MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019
Episode #21 of 518
Addressing War Crimes and Human Rights Violations: Susannah Sirkin of Physicians for Human Rights
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Susannah Sirkin, Director of Policy at Physicians for Human Rights, an organization using the power of medicine and science to document human rights violations in conflict zones around the world. She discusses their recent report on Syria's attack on its own health care system, the banning of land mines and their work documenting trauma experienced by refugees and asylum seekers here and around the globe.
MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2019
Episode #22 of 518
Medicare-for-All on the Campaign Trail: Kaiser's Larry Levitt Explains It All
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Larry Levitt, Executive Vice President for Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation who looks at the differences in proposals from the Democratic presidential candidates. He looks at variations in the "Medicare-for-all" proposals, how it would impact consumers, and examines the shifting role of insurance companies in the ongoing health policy debate.
MONDAY. JULY 29, 2019
Episode #23 of 518
The Art of Compromise: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Navigating Health Policy in Hyper-partisan Times
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, now Senior Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, on ways to create effective health policy in this hyper-partisan era. He discusses successful strategies he deployed as a Democratic governor in a red state that might prove effective across the country and in Washington.
MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019
Episode #24 of 518
40 Million Patients Strong: Dr. Tom Delbanco on Success of OpenNotes
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome OpenNotes founder Dr. Tom Delbanco on his movement to make clinicians' notes visible to patients through their electronic health records. They discuss the early reluctance of clinicians to participate, the high level of satisfaction from patients gaining access to their notes, with 40 million patients now utilizing OpenNotes.
MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019
Episode #25 of 518
Innovation in the Health Startup World: Venrock Partner Dr. Bob Kocher on New Ventures Driving Health Transformation
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Bob Kocher, a partner at Venrock, a venture capital entity investing in health IT and health services startups. He also advised the Obama Administration on health policy economics. He talks about emerging trends and new alliances that are driving rapid innovation in health care, aimed at facilitating better primary care and behavioral health access, and facilitating home care.
MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019
Episode #26 of 518
Microsoft's Andrea McGonigle on AI, the Cloud and Tech-Enabled Patient Engagement
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Andrea McGonigle, National Managing Director of Microsoft's Health and Life Science Division, where she runs a team seeking to develop technologies that will enhance patient engagement. She talks about the need for more coordination between stakeholders seeking to improve the healthcare experience, the need for cloud compliance and safety and the future of health care.
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019
Episode #27 of 518
Flint Water Crisis Whistle Blower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha on the Aftermath of the Poisoning of a City
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.
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019
Episode #28 of 518
Mass Medical Society's Dr. Alain Chaoui on Joint Harvard Study on the Crisis of Physician Burnout
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Alain Chaoui, Past President of the Massachusetts Medical Society on their joint study, conducted with the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, on the 'national health crisis' of physician burnout in America.
MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019
Episode #29 of 518
Digital Medicine Society Executive Director Jennifer Goldsack on Need for Standards in This New Era in Medicine
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jennifer Goldsack, Interim Executive Director of the newly-launched Digital Medicine Society, or DiMe, the first organization dedicated to providing guidelines for the emerging reality of digital technology in health care. She talks about the need for creating agreed-upon standards, guidelines and best practices to ensure that digital health technologies live up to their promise of improving health care delivery, research and outcomes without doing any harm.
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019
Episode #30 of 518
Dr. David Nash, Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health on Primary Care, Leadership and Quality Improvement
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Nash, Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He talks about the need to advance population health through better compensation for primary care clinicians, improving quality training in the medical education setting, and advancing clinician leadership training.
MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019
Episode #31 of 518
2020 Presidential Contender Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Community Health Centers, Health Equity and Safer Gun Laws
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a contender for the Democratic 2020 Presidential nomination on the importance of health equity in this country and the important role of Community Health Centers. They discuss his vision for more comprehensive gun safety laws, addressing health inequity in rural America and addressing America's opioid crisis.
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019
Episode #32 of 518
Patients At Risk: Leapfrog Group CEO Leah Binder on High Rate of Avoidable Deaths in America's Hospitals
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group, which is dedicated promoting patient safety through better transparency in hospital errors leading to avoidable deaths. She discusses the 161 thousand error-related hospital deaths last year, and the latest Hospital Safety Grade, which scores hospitals on their safety measure performance.
MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019
Episode #33 of 518
Cleveland Clinic's Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy on Embedding Empathy Into Health Care Training
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Adrienne Boissy, Chief Experience Officer at the Cleveland Clinic Health System who talks about the Patient Experience Summit, and the quest to improve patient outcomes and reduce clinician burnout by operationalizing empathy into health systems.
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019
Episode #34 of 518
Ending HIV/AIDS in America and Confronting the Resurgence of Measles: CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield on Public Health Solutions
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which is dedicated to eradicating the AIDS Virus as we know it in this country, dramatically reducing new infections within a decade. He also addresses the domestic and global spike of previously eradicated diseases like measles, resulting from a growing anti-vaccination movement.
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019
Episode #35 of 518
Propelling Primary Care Towards Value-Based Care: Adam Boehler, Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at HHS on Their Bold Agenda
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Adam Boehler, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at HHS. They discuss ways the agency hopes to "blow up fee for service" and the efforts underway to propel the nation's primary care reimbursement structure towards shared risk and value-based care, rewarding clinicians for better outcomes.
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
Episode #36 of 518
Dr. Sanjay Gupta on "Chasing Life": CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Talks About His Search for Secrets to Longevity Around the World
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Neurosurgeon at Emory Clinic and Chief Medical Correspondent at CNN, on his new series, "Chasing Life" which explores areas around the world with exceptional longevity, happiness and wellbeing. He delves into the secrets to healthier lives in those places, and also examines the epidemic of stress in America and how it is leading to poor health outcomes and reduced life expectancy.
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019
Episode #37 of 518
Governor Bill Weld Mounts Challenge against President Trump: Discusses Health Care, Climate Change and Bipartisanship
<br /><br />This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter kick off a series of interviews with presidential candidates. Our first interview was with Governor Bill Weld, who announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination yesterday. They discuss his views on the Affordable Care Act, climate change, and his thoughts on how to bring the divided nation together.
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019
Episode #38 of 518
Dr. Colleen Kraft, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on Separating Immigrant Families at the Border and the Impact of Toxic Stress
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, APRIL 1, 2019
Episode #39 of 518
Tackling the Opioid Crisis: Bipartisan Policy Center's Dr. Anand Parekh Examines State-Based Approaches
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Anand Parekh, Chief Medical Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank committed to fostering bi-partisan solutions to America's biggest challenges. He discusses their recent report, a first-of-its kind analysis, on how states are utilizing Federal dollars in different ways to battle the opioid crisis, examining interventions that are working.
MONDAY, MARCH 25,2019
Episode #40 of 518
Putting Healthcare Above Politics: United States of Care Co-Founder Emily Barson on Medicaid Buy-in and State Based Health Policy Solutions
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.