At The Advisory Board Company for more than a decade, Mr. Roades ( leads a research staff of over 150 and is a member of The Advisory Board Company’s senior leadership team. In this capacity, he studies the market forces and trends driving the evolution of the American health care industry, and directs research into ongoing changes in the organization and management of American medicine.

An author of over 40 landmark strategy publications for hospitals and health systems, Mr. Roades is a nationally recognized speaker and an authority on the most pressing issues for health care CEOs, including emerging reimbursement and incentive models, the intersection of national health policy and delivery system strategy, hospital physician alignment, and the future of health care, such as the industry’s potential for vertical consolidation.

He has presented at over 100 national conferences and serves as strategic advisor to major, nationally recognized health systems, including Catholic Healthcare West, Cleveland Clinic, Indiana University Health, and LifePoint. At over 200 national and regional meetings for Advisory Board members, Mr. Roades has addressed thousands of hospital CEOs, executive team members and board members.

Before joining the firm, he was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, a management consultancy. In this role, he was responsible for leading engagements on strategy, organization, and operations for Fortune 500 clients. Previously, Mr. Roades served for five years as an officer in the United States Air Force. He also serves on a number of nonprofit and governmental advisory boards.

Mr. Roades earned his MBA from Stanford University. He also holds a master’s degree from Stanford, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia. Active on nonprofit boards and with community organizations, Mr. Roades is also a father of four and lives in the Virginia suburbs of the District of Columbia.

Recent Posts by Chas Roades

The New Imperative Of Patient Engagement For Hospitals And Health Systems

Currently, most hospitals and health systems focus on patient engagement because of their mission to deliver patient-centric care. These efforts are pursued despite the neutral or even negative economic consequences to these organizations, which operate within the fragmented, fee-for-service...

The Impact Of The 2012 Election On Health Systems And Providers

Editor's note: For more on what yesterday's election means for health policy, see Tim Jost's post published earlier today on Health Affairs Blog. With the election season now (blessedly) behind us, and the endless barrage of campaign ads now magically gone from our lives—for at least a...

What The Supreme Court’s ACA Ruling Will Mean For Providers

The constitutional waiting game is finally over. Nearly three months to the day after the historic hearings on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court has upheld the vast majority of the law’s provisions. This includes the individual mandate,...