The Advisory Board Company is a leading service provider of insight-driven performance improvement software and solutions to the rapidly changing health care and higher education industries. Through our subscription-based membership programs, we leverage our intellectual capital to help our clients, which we refer to as our members, solve their most critical business problems.
Our services are provided through 65 subscription-based memberships programs to approximately 5,000 institutions. These include hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, health care insurers, medical device companies, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions. Our business model is predicated on the view that there are economies of intellect in the sectors we serve—compelling advantages to large numbers of key players collaborating to identify specific opportunities that have the potential to shape their industries. Through our membership programs, we illuminate these opportunities and provide the services and support to hardwire the critical performance improvement required for meaningful change.
By providing a standardized set of services, we are able to spread our largely fixed program cost structure across our membership base of participating organizations. This economic model permits members to learn about industry best practices and access hosted software solutions at a fraction of the cost of customized analysis, consulting services, or software development provided by other business services firms.
We strive to provide our members with an unparalleled level of service. Our hope is that our members recognize our dedication to intelligent support and, therefore, maintain a long-term commitment to working with us.