WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
Ron Pollack, Chairman of the Board of Enroll America
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Ron Pollack, Chairman of the Board of Enroll American and Founder and Executive Director of Families USA, whose mission is to assist all Americans seeking insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Pollack discusses Enroll America's mission to facilitate navigation of the online insurance exchanges as well as help those customers who will benefit from the Medicaid expansion.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
Congressman John E. Porter, Chair of Research!America
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margret Flinter speak with former Congressman John E. Porter, a 21 year veteran of the US House of Representatives. He is Chair of Research!America a non-profit organization dedicated to making scientific and medical research a national priority. He talks about threats to funding research in the current political climate, and the impact it will have on future scientific and medical advances.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
â€œMedical break-through saves lives!â€ How a simple check list can point us towards higher quality and lower cost.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses focuses today on health care innovations that save lives and reduce costs. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter will speak with Dr. Peter J. Pronovost, an internationally acclaimed leader in patient safety and quality whose innovations are being adopted around the world. Dr. Pronovost is a practicing intensivist, anesthesiologist, and public health expert whose â€œcheck-listâ€ for use in intensive care units is just one reason that Time Magazine named him one of Americaâ€™s â€œ100 Most Influential Peopleâ€ in 2008.
MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
Dr. Gary Puckrein, National Minority Quality Forum
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Gary Puckrein, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum, an organization dedicated to to eliminating the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness for racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations in this country.
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020
Testing, Contact Tracing, Quarantines and Physical Distancing: Tomas Pueyo on What U.S. and Others Must Do to Beat Coronavirus
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome engineer, data analyst and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tomas Pueyo, whose recent collection of articles in the online publication Medium outline what must be done to contain COVID-19, and minimize the harm to health and economies. He analyzes global data on actions taken by countries and their impact on outcomes, recommending that widespread testing, contract tracing, physical distancing, hand hygiene and widespread use of masks will help contain the pandemic.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Lynn Quincy, Senior Health Policy Analyst for Consumers Union
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Lynn Quincy, Senior Health Policy Analyst for Consumers Union, the policy branch of Consumer's Report. Ms. Quincy discsusses her report on recommendations for design architecture of the on-line health insurance exchanges being created in states around the country, so that they are easy to navigate and consumer-friendly.
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
Lynn Quincy, Director of Health Care Value Hub, Consumers Union
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Lynn Quincy, Director of the Health Care Value Hub at Consumers Union, which seeks to assist consumers in obtaining the best information on drug and health care pricing, consumer-friendly insurance plans and health outcomes data. Ms. Quincy discusses the benefits of increased coverage for millions of Americans under the ACA, as well as the need for a national effort to contain health care costs, and curb the alarming trend of medical errors causing harm.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud America!, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national research program and network to prevent obesity among Latino youth.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on the impact of obesity for Latino youth. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud America!, about building the evidence base to learn what the most effective strategies are to address the epidemic.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Joe Randolph, President and CEO of the Innovation Institute
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Joe Randolph, President and CEO of the Innovation Institute, designed to provide resources and research expertise to catalyze health industry innovations for health professionals working in not-for-profit health systems across the country.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28. 2020
COVID Variant and Delayed Vaccines: Dr. Megan Ranney on Pandemic Perils
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with ER physician Dr. Megan Ranney, Assistant Dean of the Institute for Translational Science at Brown University and Director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health. A frequent spokesperson across the media landscape on the COVID-19 pandemic, and founder of #GetUsPPE and the MyCOVIDrisk app, Dr. Ranney warns the new COVID-19 variant which is highly transmissible could spark a new wave of super-spreader events, and that poor preparation on vaccine distribution will slow our ability to contain the pandemic.
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2021
Will Vaccines Work Against the New Variants? Virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen on Unraveling the COVID Mysteries
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Angela Rasmussen, who leads the core virology team at the Viral Emergence Research Initiative at the Georgetown University Center for Global Health, Science and Security. A renowned expert on emerging pathogens that pose great harm to human health, she helps us unlock some of the mysteries around Sars-CoV-2, the COVID-19 virus. She talks about the swift production of the vaccine as a “scientific achievement of our lifetimes”. And looks at the risk of the growing number of variants of the virus, highlighting need to speed up global distribution of the vaccine to protect the population from greater threats.
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019
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, NOVEMBER 25, 2019
Ending HIV Epidemic in a Decade: CDC Director Robert Redfield on Treatments, Prevention and Hope For Vaccine
This week, on the eve of World Aids Day, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter revisit their conversation with Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on the quest to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in ten years. They discuss the CDC’s efforts to advance infection prevention in high risk groups through the use of PrEP, better treatment protocols for those already infected, and the ongoing quest to develop an AIDS vaccine.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010
What the U.S. can learn from other health care systems
This week, Conversations on Health Care® discusses, with a best-selling author and journalist, health-care systems around the world and what the United States can learn from them. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with T.R. Reid, a Washington Post correspondent, commentator on National Public Radio and the author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
Uwe E. Reinhardt, Professor of Economics at Princeton University and one of the nationâ€™s leading authorities on health care economics
Conversations on Health Care® focuses on the challenge of advancing health reform in America. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter talk with Uwe E. Reinhardt, professor of political economy, economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton Health Economist
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned Princeton Health Economist Dr. Uwe Reinhardt about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act which he says is doing what it was intended to do; expand coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. Dr. Reinhardt discusses the inherent challenges in creating sustainable health reform due to the vast complexities of the American health system and warns we are heading towards a 3-tier health system in this country.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
Remembering a Giant in Health Economics: Our Interview with 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.
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
Dr. Kyu Rhee, Vice President of Integrated Health Services at IBM
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Kyu Rhee, IBM's Vice President of Integrated Health Services and medical adviser to Watson, IBM's cognitive computing system which has been adapted for health care. Dr. Rhee discusses Watson's ability to cognitively adapt to new information and the new partnerships formed with Apple, Johnson and Johnson and others to scale up the aggregation and analysis of health data.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
Lygiea Ricciardi, Acting Director, Office of Consumer e-Health, ONC
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Lygiea Ricciardi, Acting Director of Consumer e-Health at the Office of the National Coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Ricciardi discusses plans at ONC to accelerate the e-health movement which seeks to make electronic health records available to all patients so they can be better informed stewards and consumers of their own medical care.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of reproductive healthcare in the country. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Planned Parenthoodâ€™s President, Cecile Richards, about its role expanding access to health care for women, men and teens. The conversation moves beyond the current political debate in Washington to the underlying health care needs of Americans.