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Conversations on Health Care® Episodes
Every Wednesday at 4:30 we broadcast a new episode on WESU 88.1 FM. If you missed our latest airing or want to hear past shows please scroll through the list below to hear audio, read the show summary or get links to outside information referenced in each program. If you are interested in an older episode, please visit our Archive page.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2018

Targeted Therapies and Big Cost Savings: Personalized Medicine Coalition President Edward Abrahams on Precision Medicine's Potential

FEATURED GUEST:
Edward Abrahams
Edward Abrahams
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Edward Abrahams, President of the Personalized Medicine Coalition which supports the emerging science of precision medicine and the huge potential it holds for cost savings with pharmacogenomics, targeted therapies, and improved outcomes for patients and health systems. They discuss the Coalition's upcoming summit at Harvard which will bring together policy makers, leading scientists, advocates and provider organizations to devise strategies for advancing precision medicine.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018

"She Has Her Mother's Laugh" - New York Times Science Writer Carl Zimmer on Heredity and the Genomics Revolution

FEATURED GUEST:
Carl Zimmer
Carl Zimmer
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with award-winning New York Times science writer and columnist Carl Zimmer on his critically acclaimed book, "She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potentials of Heredity" on the dramatic scientific discovery underway fueled by genomics. He discusses the genome's role in understanding heredity and how personalized medicine will be advanced once the science and medical communities master their knowledge of how genomics impact health and disease.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

Mental Health Crisis in America: National Council for Behavioral Health CEO Linda Rosenberg on Causes and Solutions

FEATURED GUEST:
Linda Rosenberg
Linda Rosenberg
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Linda Rosenberg, CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health on their recent report done with the Cohen Veterans Network confirming that America's mental health crisis is a result of lack of access to care. She discusses the need to remove barriers to behavioral care, the need to embed behavioral health in primary care and for much better mental health and addiction training for providers and social workers.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018

Climate Report's Dire Warnings: World Health Organization's Dr. Maria Neira on Impact of Pollution and Climate Change on Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Maria Neira
Maria Neira
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter revisit their conversation with Dr. Maria Neira, Director of Public Health and the Environment at the World Health Organization who addresses the rising threat to human health from climate change and pollution - now the 4th leading cause of death worldwide. She discusses global strategies that are required to reduce the harm being done to populations around the world, especially those most vulnerable, in the wake of advancing climate change and unmitigated pollution.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018

The Political Challenges in American Health Reform: Former CMS Administrator Don Berwick on the Need for Clinician Activism

FEATURED GUEST:
Don Berwick
Don Berwick
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Don Berwick, President Emeritus of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former CMS Administrator who oversaw the launch of the Affordable Care Act. He talks about inherent political challenges in American health care, the need for providers to get active politically, and the promise of real innovations in the health system coming from outside the industry.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018

America's Addiction Crisis: Treatment Research Institute Founder Dr. Tom McLellan on Science-Based Approach to Drug Treatment and Policy

FEATURED GUEST:
Tom McLellan
Tom McLellan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned addiction expert Dr. Tom McLellan, Founder and CEO of the Treatment Research Institute, committed to promoting evidence-based approaches to drug treatment and drug policy. He discusses addiction as a chronic disorder, the effectiveness of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid and alcohol addiction, and the need to improve addiction medicine training for clinicians and health care providers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018

Health Disparities and the American Indian: Dr. Donald Warne on the Way Forward

FEATURED GUEST:
Donald Warne
Donald Warne
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Donald Warne, Director of Indians Into Medicine (INMED) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He discusses the impact of cultural trauma on the American Indian population, strategies for addressing health disparities and the need to mentor Native youth in the health professions.

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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018

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."

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MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018

Reimagining the Future of Health Care: Chief Innovation Officer of UPMC, Dr. Rasu Shrestha on Design Thinking and Innovation

FEATURED GUEST:
Rasu Shrestha
Rasu Shrestha
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer of UPMC and VP of UPMC Enterprises, the entrepreneurial division of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Shrestha is also Co-Chair of Health Datapalooza, and discusses the need for design thinking and building a culture of innovation to truly transform the health care system.

