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Conversations on Health Care® Past Episodes
Archived shows from January through March 2019
MONDAY, MARCH 25,2019

Putting Healthcare Above Politics: United States of Care Co-Founder Emily Barson on Medicaid Buy-in and State Based Health Policy Solutions

FEATURED GUEST:
Emily Barson
Emily Barson
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Emily Barson, Co-Founder along with former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, of United States of Care, a non-profit, non-partisan organization seeking to advance access to affordable health care for all Americans,"putting health care above politics". She talks about their focus on state-based innovations that are improving health care access, and about their Medicaid Buy-In effort seeking to assist states in creatively expanding Medicaid to cover more of their residents.

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MONDAY, MARCH 18,2019

Bad Blood in Silicon Valley: Wall Street Journal's John Carreyrou on the Rise and Spectacular Fall of Theranos

FEATURED GUEST:
John Carreyrou
John Carreyrou
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pulitzer Prize winning Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou, author of "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup", which figures prominently in the current HBO documentary on Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos. It's a riveting account of the scandal he uncovered at the health tech startup, which claimed it's technology would revolutionize diagnostic testing. He uncovered Holmes' widespread deception, detailing how she not only duped high level investors out of billions, but also put patients' lives at risk.

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MONDAY, MARCH 11,2019

Your Health Record on Your Smart Phone: National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker on HSS Plan to Liberate Your Health Data

FEATURED GUEST:
Donald Rucker
Donald Rucker
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Donald Rucker, National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Rucker discusses recently announced rules requiring health providers and hospitals to make electronic health records available to consumers upon request to their smart phones, at no cost them, to give patients more control of their health information.

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MONDAY, MARCH 4,2019

The Science of Communicating Science: Dr. Susmita Pati on the Alan Alda Center's Work

FEATURED GUEST:
Susmita Pati
Susmita Pati
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Susmita Pati, Chief Medical Program Advisor for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, founded by the legendary actor and PBS science show host who felt science and health professionals needed to learn better communication skills. The "Alda Method" applies traditional actors' training like improvisation and other speaking techniques to improve the ability of health care and science professionals to better disseminate their complex information.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25,2019

Cybersecurity, HIPAA, and Blockchain: Microsoft's David Houlding Talks Health Data in the Digital Age

FEATURED GUEST:
David Houlding
David Houlding
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with David Houlding, Microsoft's Principal Healthcare Lead and international expert on blockchain, AI and cybersecurity issues impacting health information technology. He discusses the challenges of keeping health data safe, while improving access to patients and clinicians, with a growing emphasis on blockchain, AI and the cloud to advance health data security capabilities.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18,2019

Commonwell Health Alliance's Jitin Asnaani on Mission for National Health Data Exchange

FEATURED GUEST:
Jitin Asnaani
Jitin Asnaani
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jitin Asnaani, Executive Director of the CommonWell Health Alliance which is on a mission to make a nationwide health data exchange a reality. They discuss the national network of payer, provider and EHR vendors joining the Alliance to advance interoperability across multiple electronic health record platforms with health data flowing seamlessly from patient to providers.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Clear Health Costs Founder Jeanne Pinder Seeks to Unmask Healthcare's High Costs With Online Price Check Tool

FEATURED GUEST:
Jeanne Pinder
Jeanne Pinder
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jeanne Pinder, Founder and CEO of Clear Health Costs, which seeks to unmask the true cost Americans pay for health care. They discuss the online platform she created that compares prices for hospitalizations and procedures offering consumers real transparency in health pricing, utilizing crowd sourced patient payment data vetted by journalists around the country.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Continued Quest for Equity in Health: Thoughts from Morehouse School of Medicine Founder and former HHS Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan

FEATURED GUEST:
Louis Sullivan
Louis Sullivan
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Louis Wade Sullivan, Founding Dean and President Emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine, and former HHS Secretary under the first Bush Administration. Dr. Sullivan discusses his efforts to build diversity in the health professions through his organization, the Sullivan Alliance, and his contributions to building equity in health systems around the country and the world.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019

Purdue Pharma and the Opioid Epidemic: Writer Barry Meier Unveils OxyContin's Pivotal Role

FEATURED GUEST:
Barry Meier
Barry Meier
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pulitzer Prize winning writer Barry Meier, author of "Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic," on Purdue Pharma, makers of the narcotic OxyContin, and the pivotal role they played in "the greatest public health crisis of the 21st Century."

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019

Susannah Fox, Former Chief Technology Officer at HHS, Analyzes Young Consumers' Push Towards Digital Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Susannah Fox
Susannah Fox
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speaks with renowned health industry analyst Susannah Fox who served as Chief Technology Officer at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Fox has been studying the growing impact of the internet on health care and discusses her recent report on how young health consumers are accelerating the adoption of digital technologies in the health care experience.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019

Flint Water Crisis Whistle Blower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha on the Aftermath of the Poisoning of a City

FEATURED GUEST:
Mona Hanna-Attisha
Mona Hanna-Attisha
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Pediatrician and public health activist, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who exposed the Flint Water Crisis brought on by state and city officials who switched Flint's water supply. She discusses her book on the crisis, "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City" which exposes government efforts to deny their role, and the ongoing community-wide effort to address the public health crisis.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019

AI, Blockchain and Cybersecurity: HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf on Topics Dominating Upcoming Global Conference

FEATURED GUEST:
Hal Wolf
Hal Wolf
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Hal Wolf, President and CEO of HIMSS - the Health Information Management Systems Society which seeks to advance information technology in health care. He discusses the upcoming HIMSS 2019 Global Conference, the largest gathering of its kind in the world on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Voice Technology, Cybersecurity and Blockchain which are expected to dominate this year's event.

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