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Every health executive now needs an Amazon strategy
August 14, 2017 | CNBC
The specialty drug market is where Amazon is likely to play first, according to Tom Cassels, a partner at Advisory Board Consulting. That would pit Amazon most directly against Express Scripts, Walgreens and CVS in selling medications for serious and complex conditions like multiple sclerosis, cancer and hemophilia. A partnership route is still a possibility, said Cassels, who has closely tracked Amazon's move into health care. "Picking a winner in specialty pharmacy and partnering with them could make more sense," he told Christina Farr.

70+ population health management companies to know in 2017
August 3, 2017 | Becker's Hospital Review
Advisory Board is a best practices firm combining research, technology and consultation to improve performance. The firm offers a population health services solution designed to help healthcare organizations transition to value-based care and deliver population health, Laura Dyrda notes.

Civility in health care
July 28, 2017 | Health Professional Radio
Sylvia Morris, MD, an Atlanta based internist, a Senior Medical Director on the Revenue Cycle Solutions team at Advisory Board and a contributor for the US News & World Report’s Medical School Admissions’ blog, discusses the importance of civility in health care.

Do your physicians speak finance?
July 28, 2017 | hfm Blog
In the new reality of value-based care, physicians must understand the ins and outs of finance if they are to act as successful partners in the pursuit of the triple aim of health care. As clinicians strive to deliver—and continually improve—high quality, cost-effective care, they need a much deeper financial understanding, Advisory Board’s John Johnston and Vince Joseph write.

Robert Musslewhite named one of Washington's top 100 tech leaders
May 2, 2017 | Washingtonian
For the third time, The Advisory Board Company Chairman and CEO Robert Musslewhite has been named one of Washingtonian magazine's Tech Titans, an honor reserved for "the most influential and exciting people in the local technology scene."

Hackers struck 45 UK medical facilities. Follow these best practices to avoid being next.
May 1, 2017 | Becker’s Hospital Review
We've found, through our work with 4,500 hospitals and health systems, that the better plan is to prepare upfront—before ransomware strikes, Advisory Board’s Robert Musslewhite and Eric Banks write.


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The Advisory Board Company announces agreements for the sale of its health care and education businesses
August 29, 2017
The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO), a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to sell its health care business to Optum, a leading health services company, and a definitive purchase agreement to sell its education business to affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm.

Optum and The Advisory Board Company’s health care business to combine
August 29, 2017
Optum and The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO), announced today that The Advisory Board Company’s health care business will join Optum.

EAB to Become a Standalone Company
August 29, 2017
EAB, a best practice business serving the education industry, announced today that its parent company, The Advisory Board Company, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell EAB to Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm focused on investing in software, data and technology-enabled businesses.

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