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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018

Smart Phones, Genomics and AI: Dr. Eric Topol on Health Care's Next Frontier in Personalized Medicine

FEATURED GUEST:
Eric Topol
Eric Topol
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Eric Topol, renowned cardiologist, geneticist, digital health advocate, and founder of the Scripps Translational Science Institute. They discuss his work developing technologies for the "All of Us" precision medicine campaign at NIH, and the efforts still needed to support true precision medicine initiatives in American health care.

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018

Scandal 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," a riveting account of the scandal he uncovered at Theranos, a health tech startup that promised to revolutionize diagnostic testing. Mr. Carreyrou uncovered company founder Elizabeth Holmes' widespread deception that duped high level investors and put patients' lives at risk.

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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018

Dr. David Blumenthal of the Commonwealth Fund on the HITECH Act, ACA and High Cost of American Health Care

FEATURED GUEST:
David Blumenthal
David Blumenthal
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Blumenthal, President of the Commonwealth Fund, a philanthropy dedicated to research supporting a high-functioning health care system. He discusses expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the vital role of the HITECH Act in adoption of electronic health records in the US, and the Fund's ongoing research comparing US health costs to other countries.

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MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018

Aetna President Karen Lynch on CVS Merger and Goals to Improve Population Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Karen Lynch
Karen Lynch
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Karen Lynch, President of Aetna, who discusses the proposed merger between the nation's third largest insurer and CVS, the largest pharmacy chain in the country. Ms. Lynch discusses the potential for transforming the health care system by providing preventive care interventions at the neighborhood pharmacy, fostering more active consumer engagement for better health outcomes.

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2018

Biology's New Frontier: The Human Cell Atlas Seeks To Create "Google Maps" for All Cells in the Body

FEATURED GUEST:
Aviv Regev and Sarah Teichmann
Aviv Regev and Sarah Teichmann
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Aviv Regev of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Dr. Sarah Teichmann of the Wellcome Sanger Institute at Cambridge, Co-Chairs of the Human Cell Atlas project which is seeking to create a "Google Maps" for the body's 37 trillion cells. It's a global collaboration of multiple scientific disciplines, tasked with creating a comprehensive and open-source cell map, to yield a deeper understanding of the foundational elements of human health and disease.

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MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018

Protecting the Health of Our Nation's Active Duty Military and Families: Defense Health Agency Director Vice Admiral Raquel Bono

FEATURED GUEST:
Raquel Bono
Raquel Bono
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Vice Admiral Dr. Raquel Bono, Director of the Defense Health Agency, tasked with providing health services for some 9.4 million members and their families. She talks about the complex, integrated health system providing care from the home base to the battlefield, the implementation of an integrated electronic health records system, and the partnerships required to support the DHA's mission to deliver quality care to all members stationed around the globe.

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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018

America's Costly Health Care: Harvard's Ashish Jha Shares His Insights on Causes and Solutions

FEATURED GUEST:
Ashish Jha
Ashish Jha
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, Associate Dean for Research Translation and Global Strategy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They discuss his recent report analyzing American health care costs compared to 10 other industrialized nations pointing to lack a of data and price transparency as drivers, suggesting that a combination of public policy and private innovations will lead to an "American solution" to the cost problem.

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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018

Innovating Across Public and Private Health Systems: Dr. Anne Snowdon, Chair of World Health Innovation Network

FEATURED GUEST:
Anne Snowdon
Anne Snowdon
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anne Snowdon, CEO of the Supply Chain Advancement Network (SCAN Health) and Chair of the World Health Innovation Network at the University of Windsor, Ontario which seeks to advance supply chain management to improve health systems efficiency and health outcomes. She discusses their partnerships around the globe linking the public and private sectors to collaborate on improving health systems, and what countries like Australia have done to achieve higher value care at much lower costs.

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MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018

Fighting for America's Health: Debra Ness, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Women and Families

FEATURED GUEST:
Debra Ness
Debra Ness
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Debra Ness, President and CEO of the National Partnership for Women and Families, a non-profit organization fighting for access to quality health care for all Americans, especially women and children. She discusses the advocacy efforts of the NPWF that have informed policies such as the Family Leave Act, the HITECH Act and the Affordable Care Act.

