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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from April through June 2017
MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles Examines Threats to Children in "End of Childhood" Report

FEATURED GUEST:
Carolyn Miles
Carolyn Miles
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children, on the plight of children in the US and around the world. She discusses their new report on the "End of Childhood" and the ongoing threat to child wellbeing due to war, the refugee crisis, and lack of access to education and other opportunities due to growing global disparities.

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MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017

Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program

FEATURED GUEST:
Garen Wintemute
Garen Wintemute
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Wintemute is an ER physician and renowned researcher on the causes of gun violence, the impact on public health and the policies required to stem the gun violence epidemic.

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MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017

Former Under Secretary of Health at HHS, Dr. Howard Koh, Discusses Public Health Challenges and Health Reform

FEATURED GUEST:
Howard Koh
Howard Koh
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Howard Koh, Professor of Public Health at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and former Under Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Koh discusses advances to public health made under the Affordable Care Act, and remaining public health challenges yet to tackle including effects from global warming and tobacco use.

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MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017

Thomas Miller, Health Analyst for American Enterprise Institute Discusses Market-Driven Approach to Health Reform

FEATURED GUEST:
Tom Miller
Tom Miller
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health industry analyst and Resident Fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute which has analyzed a market-based and consumer-driven approach to health reform. Mr. Miller analyzes likely next steps in Congress surrounding the American Health Care Act, as well as the hallmarks of market driven health care.

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MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017

Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine

FEATURED GUEST:
Victor Dzau
Victor Dzau
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine (the former Institute of Medicine) a private, non-profit entity dedicated to tackling the nation's complex problems in medicine, technology and science. Dr. Dzau talks about the Academy's shift towards more cooperation between the scientific disciplines to advance evidence-based research that will inform the health care providers and policy makers around the country and the world.

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MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

Examining Oral Health Disparities in America with Author Mary Otto

FEATURED GUEST:
Mary Otto
Mary Otto
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health journalist and author Mary Otto about her book, "Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America" which she explores the huge gap in access to dental care in this country. She examines the sometimes deadly consequences for those lacking access to care, and solutions that could help alleviate the nation's unmet oral health needs.

MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017

Renowned Addiction Specialist, Dr. John F. Kelly of Massachusetts General on Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

FEATURED GUEST:
John F. Kelly
John F. Kelly
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John F. Kelly, renowned addiction expert and Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelly has done extensive research on evidence-based treatments for addiction disorders and recommends a comprehensive, chronic disease management approach to addiction treatment and recovery.

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017

Addressing a multi-disciplined approach to pain treatment with Dr. Daniel Carr, Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine

FEATURED GUEST:
Daniel Carr
Daniel Carr
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Daniel Carr, Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and Founding Director of Tufts University School of Medicine's program in Pain Research, Education and Policy. Dr. Carr discusses the myriad origins of pain, and the multi-disciplined approach required to treat pain as well as reduce reliance on opioids.

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MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Author of "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back"

FEATURED GUEST:
Elisabeth Rosenthal
Elisabeth Rosenthal
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News and author of "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back", a critical look at the high cost of American health care. Dr. Rosenthal examines the evolution of the profit driven American health system, and the role patients can play in re-gaining control of some of these costs.

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MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Dr. George Thibault, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation on the Future of Health Professional Education

FEATURED GUEST:
George Thibault
George Thibault
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. George Thibault, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the only foundation dedicated solely to the advancement of health professionals education. Dr. Thibault discusses their efforts to shift modern medical education towards a more team-based model of care and a more advanced role for nursing professionals in primary care.

MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017

Long Time Health Analyst Susan Dentzer Discusses Shifts in Health Policy That May Impact Innovation

FEATURED GUEST:
Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Susan Dentzer, President and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, which conducts research that informs policy impacting the US Health care system. The former Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs looks at current health policy trends, and the potential impact of innovation on health care transformation.

MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017

Leading GOP Health Policy Strategist, Lanhee Chen, Analyzes Way Forward For Health Reform

FEATURED GUEST:
Lanhee Chen
Lanhee Chen
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Lanhee Chen, health policy advisor for Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Marco Rudio's GOP presidential bids, and Fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution. Mr. Chen assesses what derailed the American Health Care Act, and what policy guidelines should move the Obamacare replacement conversation moving forward.

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MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

Dr. Joshua Seidman, Former Director of Meaningful Use at ONC, Analyzes Healthcare Landscape Under GOP

FEATURED GUEST:
Joshua Seidman
Joshua Seidman
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Joshua Seidman, PhD, Senior VP for the Center for Payment and Delivery Innovation at Avalere Health, and former Director of Meaningful Use at the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services. He discusses the challenges that lie ahead for continued growth of meaningful use of electronic health records in the health care industry under proposed rollbacks under GOP health reform measures.

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