The Advisory Board Company and its subsidiaries provides best practices research, analysis, executive education and leadership development, business intelligence tools, and installation support to hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, health care insurers, medical device companies, and universities and other education institutions through discrete programs. The Company’s program offerings focus on business strategy, operations, and general management issues. Best practices research identifies, analyzes, and describes specific management initiatives, strategies, processes that produce the best results in solving common problems or challenges. The Company serve approximately 2,800 members. Each of its programs provides members with assistance in addressing one of three primary issue sets: business strategy, operations and general management issues.