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MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018

Social Determinants and Health Outcomes, National Health Foundation CEO Kelly Bruno on Innovative Strategies that Work

FEATURED GUEST:
Kelly Bruno
Kelly Bruno
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kelly Bruno, President and CEO of the National Health Foundation, a California-based non-profit dedicated to addressing the social determinants that impact population health. She discusses their programs assisting homeless patients to find housing, efforts to address food deserts, and health literacy programs empowering young people seeking to improve their communities' health.

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MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018

National Access to Primary Care and Minister of Loneliness: Dr. Charles Alessi on the UK's Approach to Population Health and Dementia Prevention

FEATURED GUEST:
Charles Alessi
Charles Alessi
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Charles Alessi, Senior Advisor for Dementia Prevention at Public Health England, the UK's equivalent of the CDC. Dr. Alessi talks about the prevention strategies being deployed across the UK to delay the onset of dementia, the lack of barriers to primary care services, and their recently announced Minister of Loneliness to confront this chronic health issue.

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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018

Health Disparities by Zip Code, Race and Poverty: Stanford's Raj Chetty Continues to Find Links

FEATURED GUEST:
Raj Chetty
Raj Chetty
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned Stanford economist Dr. Raj Chetty on his seminal work linking zip code, poverty and health and economic disparity. Dr. Chetty has mined large data sets from the US Census Bureau and public tax information to confirm the undeniable link between poverty, race and the lack of upward mobility, as well as a widening gap in life expectancy between the rich and poor in America.

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018

Louisiana Health Secretary Rebekah Gee on Tech-Driven Solutions to Storm Preparedness Developed After Katrina and How Expanded Medicaid Coverage Has Improved Population Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Rebekah Gee
Rebekah Gee
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Health Secretary on the state's improved storm preparedness plans based on lessons learned from the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She talks about the robust state-wide electronic health record system created after the storm including a statewide data base of vulnerable populations for better evacuation strategies, what they've shared with other states facing weather disasters, and how expanded Medicaid has dramatically improved access to primary and preventive care in Louisiana, yielding better health outcomes.

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MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018

America's Gun Violence Epidemic: Leading Harvard Researcher Dr. David Hemenway Shares His Findings

FEATURED GUEST:
David Hemenway
David Hemenway
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Hemenway, Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has spent decades researching America's gun violence epidemic, its root causes, the casualties and public health and legal policies that would mitigate the problem.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018

On a Quest to Save 100 Million Lives, Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden on His New Global Venture

FEATURED GUEST:
Tom Frieden
Tom Frieden
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden on his new role as CEO of Resolve To Save Lives, committed to saving 100 million lives globally by focusing on cardiovascular disease and epidemics. This project, sponsored by Vital Strategies, seeks to improve prevention efforts around the world, and better track and monitor infectious disease outbreaks that can lead to deadly pandemics.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018

Cleveland Clinic Innovations Executive Director Peter O'Neill on their Innovation Strategy

FEATURED GUEST:
Peter O'Neill
Peter O'Neill
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Peter O'Neill, Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the commercialization branch of Cleveland Clinic dedicated to bringing clinicians' inventions to the marketplace. Mr. O'Neill discusses the system that supports the clinicians/inventors, Cleveland Clinic's global expansion, and their annual list of technologies that will disrupt health care.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Where Will Healthcare be in 2020? Thomas Jefferson University's Dr. Steve Klasko Breaks Down His Vision of Healthcare Disruption

FEATURED GUEST:
Steve Klasko
Steve Klasko
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System, on his efforts to transform health care. Dr. Klasko made bold changes to the University and its hospitals by implementing a startup mentality and making innovation a priority among the academic and clinical departments. He also discusses how creativity and compassion are the keys to that innovation and breaks down the next steps needed to transform the industry.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018

Stanford Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor on Apple Heart Study, Biomedical Revolution and Precision Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Lloyd Minor
Lloyd Minor
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak 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.

Download a full transcript of this episode click here.

