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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from July through September 2018
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Apple Watch, Fitbit, AI and Alexa: Yahoo Tech Founder David Pogue on Game-Changing Potential in Health Care

FEATURED GUEST:
David Pogue
David Pogue
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with David Pogue, long-time personal tech critic and founder of Yahoo Tech. He discusses the great promise in the growth of consumer technology innovations - Apple Watch, Fitbit and voice recognition platforms like Alexa - to transform health care by informing and empowering consumers and providers.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

Disrupting the Generic Drug Market: Gary and Mary West Foundation CEO Shelley Lyford on Civica Rx Launch

FEATURED GUEST:
Shelley Lyford
Shelley Lyford
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Shelley Lyford, CEO of the Gary and Mary West Foundation which is dedicated to reducing costs and improving care for America's seniors. She discusses the launch of Civica Rx - a not for profit entity that will supply low-cost generic drugs to a consortium of partner foundations and hospitals to disrupt monopolies and price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Transforming Care Delivery for Underserved Populations: Cityblock CEO Iyah Romm on Their Tech-Based Solutions

FEATURED GUEST:
Iyah Romm
Iyah Romm
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Iyah Romm, CEO of Cityblock Health, a venture with Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs aimed at improving care and outcomes for underserved populations in urban areas by deploying tech-based solutions supporting patients and care teams. He talks about Cityblock's development of digital and telehealth tools that enable real time monitoring of patient data, and a network of interventions addressing social determinants of health.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Walgreens' RX for Fixing Health Care: Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Carroll on Health Services Growth in Pharmacy Setting

FEATURED GUEST:
Patrick Carroll
Patrick Carroll
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Patrick Carroll, Chief Medical Officer at Walgreens Healthcare where he oversees the pharmacy chain's expanded primary care and prevention health services in nearly 10 thousand retail pharmacies. They discuss Walgreens' expansion of digital and telehealth interventions for behavioral health, medication compliance and chronic illness management, with expanded health services being offered in the pharmacy clinics.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018

Telehealth, Best Practices and Integrated Care: Dr. Charles Sorenson on Intermountain Healthcare's Commitment to Innovation

FEATURED GUEST:
Charles Sorenson
Charles Sorenson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Intermountain Healthcare of Utah's CEO Emeritus Dr. Charles Sorenson, who discusses Intermountain's innovative, integrated care delivery system committed to improved outcomes and contained costs. He is Founding Director of the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute which seeks to train future clinician leaders in their team-based model of care delivery.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018

Alexa and Telemedicine in Health Care: Harvard's Dr. John Halamka on Promising Health Tech Trends to Watch

FEATURED GUEST:
John Halamka
John Halamka
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John Halamka, Chief Information Officer for Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he has launched a new endeavor: the Health Technology Exploration Center. The lab is an incubator for studying emerging technologies in health care such as telemedicine, genomics, blockchain, wearables and smart speakers like Alexa that could potentially improve clinical workflow, data sharing and outcomes.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018

Millions Served: NACHC's Dan Hawkins on Community Health Centers Delivering Care to Vulnerable Americans

FEATURED GUEST:
Dan Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dan Hawkins, Sr. VP for Public Policy and Research at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), which supports the thousands of chc's providing care for 27 million underserved Americans. They discuss the care model that embeds behavioral and dental care within primary care, the growing reliance on Nurse Practitioners as front line clinicians, and the training, innovation and quality care the nation's health centers provide.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018

CRISPR, DNA and Genomics: Dr. Samuel Sternberg Examines This Game-Changing Technology

FEATURED GUEST:
Samuel Sternberg
Samuel Sternberg
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Samuel H. Sternberg, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University and renowned expert on CRISPER-Cas9 gene editing technology. Dr. Sternberg co-authored "A Crack in Creation" with CRISPR co-creator Jennifer Doudna, and talks about the limitless potential of this genetic engineering tool to transform how we treat and prevent disease in the future.

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MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018

Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on Separating Immigrant Families at the Border and the Impact of Toxic Stress

FEATURED GUEST:
Colleen Kraft
Colleen Kraft
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which has vocally opposed the separation of immigrant families at the border. She talks about the long term impact of toxic stress in childhood, recommended breastfeeding and vaccination protocols, harm from gun violence, and too much screen time for kids.

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018

Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Launches C-CHANGE: A New Climate Change Project at Harvard

FEATURED GUEST:
Gina McCarthy
Gina McCarthy
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who has launched a new climate change project at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment, C-CHANGE, is a partnership between Harvard and Google aimed at advancing better understanding of the causes and effects of climate change and its impact on population health.

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MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018

Coordinated Care for High Use Patients: CareMore Health CEO Sachin Jain on Improving Outcomes

FEATURED GUEST:
Sachin Jain
Sachin Jain
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sachin Jain, CEO of CareMore Health, a coordinated and integrated health care system focused on high-use Medicare and Medicaid patients. Dr. Jain discusses CareMore's team-based approach to chronic disease management deploying ride-sharing and meal delivery services, loneliness prevention and patient support across the care continuum.

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MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018

HHS Data Chief Dr. Mona Siddiqui on Addressing the Challenges of Health Data Liberation

FEATURED GUEST:
Mona Siddiqui
Mona Siddiqui
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Mona Siddiqui, Chief Data Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, who is overseeing a transformation in health information sharing between all agencies at HHS. She discusses the infrastructure changes required to facilitate data liquidity, and growing partnerships with outside entrepreneurs to expedite the process.

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MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018

Stanford School of Medicine Dean, Dr. Lloyd Minor, on Apple Heart Study, Biomedical Revolution and Precision Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Lloyd Minor
Lloyd Minor
This week we revisit our conversation with Dr. Lloyd Minor, Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, on his strategic plan for advancing 21st century biomedicine. He discusses the transformation underway in health care using data, artificial intelligence and telehealth protocols to support health industry transformation, and how all of this will impact medical education in the future.

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