions to the toughest challenges facing health care.

Rachel has overseen a wide range of publications on topics like consumerism, medical group innovation, cost management, physician engagement, and burnout.

Rachel is a frequent speaker at physician retreats and executive meetings. Known for her energetic style and passion for teaching, she is always excited to work directly with members to share best practices, discuss strategy, and offer tactics for scalable implementation.

Rachel holds an MS in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University and a BS in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University.


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After attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of COVID-19 to date and its potential impact on the future
  • Articulate how players across the industry—including purchasers, providers, and technology firms—are beginning to respond to the market’s demand for affordability.
  • Recognize the need for innovative cross-industry collaboration to deliver on the affordability mandate.


By attending the Webinar: State of the Health Care Industry: Revolution or Reformation? offered by Women in Healthcare, Inc. participants may earn up to 1 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

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