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018

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

FEATURED GUEST:
John Kelly
John 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.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018

Two Community Health Centers Almost Destroyed Rise Up to Serve Their Communities: Puerto Rico and California

FEATURED GUEST:
Naomi Fuchs and Gloria Amador
Naomi Fuchs and Gloria Amador
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with two community health center directors, Naomi Fuchs of Santa Rosa Health in Northern California, and Gloria Amador of Salud Integral en la Montana in Puerto Rico, who both experienced severe devastation in the wake of massive hurricanes in the Caribbean and wild fires in Northern California. They both share their experiences of continuing to deliver care to their patient populations in spite of harrowing conditions and massive destruction, and how they hope to rebuild.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018

Pollution Now a Leading Cause of Death Globally: WHO's Dr. Maria Neira Discusses the Toll of Pollution on Human Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Maria Neira
Maria Neira
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization, on their recent report on pollution's impact on global health leading to more deaths than HIV, Malaria and TB combined. She discusses the Paris Climate Accord as an important step in addressing the effects of climate change on human health, the ongoing battle to contain HIV/AIDS and how the WHO is better prepared for pandemics like Ebola.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Bipartisanship, the Opioid Crisis, Community Health Centers, Lessons Learned from Legalized Marijuana, and Presidential Interest

FEATURED GUEST:
John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper who discusses how expanded coverage under the ACA has improved access to health care in his state, how embedding behavioral health in primary care is improving outcomes, and how they're fighting the opioid crisis. He addresses lessons learned from the state's marijuana legalization, and his bipartisan campaign with Governor Kasich of Ohio to promote sound health policies on the federal level including funding for CHIP, Community Health Centers and expanded coverage.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018

From ACA Repeal Attempts to Natural Disasters and Health Tech Breakthroughs, a Look Back at 2017

FEATURED GUEST:
Best of CHCRadio 2017
Best of CHCRadio 2017
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter look back on a tumultuous year in health policy, natural disasters, and disruptive breakthroughs with technology in health care. They revisit conversations with some memorable guests including GOP strategists Lanhee Chen and Michael Leavitt on the Trump Administration's approach to health reform, American Telemedicine Association President Peter Yellowlees, and American Well co-founders Roy and Ido Shoenberg, who have partnered with Apple and Stanford Medicine in the groundbreaking Apple Heart Study.

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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

FEATURED GUEST:
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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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum Leverages Tech Career to Tackle Public Health and Opioid Crisis Issues

FEATURED GUEST:
Doug Burgum
Doug Burgum
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter Speak with Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota, philanthropist and former technology entrepreneur who served as Sr. VP at Microsoft. He discusses his tech-enabled approach to tackling public health challenges, uncertainty from Washington regarding health policy, and his personal commitment to confront the addiction and opioid crises.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt Talks Graham-Cassidy And Need for Bipartisanship

FEATURED GUEST:
Andy Slavitt
Andy Slavitt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Sr. Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center on seeking sound health reform for all Americans. Mr. Slavitt analyzes the threats to health coverage under the Graham-Cassidy ACA replacement bill and the need to foster bipartisanship in health policy making.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Trust for America's Health CEO John Auerbach on Its Report Outlining America's Obesity Epidemic

FEATURED GUEST:
John Auerbach
John Auerbach
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with John Auerbach, President and CEO of Trust for America's Health, a non-profit dedicated to making sound health policy a national priority. He discusses their recent report on obesity in America, the dramatic cost to the health system caused by the prevalence of obesity, and the need to protect health coverage for millions of Americans in the ongoing health reform discussions.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

Is your State ready for the Hurricane? Dr Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Commissioner of Health

FEATURED GUEST:
Rebekah Gee
Rebekah Gee
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Health Secretary on the state's improved storm preparedness based on lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Gee talks about the newly created statewide data base of vulnerable patients, hospital evacuation plans and networked electronic health records as hedges against storm casualties, and how they are assisting Texas and Florida in the wake of two hurricanes. She also discusses the state's improved primary care network after Governor Edwards expanded Medicaid.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017

From Hurricane Harvey to Health Reform, Mike Consedine, CEO of National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Talks Challenges and Opportunities

FEATURED GUEST:
Mike Consedine
Mike Consedine
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Mike Consedine, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners who regulate insurance matters in all fifty States. Mr. Consedine points to Hurricane Harvey as a solid reminder of the need for Congress to renew the National Flood Insurance Program, and talks about challenges Insurance Commissioners are facing in in light of uncertainty over health policy in Washington. He also addresses coming technology trends and cyber security threats to the industry.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

Medicaid Expert Matt Salo Discusses Looming Challenges for Nation's Medicaid Directors

