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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from October through December 2017
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017

Remembering a Giant in Health Economics: Our Interview with Uwe Reinhardt

FEATURED GUEST:
Uwe Reinhardt
Uwe Reinhardt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter remember a giant who has influenced much of the landscape of health economics and policy in America, Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, who passed away this year. They revisit a 2015 interview with the renowned Princeton health economist who contributed significantly to health policy over the past several decades, including in the creation of the Affordable Care Act.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017

American Well Co-Founders Drs. Roy and Ido Schoenberg on Apple Heart Study and the Future of Telemedicine

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Roy Schoenberg and Ido Schoenberg
Roy Schoenberg and Ido Schoenberg
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with brothers Dr. Roy Schoenberg and Dr. Ido Schoenberg, co-founders of the telehealth company American Well which is partnering with Apple and Stanford on the ground-breaking Apple Heart Study, using the Apple Watch to detect the presence of atrial fibrillation. The Schoenbergs discuss the telemedicine component their company will provide and how this may signal a pivotal moment for telehealth.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017

California Health Care Foundation CEO Dr. Sandra Hernandez Says Tackling Big Public Health Issues Like Opioids and HIV Benefited from Expanded ACA Coverage

FEATURED GUEST:
Sandra Hernandez
Sandra Hernandez
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sandra Hernandez, President and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation which is dedicated to improving health care for all California Citizens, especially the most vulnerable. She talks about CHCF's initiatives to combat the opioid crisis, poor maternal outcomes and HIV/AIDS and how a coordinated health care infrastructure and expanded access to care for all citizens are improving outcomes.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017

ABIM Foundation's Daniel Wolfson Analyzes Impact of Choosing Wisely Campaign at 5 Years

FEATURED GUEST:
Daniel Wolfson
Daniel Wolfson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Daniel Wolfson, CEO of the ABIM Foundation of the American Board of Internal Medicine, five years into their "Choosing Wisely" campaign, which seeks to minimize waste in health care. Mr. Wolfson discusses the growing number of medical entities in 20 countries now committed to reducing unnecessary prescriptions, diagnostic tests and elective procedures that not only add billions of dollars to health care costs but lead to patient harm as well.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Former HealthCare.Gov CMO Josh Peck Launches Get America Covered to Fill ACA Marketing Gap

FEATURED GUEST:
Josh Peck
Josh Peck
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Joshua Peck, Co-Founder of Get America Covered, @GetUSCovered, a non-profit entity launched by former employees of HealthCare.gov, to fill a marketing void in this year's shortened Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Peck discusses the millions of Americans who qualify for subsidies to offset the cost of insurance and the star power he's assembled to help get the word out.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13,2017

Ideas42.org Managing Director Ted Robertson on Transformational Potential Applying Behavioral Design in Healthcare

FEATURED GUEST:
Ted Robertson
Ted Robertson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Ted Robertson, Managing Director of Ideas42, a non-profit design firm that applies the disciplines of behavioral economics and behavioral design to develop scalable solutions to transform systems in health care, government, civic and corporate entities. Mr. Reynolds discusses their recent report for the Commonwealth Fund that explores the potential for transforming health care by applying behavioral economics principals and deploying behavioral design teams.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017

Is Blockchain Poised to Disrupt Health Care? MintHealth's Founder Dr. Samir Damani Thinks So

FEATURED GUEST:
Samir Damani
Samir Damani
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Samir Damani, cardiologist at Scripps Clinic and co-founder of MintHealth, a system using blockchain technology to create a portable, secure health record for patients to manage. Dr. Damani speaks of the game-changing potential for blockchain-enabled technology to let patients self-govern their personal health record, to address the current lack of interoperability in the health system, and to reward patients for behavior changes leading to better chronic care self-management through a token system.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017

Connected Health Expert Dr. Joseph Kvedar of Partners Health on Potential Impact of Technology on Caring for Aging Population

FEATURED GUEST:
Joseph Kvedar
Joseph Kvedar
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Joseph Kvedar, VP of Connected Health at Partners Health Care in Boston, where they're developing a new model of technology-enabled care by connecting the clinic to patient's lives. Dr. Kvedar discusses his recent book, "The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend The Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan" which examines game changing potential for technology to help manage care for an aging population.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

Leading Cancer Researcher Dr. Michael Caligiuri On Coming Breakthroughs in Cancer Therapies

FEATURED GUEST:
Michael Caligiuri
Michael Caligiuri
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Michael Caligiuri, President of the American Association for Cancer Research representing 37 thousand cancer researchers worldwide. Dr. Caligiuri is also Director of the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center and discusses breakthroughs in genomics, immunotherapy and prevention that are powerful weapons in the war on cancer.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

Los Angeles Health Director Dr. Mitchell Katz Talks Lessons Learned in LA That Have Improved Population Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Mitchell Katz
Mitchell Katz
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director of Health for the City of Los Angeles, who is taking over the New York City Health System in January. Dr. Katz helped transform the LA system to provide more robust support for primary care, housing the chronically homeless to improve health outcomes and costs, and embedding mental health services within the public health system.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 9. 2017

Americares CEO Michael Nyenhuis on the Relief Agency's Recovery Efforts in Hurricane-Ravaged Regions

FEATURED GUEST:
Michael Nyenhuis
Michael Nyenhuis
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Michael J. Nyenhuis, CEO of the international relief agency Americares, whose focus is to support the health care infrastructure in war-torn and storm-ravaged regions of the world. Mr. Nyenhuis speaks about their efforts underway in Peurto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Texas and other areas hit by recent hurricanes, and their ongoing efforts to support primary care in underserved parts of the world.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017

Dr. John Brownstein, Director of Innovation at Boston Children's Hospital on Disruptive Technologies in Health

FEATURED GUEST:
John Brownstein
John Brownstein
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Brownstein, Director of Innovation at Boston Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatric Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brownstein discusses big data driven epidemiology tools he has developed, such as the global open source disease tracker HealthMap, and Circulation which provides on-demand health services through ride sharing platforms like Uber.

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