FEATURED GUEST:
Matt Salo
Matt Salo
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Matt Salo, Executive Director of the National Association of State Medicaid Directors which represents the nation's 56 state and territorial Medicaid Directors. Mr. Salo discusses Medicaid's complex patient population of 76 million Americans, the impact of the ACA on the program, and how uncertainty over Washington health policy is cause for concern for those who administering the program.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017

Health Tech Entrepreneur Dave Chase on Next Wave of Innovation to Disrupt Health Care

FEATURED GUEST:
Dave Chase
Dave Chase
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dave Chase, CEO of the Health Rosetta institute and author of "The CEO's Guide to Restoring the American Dream: How To Deliver World Class Health Care to Your Employees at Half the Cost". Mr. Chase discusses the emerging high tech/high touch trend of Health 3.0, the need to pursue the 'quadruple aim' in health innovation and the growing influence of millennials in health care transformation.

MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017

UCSF Computer Scientist Dr. Atul Butte, On Quest to Transform Health Care Through Big Data

FEATURED GUEST:
Atul Butte
Atul Butte
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Atul Butte, the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is Director of the Institute for Computational Sciences. Dr. Butte is spearheading new approaches to harnessing existing medical and research data to improve health care through more robust data analysis.

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017

Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS

FEATURED GUEST:
Don Rucker
Don Rucker
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Rucker discusses new pathways to achieving ONC's goals of improved interoperability of health IT in health care.

MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017

V-BID Health Co-Founder Dr. Mark Fendrik on Value Based Insurance Design

FEATURED GUEST:
Mark Fendrick
Mark Fendrick
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Mark Fendrick, co-creator of the concept of Value Based Insurance Design (V-BID) which seeks to re-structure health insurance design to pay more for high value health care that improves health and pay less for high cost, low yield health interventions. Dr. Fendrick discusses the launch of V-BID Health which is providing systems support for Tricare, Medicare Advantage and state employee insurance plans across the country and is gaining widespread bipartisan support in Congress.

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

Dr. Anna Lembke author of "Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard To Stop"

FEATURED GUEST:
Anna Lembke
Anna Lembke
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anna Lembke, Chief of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and author of "Drug Dealer MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard To Stop." She examines the dramatic rise in opioid prescriptions and overdoses and the role the health care industry is playing in this crisis.

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017

Aetna Foundation President Dr. Garth Graham Addresses Health Disparity Solutions

FEATURED GUEST:
Garth Graham
Garth Graham
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Garth Graham, President of the Aetna Foundation which seeks to address health disparities and improve health outcomes. Dr. Graham, who served at the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the Foundation's partnerships aimed at reducing disparities, and the vital role that community health centers play in improving lives and outcomes.

MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017

Primary Care Innovator, Dr. Ed Wagner, on Patient-Centered, Coordinated Health Care Models

FEATURED GUEST:
Ed Wagner
Ed Wagner
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ed Wagner of the Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute, and founder of the McColl Center for Health Innovation, where he focused on improving primary care. Dr. Wagner is the creator of the Chronic Care Model of patient management, and co-directs the LEAP project at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which conducts research on patient-centered, coordinated and team-based approaches to improving primary care delivery and outcomes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

Telemedicine Champion Dr. Peter Yellowlees Discusses Impact of Telehealth on Access to Care

FEATURED GUEST:
Peter Yellowlees
Peter Yellowlees
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Peter Yellowlees, President-elect of the American Telemedicine Association which seeks to improve health care delivery through better use of remote medicine technologies. Dr. Yellowlees discusses his decades of work at the University of California Davis advancing the use of telemedicine in clinical and behavioral care.

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017

Federation of American Hospitals CEO Chip Kahn Speculates On Health Industry Changes Under GOP Health Reform

FEATURED GUEST:
Chip Kahn
Chip Kahn
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Chip Kahn, CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals which represents over a thousand of the nation's owner-operated hospitals. The long time health industry strategist speculates on changes to health coverage for millions of Americans under the GOP health reform bill, and what it might mean for the hospital industry and health care in this country.

MONDAY MARCH 13, 2017

Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America

FEATURED GUEST:
Paul Gionfriddo
Paul Gionfriddo
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of Mental Health America, the nation's oldest organization dedicated to advancing access to mental services for all Americans. He discusses the need to change the nation's response to mental illness from a public safety to a public health approach.

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017

Bipartisan Policy Center Health Policy Director Katherine Hayes Discusses GOP Health Reform Implications

FEATURED GUEST:
Katherine Hayes
Katherine Hayes
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Katherine Hayes, Director of Health Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, which has issued a report to Congress urging them to move slowly on repeal of safety net programs supported by the ACA. She warns that states and vulnerable populations will suffer consequences under repeal of support for CHIP as well as federal matching grants for the Medicaid expansion.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017

GE Healthcare's 'Interoperability Guru' Keith Boone Talks Health IT and Coming Advances

FEATURED GUEST:
Keith Boone
Keith Boone
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Keith Boone, "Interoperability Guru" at GE Healthcare. Mr. Boone discusses his work developing standards for health information technology as a board member at HL7 International, and how HL7's new FHIR standards, as well as growth of Accountable Care Organizations, will accelerate the pace of interoperability in health care.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Indiana Secretary of Social Services Dr. Jennifer Walthall Discusses Health Care Transformation Through Medicaid Expansion and Waivers

FEATURED GUEST:
Jennifer Walthall
Jennifer Walthall
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jennifer Walthall, Indiana's Secretary of the Family and Social Services Administration, which oversees the state's Medicaid program. She discusses their unique approach to expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of residents, as well as the state's comprehensive response to the spike in opioid and HIV cases.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Sr. Director at Pew Charitable Trusts, Allan Coukell, Discusses Opportunities for FDA Reform

FEATURED GUEST:
Allen Coukell
Allen Coukell
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Allan Coukell, Sr. Director for Health Programs at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where he oversees the FDA, drug and medical device safety and the opioid crisis. He discusses suggested changes to the FDA made by the Trump Administration, and how best to promote reforms at the US Food and Drug Administration to better respond to 21st century advances in research and discovery.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017

GOP Health Economist Dr. Gail Wilensky Explores the Future of Health Reform under the Trump Administration

FEATURED GUEST:
Gail Wilensky
Gail Wilensky
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow at the Center for Health Affairs at Project Hope, GOP health economist and former Administrator for the Health Care Financing Administration under President George H. W. Bush. Dr. Wilensky examines the likely changes coming to the Affordable Care Act under the Trump Administration and GOP-controlled Congress.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017

Health Care Transformation Task Force Chair Dr. Richard Gilfillan on Value-Based Care Policies Trump and Congress Must Consider

FEATURED GUEST:
Richard Gilfillan
Richard Gilfillan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Richard Gilfillan, CEO of Trinity Health and Chair of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a consortium of health industry leaders committed to improving health care in the US. Dr. Gilfillan discusses the need for continued support for value-based health care delivery improvements from Congress and the Trump Administration.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017

Former CMS Administrator Dr. Mark McClellan Examines Trump Health Policies, Community Health Centers, Pharmaceutical Industry, and Innovation

FEATURED GUEST:
Mark McClellan
Mark McClellan
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Dr. Mark McClellan who served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Commissioner of the FDA under President George W. Bush. He talks about the probable impact of shifting health policies in the Trump administration, their potential impact on the health care system and how community health centers are likely to play a more vital role in delivering primary care.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

Trump's Nominee for VA Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin, Discusses Veteran's Health Care

FEATURED GUEST:
David Shulkin
David Shulkin
This week, Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with President Elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin. Dr. Shulkin is currently the Under Secretary for Health at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He talks about the challenges he has faced coming from the private sector, the important role the VA health care system, as well as the role other issues like housing play in health care.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017

Health Policy Expert Timothy Jost Anticipates Significant Setbacks With Repeal of ACA

FEATURED GUEST:
Timothy Jost
Timothy Jost
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health policy expert Timothy Jost, Emeritus Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, and frequent contributor to Health Affairs. Professor Jost examines multiple gains made in health insurance coverage and access to care under the Affordable Care Act and the potential losses to millions of Americans with repeal and replace of the ACA.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017

Leading Neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley Talks Drug-Free Brain Health Treatments Using Virtual Reality and Video Games

FEATURED GUEST:
Adam Gazzaley
Adam Gazzaley
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center and Gazzaley Lab at UC San Francisco. Dr. Gazzaley discusses his closed loop system designed to improve brain function through personalized game design and feedback, which are already undergoing FDA clinical trials for therapeutic interventions for a number of brain disorders including ADHD, aging brain, PTSD and addiction.

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